Niagara Falls is a city in the Canadian province of Ontario. It has a population of 82,997 as of the 2011 census, and is situated on the western bank of the Niagara River in the Golden Horseshoe area of Southern Ontario. On June 12, 1903, the municipality was established. Niagara Falls, New York is located across the Niagara River.
The Niagara Falls, a world-famous collection of three huge waterfalls on the Niagara River, tower above the city. The American and Horseshoe falls are best seen from the Canadian side of the river, making the city one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Every year, millions of people come to see the natural wonder.
This region, which spans along the Niagara Parkway and tourist promenade, is most dense near the falls. Apart from the natural charms of the river, it also has observation towers, high-rise hotels, souvenir stores, casinos, and theaters, most of which have colorful neon signs and ads, as well as enough parking for guests. Golf courses are managed to the north and south of the city, amid historic sites from the War of 1812.
Tourism in Niagara Falls
On June 12, 1903, Niagara Falls was incorporated. In 2008, its population was 83,184.
The city is primarily a tourist destination, with the primary attraction being Niagara Falls, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Tourism contributes significantly to the region’s economy. Tourists looking for more natural surroundings are increasingly discovering the Niagara River to be a terrific spot to trek and explore downstream from the Falls, where the bulk of visitors travel.
From June through August, Visitor Welcome Centers are open everyday at 9 a.m. They provide local knowledge and maps, as well as sell People Mover bus tickets and the Great Gorge Adventure Pass.
Geography of Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is roughly 130 kilometers (81 miles) by vehicle from Toronto, Ontario’s capital, which is situated across Lake Ontario to the north. The Niagara Region covers an area of roughly 1,800 km2 (690 sq mi).
The city is situated along the Niagara River, which runs from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario, along the Niagara Falls rapids and the Niagara Gorge.