One of the harshest and coldest winters in Canada was the winter of 2013/14 – with a Christmas ice storm that downed trees and hydro lines, cutting power to half million people – and a series of polar vortexes. The polar vortex from the beginning of January froze the Niagara River and the two smaller waterfalls, creating an unusual winter landscape.
“A polar vortex is a large pocket of very cold air, typically the coldest air in the Northern Hemisphere, which sits over the polar region during the winter season.” – AccuWeather
The biggest waterfall is the Horseshoe Falls that lies on the border of the United States and Canada and it is the most powerful waterfall in North America. The other two waterfalls are the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls on the US side. The falls are known as “Niagara Falls“.
“All trembling, I reached the Falls of Niagara, and oh, what a scene! My blood shudders still, although I am not a coward, at the grandeur of the Creator’s power; and I gazed motionless on this new display of the irresistible force of one of His elements.” – John James Audubon