Did you know that Niagara Falls most famous dare devil was Charles Blondin, who made walks on a tight rope above the Falls?
Best time to see it: Sorry, it was made illegal by the City of Niagara Falls to do any more stunts involving Niagara Falls Canada, but Charles Blondin does have a statue over Victoria Avenue near the top of Clifton Hill. Cost: Free. For more information about Charles Blondin,other Niagara Falls Canada Daredevils and more facts about Niagara Falls, visit the Daredevil Museum. It is located at 5651 River Rd, call for times of operation(905-356-2151).
Best time to see it: During the day. Although you will just have to take my word for it unless something extra-ordinary happens. Cost: $10 to visit the Cave of the Winds where one man got struck by a fish.
Did you know that Marilyn Monroe stayed at the Brock Plaza Niagara Falls which is now called the Crowne Plaza Hotel during her filming of the movie “Niagara” in 1953?
If you wander through the Crowne Plaza Hotel lobby you will find more pictures with other fun facts about Niagara Falls.
Did you know that on June 21, 1985 two men parachuted from the top of the observation deck of the Skylon Tower Niagara Falls to the ground below?
Thankfully no one was injured, but it became popular for a while, as thrill seekers came to follow this sport known as base jumping. Best time to see it: Well base jumping is not only dangerous but illegal, so hopefully you will never see it. But if you want a spectacular view of the falls, the observation deck on the top of the Skylon Tower Niagara Falls is a great place to go.
Cost: $12.95 to go up to the Skylon Tower Niagara Falls observation deck. You will learn even more facts about Niagara Falls while riding to the top.
Did you know that the amount of water going over the falls could fill up 50 Olympic sized swimming pools in one minute?
Best time to see him: You will need to use your imagination, because he is long since gone; but next time you are looking at the falls gaze over to Goat Island and try to imagine living there. Cost: Free. Most people have never heard about these facts about Niagara Falls.
Did you know that Niagara Falls is know as the Honeymoon capital of the World? If you honeymoon in Niagara Falls Canada you get a "Honeymoon Certificate signed by the mayor of Niagara Falls.
Best time to honeymoon in Niagara Falls: That all depends on you, but things book up quickly, so it is best to plan ahead. There are lots of heart shaped bathtubs just ask when you book the hotel.
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Amount of water flowing over Niagara Falls It's true. During the day in tourist season (June to August) they let the water flow over the falls at 28,317,000 liters/second and in the evening and the off season (November to April) they reduce the amount of water flowing over the falls by half . Why?
The hydro gates are before the falls so if they reduce the flow going over the falls they are able to force more water into the hydro generation plants therefore creating more power. Of course tourist flock to Niagara Falls to see it in all its glory, so to keep the tourist happy they keep the volume up during the busy times. It is amazing though, when you are down in the falls with the reduced amount of water flowing over how quiet it is. If you can, go down to Niagara Falls during tourist season and observe the thunderous noise Niagara Falls produces; with the mist rising at an incredible rate, drenching everything around it. Now do the same in the off season or at night, it is neat to be able to hear the difference. Now that is a fun fact about Niagara Falls.
Man hit by fish going over Falls A number of years ago a tourist was hit by a salmon while walking on the Cave of the Winds boardwalk. He was not hurt but was able to take the fish home with him as a memento. Fish swim over the falls all the time, and 90% of them survive. It is unlikely that you will see one jump out of the falls because of the volume of water rushing by them. It has been said that fish go over the waterfall like it is an elevator, and the white foam at the bottom cushions their fall. The pool at the foot of the falls is over 150 feet deep, so although they may be a little stunned after there descent, minutes later they continue the journey down the river uninjured. The American and Bridal Falls are more dangerous for the fish as the bottom is covered with talus (rocks).
During the depression a man names Charles Hill chose a hole near the booming waters of the Horseshoe Falls for his home. He and his fox terrier chose the small cave to save rent. This cave was so close to the falls that the spray sometimes drifted in and even his dog would not venture out. Those are interesting facts about Niagara Falls.
The boat that can be seen near the brink of the Horseshoe Falls has been there since 1918. It is called the Old Scow(barge). On August 6, 1918 the scow, occupied by two men, was being towed up river when it got stuck on a sandbar. This cause the tow rope to snap and the powerless barge was quickly swept down stream towards the falls. Only 2500ft from the brink of the falls the barge was grounded on a rock shoal. The two men on board, knowing that they were stranded, worked at further securing the barge by moving the rock on board to the front. Within 24 hours the two of them were able to move 50 tons of rock by hand. They were eventually rescued by “Red” Hill a Niagara Falls Daredevil. After the rescue there were talks of rescuing the valuable ship, but because of the dangerous position, it was decided upon to leave it be. They figured it would dislodge that year in the winter ice. Remember that was back in 1918, and it is still there today. Last time I was down staring at the falls I was in amazement that the barge could stay perched on those rocks while water rushes past. What a sight it would be when it eventually goes over the falls. That would be a fun fact about Niagara Falls, that I would love to see it.