A Canadian Icon – Niagara Falls

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There are no words that will do any justice to describe Niagara Falls.  You just have to see, hear and experience its beauty & power for yourself.  Western Canadians may say that The Rockies are a Canadian icon but I live in Ontario and this is my blog, so I claim that it’s Niagara Falls!  It truly is one of my favourite places on earth 🙂  If you’re reading this and you’ve never been before then add it to your bucket list immediately.

During our most recent visit to Niagara Falls we recorded an episode for our Let’s Discover ON webseries:

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Getting There:

  • Car – Take the QEW Niagara and keep going until it ends.  It’s only a 1.5 hour drive from Toronto.
  • VIA Train
  • GO Train – This is a seasonal based service.
  • Chartered & Private Bus Tours

Availability & Cost:

  • The Falls can be seen in any season, but some of the attractions are seasonal
  • Seeing the Falls and taking pictures of it will be FREE but that’s about it.  There will be a cost for everything else.
  • The cost of seeing the attractions can add up quickly, you may want to consider the ‘Adventure Pass’ from Niagara Parks, it will save you a significant amount of money, and it comes with a bus pass to get up and down the main drag to all the attractions.

Important things to keep in mind:

  • Fireworks on Wednesday & Sunday nights starting at 10PM.
  • Wear comfy shoes as there can be lots of walking involved.
  • Check the weather forecast.
  • Crowds – If you’re planning to visit on Saturday or Sunday just accept the fact that there will be crowds everywhere but as they saying goes “the more the merrier”.

5 Things you need to try:

  1. Zipling over the Niagara Gorge – This is a new attraction that started in 2016
  2. Crossing the Niagara Gorge in the Whirlpool Aero Car – Not Recommended for anyone afraid of heights!
  3. Falls Incline Railway for a great view of the Falls – You need to be above the Falls to see the horseshoe shape.
  4. Journey Behind The Falls – This is one way to get up close & personal.
  5. Hornblower Cruises – Another way to get up close & personal, and a little wet.  Tony actually brought his own shower cap…watch our video to see how ridiculous he looks.
  6. (Bonus) The White Water Walk – Stroll along the boardwalk of a deep gorge with white water rapids just feet away from you!.

Here’s a quick checklist for your next visit:

  • Money, Moula, Dineros – However you say it bring lots of it because Niagara ain’t cheap but its worth every dollar.
  • Raincoat or Umbrella if you want to stay dry.
  • Passport – Only if you want to visit the New York side but trust me the Canadian is bigger & better!

As always, please visit the official Niagara Parks website to get the latest info before your visit.

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