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Niagara Falls looks stunning in winter, and here are the photos to prove it

With frigid temperatures battering the eastern half of North America, parts of Niagara Falls have frozen over, turning the tourist attraction into a winter wonderland.

For the past couple of weeks, temperatures in some places have reached record lows. Ontario, for instance, has been experiencing wind chills as low as 14 degrees Celsius. But that hasn’t stopped people from flocking to the world-famous waterfalls.

“We come to see the wonders of nature, and the beauty of winter, really. The beauty also comes with a lot of cold right now,” Kevin McGowan, a Buffalo native who resides in Florida, told WGRZ-TV.

10 degrees Fahrenheit makes for some really cool ice around Niagara Falls

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It is getting cold at #niagarafalls ☃

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Not all of Niagara Falls is frozen over. More than 3,100 tons of water travel over it every second, so it’s going to take a lot more to freeze it completely. But the rushing water does produce long icicles and frozen mist particles that turn the surrounding landscape into something that looks straight out of a fairy tale.

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Craig Brien came all the way from Australia just to witness the spectacular scene of ice. “It’s a lot better than it is in a National Geographic book,” he said.

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The beauty and wonder of Niagara Falls #winterwonderland #niagarafalls

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I guess the cold never bothered these tourists anyway.

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