The falls…we knew.
From the movies, from TV, from photos, but the new is the way everything was prepared to help enjoying the show.
Everything is business, rather professional. From above, in giant towers, from street level, from a boat, or walking by the falls, everything was carefully prepared to serve all tastes and demands.
The greatest falls
The river splits in two, part of it falling in the American side of the border, and the other in Canadian side.
Standing side by side, it is in the Canadian part that the views are most impressive, due to the shape of the falls, concentrating in a secluded area the biggest part of the water.
Called Horseshoe Falls, it’s easy from the air to understand the reason of that name. The Maid of the Mist is an attraction that takes great profit of it, taking you almost to the centre of horseshoe shape.
Falls at Night
An artificial look
When the night comes, hundreds of people line the border of the river, waiting for the light show. As you can imagine, powerful focus of changing colors hit the falls, revealing them in a succession of colors.
It doesn't add much to the day show, and if you want to photograph you must be well equipped, or you will end like me, only catching the whites.
It doesn't take long and... it is free. So, why not?
Maid of the Mist
It took us there
It was a pleasant surprise the short lines to enter the boat "Maid of the Mist" that approaches the fall. In our way I understood why: there are at least 3 boats with the same name, switching positions in the short trip, making it almost continuous.
It really allows us to feel the power of the waters, but it's a big and safe boat, without the sensations felt in Iguacu, approaching enough the falls to wet everybody, despite the supplied protection.
Address: 5920 Niagara Parkway
Phone: 905 358 0311
Arriving to Niagara-on-the-Lake, the guide pointed to our right and said: "There is Fort George". Nothing else, and, when we left the bus to visit the city, I went there to have a look. I didn't get too convinced, and moved back after a short glimpse.
Maybe I did wrong. Reading about it, afterwards, I got the idea that it should deserve a few more minutes and a more detailed look.
Maybe next time!