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Exploring Niagara Falls By Boat

Discover The Wonder and Awe Of Niagara Falls

Explore Facts & Figures Of The Falls

Step back in time 12,500 years ago


The American Falls is 181-feet high and has a crest elevation 508-feet wide. The Bridal Veil Falls is the smallest of the trio of thundering Falls.

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Visitors are one step closer to experiencing the Falls up close and personal. Hornblower Niagara Cruises Ticket Plaza is located on the Niagara Parkway where guests can purchase and redeem their boat tour or cruise tickets. The journey continues when visitors arrive at the Hornblower Landing where they can access our boats. 

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Hornblower Niagara Cruises
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Each year, millions of visitors flock to Niagara Falls to see, hear and learn about the famous Canadian destination. Known for its lucky horseshoe shape, the falls generate about 90% of the Niagara River that rushes over the mighty Falls. Standing at 170 ft. high and pushes 168,000 cubic centimetres of water per minute. The Canadian falls stands as the world’s widest and also has the most water sent over the falls in comparison to other waterfalls throughout the world making Niagara Falls, Canada as one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Canadian Horseshoe Falls
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The sedimentary rocks that forms along the Niagara Gorge walls and the base of the Falls are made from layers of mud, clay, sand and shells that form the colour and feel of the rocks. The erosion of the rocks also explains to the foam found within the waters in the Niagara Gorge.

Base of the Falls
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The Niagara River plummets to a 173-feet drop over the Canadian Horseshoe Falls to the base of the Niagara Gorge that continues to flow downwards to the Niagara River. The depth of the gorge is equivalent to the height of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls having it 173-feet deep below the Niagara River.

The Base of the Falls
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For 12,500 years, the world famous thundering Falls has merged the fresh waters of Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. Each year, millions of international visitors travel to Niagara Falls to witness and experience the powerful Falls and its breath-taking geological landscape. Discover the history that dates back 18-million years ago and the geology and ecosystem surrounding the Niagara Gorge. 

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