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Watching the Niagara Falls from Canada

 
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MadSuh's pictureby MadSuh review
added on 26th of September, 2006
This was my second trip to the Niagara Falls. I was here about 17 years ago, so it's been a while. However, it was perfectly stuck in my memories. Everything I saw there now I have seen before and again loved it, just as much.

The Canadian side is different. Obviously the falls are on the opposite side in the US, so you get a better view of them when you are on the Canadian side, but I think everybody there takes the boat ride, so that you get the same stuff the American side sees.

The boat is called 'Maid of the Mist', simply because of all the mist you see when you arrive at the horse shoe. Gigantic water masses smash into the river and you can hardly imagine how some people have actually survived the drop. I heard someone on the boat say that you can actually slow down the water fall using some dams on top if there is an emergency, but I hardly believe this.

Another difference from the American side is the Disneyland kind of look of the town. I can't remember having so much tourist stuff on the American side, but there must be:) Who knows.

Anyway, this was a great experience and not expensive at all, for those who are budget travelers. The 'Maid of the Mist' ride only costs $14 (CAN).

We drove back after about 2 hours and that's just about enough time to see everything there, unless you have kids with you and want to see some ghost shows etc...

We took a swim over at Lake Eerie which was more than nice... Just hopping in, cooling down on this extremely hot summer day. I haven't seen any people swimming, and people on the airplane later on asked me if I had any rashes from it. Crazy people, this is a huge lake, and the water was just fantastic.

That sums up the trip. We drove back to the airport and flew back to Germany, where our regular work days continue...
 

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Quick trip to Canada - overview

1. Jul 12, 2006 Great days spent in Toronto (Toronto)  (* 7)
2. Jul 13, 2006 Short visit in Montreal (Montreal)  (* 20)
3. Jul 18, 2006 Watching the Niagara Falls from Canada (Niagara Falls)  (* 20)

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lifecruiser wrote on May 21, 2009:
It's always so powerful with waterfalls. I so wish that we have had time to go over to the Canadian side when we were there in 2005, but no, we were in a kinda hurry unfortunately :-)
 
 
 
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Niagara Falls, Ontario, CanadaOne of the best experiences is offered by the Maid of the Mist, a boat that takes you from the dock on the parkway and leads you right in the falls. You’ll see the water tumble over you and you’ll even get wet, but it is definitely worth the trip. This is no Disneyland, this is the real thing! You can switch from the boat to the elevator at Table Rock House for a “Journey Behind the Falls“ that will prove just as exhilarating. Getting wet is not an option here either so a rain poncho is to be welcomed. There’re glass-fronted elevators that ca take you to a fancy restaurant set on the Skylon Tower Observation Deck... Read more »

 
 
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