Nicholas & Deidre Mace
Thu 23 Aug 2018 17:00
What an awesome day.
We dingyied upriver from our anchorage to the jetty at Queenstown on the Canadian side (as we are still cleared into Canada), and off loaded our E-Bicycles and tied the dinghy up.
Our views traveling upriver in the dinghy
Queenstown Jetty with GoFast Jet Boats and PaddleWheel Boat
The Canadian side have ‘Recreational Pathways”, the entire way from Niagra-on-the-Lake to beyond Niagra Fall, more than 20km. These tarred paths run on the edge of the river cliff face, with ample opportunity to stop anywhere, peer over the fence/wall and look down onto the Niagra River, Rapids, and Falls.
Typical path with wood fence on side overlooking the River
Canada US Bridge
Hairpin Bend in the Niagra River with Cable Car traversing the Rapids
Most tourists/travelers choose Charter Bus, the Wego Hop-on-Hop-off bus, or hire a vehicle. All of which have limited areas where they can stop. Also, it’s a little too far to walk, so bicycles are the way to go, and E-Bikes the best.
Cool Park along the Recreational Path
I was totally astounded at the sheer numbers of tourists, and majority where international, and I do not mean US. Loads of Japanese, Indian, Korean, German, Italian, and Poms. Literally thousands and thousands of people. But the Canadian infrastructure is fabulous, and you hardly notice all the people as there are so many good spots to look down/over to the Falls.
American HydroElectric Power Station
Canadian HydroElectric Power Station
Cool Moose outside Tourist Souvenir Shop
What can I say...
Helpful Location Maps
Idea of the numbers of Tourist next to HorseShoe Falls
Canadian HorseShoe Falls
Pano of Canadian HorseShoe Falls in the front with American Falls in the distance
Weir above Horseshoe Falls
Chill out time in the shade with refreshments