Going with the flow
NIAGARA Falls is a thunderous, impressive body of water that flows over an 180-foot drop and is a magnet for more than 20 million visitors a year.
This is the first stop on this visually stunning series, narrated by Bill Nighy, which tells the story of six epic river journeys, via the people who live and work on and around the water.
Winding soothingly through regions of the UK, Europe, Canada and the USA, each film showcases its own distinctive landscape – from emerald green hills, ancient forests and biodiverse river deltas to fairy-tale castles, chocolate box villages and iconic cities.
As we find out more about the history behind the world’s riverbanks, we’ll be hitching a ride on everything from a yacht or canoe to a replica Viking ship.
Heading down the attractionpacked Niagara River, a border river between Canada and the United States, cameras follow the fascinating history and feats of engineering.
A remarkable three-quarters of North America’s surface water thunders over Niagara Falls.
Next we pass through a stunning gorge carved out of rock by the last ice age, leaving behind colossal rock formations, a hypnotic natural whirlpool, and some of the fastest moving rapids in the world.
There are also stories about Indigenous traders, a shipwreck rescue, and daredevil wirewalkers.
And finally, cameras drift past some of North America’s most picturesque small towns and farmland and sample the local delicacy – ice wine.
Vineyard owner Klaus, who makes the wine from frozen grapes, says: “It’s very expensive and we call it liquid gold.”