It was already past 3pm when we left Iniskillin Winery for our final stop, the Niagara Falls. Apart from the cold weather, It was already raining when we boarded the bus heading to the Falls. We hardly see any of the scenic places from our window due to the heavy rain fall but thanks to our tour guide who kept on describing each spot we are passing trough.
Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls
This was my first time to visit the falls and even though it rained, I was still looking forward to experience the Falls up close in all its splendor. Be it from the view deck of the Falls or from behind them, I wanted to feel the spray on my face and hear the distinct sound of the Falls. And I got the opportunity to do just that!
Journey Behind the Falls Entrance
We were all wet when we entered the tourist registration area to get a pass for the exhilarating journey behind the Falls tour. After our tickets were collected, we were each given a biodegradable rain ponchos to protect ourselves from the mist. We walked inside the tunnel till we reached the upper observation deck.
Niagara Falls View Deck in Ontario
Watching all that water go down into a mass of white mist looks like a simple task but is quite hypnotic for me. It is definitely one of the most thrilling places I’ve been and although it was already late afternoon when we had our tour, I must say that the breathtaking view of the humongous Falls left me in awe.
Niagara Falls View Deck
A variety of experiences are offered at the Niagara Falls for those with adventure in their hearts. A breathtaking boat-ride in the Maid of the Mist to the foot of the Falls, an exhilarating journey behind the Falls, walking on the edge of the Niagara white waters or the beautiful illumination of the Falls at night, all these activities will complete my Niagara Falls experience.
Niagara Falls in Canada
A peek behind the Falls
Descending to the tunnels to reach the observation decks located behind the Falls was an adventure in itself with the thunderous roaring of the Falls all around us. This particular sojourn took us only 30 to 45 minutes. Standing in the mist caused by the Horseshoe Falls, falling from around 13 storeys high left me dumbstruck.
Niagara Falls 2012 visit
I also witnessed almost one-fifth of the world’s freshwater come tumbling down into the basin below the Falls. I felt as though I had peeked into the heart of Niagara Falls.
Be it experiencing the Falls up close or seeing the magnificent views that left me awestruck or even taking souvenir photos at the view deck, my Niagara Falls (Canada) experience is forever etched in my memory. Niagara Falls is a natural wonder that everyone should see and experience at least once in their lives. I would love to go back there during summer to complete all the activities that were not offered during our visit.
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