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    There’s more to Niagara than just the Falls

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    From Canada.com:

    In the morning you’re on a catamaran a few feet from the base of the world’s best-known waterfall, with green water the colour of a Chinese vase thundering down from above and enveloping you in a mad, swirling mist. At lunch you’re sipping Cabernet Sauvignon in a posh dining room overlooking ripening vineyards.

    Later in the day you catch an intense production of Dracula at the world-renowned Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, then stop at the craft brewery in town before finishing things off with dinner.

    I’ve probably been to Niagara Falls a dozen times now, and I seem to discover a different version each time.

    Niagara Falls is lovely in the off-season

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    From Canada.com:

    We were looking for a winter trip that would feel like a touristy getaway without having to fly. We had visited Niagara Falls in the summer five years ago and enjoyed its quirky allure, a fun-spirited mix combining nature’s grandeur, blocks of tourism kitsch and legions of lovestruck couples and happy families from the world over.

    We heard it was especially beautiful in winter, with the falls’ mist blanketing all in a sheath of icy whiteness, and a less-crowded time at a spot that draws close to 25 million visitors a year. Only 90 minutes from Toronto, we decided to try it out again with our boys, age 8 and 10.

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