If I had to choose a single word to describe myself, it would be “Impulsive”. When I realized we could visit all the Toronto attractions AND the Niagara Falls during our short visit I said, “Lets do it!”
The most exciting thing about this adventure is that it wasn’t planned at all. You see, I was prepared to explore Toronto the entire weekend. I didn’t think we had enough time to visit the Niagara Falls!
AHH…What an experience! Here’s what to expect:
1.Two-Hour Bus Ride To The Niagara Falls!
Ok folks remember that you are in Canada! Locals are used to the cold, so expect the bus ride to be very cold. After all, it’s a two-hour drive from downtown Toronto.
If you partied the night before, this is the perfect opportunity to take a long nap and recover from last night festivities like I did haha
We were allowed to leave all of our stuff in the bus during our tour. So, bring everything you want: hotel pillow, sweaters, snacks, towel, electronics etc.
2.“Are We Skipping The Line?”
Tour Guide = Skip The Long Line! A LOT of people from all over the world visit the Niagara Falls during the summer.
We noticed everyone was very anxious to board the ferry. Once everyone started running, I realized they wanted to get a good spot to take pictures. So naturally, we had to run and push people as well. (Hey, if they push me I am going to push back. #Peace)
If you don’t run, you are probably going to end up in the middle of the crowd.
4.“Wait…Are We Going Into The Waterfall?!?”
The ferry gets really close to the falls. I am not going to lie, I got nervous. Just imagine how powerful and strong the waterfall is. Here’s when you get wet.
5.“I Don’t Think This Poncho Works”
The ponchos they gave us didn’t work. They sort of worked at the beginning when the ferry is approaching the falls, but once it gets very close to the waterfall we got soaked.
Protect your phone, camera and other electronic devices that might get damaged with water. If your electronic devices are not waterproof, be sure to bring a Ziploc.
If you REALLY want to stay dry, you can purchase a high-quality poncho before you board. But, is this really necessary?
6.“I Wish I Had A Towel…”
A towel is a must! It doesn’t have to be a big towel, but one that can dry your face, hands and arms is ideal.
Also… If your camera is waterproof, having towel makes it easier to dry the lens between shots. You don’t want your pictures ruined!
PS: Wiping the lens is not easy when you are wearing a poncho.
7.“Look… I Have Service!”
While we were cruising, I noticed my iPhone had signal from the US. The ferry is the only place I had signal, though. But hey, at least I got to send some snaps of my adventure. Haha
The Niagara Falls was a great experience! I am so glad we decided to take this spontaneous day trip.