Although this was just posted recently, it is about a visit to Niagara Falls last winter.
… the highlight of our visit to Ontario was the trip to Niagara Falls, which is about 80 miles on Queen Elizabeth Way, or 90 minutes away.
The bus ride by City Sightseeing Toronto was comfortable and filled with places to see before and after the trip to Niagara Falls with friendly tourists from several countries.
But the anticipation of seeing the 180-foot Falls was all we could think about. Even the cold — about 15-20 degrees most days during our February trip – was not on our minds. We thought we were prepared for what we’d see, knowing the Falls area gets about 56 inches of snow a year and it doesn’t melt until spring.
Everything was white. Snow and ice covered everything we saw. The walkway from the bus parking lot to the lodge near the Falls was covered in snow, but it was not slippery. It’s well-tended and appears to be frequently salted or plowed.
The roar of the Falls is loud, with a tremendous amount of water flowing from Lake Ontario onto the Niagara River, but during the winter, portions of the Falls freeze, reducing the flow.
Here is an interesting article from Reed Construction Data about developments in the Niagara region:
For anyone who hasn’t visited Niagara Falls in a decade or so, the most astonishing initial sight is skyscrapers rising into the clouds to the east of the Queen Elizabeth Way.
The city has changed dramatically, with luxury high-rise hotels juxtaposed against the ground-hugging carnival attractions on Clifton Hill.
A trip to the region remains a delight for every age bracket.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
A group of Niagara residents have raised the caution flag over the proposed Fort Erie motor speedway project.
A grass-roots organization, known as CARS (Citizens Against Racing Speedway) warns the proposal will not be an economic windfall for the town, rather it will be its “worst nightmare.”
The town and the Regional Municipality of Niagara is currently looking at an application to build a NASCAR-style speedway on an 800 acre site near the Queen Elizabeth Way between Gilmore and Bowen Roads.
The auto racing complex proposal put forward by an investment group includes grandstand seating for up to 100,000 people, an oval track and road course and other developments including a research and development centre overseen by McMaster University.
CARS, which formed a few months ago after the town held a meeting to discuss the proposal, says the development would have a detrimental impact on the area.