Last weekend my flatmates and I travelled to Niagara falls on a trip organised by the University International Exchange Student Centre (IESC); it was high on my list of things I wanted to do whilst in Canada so I’m very pleased we went!
Even though we happened to go on the cloudiest day I’ve seen since being in Canada, we had a fab time! En route to the main attraction, we visited Niagara-on-the-Lake, a cute little town about 15 minutes away, there were lots of pretty flowers, fudge shops and gift shops: a tourist’s paradise.
On arrival we hopped straight on the Hornblower Cruise, to get up close and go right under the falls, we got a bit wet to say the least!
I learned there are actually three falls that make up Niagara: American falls, Bridal Veil falls and the biggest and best, Canadian falls, otherwise known as the Horseshoe falls. After we had truly appreciated them from the close proximity of the cruise, we visited the Hard Rock Cafe.
The Hard Rock Cafe was exciting, loads of great memorabilia including Michael Jackson’s shirt shown below, a HUGE plate of nachos, and a shot at lunchtime just so I could keep the glass!
Aside from the falls, Niagara is basically a theme park with endless amusements, arcades, spooky houses, sweet shops and the International House of Pancakes (IHOP).