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Our friends Kate & Steve were driving across the country and had never seen the wonders of Niagara Falls before (or did but forgot about it) so we gave them a guided tour to ensure they would not miss such things as the amazing animitronic monkeys of the Rainforest Cafe.

Rainbows in the mist below the American Falls.

American Falls.

Canadian Falls.

A Rainbow in the mist of Bridal Veil Falls.

The river edge.

Canadian Falls. For scale, note the people to the left of the falls.

The Rainbow Bridge, connecting Canada (left) and America (right) (Photo by Megan).

People packed onto the Maid of the Mist.

The edge of the world.

Views from the Canadian side.

More views from the Canadian side on a gloomy evening.

The observation tower on the American side. It costs a mere $1 to ride down to the base of the falls, that's what captialism and freedom will do for you.

The American Falls thundering above.

I generally try to exclude ugly man-made objects from my photos, but it should be made clear that Niagara Falls has more in common with Las Vegas than a National Park. It's extreme capitalism, especially the Canadian side, designed to suck as much money as possible from the many tourists who flock from all over the world to see the falls. Those buildings may look harmless and hideous enough, but studies have shown that they also create wind currents that often cause mist to obscure the view from the Canadian side.

Niagara Falls, Ontario at night.

American Falls at night.

Some of the many things you can see and do in Niagara: Fireworks and Glow-in-the-dark-mini-golf.

» on the way

Left: Kate & Steve crossing the Blue Water Bridge from Michigan to Canada. The water was indeed very blue. Right: Kate & Steve approaching Hamilton and passing some of the worst traffic I have seen outside of Ann Arbor.


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Lake Superior, Ontario
August 29 - September 1, 2008
Checking out Lake Superior Provincial Park and Aubrey Falls.
Tobermory, Ontario
May 25 - 27, 2007
Hiking around Tobermory, home to two Canadian national parks: Bruce Peninsula National Park, and Fathom Five National Marine Park.
Bruce Peninsula, Ontario
February 8 - 11, 2008
Photos from Bruce Peninsula National Park and Tobermory.
Niagara Falls
January, 2003
Checking out the falls in the winter.