Parliament Hill is 374 kilometres from the edge of the Horseshoe Falls.
Niagara Falls Transit and Niagara Region Transit offer bus service. The QEW, 405, and 420 are major highways.
The three waterfalls — American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe — that make up the Niagara Falls combine to produce the highest flow rate of any waterfall on earth, and is the second largest in the world.
Unbelievably, fish — such as bass, salmon, and trout — travel down the Falls, and 90% of them actually survive, allegedly because the white foam at the bottom acts as a landing cushion.
About 20% of the riding’s population are immigrants, with some of the largest populations born in the United Kingdom, Italy, and the United States.
Italian, German, and Spanish are the most common non-official mother tongues in the riding.
Approximately 3% of the riding’s population identify as Aboriginal.
Average individual income is $40,711.
Clifton Hill is a colourful tourist street that features museums, mini-golf courses, haunted houses, arcades, a fun house, the Niagara SkyWheel, and many other attractions.
Fort Erie Race Track has been home to horses and jockeys since 1897 – including the Prince of Wales Stakes, the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown.
Films that have used Niagara Falls as a setting include Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007), Marilyn Monroe’s Niagara (1953), and Superman II (1980).
On the Canadian side of the Falls, a rainbow sighting is almost always guaranteed on a sunny day.
During the U.S. Civil War, Confederate spies and agents could be found along the Niagara River.
Over 34% of the labour force works in sales and service. The top industrial sectors are accommodation, food services, and retail – which is expected given the region’s tourism.
Average individual total income was $35,758 in 2010. Eight per cent of people identify as a visible minority.
The $1.6-billion hydro-electric “Niagara Tunnel Project” includes a new tunnel to add capacity to the Sir Adam Beck generating stations along the Niagara River. The project required a 6,375-horsepower boring machine known as “Big Becky.”
Niagara Falls is known for its daredevil past. On October 24, 1901, American schoolteacher Annie Taylor was the first to travel over the Horseshoe Falls in a wooden barrel. She survived.
The Peace Bridge, completed in 1927 to connect Fort Erie with Buffalo, N.Y., is the second-busiest Canada-U.S. border crossing after the Ambassador Bridge (Windsor-Detroit).
Fort Erie was a major crossing point on the Underground Railroad for those fleeing slavery in the United States.