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North America » Canada » Ontario » Niagara Falls July 30th 2010

We're up bright and early for breakfast then it’s just a short walk across the road to catch our train to Niagara Falls. Even though our train doesn’t leave until 8:30am we need to be there early because there are no assigned seats and we’ve been warned that the train can get very full. It doesn’t just service Niagara Falls, there are a few stops before Niagara and then it continues over the border into the USA and onto New York. It’s before 8am and there is already a long queue waiting for our train. It’s a nice scenic 2 hour train trip to Niagara Falls and before we know it we’re there! We opt to catch a taxi to the Welcome Centre instead of waiting for the shuttle bus which is not due for another ... read more
2. On the train ready to go to Niagara Falls
3. Great view, except for that Montreal fringe!
5. Everyone all packed onto the Maid of the Mist

North America » Canada » Ontario » Niagara Falls July 24th 2010

Toronto und die Niagara Faelle Nach einigen weiteren Stunden an Bord eines Greyhound Busses, bin ich gut in Toronto angekommen. Dort wurde ich bereits von meinen Eltern erwartet. Sie haben ihre Kanadarundreise beendet und sind dann mit mir noch eine Woche in Toronto geblieben. Eines wurde mir sofort bewusst, die Reiseklasse war eine etwas andere. Nicht nur wurde es ploetzlich beinahe unmoeglich, im Park zu fruehstuecken, aber auch das Hotel war einiges luxurioeser als ich es mir von den Jugendherbergen gewoehnt war. Nun gut, trotz dieser Umstellung und der Tatsache, dass es manchmal etwas laenger dauerte, bis man etwas zu essen fand, genoss ich diese Woche sehr. Es war toll, mal wieder mit meinen Eltern zu berichten und ich konnte ihnen doch schon so einiges von meiner Kanadazeit erzaehlen. Toronto ist eindeutig eine Businessstadt und ... read more
CN Tower
Toronto Skyline

North America » Canada » Ontario » Niagara Falls July 9th 2010

Vi vågnede endnu engang lidt sent og på trods gårsdagens kedelige mad oplevelse, besluttede vi os for at prøve hotellets morgenmad - det kan vel ikke være skidt to gange i træk og det var da også ganske fint. Med lidt vemod forlod vi den fantastiske pool og det dejlige hotel for at tage videre mod Niagara Falls. Vi kørte ikke lang tid før vi ramte regnvejret og jo tættere vi kom på Niagara Falls, sank vores mod, vi havde ikke lyst til at se Niagara Falls i regnvejr. Da vi ankom til Niagara Falls stod det ned i stænger og vi besluttede os for at spise frokost først på Hard Rock cafe. Emmeline fik en cheeseburger med pomfritter … eller rettere hun spiste kun pomfritterne og Alexander fik en hotdog. Mor og far fik sandwiches. ... read more
One size fits all
Den passer naesten
Emmeline hygger sig med sin sodavand

North America » Canada » Ontario » Niagara Falls July 3rd 2010

After the lovely night at the best B&B of the whole trip, we carry on to Niagara Falls. But a few words about the Country Willows Bed & Breakfast in Niagara-on-the-Lakes. The biggest, best room, big screen TV, fresh baked cookies and a filled cold water pitcher on the bedside. The breakfast was huge, delicious, and lasted us all day. Lovely hosts, we truly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend it. Our hosts Bill Devolin & Beverley Epp-Devolin were excellent. We did awaken to what we thought was rifle shots, but later found out that they have propane "booms" every few minutes to scare away the birds from the vineyards. Rise and shine!... read more
Stay at the Country Willows Bed & Breakfast!

