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Amazing Frozen Niagara Falls Video


See more amazing photos of a frozen Niagara Falls from over 100 years ago in the Huffington Post story below.

The winter chill might have most travellers thinking twice about venturing outside to visit Niagara Falls, but it wasn’t always like that.

If anything, these vintage photos suggest there might have even been a time when people enjoyed travelling out in the cold to marvel at the three waterfalls.

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This typical Christmas card setting shows the Falls beginning to freeze. Dec. 21, 1937.

 

Like many outdoors attractions, the crowds tend to go into hibernation once the mercury begins to dip below freezing.

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1859: Niagara Falls during the winter as seen from Goat Island. Luna Island stands in the middle of the cascade, known as the American or Rainbow Falls, and Prospect Point can be seen in the background.

 

But there seems to be some renewed interest as of late. January’s sub-zero temperatures were apparently enough to freeze parts of the Falls, making for pretty photos and renewed interest among potential tourists, according to the Toronto Sun.

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Niagara Falls taken over by freezing weather during the winter of 1936. The temperatures were exceptional cold, enough to stop the torrential falls seen near Lewiston, N.Y. The pressure of the ice demolished some nearby cabins. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

 

While certainly cold, the temperatures weren’t low enough to encase all three waterfalls in ice, NBC reports.

Nevertheless, the attention has pushed the Niagara region into the spotlight — which, conveniently, is in the middle of a lights festival featuring 125 animated lighting displays and three million tree and ground lights, according to the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Light’s website.

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A panoramic view of the frozen Niagara Falls by the Canada-U.S. border.(Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

 

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CIRCA 1903: A lone adventurer stand on an ice dome beneath the frozen Niagara Falls. (Photo by Buyenlarge/Getty Images)

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UNITED STATES – CIRCA 1936: Niagara Falls frozen during the winter of 1936 (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images)

 

And here’s a more recent photo for comparison:
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ONTARIO, CANADA – JANUARY 9: A view of the Niagara Falls frozen over due to the extreme cold weather, Ontario, Canada, January 9, 2014. The Polar Vortex brought record cold temperatures to United States and Canada. (Photo by Seyit Aydogan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Originally posted 2014-01-12 19:34:29. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

New Year’s Eve Fireworks: The Best Places In Canada To Ring In 2014 (PHOTOS)

Niagara Falls, Ontario
Head down to Clifton Hill to catch fireworks over the Falls and a concert in Queen Victoria Park featuring artists Serena Ryder, Demi Lovato and Sam Roberts Band. For families with kids, there will be an early fireworks display at 8:45 p.m., as well as a second display at midnight.

The Huffington Post Canada  |  By Posted: 12/30/2013

How many times have you spent New Year’s Eve watching the countdown and fireworks from the comfort of your home? Let’s put an end to that this year.

But this isn’t about putting on a fancy dress and heading to an expensive gala. Instead, why not stay in your comfy clothes (they’ll be covered by your winter coat anyhow), and grab a spot for an outdoor firework show?

It may be chilly outside without your champagne flute but a display of fireworks against a backdrop of snow is definitely something to see. Some events are even kicking it up a notch with new traditions like the Maple Leaf Drop in Ottawa.

From the West Coast to the East, there’s no shortage of countdown and spectacular fireworks, with many events offering free admission and family-friendly activities (sometimes even including early countdowns for the little ones). All you’ll need is a warm coat, gloves, a hat and you’ll be ready to ring in 2014 with a bang.

And if you’re in the mood for a dance party while trying to stay warm (and awake) until midnight, you can count on DJs and musical performances by Canadian artists at most venues to keep things going until those final seconds.

So, let’s bring in the new year with 13 of the best places in Canada for amazing NYE fireworks shows.

Originally posted 2013-12-31 19:06:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter