Thursday, September 18, 2014

Niagara Falls from the Canadian Side, They Let Us In This Time!

Having seen the US side of Niagara Falls it was clear that the view would be much better from the Canadian side and it was. 

We decided to try our luck crossing the Canadian border again yesterday.  They let us in this time.  
Border Crossing into Canada at Rainbow Bridge

Our objective was just to photograph the falls from their side. It was another beautiful day and the views were amazing. The area surrounding the falls is beautifully maintained and we enjoyed a short walk along the walkway overlooking the falls.
First view of the falls
See the boat toward the right side of the photo above? 

There are several tour boat operators who offer a very wet ride up close and personal to the falls. They are all wearing red rain ponchos. 

Viewing platforms on the US side.
There are viewing platforms along the American side where you can get a bit moist as well. Most of them are in yellow rain ponchos. I see a few blue ones mixed in. 

There are actually two sets of waterfalls right here on the Niagara River. Horseshoe Falls are right next to Niagara Falls.  
Horseshoe Falls

Horseshoe Falls and another bunch of soggy tourists

This little bird was enjoying the beautiful day.

And one more for good measure...
We reclaimed our truck and drove around a bit. The area is beautiful.  I wonder if the locals take the views for granted? 
City of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

View from above the falls.

They let us back into the US!
Border crossing back into the US


  1. They are beautiful. I always thought that it would be fun to take that boat ride.

    1. Dizzy,
      I just couldn't bring myself to ride on the sardine can. I'm just not the most social person in the world. Perhaps you should come up this way next summer and see some of your old haunts??

  2. My family and I took Maid of the Mist boat ride back in the early 90s. It was thrilling and spectacular. You go expecting to get wet, but not totally soaked because you wear the rain gear. I highly recommend it.

    1. Donna,
      I enjoyed the view from above just fine. I'm glad you enjoyed it.