A visit to Toronto would be incomplete for me without visiting Niagara Falls. I’ve been 3 times now and I’m still not tired of the view. Having done both sides of the falls, I’d highly recommend the Canadian side. The views are far superior and there seems to be more going on in terms of shops/restaurants and amenities. The Canadian part of the falls is the utterly fantastic horseshoe shape, that carries nine more tonnes than it’s American counter-part.
This time we went for the full sha-bang and went on the Hornblower. If you’ve read anything about the falls you’ll have heard of the Maid of the Mist. Who journeys into the falls every 15 minutes or so for a escapade of soaking-fun. The Hornblower, is the Canadian alternative- but very much the same concept. I think the only difference is the colour of your anorak. Which if you’re on the American side, it’s blue, the Canadian, red. The attraction usually has a queue so prepare with water and snacks. It took us about 45 minutes to get to the boat when we were told it’d be 2 hours. Not bad considering the large amount of people lined up.
Wear something lightweight, you’ll get soaked. I wore my black maxi dress paired with this Evans Clothing Kimono*. I tied up my maxi under my anorak to keep it dry during the trip and was ever so grateful for wearing sandals. The kimono gave me the much needed shelter from the sun without making me all disgusting types of sweaty. This kimono is actually out of stock now but they do have similar alternatives here.
Have you ever been to Niagara Falls? What was your favourite part?