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Niagara-on-the-Lake

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  • Day193

    Eis und Weihnachtsstimmung zum Frühstück

    September 9, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    In diesem schicki-micki Touristenstädchen übernachteten wir auf einem ruhigen Parkplatz. Am Morgen streiften wir durch die Straßen. In einem Weihnachtsladen sammelten wir Vorfreude auf unser erstes stressfreies Fest seit wir zusammen sind (und kauften einen zuckersüßen Baumanhänger). Danach teilten wir uns zwei Kugeln Eis bei Cow‘s. Zum ersten Mal waren wir enttäuscht von der Größe des 🍦... sie haben es sogar gewogen! Unser Frühstück hat also nicht so lang satt gehalten wie erhofft 😤Read more

  • Day3

    Some Images of Niagara on the Lake

    March 4 in Canada ⋅ 🌙 1 °C

    Here are some images of the delightful Niagara on the Lake that I could not fit in the previous footprint.

  • Day5

    Day 5 - Niagara falls part 2!

    August 5, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Today we made a real effort to get up and check out early to beat the hoards.

    We managed to catch the first Hornblower sailing at 8.30am – what an incredible experience. The morning sun was shining, creating all kinds of rainbows around both the American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls. The closer the ferry got to the Horseshoe Falls the more of an adrenaline rush it became. Millions of gallons of water cascading over the falls right up close soaking anything and everything in its sight - what a rush!

    We took hundreds of photos, which I can’t post just yet as they are on the waterproof camera, but I will later on.

    Despite the silly red plastic capes we were soaked, but the warm sun soon dried us off as we strolled along towards the Table Rock Welcome Centre. The next attraction was called ‘Journey Behind the Falls’ which is basically just what it says - in the 1930s a series of tunnels were hewn out behind the Horseshoe Falls and today you can stand just a few feet away from the cascading water, but this time behind! The noise was deafening and despite the silly yellow plastic capes, we were soaked!

    The final attraction ‘Niagara’s fury’ is a 360 degree theatre where a 4D details the history of the falls and how they were created, at the same time as spraying you with artificial snow and more water - as you guessed it, despite the silly blue plastic capes, we were soaked!

    By the end of the third attraction we were shattered. All the adrenaline and exhilaration had taken its toll - not to mention the 10,446 steps on top of yesterday’s 18,648! Definitely time to slow the pace down a little!

    We made our way back to the car and headed out to Niagara on the Lake, a quaint town on the Niagara Peninsula. The Prince of Wales Hotel is a vintage hotel, complete with oil paintings, dark wooden panelling and chandeliers.

    We have yet to explore and will post more information tomorrow when we can find some energy! So far we have discovered the jacuzzi and the pool - that’s enough for now!
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  • Day6

    Day 6 - Niagara on the Lake

    August 6, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    The Prince of Wales Hotel in Niagara on the the Lake is such a contrast to the two previous modern-day hotels. Built in 1864 and recently refurbished, it retains much of its timeless charm and offers luxury accommodation to all who visit.

    This morning we woke late and started our day with a swim and jacuzzi in the spa pool. We then took a walk down to the lake and explored some of the residential areas of the town. It’s a perfect town with beautiful architecture, colourful plantings with boutique shops lining the main town - it almost appears to be too perfect and we tried hard to find a down-and-out or some litter, but we failed!

    We haven’t been so lucky with the weather today. The skies opened just after 11.30am and like true Brits we headed for the nearest shelter, a pub named the Olde Angel Inn, where we had a couple of hot toddies, followed by a bit of brunch while we waiting for the rain to stop. The pub was owned by a Liverpudlian gentleman who emigrated over her 32 years ago - we can understand the reasoning!

    After our impromptu lunch we decided to explore despite the weather. There are many excursions around Niagara Park and this afternoon we visited two. Firstly, Mackenzie Printery and Newspaper Museum, which scarily had many of the old printing machines that both David and I remember were still around when we first started out in print all those years ago, but although it made us feel very old, it was good to take a trip down memory lane.

    Afterwards we visited the butterfly conservatory - an incredible conservation site which is home to over 2000 butterflies. It’s a pretty interactive experience. As you walk into the conservatory, all the butterflies are flapping around and its like something from Avatar. There are hundreds of different varieties under one roof, all frantically flapping their beautiful, colour wings. It was such a treat and both of us spent well over an hour taking hundreds of pictures!

    This evening, after crashing in the room for a while, we went and had dinner in the bar of the hotel. Yet again, the bar was full of the atmosphere of yesteryear whilst retaining the level of service and comfort one expects from a modern-day hotel.

    Another lovely day where we managed to relax and be a bit more chilled than we have been on our first five days in Canada!
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  • Day283

    Niagara on the Lake

    November 3, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ☁️ 5 °C

    You know, when you visit a fort in Europe, you think of stone walls and a bastion. Here it was was just a powder magazine and earth mounds arranged in a star pattern. It worked though...

  • Day6

    A relaxing evening

    August 6, 2019 in Canada ⋅ 🌧 21 °C

    A few photos taken at dinner this evening, a very relaxing time on the eve of the next leg of our journey which is going to be around 160 miles tomorrow.

  • Day10

    Niagara on the lake

    October 8, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    On our way back to Toronto we dropped into the town of Niagara on the lake, a funny name for a place which is not actually anywhere near a lake!

    The town is very similar to what we saw in New England with its leafy street but was very busy as it's a popular place with the locals on a Sunday afternoon.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Niagara-on-the-Lake, نياجارا-أون-ذا-ليك, ניאגרה און דה לייק, ナイアガラオンザレイク, 나이아가라온더레이크, Ниагара-он-те-Лейк, Најагара на Језеру, Ніагара-он-да-Лейк, 滨湖尼亚加拉

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