The Mighty Falls!

Monday was another driving day for us, but a nice, unexpected surprise, we ended up driving through part of Canada!  The first thing we noticed about Canada was how smooth and nice the roads are compared with the USA.  The other thing that amused us was the place names – we drove through Windsor, London, Paris and Hamilton.

Bridge to Canada

Bridge to Canada

Awesome Canadian Roads

Awesome Canadian Roads

A huge thank you to all the many people who recommended we see Niagara Falls from the Canadian side – I can understand why!!  And if you’re thinking of visiting Niagara Falls in the future, make sure you see them from the Canadian side!  🙂

The "American Falls", as seen from Canada

The "American Falls", as seen from Canada

The "Horseshoe Falls", as seen from Canada.  You can also see a "Maid of the Mist" boat in the middle.

The "Horseshoe Falls", as seen from Canada. You can also see a "Maid of the Mist" boat in the middle.

Nathan getting friendly with a local in Canada

Nathan getting friendly with a local in Canada

Tuesday we stayed on the American side to see the falls from another perspective, and went on the Maid of the Mist, which was just awesome!!  You get a stylish blue raincoat and jump on a boat which takes you right past the American falls and then stops right at the foot of the horseshoe falls.  You get absolutely soaked, but it’s incredible!

A Maid of the Mist boat.  We highly recommend doing this!  You get to keep the groovy raincoat too, if you want.

A Maid of the Mist boat. We highly recommend doing this! You get to keep the groovy raincoat too, if you want.

The American Falls, seen from the observation tower on the American side.  You get a better view from Canada, but you get much more "up close and personal" from America.

The American Falls, seen from the observation tower on the American side. You get a better view from Canada, but you get much more "up close and personal" from America.

Wednesday will be a long day driving to our final stop – New York, New York!

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3 Responses to The Mighty Falls!

  1. Andrew says:

    Ah, so you decided to go through Canada after all. In Michigan, Ontario is our shortcut to New York. There’s also a tunnel underneath the Detroit River, and there are plans afoot to put up another bridge in addition to the Ambassador. So far, the project is called DRIC, for Detroit River International Crossing, completely missing the other TWO international crossings that ALREADY EXIST. But then, what did you expect from a local government that can’t even keep our roads in good condition? And don’t give me the winter freeze/spring thaw excuse. As you saw in Canada…Seriously, the 401 is a well-kept freeway.

    As for eastern Ontario place names, you probably missed them, but there’s also Chatham, Kingston, Strathroy…the list goes on and on.

    Time was all the cheesy souvenir tourist-trap shops were on the American side of the falls. They’ve all moved over to Canada after the tax laws. You know, the Niagara River may be spanned by the Peace Bridge, but there’s nothing peaceful about the war for the tourist dollar there.

    And the caverns behind the Horseshoe Falls are very impressive, if a little bit (okay, a lot bit) noisy. Finally, I’ll mention that the Canadian falls may be twice the width of our falls, but ours ARE six feet taller…

  2. Tracey says:

    Haha American roads are in pretty bad condition eh!!

    I’m going to the falls in August but I can’t go to the Canadian side because I won’t be able to get into the US… but we’re going to go on the Maid of the Mist, will that make up for not going to the Canadian side?? Everyone always says the Canadian side is way better.

  3. Tracey Anne says:

    Tracey, you will get pretty much the best view from the Maid of the Mist – it’s AWESOME, by the way – you just might not get any photographs from the boat or your camera will get wet. Just grab some postcards and you’ll be sorted. 🙂

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