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Canada facts & history in brief

Canada is located on the northern part of north America and second largest country of the world, bounded by the U.S.A. mainland, U.S.A. Alaska and the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

Made up of the federation of ten provinces of Alberta, British, Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan and the territories of the Northwest and the Yukon.

Richly endowed by natural beauty and many resources.

Economically being a leading industrial power and very interdependent on the neighbouring U.S.A.

The Federal Capital is Ottawa.

English and French are the official languages.

Niagara Falls City in south-eastern Ontario, Canada, a port on the Niagara River opposite Niagara Falls, New York, US.
Niagara Falls is one of the spectacular natural wonders of North America, about halfway between Lakes Erie and Ontario on the Niagara River forming part of the Canadian and United States border.
The city is a major tourist centre, and is part of the Queen Victoria Park, a 79 hectares of land near the Horseshoe Falls and a major source of electricity for Ontario.
Founded in the early 1800s on the site of a former trading post and fort and used to be called Elgin.
In 1759, the British captured the region.
In 1856 the township merged with Clifton and was renamed to Niagara Falls in 1881.
The name Niagara comes from the Iroquois Indian word Onguiaahra, meaning the strait.
A large hydroelectric power station was built in the 1890s.
In 1904 was incorporated as a city.
In 1963 the city merged with Stamford township.
The main economic activities for the city and the nearby district are mainly tourism and the production of electricity, chemicals, silverware, metal goods, processed food, machinery, abrasives, and alcoholic beverages.
The city is connected to the US side of the falls by several bridges, including the Rainbow and Whirlpool Rapids bridges.
The main attractions besides the spectacular cataracts include Queen Victoria Park, adjacent to the Canadian Falls, which contains the Oakes Garden Theatre, Niagara Falls Museum one of the oldest museums in North America, featuring displays of art and historical materials, the historical museum at Lundy's Lane, site of a brutal battle between American and British forces in 1814, which includes exhibits on local history, Marineland, with an aquatic theatre and a game farm, and the Niagara International Centre, which contains Skylon, a tall tower with an observation deck overlooking the falls.
Mount Carmel College and the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture are here.

Population is about 80,000.

I visited Canada a couple of times during April in 1996.

First I flew to Vancouver.

A few days later I went by bus to Seattle and other U.S. cities, to return later to see Toronto.

After thoroughly exploring Toronto I went by train to the Canadian Niagara Falls.

Hui Chin and I arrived in the early hours of the morning by bus from Buffalo.
We joined a sightseeing tour straight away.
The tour included a major sightseeing mainly on the Canadian side and a trip on the "Maid of the Mist" boat going to the bottom of the falls, pretty near under the cataract.
Got thoroughly wet!
Even though we were issued plastic raincoat before boarding.
Hands on experience!
A multicultural and multimedia experience!
I will explain these reckless over-statements.
It was a brilliant sunny day, the wind was covering half the Canadian Niagara Falls city with mist from the falls.
There were many, many people from many, many different countries, screaming in many tongues in excitement as we got drenched by buckets full of water, despite the sunny day and protective clothing.
There were hundreds of rainbow all around us.
Noah must have experienced something similar I suppose.
Great viewing we have had from the Minolta Tower.
Although I have been here before, this time it was much better.
Good company?!
We had a very good time, mainly on the Canadian side, where the view is superior.
Hui Chin and I were visiting the Iguazu Falls only 2-3 weeks before our visit to the Niagara Falls.
My opinion is....?!?!
I'm not sure.
The jury is still out on this.
On second thought, I would say probably the Iguazu Falls.
Bigger. Wider. Deeper.
What nearly 5 km of it?!
Yeh, I think Iguazu will take the cake, and the gold medal.

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