The Best and Wettest Way to Experience the Falls!
Take a ride on the Maid Of the Mist! This tourist attraction has been around for years! This boat which takes you right up to the falls leaves every 30 minutes from either the Canadian side or the American side. They will give you a disposable blue raincoat,but it really does't help much at all! You will get wet no matter what....but this is all part of the fun!
Admission is $10.50 US.Times of operation vary as to the time of year. The boats do not run in the winter.
It leaves from Queen Victoria Park on the Canadian side and Prospect Point park onthe American side.
Telephone 905-358-5781 Getting soaked! Everytime! Stand towards the front of the boat and you will really get the brunt of it! :-)
TRIPOD and TELELENS
If you want to get great shots, you need a tripod, so you won't be so silly as me who was too lazy to one on my walk to Falls and took all pictures leaning on hand-rails. Unfortunately, tele lens was not in my photo kit yet :-(((
Each night of the year, the Falls are Illuminated with pastel lights ... on a clear night this is a truly awesome experience to view! Times throughout the year vary, so check the website for accurate time scheduling. Just shortly after sunset is a pretty good time to show up .. the closer to the falls is not necessarily the best view ... but at least get close enough to feel the mist! While this may not thrill everyone, and many are more interested in the nearby casinos, but allow yourself to be "wow'ed" by this beauty as seen in just another "light" (just a little humor there) As you are ... nothing special unless you wear glasses, they I suggest bringing a cloth to wipe off any mist.
Food With a View!
Ok, this is easy! The greatest experience to be had from this well-appointed restaurant, sitting above the breathtaking Niagara Falls, next to solid glass, looking out upon the cascading Falls and the people drinking in the view, was that the food was very good! :-) Though very hungry as it was well into the afternoon, I tried to use some discretion, knowing that some VT feasts awaited me at the end of the week!
The Table Rock Restaurant was clean, the service was good, and I imagine would be a lovely place for a romantic dinner while The Falls are illuminated at night. I must try that the next time I'm here, and I DO hope there will be a next time! The prices are a bit much but the food was good and who could complain because of the view? Not me! After all, it's only money! I can't describe and do not have a menu to share with you, but I can say that the food was very good! Min had an appetizer of Smoked Salmon while I had a Greek Salad and a bowl of Clam Chowder. She enjoyed her food, and I certainly enjoyed mine! The combination of my selections were a perfect mix for hot & cold, sweet & sour in the proper perspectives! The salad was fresh, crisp, cold, and big! The mixture of fresh lettuce & greeneries, cucumbers, onions, olives, feta cheese, and dressing awakened my senses! The warm richness of the clam chowder was a terrific balance without being too heavy or filling! I made good choices this day and really enjoyed the food and the ambiance!
Eat right next to animals(okay so they're fake)!
This is a really cool restaurant if you have children, there is just so much going on that will keep them occupied. The food is pretty good too. We always start off with Rain Forest Pita Quesadillas. We always start off with Rain Forest Pita Quesadillas. They're loaded with chickens, peppers, onions, and cheese. For the main course I like the Big Islander Caesar Salad.