Weekend Getaways near Niagara-on-the-lake

Niagara Falls & Why You Might Have Heard This Name!

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Toronto: So much to see

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Niagara Falls in Less Than 24 Hours

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Rachel Patterson
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Bonjour Canada - Exploring Ontario

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This Is How You Can Enjoy Niagara Falls In The Best Way Possible

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Visit the most underrated place on Earth - Lake Louise, Canada

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Niagara Falls
6650 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G
Old Fort Niagara
2 Scott Avenue, Youngstown, NY 14174-016
Cave of the Winds
Goat Island, Niagara Falls, NY 1430
Maid of the Mist
Niagara Reservation State Park at Prospect Point, Niagara Falls, NY 1430


Toronto
Toronto DowntownA compact downtown that can be easily covered walking has a range of things to do. It is highly recommended to take the Toronto City Pass that gives access to 5 attractions and can be used leisurely over 10 days. Ripley's aquarium, CN Tower,Rogers Stadium, Air Canada center are very close to each other and easily accessible from Union Station. Royal Ontario museum and Casa Loma can be visited together however the latter can be given a skip.Eaton center is a decent shopping mall, St Lawrence is a lively food market, and Distillery District is a unique experience of Art n Beer!Toronto has a great nightlife with a range of pubs, bars and discotheque and the city comes to life at night.

About Niagara-on-the-Lake

After reaching Niagara-on-the-lake we made our stop at the Konzelmann Estate Winery, where we did a guided tour of the estate and winery while learning about the history of the family, taking in the beautiful view of the vineyard. We finished the tour off with a structured tasting of four of their famous wines, including an ice wine, which is unique to this part of the word. We reached Niagara falls late afternoon that day and checked in to our bed & breakfast. Evening we went for a stroll to the falls to get our first glimpse.For the next day, we had booked tour with See sight tours, local tour operator. Our excursion started early, with our driver and tour guide for the day, John, picking us up at our B&B at 8:30 am sharp. We then went on to pickup another family of 4, before starting off the day with a ride up the Skylon tower. The Skylon Tower is one of the top attractions in Niagara Falls and a must for those who want to see a bird's eye view of the City and the surrounding area. The glass elevator ride up takes you to an 360 degree observatory where you can get some of the best views of the falls, and on a clear day, as it was when we visited, we could see far as the Toronto & Buffalo skylines on either side of the falls. Our next stop was the bride/dam above the falls. It was built both by Canadians and Americans in 1954 for two reasons. It was built to hold back some of the water going over the Canadian Falls and force more water from the upper river to the American Rapids and over the American Falls and also to divert water from the upper river into intakes for Canadian and American power plants.After this we were driven to the visitors area which underneath which is the entrance to the Journey behind the falls. This offers an unique view of the Falls from below and behind. Visitors descend 150 ft. by elevator, where a short tunnel (150 ft.) gives access to two outdoor observation decks and two portals located directly behind the Falls. Elevators descend 150 feet through bedrock to tunnels that lead and to the Cataract Portal and the Great Falls Portal which is one third of the way behind the massive sheet of water. Then you walk on to the Upper and Lower Observation Decks at the very foot of the Falls.Our next attraction was the Hornblower cruise. This cruise takes you as close as possible to the thundering roar, awesome power and amazing mist of the mighty Falls! We rounded off the trip with a visit to the Floral clock and buttery conservatory in the Niagara falls park area. Next day, we drove back to Toronto to spend the rest of our week, but not before driving past the amazing Niagara falls for one last time. While in Toronto, we did an evening cruise of the harbor and a trip up the CN tower, where you can some awesome 360 degree views of the city from a bird's eye perspective.This brought to an end an excellent week in the Ontario region of Canada, and I hope we get to explore some of the other parts of this amazing and vast country in the coming years.What businesses did we use? Flight: Air Canada Car Rental: Thrifty at YYZ airport ($230 CAD) Niagara Falls Tours: See Sight tours Niagara B&B: Spring Manor Toronto: Airbnb

Best Time To Visit Niagara-on-the-Lake

Best time to visit Niagara-on-the-Lake is February and from April to June
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