So, what do Canadians have to be proud of, eh?
2. Crispy Crunch, Coffee Crisp
3. The size of our footballs fields and one less down
4. Baseball is Canadian
5. Lacrosse is Canadian
6. Hockey is Canadian
7. Basketball is Canadian
8. Apple pie is Canadian
9. Mr. Dress-up kicks Mr. Rogers
10. Tim Hortons kicks Dunkin' Donuts
11. In the war of 1812, started by America, Canadians pushed the Americans back... past their 'White House'. Then we burned it... and most of Washington, under the command of George Cockburn who was insane and hammered all the time. We got bored because they ran away, so we came home and partied... Go figure…
12. Canada has the largest French population that never surrendered to Germany.
13. We have the largest English population that never ever surrendered or withdrew during any war to anyone. Anywhere. EVER.
14. Our civil war was fought in a bar and it lasted a little over an hour.
15. The only person who was arrested in our civil war was an American mercenary, who slept in and missed the whole thing... but showed up just in time to get caught.
16. We knew plaid was cool far before Seattle caught on.
17. The Hudsons Bay Company once owned over 10% of the earth's surface and is still around as the worlds oldest company.
18. The average dog sled team can kill and devour a full grown human in under 3 minutes.
19. We still know what to do with all the parts of a buffalo.
20. We invented ski-doos, jet-skis, velcro, zippers, insulin, penicillin, zambonis, the telephone and short wave radios that save countless lives each year.
21. We ALL have frozen our tongues to something metal and lived to tell about it.
22. A Canadian invented Superman.
23. We have coloured money.
24. Our beer advertisements kick.
BUT MOST IMPORTANT!
25. The handles on our beer cases are big enough to fit your hands with mitts on. OOOoohhhhh Canada!
26. And we don't bomb our allies.
27. oh yeah... our elections only take one day.
You can buy this pass online at www.niagaraparks.com
Your pass includes:
Butterfly Conservatory - Over 2000 free flying butterflies in a lush, rain forest setting.
Whirlpool Aero Car - Ride above the world's most beautiful natural setting.
White Water Walk - Walk beside Niagara Falls.
Maid of the Misdt - Get soaked at the bottom of Niagara Falls
Journey Behind The Falls - travel though tunnels and feel the thunder of Niagara Falls
Also: All day thransportation on the People Mover and Incline Railway.
Adult Pass $37.95 pl tx. Child $23.95 pl tx.
Children under 5 free
Pass valid May-October
It's a great deal seeing as The Maid is $14.00. I just did it the other day. Can I say AMAZING!
Check out the IMax Theatre if you have a rainy day during your stay up here. Catch a the DareDevil Gallery, the National Geographic Store, and watch the IMax film and hold on to your seat for some fun. See the DareDevils and death defying stunts that have taken place over the years.
Fax: (905) 358-3613
Favorite thing: Remember if you are American the speed limits are in KMH not MPH so watch your speed, I don't think you want to get pulled over for speeding in an other country now do you? If you are traveling up the Niagara Parkway on the Canadian side it is a slow boat to China at 40 to 60 KMH but it really only takes about 15 or 20 minutes depending on traffic to get to Lake Ontario from Ranbow Bridge. The views are so nice you really don't mind going slow so you can take it all in and you may find yourself going even slower and stopping at the beautiful parks along the way and pull offs to take in the views.
Favorite thing: Do you currency exchange as you just go over the bridge, here you know you will get the proper exchange. You will have no problem using US currency in Canada but when you go to the casino you may have a little bit of a problem. But if you are from the USA DO NOT TAKE ANY CANADIAN MONEY HOME, you bank will change you to change your money, my bank wanted to charge me $35.00 for $30.00 Canadian. So now I have another souvener.
Favorite thing: Check out Table Rock House, it is a visitor center with a food court, shopping and tours. Located in front of the Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian Side and across from the parking lot. Plenty to do around this area, this is also where you go for the Journey Behind the Falls tours on the Canadian. So stop in for more information and a bite to eat.
