This summer we decided to take on Canada. Our friends so close to us. Living in Western NY, Hugo and I think its silly that we don’t visit Niagara Falls more often. It’s an hour and a half drive. So we packed up the boys (minus Max – he was working and couldn’t take off).
What an adventure it was! I have been to Niagara Falls several times growing up but this is the first time we took the “Journey behind the Falls.” Such a “must-do”. We decided to go at night (recommended by the ticket sellers – also more money – probably why they highly recommended it). You get on an elevator that lets out at a tunnel. You then proceed to a cave where you are behind the raging falls of the horseshoe! Just the sound of it alone made me a little nervous and awestruck! We then headed over to the platform where we watched the light show and fireworks while getting soaked (ponchos do not help). We were standing right next to the falls. Soooooo cool! Please take the time to do it . . . it’s worth it. Also in Niagara Falls we did a few of the cheesy museums (always full of laughs) and headed to the Butterfly Conservatory. Another must do – so many beautiful species of butterflies. It was amazing! Corey especially loved it as he was like a magnet to the butterflies. They seemed to love him too.
Next stop, Toronto. Such a busy city filled with young adults. We enjoyed the culture a bit and explored the Eaton Centre (Brandon’s favorite – as we bought him some back to school clothes) before heading to the CN Tower. So awesome to go up to the top and look down to the streets. WOW! Afterwards we headed to the Ripley’s Aquarium. Such a fun experience. We were amazed at all the different marine life. I especially loved watching the jelly fish.
On our way back home we stopped off at Niagara-On-The-Lake. So cute, quaint, welcoming! I loved it and am looking for an opportunity to go back with Hugo for a long romantic weekend. Full of shops to peruse! Just my style.
We spent a night in Niagara Falls and two nights in Toronto. We had enough time to do all of the things on our list. I think overall, Niagara Falls was everyone’s favorite because of the energy and excitement surrounding it! Looking forward to going back!