My friend and I made a recent trip to Niagara Falls, it was the first time
for both of us. When looking for accomadations on-line, I had trouble finding any that were well-rated on the U.S. side, so booked a hotel in Canada. After a longish drive from Vermont, we were more than ready to arrive.
As we approached the Rainbow Bridge into
Canada, I understood why I couldn't find a decent hotel on the American side.
What a disgrace and embarrassment Niagara, NY was! The town was littered
with abandoned buildings, crisscrossed by power lines everywhere, and basically
looked like a slum!
After a short border stop, we drove into Canada. What an
incredible difference, it was like going from hell to heaven! Every building
and street looked clean and new. The historical buildings were beautifully
maintained and landscaped. Flowers lined the gorgeous walkways along the Falls,
and throughout the town. There was so much to do, we didn't have time to do
a tenth of it.
Our hotel room looked out over the falls, the view of both the
American and Canadian Falls was breathtaking, I would walk by the window to
get the TV clicker and was repeatedly stopped dead by the view, deciding I
didn't need TV after all. Rainbows appeared in the afternoon, light shows at
night, sun coming up through the mist in the morning, I felt like I was in dream!
A new casino has just been built and another 57 story hotel/casino was
quickly going up. Although some restaurant prices were outrageous, most were not.
I can't wait to go back. Perhaps this winter (if we can make it through the
snow) to see the ice bridge! I would recommend a trip to Niagara, Canada to
anyone - just be sure not to stay on the American side.
Note: For more photos and next trip visit:
Canadian Niagara - 2005
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