Niagara Falls Canada

August 2003

This is a awesome view from the Maid of the Mist boat just before docking.
The American Falls on the left with a dark space then with Bridal Veil Falls next, then Horseshoe Falls way down on the right.


From the Upper Penninsula, we traveled up into Ontario, Canada and then down thru Toronto to Niagara Falls. I loved the drive in Canada, it reminded me of the High Cascades - lots of trees along alpine lakes, bays, harbors and streams. It did get REAL confusing tho with the liters of gass, kilometers for speed limits, and money exchange (they also have 5 time zones in Canada to our 3 in the US). Too bad we can't put all our pictures out here for you to see.

It took nature thousands of years to create the spectacular sights of Niagara Falls and Great Gorge. Horseshoe Falls extends from the Canadian side rise 167 feet with a brink that measures 2,500 feet wide. We took the Journey behind the Falls, the Maid of the Mist, the White Water Walk, the Whirlpool Aero Car and checked out the Butterfly Conservatory. The best way to see all these attractions is with a Great Gorge Adventure Pass. The pass is $22.37 and saves you at least that much if you want to experience all that Niagara has to offer. We also checked out the US side of Niagara Falls the following Saturday to view the lighting up of the falls at 9 p.m. and the fireworks at 10 p.m. Surprise!! The Niagara River flows "upwards" from Lake Erie in the south, north to Lake Ontario. (This fact floored Nancy) Oh, also, the "sights to see" are much more beautiful from the Canadian side and another "must see".


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A restaurant in the city of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

The Maid of the Mist goes right up to Horseshoe Falls, and we get these blue mist gear to keep us dry.

The boardwalk is a mile or so long on the ridge of the Niagara River, with a beautiful park and lots of flowers.

These people were speaking a funny language, and trying to get a picture of the ladies in the flower bed.

On the American side you can take an elevator to the bottom of Bridal Veil Falls and listen to the roar of the falls while you get soaked.

Nancy on the boardwalk with the American Falls behind her. Bridal Veil Falls is behind her head.

We descend 125 feet to the bottom of Horseshoe Falls to experience the roar of the falls from 20 feet away.

Now we walk through 620 feet of tunnels to view this curtain of water from behind Horseshoe Falls.

We took this Areo Car across the sixty acre whirlpool in the Niagara River.

Looking down at the whirlpool from the Area Car.

Looking up the Niagara River from the Areo Car where class six white water rapids run 35 mph.

In the Butterfly Conservatory we explored pathways of lush, exotic flora, with warm moist air and hundreds of butterflies.

This butterfly landed on David's shirt and stayed there through the entire walk. A butterfly ranger had to remove it as we exited the conservatory.

No wonder there are hundreds of butterflies in here.

View of the Great Gorge White Water from the top of the ridge.

Take the elevator down and walk through this tunnel to experience the Great Gorge White Water Walk.

This is the White Water Walk next to the white water rapids.

These are class six rapids running at 35 mph and no one is allowed to run them.

Niagara Falls United States

Horseshoe Falls are 167 feet high and the mist goes probably three hundred feet into the air.


Niagara Falls on the United States side is a much different view. We see the falls from the top looking over the edge instead of the front view from the Canadian side.


Looking over the top of Horseshoe Falls with the Maid of the Mist at the bottom.

Another view of Horseshoe Falls from the top.

An over view of the American falls at the top then Luna Island then Bridal Veil Falls at the bottom.

This is the Niagara River flowing toward Bridal Veil Falls.

Looking over Bridal Veil Falls.

The American Falls with the observation tower and rainbow bridge.

Horseshoe Falls lit up at night using purple lights.

Horseshoe Falls lit up at night using green lights.

Horseshoe Falls lit up at night using blue and red lights.

Horseshoe Falls lit up at night using yellow and blue lights.

Fireworks over Horseshoe Falls.

More Fireworks over Horseshoe Falls.

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