Three Falls of the Niagara

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Niagara Falls is a destination for many people on vacation. What many don't realize until they get there is that there are more than one falls that make up Niagara Falls. Only a handful of visitors realize that there are actually three falls at the location, although, at first glance, they believe it to consist of two.

It is hard to see all of the three falls from the American side, so, to get the right vantage point, you must head to the Canadian side. This view shows the Horseshoe Falls in the distance on the right, which is created as the Niagara River rushes in between Goat Island, New York, and Canada. To the extreme right are the American Falls that flow through the city of Niagara Falls, NY. The last falls, Bridal Veil Falls, are hard to spot, as many think they are part of the American Falls. Looking at the extreme right of the American Falls, there is a small piece of land between Goat Island and the city. This is actually a very small island named Luna Island.

Regardless of the number of falls, combined they have the highest flow rate of any water fall in the world. They certainly make it one of nature's most wondrous locations.