Ontario: Niagara Falls

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Niagara Falls is one of the places that I would like to go back to. It has a particular appeal that will make you want to say “I shall return!” Last year, on our Toronto and Niagara trip, we were lucky that our travel agency got us a hotel in Niagara Falls instead of Toronto because we were able to see Niagara Falls at night and ponder its beauty. The best part was the fireworks over Niagara Falls. We were patiently waiting for the fireworks to start, but there is definitely no dull moment since the falls have its own color changing show every few minutes.

The streets of Niagara Falls is like an amusement park too, the lights are blinding but it will leave you in total enchantment. There are movie theaters, museums, different types of amusement rides, and arcades that all ages will enjoy. There are lots of bars, restaurants and fast food chains to dine in too. We decided to go to a resto-bar called Kelsey and we definitely loved their food. Check out our fun night in the photos below!

Skylon Tower

Our first excursion the following day is getting to the top of the 520 ft Skylon Tower for a grand panoramic view of the Niagara Falls. What’s interesting about the Niagara Falls is, it is made up of 3 waterfalls namely; the American Falls, which apparently is on the US side, the Horseshoe Falls which is on the Canadian side and the Bridal Veil Falls which is again in the US side, but not visible from the Skylon Tower. As soon as we arrived at the viewing deck of the Skylon Tower and saw the beauty of Niagara Falls, I can’t help but think how blessed I am to be alive and to see God’s creation. It was a sight to behold. I can spend the whole day watching the Niagara Falls from the top of Skylon Tower and never get tired. I am pretty sure I will run out of adjectives to describe how spectacular it is.

View of the Horseshoe Falls from the Skylon Tower viewing deck.
The Horseshoe Falls in Canadian side
The American Falls in the American side

Niagara Hornblower Cruise

Niagara Falls experience will not be complete without a cruise to see the American and Horseshoe Falls up close and personal. I am not a big fan of cruises, but it’s a totally different story if there is an adventure associated with it. So here I am aboard the Niagara Hornblower Cruise for a personal meet and greet with 2 of the biggest waterfalls in the world!

My excited pre-cruise face!
Approaching the Horseshoe Falls.

Cruise Conclusion: It was one of the best adventures I did in my entire life. I saw how gigantic both falls are, especially the Horseshoe Falls. Its thundering roar is scary but also marvelous.

The American Falls facing the Canadian cruise port. The color of the raincoats of people cruising from the Canadian side is red, whil for the US side is blue.

Niagara-on-the-Lake

This quaint town called Niagara-on-the-Lake or NOTL has a beautiful old town charm. Just like Quebec City, NOTL’s colonial-style buildings turned whimsical boutiques, shops, and bistros are a magnificent sight to behold. Our little stroll took us to the waterfront view of the lake, and the sight of ducks swimming gives a relaxing vibe. We didn’t really stay that long in NOTL because we have to go back to Montreal, but given the chance, I will definitely go back and stay there for a day or two.

That’s it for my Niagara Falls adventure. I will be blogging about my Vermont adventure next time so just stick around!