Favorite thing: There is always mist comming from Niagara Falls, especially right in the crook of the Horseshoe Falls. In the winter watch for black ice, it's very dangerous and extremely slippery. You may think the road is just wet, but it could be a patch of black ice. Just driver beware, there are plenty of road signs telling you just that. In the remaining months it's just really wet. Bring a raincoat.
Favorite thing: Standing at the crest of these falls and being hypnotized by the water. The high mineral content makes the water a pretty shade of blue-green...an amazing sight. If not for the throngs of people, I could sit hit for hours and watch it!
Niagara Falls is an ideal vacation area and with some basic information, you can make your visit even more enjoyable. Since the Niagara Falls experience is a blend of the distinct flavours of both Canada and the USA. I will provide some information here for you.
Travel between Canada and the USA is quick and convenient by way of the Rainbow Bridge, central to Niagara Falls, along with Peace Bridge (Fort Erie) , the Whirlpool Rapids Bridge (Nexus pass only) and the Queenston/Lewiston Bridge. The toll is $3.50 Canadian funds and $3.00 US funds.
You can also walk across the bridge and enjoy spectacular views of the Falls and Niagara River.
When entering either country, the border crossing process is simple and friendly. Customs agents will request your place of birth, your destination and the expected length of your visit. Have your identification ready as the agents may ask you for certification of residency. It is wise to have a driver's licence , proof of citizenship such as birth certificate or passport readily available.
For more information: www.niagarafallsbridges.com
Update: A passport is needed to travel between Canada and the U.S.
Niagara Falls,along the Niagara Parkway is the site or route that I enjoyed most.Queen Victoria Park is beautiful.Originating in 1887,the park is illuminated at night and has seasonal floral displays.
Fondest memory: Getting up early Monday morning (5:30) and getting an early start on seeing the Falls before the crowds got there.I think we were there before the seagulls got there!!
My wife and daughter were not that enthusiastic about seeing the Falls that early.
Arctic beluga whales are one of the most popular members of Marineland's marine mammal family.
This gregarious whale can be up to 5m (16 ft) long, larger than all but the largest dolphins but smaller than most other toothed whales. Males are generally larger than the female - males can weigh 1.5 tons and females about one ton. Newly-born Beluga are about 1.5m long and weigh 80kg.
Fondest memory: Belugas are also very playful, friendly mammals, you can feed them here
Favorite thing: Yes, you can get married in Niagara Falls at one of many marriage chapels or have your honeymoon here. You can also swear allegiance to the Queen, her heirs, and the government of Canada - almost like a marriage. This is what Ilona did here - she became a Canadian Citizen on June the 4th 2010
The Rainbow Bridge is an international steel arch bridge across the Niagara River gorge.
The brige has interesting history.
It was built near the site of the earlier Honeymoon Bridge, which had collapsed on January 27, 1938. Construction began in May of 1940. The bridge was officially opened on November 01, 1941.
The deck of this bridge is 202 feet (61.5m) above the water and 950 feet (289.5m) in length.
Canadian side of the Rainbow Bridge features the Rainbow Tower, which houses a large carillon ( musical instrument usually housed in the bell towers of church towers) that sounds several times daily.
Rainbow Bridge provides a pedestrian walkway across the bridge.
The current fare for crossing is $.50 for pedestrians and bicyclists (each way).
$3.25 U.S. funds & $4.00 Canadian funds for autos (round trip). The coin machine collects the toll and accepts both Canadian and American coins.
There is no toll to pay when crossing into Canada
Fondest memory: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, during their 1939 Royal Tour of Canada, dedicated the site of the Rainbow Bridge; a monument was erected to commemorate this occasion (see photo)
You can see this optical and meteorological phenomenon on Niagara Fall during the whole day.
Sevenfold red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
Fondest memory: They say: The light is first refracted as it enters the surface of the raindrop, reflected off the back of the drop, and again refracted as it leaves the drop...
Does it really matter? it's just amazing!
May be that why in Greek mythology the rainbow was considered to be a path made by a messenger (Iris) between Earth and Heaven...
killer whales are actually friendly here.
Fondest memory: you'll have the rare opportunity to see, first-hand, just how affectionate, as well as incredibly intelligent, these beautiful friendly giants of the sea really are.
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