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Niagara Falls is now partially frozen over and it looks incredible

Niagara Falls is a sight to see no matter the time of year, but there's nothing quite like the dead of winter when the falls partially freeze over and look like something out of Frozen

According to the Niagara Parks website, the falls never technically fully freeze over, though it often looks like they do. 

"During particularly cold temperatures, the mist and spray begin to form a crust of ice over top of the rushing water, making it appear as though the Falls have in fact stopped," the website states. 

"However, the water continues to flow underneath the sheets of ice."

Still, the frozen crust of ice creates a view like no other. 

As of Friday afternoon, the temperature in Niagara Falls was -12 C, though it felt like -17 C with the windchill. 

The frigid temperature was certainly cold enough to create the frozen illusion that so many tourists flock to see, and the photos are here to prove it. 

And for those of you hoping to catch a different kind of view at the Falls, be sure to head over to Niagara on February 24 to see them lit up in purple and yellow in honour of beloved basketball player Kobe Bryant.

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