Niagara Falls started with “single drop of water” 12,000 years ago and it will end the same way 50,000 years from now, according to a new “sound and light show” being staged until December in Queen Victoria Park.
Standing within throwing distance of the Niagara River is the perfect setting to learn about water – “one of the most powerful forces in nature” – and how it shapes the geography that surrounds us.
All the while, a narrator talks you through how Niagara Falls was created 12,000 years ago when a single drop of water decided to run downhill toward Lake Ontario and started carving out the Niagara gorge.
As the show ends, the narrator forecasts a day 50,000 years from now when a single drop of water “will push the falls into oblivion, leaving just a river.” This kind of sound and light show is a natural for Niagara Falls.
Onguiraaha – Thunder of Waters opened on Friday Aug. 22 and is on until Monday Sept. 1., 2014. It runs three times every night – at 7:15 p.m., 8:15 and 9:15. On Friday and Sunday night, the show was a warm-up for the thousands of people hanging out in Queen Victoria Park waiting for the 10 p.m. fireworks display.