Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Niagara Falls, Canada


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 6 sights
Distance 3.1 km
Ascend 179 m
Descend 244 m

Explore Niagara Falls in Canada with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Niagara Falls

Sight 1: Niagara Scow

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Niagara Scow

The Niagara Scow is the unofficial name of the wreck of a small scow that brought two men perilously close to plunging over the Horseshoe Falls, the largest of the Niagara Falls, in 1918. The wreck can still be seen, upstream of the falls.

Wikipedia: Niagara Scow (EN)

817 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 2: Niagara Parks Power Station

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Niagara Parks Power Station

The Rankine Generating Station is a former hydro-electric generating station along the Canadian side of the Niagara River in Niagara Falls, Ontario, slightly downstream from the older Toronto Power Generating Station. It was built in for the Canadian Niagara Power Company and named for company's founder William Birch Rankine, a New York City lawyer originally from Geneva, New York who died three days after the station opened in 1905 and renamed in 1927. Acquired by Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation in 1950 and in 2002, the station became a wholly owned subsidiary of FortisOntario. It was decommissioned in 2006.

Wikipedia: Rankine Generating Station (EN), Website

381 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 3: Horseshoe Falls

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Horseshoe Falls is the largest of the three waterfalls that collectively form Niagara Falls on the Niagara River along the Canada–United States border. Approximately 90% of the Niagara River, after diversions for hydropower generation, flows over Horseshoe Falls. The remaining 10% flows over American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. It is located between Terrapin Point on Goat Island in the US state of New York, and Table Rock in the Canadian province of Ontario. These falls are also referred to as the Canadian Falls.

Wikipedia: Horseshoe Falls (EN)

519 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 4: Terrapin Point

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Terrapin Point

Terrapin Point is an observation area located in Niagara Falls, New York at the western tip of Goat Island, next to the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. It is one of two major observation areas to overlook the falls and lower Niagara Gorge on the New York side, the other being Prospect Point further downriver.

Wikipedia: Terrapin Point (EN)

29 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 5: Queen Victoria Park

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Queen Victoria Park is the main parkland located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada opposite the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Established by the Niagara Falls Park Act in 1885 and opened in 1888, the park is operated by the Niagara Parks Commission and is considered the centerpiece of the Niagara Falls recreational tourist area.

Wikipedia: Queen Victoria Park (EN), Website

1378 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 6: Goat Island

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Goat IslandChris Oakley from Rotterdam, NY, US / CC BY 2.0

Goat Island is a small island in the Niagara River, in the middle of Niagara Falls between the Bridal Veil Falls and the Horseshoe Falls. The island is at the southwest corner of the City of Niagara Falls, New York, in the United States and is part of Niagara Falls State Park.

Wikipedia: Goat Island (New York) (EN)


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