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Niagara Falls – a spectacular sight

We were told that the Canadian side is much better to view Niagara Falls and they were right. No point describing here what they look like. I’m not a poet. It was just beautiful, and frightening at the same time. There is a spot at the top of the foot path where you are only a couple of meters away from the water as it rushes over the edge. Got my heart racing.

Again, we booked from the road and got a really good deal in one of the bigger hotels. Only maybe 5 minutes walk down to the falls. At that time of the year very few tourists in the area, so hotel prices were cheap. I think we used booking.com for that booking. They had expensive suits with a view, but we wanted to spend a day actually close to the falls, and by the time we went back to the hotel it would be too dark to see the waterfall. Plus it was 1/3 of the price.

This is a one wonder town. There are some other attractions that they are trying to promote, but really, after you’ve seen the falls, nothing else really compares.

One thing that we found is really worth doing is a ride on a boat that gets you close to the falls. We booked a ride on the Maid of the Myst. They depart from the Canadian side every 15 minutes or so. They queue looked long but I think we caught the third boat, so about 40 minutes wait. And it was well worth it.

We got to about 100 meters from Niagara Falls where the roar of the falling water is amazing. We were covered in water so I don’t even have a picture from there as I didn’t want to damage the camera. Plus – some things are better just enjoyed and not photographed.

Niagara Falls look great at night as well. They are back-lit with different colour lights and it makes them look magical.

Panorama of both Niagra Falls

Panorama of both Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls at night

A few Niagara Falls locals

Before the ride on the Maid of the Mist

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