From the HNBP blog (how now brownpau) which includes some photos:
We visited Toronto for a long weekend, with a day trip to Niagara Falls on the side. This was our first time to Toronto, my first time to Niagara, and Ezra’s first international trip and plane ride.
This is a continuation of my “Best of Access Niagara” series. This series looks back on popular posts, highly commented posts, my favourite places, etc.
I have to admit… I’m not much of a thrill seeker. I don’t mind a roller coaster every now and then, but I’m definitely not an adrenaline junkie. That’s why prior to my visit to Niagara Helicopters in the Fall of 2012, I was kind of afraid to go up. I wasn’t really worried about safety, but it was still kind of unnerving. My wife was even more afraid than I was, as she is afraid of heights.
Anyway, the 5 of us arranged to go up, and it was an amazing experience. My wife was still uncomfortable, and squeezed my thigh pretty tight as we were flying, but the rest of us loved it. It was a beautiful clear day, and so the view was tremendous. It seemed obvious to me at that point why people would spend the money on such a trip. It really was a memory that has stuck with me.
I won’t get into all of the details again, but you can read about our visit in the post I put up about our trip. It includes pictures as well as a video.
My trip to Niagara Helicopters in Fall 2012
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From the Welland Tribune:
Karl-Heinz Holzwarth was wrapping up his inaugural trip to Canada, and mining for future destination possibilities.
On Wednesday, he found gold at Niagara’s Ontario Travel Information Centre.
“My wife Rosa and I were in our car heading to Niagara Falls, took the wrong road, and I saw this visitor centre on York Rd.,” said Holzwarth who was inside the raucous facility as it celebrated “tourism week” in Ontario.
“We came in, we suddenly saw all these people,” said the visitor from Munich, Germany.
The Holzwarth couple was greeted by a sea of area tourism stakeholders — from hoteliers to adventure tours and wineries. All were providing one-stop shopping for visitors, in displays set up in and around the Niagara-on-the-Lake centre.
From the Oneida Daily Dispatch:
On Sunday, I had company in from New Orleans and they wanted to take a trip to Niagara Falls.
They had never been there, and I hadn’t visited since I was 12 years old.
I had forgotten how long that drive is, past Buffalo.
But, it was a fun trip nonetheless.
From the News-Herald (in northern Ohio):
My oldest son, Nate, was dancing around his seat even before the dolphin, walrus and sea lion show officially began at the outdoor Marineland stadium.
His enthusiasm paid off.
The emcee chose 9-year-old Nate from the packed crowd and invited him on stage in the middle of the show to feed and pet the bottlenose dolphins.
Marineland was our first stop and one of the highlights of our family’s four-day, early June trip to Niagara Falls, Canada.
Someone with a Blogger blog posted about a recent trip to Niagara Falls (including a couple of pictures)
We decided to take the kids and Uncle Rick
to the falls on a rainy Saturday.
Unfortunately, the kids found them to be
a bit of a yawn and Graydon’s foot “hurt”.
Miraculously, Graydon’s foot-ailment went into remission
when we arrived at the ultra-tacky Clifton Hill.
Sounds a bit like one of my sons 🙂
When Falls the Coliseum (“a journal of American culture[or lack thereof]) has some information on planning a trip to Niagara Falls (including the person’s own itinerary):
We recently took a summer family vacation to Canada. Did you know it’s a different country? It is! You even need passports. We had a great time in Toronto and Niagara Falls, so I’m giving our readers the full itinerary with brief comments about each item. That should make planning your next summer vacation easier (unless you don’t want to go to Canada, in which case it might make your planning more difficult).