Niagara Falls is a small and vibrant city that shares the same name of the three waterfalls that straddle the border between Ontario and New York State. The city is connected to the U.S. by the Rainbow, Whirlpool and Queenston-Lewiston bridges. Besides being an enormously popular tourist destination, the Falls, as it’s commonly called by locals, also provide Ontario residents with a major source of electricity. For a small city of nearly 89,000 residents, Niagara Falls offers many big-city amenities, from year-round arts, culture and recreation pursuits to those in the business, nature and entertainment category. Located on the Niagara River between Lake Erie and Ontario, the Falls is about 27 kilometres northwest of Buffalo and about 120 kilometres southeast of Toronto. Anchored by tourism, manufacturing, commercial retail, and knowledge-based sectors, the city is linked to the world by extensive road, rail, water, air, and telecommunications networks. Its attraction as a home base and centre for commerce has been gaining speed. The National Bank of Canada ranked Niagara Region second in economic momentum out of 20 urban areas across the country. Long a muse for artists, poets, daredevils and dreamers, the Falls is also a place of romance and is known as the Honeymoon Capital of the World.