Niagara Falls 3

Some students asked me how there can be two Niagara Falls, one in Canada and one in the USA.

If you look at the photo below you can see that the river leading to the falls, the Niagara River, is divided by a small island. On one side of this island is the Horsehoe Falls which is in Canada and on the other side is the American Falls which is in the USA.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls (which is the answer to Quick Quiz XXVIII) is partly in Canada and partly in the USA. The photo below is the Canadian part of the falls, and is known as the Horseshoe Falls, because of its shape.

These waterfalls are certainly not the the highest or the biggest waterfalls in the world, but the incredible power of the water as it disappears over the falls is absolutely amazing.