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Canadian Waterfalls [Jul. 11th, 2007|10:27 am]
Stephan

For no especially good reason, I've decided to start a Journal thread on Canadian Waterfalls.

We've had a surprising amount of rain in New South Wales recently, and it occurred to me that the waterfalls in mountainous regions would finally be running again.

Canada has abundant mountains, and I was wondering what picturesque waterfalls are to be found there.

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[User Picture]From: oceansedge
2007-07-11 12:51 am (UTC)
Well of course there's Niagra Falls, which we share with the U.S. - Honeymoon capital of the world (or at least it used to be). Thing is it's not in a mountainous area, the Falls exist between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.

Then there's the Reversing Falls in St John New Brunswick. Again not a mountain related falls, but rather as a result of the highest tides in the world happening on the Bay of Fundy, at low tide the mouth of the St John river is higher than the Bay and the water falls into it, at high tide the Bay is higher and the water falls into the river - hence the reversing bit. Quite an extraordinary thing to see.

Those are our two best known water falls.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2007-07-11 11:47 am (UTC)
St John New Brunswick sounds like an especially interesting sight. I would have a Funday there. I'll put it on my ever-growing list of pipe dreams [sigh] :(

The mad scientist in me is wondering if that reversing water could ever be utilised as a source of power, being such a reliable movement of water all year around.

Any other Canadian falls of note? :)
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[User Picture]From: carlfoxmarten
2007-07-11 05:07 pm (UTC)
*sigh*
Pictures of Canadian waterfalls would be nice...

There are some pictures of waterfalls and waterways in Banff National Park at this website:
http://www.terragalleria.com/north-america/canada/banff/banff.7.html
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[User Picture]From: alaskawolf
2007-07-11 06:01 pm (UTC)
i love water falls, their just so cool to see :)

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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2007-07-11 09:12 pm (UTC)
Whoo-hoo-hoo!! NOw that's what I'm talkin' aboot!

Stunningly beautiful!

The base rock looks predominately sandstone, but there's a lot of black rock as well. Would that be bassalt?
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