EHTV Episode 05: The Two Faces of Niagara Falls

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In the second of our two-part look at Niagara Falls, Merle Massie explores two of the dimensions of the tourist landscape of the falls. On the one hand, Niagara is a natural wonder that has drawn tourists to its sights for more than one hundred years. On the other hand, the falls have also been a commercial tourist attraction replete with billboards, restaurants, and knick knacks.

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Sean Kheraj is an associate professor in the Department of History at York University. He researches and teaches in the areas of environmental and Canadian history. In addition to being a co-editor of, he is also the host and producer of Nature's Past, NiCHE's audio podcast series and he blogs at

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