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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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Niagara Falls, Ontario, CanadaNiagara Falls is not only a popular summer destination, during winter time it is just as packed with tourists as the ice bridge and other formations are luring tourists. Finding accommodation is not a problem as there are plenty of B&Bs along the river, classic motel, fancy hotels, but also backpackers' hostels, something for every budget. If you want your trip to be pleasant till the end avoid the tourist traps as there are many and you may end up paying a lot more that you expected and you really don’t have to, if you pay attention you can have a nice visit and stay without spending a fortune. Another tip to make the best of... Read more »

 
 
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Great days spent in Toronto - Nov 7, 2006, by MadSuh
This is my second time in Toronto. I really liked this place even though I had only little time to see a lot of things. We were mainly busy talking business to some really nice guys. After a day of talking, good lunch and beers, we... Read more »

Things to know about Kingston, Ontario - Nov 23, 2007, by lindamura
Located 3 hours from Toronto and easily reachable on the scenic Route 2 if you want to drive there, Kingston is a city that offers a beautiful insight to history and architecture. From the imposing buildings you can see that it’s been... Read more »

Visiting Montreal - Dec 15, 2008, by MadSuh
Although I had little time in Montreal, I thought that this was an absolute gem. The old town is fantastic and I really enjoyed the climb up to the mountain where you have a wonderful view over the entire city. A real nice mix between old... Read more »

A couple of days in Montreal - Jul 19, 2008, by mohds2
Lots of people visit Montreal to shop in the wide variety of the international boutiques. Canada's currency as compared to the American dollar makes it very attractive for the Americans to come here. The best place to shop in Montreal... Read more »

Short visit in Montreal - Sep 26, 2006, by MadSuh
Montreal was very interesting. After doing a 5 hour trip to Montreal from Toronto, we immediately got into the meeting room to meet up with other business partners. We had a long and intense discussion and went for a quick lunch. The... Read more »

 
 

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