The first time I saw Niagara Falls was in 1964 at the age of 9. Who knew that years later, I would be living a short 45 minute drive away? (On the Canadian side.)
Niagara Falls, one of this world’s natural wonders, straddles the border between the province of Ontario, Canada, and the state of New York, U.S.A.
In the early 20th century, it became known as “The Honeymoon Capital of the World” – mostly a cliche’ nowadays – and yes, we spent our honeymoon there, less than an hour away from home. This turned out to be a fortunate choice, when I forgot to pack birth control pills and we drove back to get them. Hubby was fairly new to Canada, having arrived from Italy in the fall of 1970 and had never been there. Plus, we couldn’t afford to fly anywhere exotic.
Over the years, Niagara Falls became our “playground” and we celebrated many happy occasions there. The Falls themselves are the main attraction of course, but there’s also fine dining, shopping, two Casinos, Marineland, a three-acre waterpark, “Maid of the Mist” boat ride behind the Falls and a funky area called Clifton Hill, full of fun attractions, museums and night clubs.
The annual winter “Festival of Lights” is a spectacular sight, which I captured in photos and made a video from. Enjoy!
Want to see The Falls in live action? This video captures them well:
Have you ever been to Niagara Falls? If not, would you like to go?
Looking forward to your comments!