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Lake Ontario

Lake Ontario – North America

Introduction
The name of Lake Ontario has originated from the Iroquoian language which means “Lake of Shining Waters”. Historical records tell us that the first nation that arrived in the area came 7000 year ago. Today the lake is considered among the five great lakes currently existing in North America. Geographically the three sides of the lake i: e the north, southwest and west is surrounded by Ontario which is a province of Canada. The rest of the two sides of the Lake i: e the south and east is surrounded by the famous New York State. Today the lake is a source of great benefit to the local residents as the main source of drinking water in Ontario is the Lake. About 9 million people living their lives in Ontario and New York are able to get clean water from the Lake Ontario.

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Lake Ontario

Lake Ontario

Lake Ontario is among the five Great Lakes from North America. Lake Ontario is surrounded has three sides in Canada and southwest by Ontario, Canada while on the south and east it has American state of New York. Ontario is Canadian province having highest population and the lake was named after this province, the name means “Lake of Shining Waters”. Primary inlet of this lake is the Niagara River coming from Lake Erie. Lake Ontario is the last part in the Great Lakes chain, serving as the outlet to Atlantic Ocean through the St. Lawrence River. Today, the lake is the home as well source for drinking water for 9 million people who live in Ontario, Canada as well as New York State in USA.

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Niagara falls

Niagara Falls Famous Native America Show

United States has a population called Native Americans who are considered as the people who used tolive in the now ‘American Lands’ before Columbus discovered America. This population was a mix of different and distinct tribes ethnic groups and bands. Many of such groups still survive and live today as sovereign nations. The term ‘Native American’ is used to refer to these people but those people identify themselves as “Indians” and sometimes as “American Indians”. Their younger population however call themselves as ‘Indigenous’. What they should be called is actually a controversial subject calling for technical debates. Newspapers, however coined the term “Native American” for them while Native Hawaiians are not included in that term. Same holds true for ‘Native Alaskan Natives” too.

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CN Tower

CN Tower

The CN Tower is the symbol of Toronto in the same way that the Eiffel Tower symbolizes Paris and the Statue of Liberty means New York to most people. Its original name was the Canadian National Tower, after the railway company that built it; it has also been referred to as Canada’s National Tower, but this name is less frequently used. The tower was built by the Canadian National Railway as a radio and TV facility, but when the railway was privatized in 1995 it divested itself of non-rail assets and the tower was transferred to the Canada Lands Company, a federal government real estate development entity.

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The Thousand Islands

The Thousand Islands

Geography and Geology
The Thousand Islands were called “the garden of the great spirit” by their original native inhabitants. There are actually almost two thousand of them (1,864), and more recent visitors have considered them to be among the most beautiful places on earth. This archipelago of tiny islands at the emergence of the St. Lawrence River into Lake Ontario represents the intersection of the Canadian Shield and the Adirondack Mountains. The Canadian Shield is the ancient geological core of the North American continent, extremely ancient igneous rocks from long-gone volcanoes active in the Precambrian period. The Precambrian age began at the probable formation of the earth 4.6 billion years ago, and lasted until the Cambrian period that began about 540 million years ago; creatures with shells were first preserved as fossils in the Cambrian age and were found in Wales, the ancient name for which was “Cambria”.

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is located at the border between the two countries of Canada and the United States. On the Canadian side there is Ontario Province and on the United States side visitors will find the State of New York through which Niagara River flows before forming the falls. The name Niagara is used to identify three falls that are located close to one another. The biggest one is the Horseshoe Falls and the next is the American Falls. The smallest one is called the Bridal Veil Falls. Niagara River is the one that carries water from Lake Eerie to Lake Ontario which carries the water to form the falls.

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