NIAGRA FALLS, ONTARIO CANADA

We went to Niagra Falls, Ont. with our grandson and stayed at the Hilton hotel.  The Hilton was disappointing. Concierges were brusque and could have been more helpful. We reserved a “falls view room” but upon examining it, there was not much of a view and since we could not smoke in the room, we opted for a “city view” room. Staying in the center of the tourist area, prices were quite high. We could have had a European vacation for about the same price. I would recommend staying farther out and taking the bus ($7.50 for 24 hours unlimited rides or $11.00 for 48 hours).

I would recommend the extra $ for the tour – avoided lines for tickets that had a 3 hour wait.

SIGHTS
Grandson loved the falls – “Best vacation ever” was his comment after taking the boat to Horseshoe Falls. I recommend the boat ride.

Falls

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American Falls on left and Horseshoe Falls on right  with tour boat in left foreground.

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Boat ride to the falls

Maid of the Mist

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Walk under the falls

Walk under the falls was – under whelming on the Canadian side – looked better across the river on the US side.

American side

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Canadian walk through tunnel to edge of falls,

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Tower View

Tower had some great views and ticket allowed return next day.

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Butterfly Conservatory

Butterfly Conservatory was a few miles away but very enjoyable – Travel was economical via bus pass.

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Waiting for the bus back.

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View from in front of the Hilton

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