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…. an engineer, singer and photographer living in Scotland

Niagara Falls by Night and Day – 17/18 September 2015

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Any visit to southern Ontario is incomplete without a visit to Niagara Falls.

As we had based ourselves in Niagara-on-the-Lake, we decided that an evening visit to The Falls was in order. In the evening, the roads were quieter, so we decided to take the car, and parked close to the Horseshoe (Canadian) Falls.

At night, the falls are floodlit.

Floodlit Niagara Falls

Floodlit Niagara Falls
17 September 2015

The most spectacular views are of the Horseshoe Falls. The closest point to the falls on the Canadian side is at Table Rock.

Table Rock plaque

Table Rock plaque
17 September 2015

The following day, we returned to Table Rock. Unlike our evening visit, during the day we parked at the Butterfly Conservatory and took the WEGO transport to The Falls.

Daytime view of the Horseshoe Falls from Table Rock

Daytime view of the Horseshoe Falls from Table Rock
18 September 2015

After lunch at Table Rock, we walked along Niagara Parkway towards the Rainbow Bridge. There are two boat companies that take visitors to the falls. The Maid of the Mist from the American Side, featuring blue disposable ponchos.

The Maid of the Mist

The Maid of the Mist
18 September 2015

The Maid of the Mist used to serve the Canadian side as well, however it is now served by Hornblower Cruises, featuring red ponchos.

Hornblower Niagara Cruises

Hornblower Niagara Cruises
18 September 2015

Further down we passed the American and Bridal Falls on the other side of the river.

American and Bridal Falls

American and Bridal Falls
18 September 2015

Having reached the Rainbow Bridge, we got back on the WEGO transport to the Niagara Whirlpool. This is where the river having passed through the rapids takes a sharp right angled bend and heads down towards the escarpment. A cable car, called the Spanish Aero Car takes visitors across the whirlpool.

Spanish Aero Car

Spanish Aero Car
18 September 2015

Author: Stewart

An instrumentation engineer who enjoys photography and singing. Working in the West of Scotland; a member of St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow and Southwark Cathedral; and a volunteer guard/signalman on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales.

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