Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Niagara Falls- Ontario, Canada

The "American Falls"(left) and the "Bridal Veil Falls" (right) taken from Ontario, Canada side

The Horseshoe Falls (taken from Canada Side)

American Falls

Another view of Horseshoe Falls with the Maid of the Mist Boat Tour

Another shot

Another view of American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls

Taken from the park just right across the view of the Niagara Falls

Hard Rock Cafe Ontario, Canada with the view of Skylon Tower

The view of Skylon Tower

Hershey's Store

Niagara Falls is the collective name for the 3 waterfalls: "Horseshoe Falls (The name is derived from its horseshoe shaped), the adjacent "American Falls" and the small "Bridal Veil Falls" (both are within the US border). Much of Horseshoe Falls is located on Ontario, Canada and that's why it's also called Canadian Falls.

The Bridal Veil Falls is named for its appearance and is located next to American Falls separated by a small piece of land called Luna Island (see my first photo above).


July 16, 2011- This was the last day of our trip in Canada before driving back to Ohio. We didn't have enough time to explore Niagara Falls in Canada but there lots of things to explore around the area than in New York. My brother-in-law (my husband's brother) and his kids went with us to the falls and we spent only a couple of hours before we parted ways. We parked in the Skylon Tower's parking lot but we didn't have the chance to go up to the tower to see the view (weird huh?!).

That day was a nice and clear than the day we first saw the falls in New York side. It was a perfect timing to take pictures although we got sunburned from the intense heat of the sun.

The view of Niagara Falls in Canada for me is better than New York, although the American side view is much closer to the falls...... so I guess it's better to see both ;-) like we did hehehe.

If you want to compare the views, here's my previous post on Niagara Falls in New York, USA...click here.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Niagara Falls, New York

American Falls

American Falls

Another view of American Falls

American Falls overlooking Canada side

Double rainbow and the Maid of the Mist Boat Tour

Horseshoe Falls

Maid of the Mist Boat Tour

Overlooking the people below from Cave of the Wind (I'm not sure if this falls is the Bridal Veil Falls)

Another view of the Horseshoe Falls

The Map


Another Map ;-)


Niagara Falls- is the collective name for the 3 waterfalls: "Horseshoe Falls" (The name is derived from its curving, horseshoe-shaped crest), the adjacent "American Falls" (which is within the US border) and the small "Bridal Veil Falls" which when combined form the highest flow rate of any waterfalls in the world. Horseshoe Falls is the most powerful waterfalls in North America. Much of Horseshoe Falls is located in Ontario, Canada, that's why it's also known as Canadian Falls. Niagara Falls is the border between Ontario, Canada and New York, USA.


The photos above were taken 4 months ago, I'm far behind posting my travel blog when we went to Ontario, Canada hehehe. And it's a week of adventure so I'm trying to catch up now (I hope I can hehehe).

July 10, 2011 (Sunday)- After a week from our travel to Las Vegas, we went to Toronto, Canada to visit my brother-in-law and his family who lives in Mississauga, Ontario Canada. It's been 10 years since we last saw him. It was still summer then and we expected the fare would be soaring high and yes, it was high especially we didn't plan this travel ahead of time, it was just 3 weeks before the flight when we bought the tickets. We opted to fly to Cleveland, Ohio than flying straight to Toronto, Canada since it's a lot cheaper and at the same time we could see other scenic views along the way to Canada. So from Ohio, we rented a car and drove up to Canada, and our first stop was in Niagara Falls, New York. It took us 5 hours to Niagara Falls. Initially, our plan was to leave Saturday morning but then we were 10 minutes late when we arrived at the airport check-in counter hehehe. They changed our flight to Saturday evening, at 11pm and fortunate that the airlines waived our fees, we didn't get to pay any fees when they changed our flight. We arrived in Ohio Sunday morning already and we just slept during our 5 hour-trip. Our itinerary got messed up due to our late trip, we're supposed to stop in downtown Ohio and drive around that area but instead we drove straight to New York.

When we were in Niagara Falls, we didn't try to go to any boat tours since we had limited time and besides I don't want my camera to get soak and wet from the falls hehehe. When I saw the mist I have thought I won't get nice views from the boat hehehe and I was right. We spent 2 hours at Niagara Falls State Park and then we headed straight to Mississauga to attend my brother-in-law's son's birthday, it was tiring and a long walk but we had fun.

For my pictures, too bad I forgot to bring my tripod and I was so disappointed with my settings, I could not figure out to adjust mt speed settings hehehe I think I have to learn more on my camera settings I was too lazy to do that before the trip.

On my next post, is Niagara Falls, the Canada Side( better views).