Now on to part three which will cover all we saw and did while on the Canadian side of the falls. WARNING: It may take a while to load all the pictures and videos.
I said last time that the Canadian side is as different from the USA side as night and day. The main reason is that the Canadian side is totally commercial with some nice walking trails mixed in.
In Canada the view encompasses all of the falls. There is a 1.25 mile walkway between the Rainbow Bridge where you cross into Canada and the end where the Horseshoe Falls are located. The photos below are in the order as we saw them. First are photos of us getting to Canada from the US walking over the Rainbow Bridge.
Remember all photos are clickable so you can see them larger.
Finally we’re in Canada. This is our first time in Canada ever! This next part will show you how commercialized this side is. Shopping everywhere, place after place wanting your attention and your money. I’m not knocking it, it was cool, just very different than the US side.
Finally we entered the park like area and started walking down the path along the Niagara Gorge where we could see the falls the best.
And the photos that you’ve probably been waiting for are here! This is the first look of what the falls look like from the Canadian side.
We were able to get right next to and on top of the falls. This to me was one of the most amazing experiences. In the pictures below you can see the very edge of the falls with the water flowing over it.
Since you’ve seen the falls over and over and over in the photos I don’t think you need me to explain what these videos are showing. There are several and each time I went through them I determined they all need to be shared so here they are!
After we walked from one end to the other and back we heard from the Ashliman’s that they were in our area. Walking across the parkway we saw them! We walked up Clifton Hill (the area that is similar to Las Vegas) with them stopping for the children to play with the giant marble Roy previously played with. They took photos with the tall man I took a photo with earlier.
Roy, myself, Ron, Nichole, Trevor, Melanie and Holly had a great visit at Ruby Tuesdays. It was wonderful to see the children, now three years older, and their parents. They were so kind to us when we visited them in Decatur, Indiana three years ago and we’ve kept our connection through Facebook since then! Here’s Nichole, Holly and Melanie!
Here we all are after visiting!
Here’s a link to the two blog posts from back then.
After telling them goodbye we walked around a bit exploring some of the shops, especially the Hershey’s store!
Our time in Niagara last Monday was wonderful. We’ll be in the area until Sunday, July 24th so our plans are to rest for a while and then head back to see Goat’s Island which has a different view of the falls, a nearby city Niagara on the Lake, and maybe eat at the Top of the Falls. I guess you can tell if I could camp out long term at the falls I would!!
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