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Toronto and Niagara

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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.

7 Ways To Escape The Everyday In Niagara Falls

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From the Chicagoist:

Niagara Falls is the meeting point of the Canadian and American borders, where two countries collide in the form of a spectacular natural wonder. Almost as spectacular as the thundering water is the excitement, food, and adventure found on the Canadian side of the line.

A trip to Niagara Falls is more than a simple weekend getaway; it’s a way to escape the ordinary and discover Canada’s wild side at its finest. Experience the wonderment of the Falls while embarking on a culinary journey, take a thrilling zipline ride across the river, or simply stand on the Canadian side of the border and wave across the Falls at your American friends while enjoying that sweet, low Canadian dollar.

Best of Access Niagara – My visit to Niagara Helicopters

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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

Visit other pages from the “Best of Access Niagara” series:

Our family trip to Niagara Falls

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From News Day:

Last summer, two of my friends and I visited Niagara Falls for a couple of days. Our families each rented a room at the Hilton. After we checked into our rooms, we walked over to the falls and took some pictures and videos. We went to the gift shop there for a while and looked at some cool baked goods and T-shirts. Once we left, we went back to the main area to wait for the lights inside of the falls to come on. When the lights finally came on, we all got very excited and took more pictures.

Niagara tourism bonanza for first-time visitor

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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.

Niagara Falls gives family a chance to soak it all in

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From Deseret News:

For our family summer vacation this year, we decided a long plane trip wasn’t necessary. Perhaps I’d worn out my wife and kids on long-distance travel so we planned to just head north of the border and enjoy the sights of Ontario, Canada, specifically Niagara, for a change of pace.

We checked into the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel and immediately appreciated the spectacular view from our 11th-floor room situated directly across the Niagara River from the American Falls.

Niagara Falls always amazing

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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.

Vacationing in Ontario: Family trip to Niagara Falls proves all wet — in a good way (with video)

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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.

green tea and ice cream: niagara falls

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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 🙂

Planning a Toronto and Niagara Falls vacation — full itinerary

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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).

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