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North America » Canada » Ontario » Niagara Falls July 4th 2022

So it’s a big day today, a bus trip to the mighty Niagara Falls. And we know this because at last count we’ve received 19 reminders from the tour company, via email and text, and I think I might have even seen a carrier pigeon lurking outside the window earlier this morning. I suppose it’s just vaguely possible that you might forget that you’d booked a tour to one of the world’s great natural wonders, but surely only if it had been a really bad day in the amnesia ward. Our guide introduces himself as John, and he tells us he came to visit Toronto from London back in 1969 and never went home. The trip takes us round the east side of Lake Ontario, which probably isn’t all that overly exciting, mostly flat with lots ... read more
Horseshoe Falls
Horseshoe Falls
Niagara Falls

North America » Canada » Ontario » Niagara Falls June 11th 2022

If you are coming from Toronto and looking for a way going to Niagara falls. One way that i can suggest is to book a tour bus going to Fallsview Casino.It is a roundtrip tour from Mississauga and the pick up location is in the (we got picked up on this location), Centre View Dr, Mississauga, ON L5B 4C1, Canada. You will see a lot of casino patron waiting for their bus on this location.The bus usually comes after 1 hour of every tour.My bus arrived at 10 am.You will be dropped off on the Fallsview Hotel Casino vicinity itself.The perks of riding on this bus is you will get a free voucher to play on the casino if you are a first time guest and the its location of dropped off is the best.Niagara fall ... read more
DIY city tour,Toronto
DIY city tour,Toronto
DIY city tour,Toronto

North America » Canada » Ontario » Niagara Falls February 9th 2022

http://www.heygo.comMy first four with Daniel and what a delightful tour it was starting with a huge number of Canada Geese and Mallards all searching for food in the snow covered grass. Dufferin Islands is a quiet and secluded area not far from Horseshoe Falls and contains several small islands connected by bridges and footpaths. These man-made islands are teeming with life As we walked along the roadway we heard how the area had been developed from 1794 when permission was granted to erect a saw and grist mill at the eastern end of the islands. This was followed by an iron ore mill constructed in 1796. The 1900’s was the start of how the area changed. We stepped onto one of the many islands crisscrossing different trails across the snow. The trees in the sunshine casting ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Niagara Falls April 12th 2021

Niagara Falls consists of two waterfalls on the Niagara River, which marks the border between New York between and Ontario, Canada: the American Falls, located on the American side of the border, and the Canadian or Horseshoe Falls located on the Canadian side. This tour was on the Canadian side. The water that runs over the falls comes from the Great Lakes. Ninety percent of the water goes over the Horseshoe Falls. Originally, as much as 5.5. billion gallons of water per hour flowed over the falls. Today the amount is controlled by the Canadian and American governments to slow erosion. In addition, some of the water is diverted to provide power for the United States and Canada, making Niagara Falls the largest source of electric power in the world. The Horseshoe Falls are 170 feet ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Niagara Falls September 27th 2020

Le 20 août 2020, Aujourd'hui, nous avons une journée très chargée au programme. En effet, nous devons faire un peu moins de 4 heures de route pour nous rendre à Niagara Falls. Afin de couper le trajet, nous allons aussi visiter le zoo de Toronto. Mais le zoo de Toronto n'est pas l'un de ces petits zoo que l'on peut visiter rapidement pendant 2 ou 3 heures. C'est plutôt l'affaire d'une grosse journée de visite, au terme de laquelle on sort complètement lessivés...Mais c'est pile sur notre chemin et ça tente beaucoup à toute la famille. Alors, à 8:30 tapant, tout le monde est dans la voiture, les valises aussi, et on part. On donne une gravol à notre grande Danaé, si sensible au mal des transports. Ouf, elle sera bien reposée à son arrivée au ... read more
Je crois qu'Il veut quelque chose...
La vue de notre chambre...
Le look 2020 pour visiter les chutes

North America » Canada » Ontario » Niagara Falls June 17th 2019

As regular readers of this travel blog will probably recall, my last published scribblings covered our amazing trip out east to Indochina and before that our incredible adventure (also, in an easterly direction) to Australia and New Zealand. But, for 2019 we thought that it was time for a change; time to escape the tortuous grind of the 'Deal or No Deal' Brexit; time to erase from the memory, the embarrassing spectacle of which Prime Ministerial hopeful managed to smoke, inject or inhale the most illicit drugs in their past; and time to troll off to some place, where drinking a milkshake is considered more fun than chucking them about!! And with that in mind, it was no contest really. We simply decided to take the advice of American author Horace Greeley from 1865 and slightly ... read more
The Beast!
Hilton Fallsview 1
Hilton Fallsview 2

North America » Canada » Ontario » Niagara Falls May 8th 2019

What a difference a day makes to the weather! Today was cold but dry, clear, sunny with a bright blue sky. Just perfect for our trip to Niagara! The Falls are about 150 kilometres from Toronto and the bus journey takes about two hours. When we got to Niagara, John and I just looked at each other in dismay: “they have ruined it” we said. The main street down to the Falls Parkway is much more depressing than the Lonely Planet indicated; at eye level one is greeted by amusement arcades, funfair rides, cheap gambling joints, some sleazy-looking accommodation and the all-important photo opportunity with a life-sized plaster statue of Jack Sparrow! Johnny Dep, not your fault but what the hell has “Pirates of the Caribbean” got to do with Niagara? Look ... read more
By the Canadian Falls
Power and Beauty!
Down on Table Rock before passing under the Falls

North America » Canada » Ontario » Niagara Falls June 24th 2018

Rain, rain - was raining when we got up this morning, and still raining when we finished breakfast, could barely see the falls out the window. Decided to wait a little while before heading to the "Journey to the Falls Boat Cruise". There has been a constant stream of people in rain ponchos (red for the Canadian side, blue for the US side) coming and going from these boats since we got here. There are four boats that go all day, 2 from the Canadian side and two from the US side, and the Canadian ones run at night as well (must be making a fortune). They seem to be in synch, only one is right up at the Horseshoe Falls at a time, and only one on each side is docked at any time. Walked ... read more
Boat getting ready to leave from the US side
Boat the same as the one we were on
American Falls up close

North America » Canada » Ontario » Niagara Falls June 22nd 2018

Goodbye NYC, had a ball, don't think I could live here, so busy, all the time. Walking the footpaths is next to impossible, and crossing the road, not for the faint hearted! Our airport transfer arrived on time this morning, no drama like when we arrived. Lots of traffic on the way to Newark, but still there in plenty of time for our flight to Toronto (on a much smaller plane than we have had so far). Airport transfer all went smoothly in Toronto as well, but traffic between Toronto and Niagara Falls was pretty bad. Took us close to 2 hours, but all worth it when we looked out the window of our hotel room with a view! Could see all the falls, the American, the Bridal Veil, and the Horseshoe. And also the Rainbow ... read more
Rainbow Bridge
People on the zipline
Skylon Tower




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