Niagara Falls has almost come to halt as freezing winter weather in the northeast partially froze the famous waterfall -- and it looks perhaps more beautiful than ever. With temperatures dropping to 16 degrees on the U.S.-Canada border Wednesday, ice began to build up at the famous tourist destination. In spite of the frigid weather, the natural beauty of the landmark continues to attract tourists.
Niagara 1 "The snow-covered Falls is getting a lot of attention, and we are seeing crowds in Niagara Falls State Park. We saw similar interest last year during the Polar Vortex," Michelle Blackley, Communications & Community Relations Manager for Niagara Falls, said. Photo: Reuters

The temperatures were just bearable enough for people to take off their gloves to shoot videos and take pictures of the natural wonder, which normally sees more than 700,000 gallons of water fall per second. “It’s like nature is bigger than us,” Emmanuel LaBlanc, a French native, told WIVB New York. A woman from Jacksonville, Florida, said, “I feel frozen from my head to my toe,” but she didn’t mind.

Niagara 2 Niagara Falls was mostly frozen Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

Niagara USA is making the most of the extreme weather, and is offering a romantic trip to the site via its Twitter account. Contestants have to create a board on Pinterest that reads “Perfect Day in Niagara USA” and pin 10 pictures with the tag #PerfectDayNF. Make sure to follow Niagara USA on Pinterest and submit boards here. To sweeten the deal, they will add in a $250 Visa gift card.

Niagara Tourists NY Tourists still visit Niagara Falls, even when it's partially frozen. Photo: Reuters

“To celebrate the month of love, we want you to plan your perfect day in Niagara Falls USA for you and your loved one,” the company wrote. “Whether you're seeking romance, adventure or culinary delights, Niagara USA has it all!”

Niagara2014x Niagara Falls mostly froze in March 2014 -- with spectacular results. Photo: Reuters

Michelle Blackley, communications and community relations manager for Niagara Falls, said tourists have flocked to the winter wonderland. "The snow-covered falls is getting a lot of attention, and we are seeing crowds in Niagara Falls State Park," she said. "We saw similar interest last year during the polar vortex."

Nigara2014x3 Lights show the splendor of partially frozen Niagara Falls in March 2014. Photo: Reuters

Blackley noted this is not the first time Niagara Falls has partially frozen over. In January and March 2014, the world got to see breathtaking pictures of the falls. 

Nigara2014xx Lights show the splendor of partially frozen Niagara Falls in March 2014. Photo: Reuters

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