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Niagara Falls

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Niagara Falls is only 1.5 hours from Toronto, 30 minutes from Buffalo and 7 hours from New York City. The falls separate the US and Canada, are over 180 ft tall, span over 3,000 feet and drop over 45 million gallons of water per minute. Try your luck with a barrel if you dare - just kidding! Niagara Falls is somewhat touristy but if you stick to the natural/free sites, you will have a great time.

Getting There

By Car
Niagara Falls is 1.5 hours from Toronto and 30 minutes from Buffalo in New York State.

Tours
Moose Travel Network day trip ($54Cn, 416-504-7514) or part of their multi-day Mohawk or Beaver Fever trips.

Coach
The Greyhound Canada coach station is located at  4555 Erie Avenue (905-357-2133).

Rail
The Via Rail station is located at 4267 Bridge Street and Amtrak at 27th Street and Lockport Road.

Things to See & Do

Free/Cheap
Falls viewing from either the US or Canadian sides is free with the falls flowing year-round; Niagara Falls Botanical Gardens (2565 Niagara Parkway); over 50 wineries in the region ranging from large estates to small, family run operations including the Niagara-on-the-Lake wineries just 15 minutes north of the Falls (try the region's famous ice wines); Dufferin Island Nature Area, 10 acres of  secluded park with several small islands connected by small bridges and footpaths.

Must See & Do
the Falls; Maid of the Mist cruise to base of falls ($14Cn); Skylon Tower ($10.95US); Journey Behind the Falls ($12Cn); Whirlpool Aero Car ($11Cn).


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