Niagara Falls, Canada

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
After our trip to Victoria Falls last year and really enjoying our time there, we wondered what it would be like to get up close and personal with the Niagara Falls.

We got our chance last spring when we finally made our way to the Niagara region. We decided to stay in Clifton Hills overnight. Clifton Hills is right smack in Niagara Falls. The actual falls is about a 15 to 20-minute walk. Along the way, on the actual street leading to Niagara Falls, you have Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, Guinness Book of Records, Dino Mini-Golf, Skywheel, etc.

There are a lot of things to do around the region and I’ve found that a day and a half is not nearly enough to see and experience everything that the area offers. Clifton Hills is geared towards kids and what they love, so a lot of the Clifton Hills attractions cater for them.
After deliberating what attraction to do on a limited budget and an even more limited time, the family and I decided to experience the falls firsthand. We took the Maid of the Mist, which is a boat trip of about 30-40 minutes, taking us close enough to the Falls, both the American and the Canadian side of it all.
Similar to our Victoria Falls experience, we got splashed. With Victoria Falls, we got wet while we were atop the other side of the Falls. This time, with Niagara Falls, we got wet while we were on a boat at the foot of the Falls.
It was a great experience but not one for the non-water resistant camera. I managed to sneak a photo of the Falls just before all the wet madness started.
 
Niagara Falls from the Maid of the Mist

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