Every year more than 12 million people come to Ontario to see the natural phenomenon knows as Niagara Falls. Many are just married, although no one is quite sure how that tradition got started. They come to see the combined cascading power of the 54-metre Canadian Falls – knows as Horseshoe Falls – and the American Falls, which soars to 56 meters.
There are a variety of ways to view the spectacle: four boats enter the Horseshoe Basin and pass directly in front of cataracts, three tunnels allow visitors to walk behind the Falls. To view the sights from above, you can make a 10-minute helicopter ride, rise to the top of the Skypod Tower observation deck via the external glass – fronted elevators, or visit the viewing platform at the Minolta Tower and Marine Aquarium.
If the real thing isn;t enough, there;s always IMAX Theater;s Niagara: Miracles, Myths and Magic, shown on a big screen in the village of Niagara Falls.