Today we took a full day tour from Toronto to Niagara Falls. I am struggling to remember the last time we did a group tour but I am really glad that we chose this option to visit Niagara Falls. Judy was an entertaining and informative guide who made sure that everyone had the best experience possible. There were a couple of stops along the way, including almost an hour at the picture perfect historic town of Niagara-on-the Lake.
There were flowers everywhere.
Then it was on to Niagara Falls.
The buffet lunch at the Sheraton Hotel gave us our first real view. This photo is taken from the table where we we sitting for lunch. The falls in the foreground are described as the ‘American’ falls while the ‘Canadian’ falls which are regarded as the more spectacular ones are in the distance and partially obscured from this angle.
Although the falls are a natural phenomenon there is plenty of man-made tackiness around them. Some of the streets look like sideshow alley.
However, the attraction of the falls drew us here and it did not disappoint. We boarded the boat for a short cruise up to the base of the thundering waterfalls (‘Canadian’). Even complimentary disposable ponchos did not keep us completely dry. Being so close was an amazing experience but photographs were difficult to capture.
Finally, the bus took us to where we could walk along the promenade which overlooks the falls on the Canadian side. This was the highlight for me and I was able to take many photos from different angles. Here are a couple of views.
Amazing scenery and we are so glad to have had the opportunity to witness the power of the water first-hand.