Thursday, June 1, 2023
Niagara Falls - Canada and USA
This past weekend we journeyed to Niagara Falls. The majority of the time we spent on the Canadian side of the falls; enjoying the rushing sounds of the never ending cascading waters, the mist in the air, the crowds of visitors, and the overall beauty of this wondrous and majestic natural site. It is listed as one of the seven natural wonders of North America.
Our exploration of the falls took us underground as we traversed several tunnels as we explored the 'Journey Behind the Falls'.
This was on the White Water Walk, on the Canadian side glancing over to the United States. An easy fifteen minute walk along the rapids was calming and relaxing.
After the White Water Walk, we found our way to the Whirlpool Aero Car that shuttled us out over the falls for a glimpse of the whirlpool. We explored the falls every way imaginable! And on our last day, we headed to the America side to see the beauty from a different angle.
It was our unanimous decision that we preferred the American side for several reasons. We loved the abundant natural green space to explore. The lands were maintained in their natural form rather than being overdeveloped. Although there were a lot of tourists, they were spread out so it didn't feel so crowded. The touristy aspect of the falls was not 'in your face' on the American side. In addition, although the panoramic views are spectacular on the Canadian side, the American side offers the opportunity to be up close and personal beside the waters, and offers a 'rush' that you don't feel when standing in Ontario.