🇨🇦 Niagara Falls is a city in Ontario, Canada. It is on the western bank of the Niagara River in the Golden Horseshoe region of Southern Ontario. It is part of the St. Catharines-Niagara Census Metropolitan Area, the city is across the river from Niagara Falls, New York. The Niagara River flows over Niagara Falls at this location, creating a natural spectacle which attracts millions of tourists each year.
The tourist area near the falls includes observation towers, high-rise hotels, souvenir shops, museums, indoor water parks, casinos and theatres, mostly with colourful neon billboards and advertisements. Other parts of the city include golf courses, parks, historic sites from the War of 1812, and residential neighbourhoods.
Economy With a plentiful and inexpensive source of hydroelectric power from the waterfalls, many electro-chemical and electro-metallurgical industries located there in the early to mid-20th century. Tourism increasingly became the city's most important revenue source.
Casino Niagara and numerous luxury hotels and tourist attractions were built, and a second casino, Niagara Fallsview. Recent development has been mostly centred on the Clifton Hill and Fallsview areas. The Niagara Falls downtown (Queen Street) is undergoing a major revitalisation; the city is encouraging redevelopment of this area as an arts and culture district. Historic Niagara has brought art galleries, boutiques, cafés and bistros to the street. Attractions include renovation of the Seneca Theatre. The Queen Street Downtown Park features a children's playground complete with soft artificial turf, benches, seating, landscaping named Rosberg Family Park / Olympic Torch Trail. The "Water Molecule" sculpture is also featured at this park, created by artist Derek Costello.
The city encourages location filming of movies and TV series and many have taken advantage of locations. Recent titles include several currently filming as well as Reliving Marilyn, Fight!, Odd Squad: The Movie and Blanket Fort: Vada Gets Toxic.
Niagara Falls has a population of over 88,071 people. Niagara Falls also forms part of the wider St. Catharines-Niagara metropolitan area which has a population of over 406,074 people.