North America » Canada » Ontario » Niagara Falls July 3rd 2010

We finally make it to the most amazing wonder of the world, Niagara Falls. This is a must see to believe sight. As they all say, the Canada side has a better view. I have to tell you, that the pictures say it all. We drive along the Niagara River, see in the distance the enormous Brock Monument commemorating the War of 1812, and a huge "Flower Clock" that Niagara Park is famous for. Stats on Niagara Falls: length of brink: 2600 feet height: 167 feet volume of water: 600,000 U.S. gallons per second Interesting fact: According to the U.S.G.S. (United States Geological Survey) of Niagara Falls, it appears that almost 1/3 of the Canadian Falls lies within US Territory. Straddling the Canadian-United States International Border and both in the Province of Ontario and the State ... read more
monument in the distance
you can see the Brock's Monument from many miles away
Brock's Monument- War of 1812

North America » Canada » Ontario » Niagara Falls June 5th 2010

temp: 29degrees so today was a struggle, after getting to bed at 4:15am we had to be ready to catch the bus at 8am to go out to Niagara Falls. Welcome to Struggletown - population 4... me, mary, mel, trav (mark had left earlier) we got to sleep the 90minute drive out to Niagara Falls though so at least that was something. When we got there it was so cool, got the same feeling as when i saw the grand canyon, and times square, that wowwwwww feeling. It was so impressive, i know its only water, but its sooooo much water. we got off the bus and made our way to get out tickets to go on the boat called the 'maid of the mist'. on this they take u on the boat, give u ponchos ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Niagara Falls June 4th 2010

Rachel and I got back from a two day visit to Niagara Falls and Niagara-On-The-Lake last night so thought we would update you with how we got on! Niagara Falls... On Tuesday morning, bright and early, we hopped on a coach in Toronto which took us direct to Niagara Falls. The coach wasn't too bad and I passed the two hours by comandeering Rachel's Nintendo DS and playing CSI! Once in Niagara, we dropped our bags off at our hotel (we couldn't check in properly it was too early) and made our way down to the falls. From up at the side of the river, they look smaller than we both thought but the noise and spray was incredible. It felt like it was drizzling a good 500m from the falls because of the mist caused ... read more
Niagara's Fury
At the foot of the falls

North America » Canada » Ontario » Niagara Falls May 25th 2010

On May 12,2010 our natural disasters class from Birchmount Park have a fun filled pack time at the Great Canadian Niagara Falls. The whole class was excited to get out of the school for the day and enjoy the great views and attractions the Fall provide. We left the school at around 8:00 a.m and planned to get there around 10:00 a.m. The bus ride there was alright, we played cards most of the time, when we were not sleeping. After a long bus ride we had finally reached the falls and almost right away we headed for the Maid of the Mist prepared to get wet. 100 stairs later we reach the maid of the mist and many were afraid of getting wet. Fortunately we got to wear ponchos so we didnt get to ... read more
The Maid of the Mist
First Hand look

North America » Canada » Ontario » Niagara Falls May 24th 2010

With my grade 11 Natural Disasters class, we went on a day trip to Niagra Falls on Tuesday May 11th. My day stated off in a rush, when I was late getting to school and had to run to catch the bus. The ride there took forever because of rush hour traffic, but we entertainted our selves playing silly games like "I'm going on a picnick." As soon as we got there we haded to the Maid of the Mist. We were given huge blue ponchos to help keep us dry, from the rain and substantial amounts of mist. The boat took us right up to both the American and Canadian sides of the falls, and I was amazed at how big they were, and how much water falls off the edge every minute. After about ... read more
Naturals 002
Naturals 013
Naturals 012

North America » Canada » Ontario » Niagara Falls May 23rd 2010

Not that long ago i went to Niagra falls with my grade 11 natural disasters class. We had to get the bus very early in the morning and on the way up i took a nap and played some cards with my buddies. We played President and at first i was janitor because I had no idea how to play but with the help of my friends I quickly learned how to play and became president shortly after. When we got to niagra falls we jumped aboard the maid of the mist. The workers gave us jackets so we wouldn't get soaked but when we got really close to the falls the waters was splashing around so much I was soaked. The ride back though was spent laughing it up and talking about how wet we ... read more

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