Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Run Niagara Falls and Other Fun Things to Do in Canada

Thanks to those of you who played our guessing game yesterday. You guys are very good guessers!  We certainly were in Canada! What gave it away?

We had the perfect weather for a pre-fall get away!  We have each been to see the falls before ( separately), so this was the first time we have been here together and really got to experience the touristy side of Niagara Falls.

We stayed on the Canadian side.  If you want to stay right in the middle of all the Niagara Falls tourist attractions, this is definitely the side to stay on.  I really don't think there was much to do over on the American side.

Because of all the bright lights and attractions, Niagara Falls reminds me of a mini Las Vegas.  Having been to Las Vegas before, I think I would actually prefer Niagara Falls because it seems more family friendly.

Here are just a sampling of things to experience if you come to Niagara Falls on the Canadian side.

Of course the main attraction is the falls itself.

If you want an up close and personal view of the falls, there are many tours you can choose from. We chose to do the ever so popular Maid of the Mist. This is a boat that travels past both sets of falls. Yes, you will feel all the mist coming from them. That's why you get this fancy ponchos before you board!

Because of all the mist in the air, you can't really expect your pictures to come out very clear.  Can you make out the rainbow right behind us?   We thought that was pretty cool. That was the closest we've ever been to a rainbow!

Another activity you can do is take a walking tour BEHIND the falls.
These folks are on the American side


 
Make sure to go back and visit the falls at night too as they light up in different colors.

Another thing you want to make sure you stop to see are the lovely parks and gardens in Niagara Falls.
I think the people relaxing in this park have the best view! What do you think?


Clifton Hill is the "main drag" in Niagara Falls. Here you will find  shops, restaurants, hotels, fun museums ( like the horror museum, Ripley's Believe it or Not, and Guinness Book of World Records just to name a few), mini golf , laser tag, and much more interactive entertainment. We even found a Rain Forest  Café!

The city of course lights up at night!

If you want a view of the city from above, you can take a ride on the Sky Wheel.
 
This is a dinosaur themed mini golf with an "active" volcano!
 
 
On Sunday morning we made an effort to get up early and go for a run before all the hustle and bustle started. It was so nice running the streets of Niagara Falls with out a soul in sight! probably a view few ever get to see!
 
We ran by the falls again and of course had to get a picture by the water.
 
Thanks for reading about our little adventure!
 
Have you ever been to Niagara Falls?
 
 

5 comments:

  1. WOW my guess was way off lol

    I have never been to Niagara Falls but have always wanted to go, it looks beautiful!

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    1. Thanks for guessing anyway Lauren!

      If you ever do get the chance to visit Niagara falls, you should definitely go!

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  2. I was one summer, and we did the Maid of the Mist tour, which was quite fun. Our family vacation took us not only to Niagara, but also to Quebec and Montreal.

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    1. Sounds like fun Lesley! I've never been to Montreal, but my sister travels there often.

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