Niagara Falls

So I only have a week in Canada but you can’t come to Canada and not see the Niagara Falls so I take a 2 night excursion from Toronto to go and see the world famous waterfall.

The sad thing is I looked at it and went is that it?. Terrible I know but having just come from Iceland and the likes of the Gullfoss waterfall sadly Niagara loses its wow factor. It is still impressive and still an amazing natural wonder but if you’re really into waterfalls Iceland is the place to go!

Unlike basically all other tourists I didn’t do the boat ride at the bottom cause I don’t really get the draw. I stood next to Niagara and experienced the spray up close from the top without needing to fork out a fortune to get drenched on a boat.

The odd thing about Niagara Falls as a town is the weird contrast. At the end of town where my hostel is based is a sleepy little suburb with little wooden houses with front porches. At the falls end its a poor mans Disneyland. Cheap nasty rip off arcades and tacky souvenir shops as far as the eye can see.

I think Niagara is still worth the visit and hopefully I’ll head back again to see the light show at night that I was simply too tired to hike to this time.


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