Niagara Falls is one of North America's top tourist attractions. They are a group of three waterfalls at the Niagara Gorge, in the border between the province of Ontario, in Canada, and the state of New York, in the United States. The largest waterfall is the Horseshoe Falls (Canadian Falls), which is on the international border of the two countries. The smaller American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls are located within the United States. Bridal Veil Falls is separated from Horseshoe Falls by Goat Island and from American Falls by Luna Island, both islands in New York State.
The Niagara Region was a place of awe and wonder for the Indigenous peoples who first walked this area. Their ancestors’ footsteps arrived approximately 13,000 years ago as the melting glaciers retreated northward, revealing the great lakes of Erie and Ontario and the Niagara River that connects both lakes.
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Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort at night and the Skylon Tower on the right, in the Canadian side (photo Niagara Falls Tourism).