The world’s tallest waterfall, Niagara Falls, just got a new attraction for tourists. A tunnel, over 100 years old, has opened up to the public, adding to the popular tourist destination’s ever-increasing charm. Here are the details. By Anushka Goel
The Niagara Falls are the tallest in the world. This makes them among the most popular tourist destinations, for locals and international visitors alike. People visit the waterfalls for breathtaking views, lush greenery and the mighty waters that fall between Canada and the USA.
Now, visitors to the magnificent falls have another reason to make the visit world-renowned tourist spot. A tunnel, which is over a century old, has just opened up to the public, offering a new and unique view of the Niagara Falls as well as an added history of the place.
More than 100-year-old tunnel opens up below Niagara Falls
The tunnel, which is located on the Canadian side of the falls, will offer an interesting history of a power station that was built here over 100 years ago. It is reported that this tunnel, which was about 2,198 feet, was built here. A power station operated here from 1905 till 2006, which helped divert water from the Niagara river. This water was used to run generators, which provided electricity to regional industries and also contributed to the Great Lakes Port of Buffalo becoming known as the City of Light.
Though functional, the tunnel was inaccessible to visitors until this year. Now, travellers can walk along it, learn about the power station and see the falls with a whole new perspective. Reports add that a glass-enclosed elevator is what will carry passengers to a space below the power station, leading them to a viewing gallery/area. From here, visitors can see the falls draining below. The tunnel is also said to feature hidden decks, and has other interesting, unique features.
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