Have you ever tried exploring your hometown like a tourist?
That's exactly what I did the last weekend and it was so much fun! That's a picture of me at the iconic Muttrah Corniche of Muscat, Oman.
To seeing the places we always take for guaranteed with an all different perspective is truly a unique experience!
Whose up for being a tourist for a day in your hometown?
#Canada#NiagaraFalls 🇨🇦 Visiting Niagara Falls
The Niagara Falls are not the world’s largest waterfalls, not even close, but they are the world’s best known and most visited. In fact, somewhere between 14 and 20 million people visit the Niagara Falls every year.
It has three separate parts: American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe, or Canadian, Falls. A staggering 6 million cubic feet (168,000 cubic meters), or about 70 Olympic-size swimming pools, of water go over the falls every minute. And, so sorry Donald, but the Niagara Falls are much better viewed from the Canadian side, in fact, it is Great from the Canadian side 😊. I was surprised to learn that the geologic forces that formed Niagara Falls started working only about 16,000 years ago, during the last Ice Age. A glacier more than a mile thick covered the northern regions of the North American continent from Ohio to New York, and as the ice retreated, it carved out the Great Lakes.
Then about 12,000 years ago, waters draining the lakes found a low-lying pathway and carved out a channel: The Niagara River. When Niagara Falls formed, it was about 7 miles (11 km) downstream from where it is today. Even now, erosion continues to push the falls farther upstream at a rate of about a foot a year.
Getting to Niagara Falls from Toronto use the; bus, train, taxi or self-drive (best option is self-drive). The cheapest option is on the Megabus, which you can book on-line. Both the bus and train stations are in the town of Niagara, about a 30-minute walk from the falls.
Best to purchase a Niagara Falls Adventure Pass which will give you entry various attractions like the ‘Journey Behind the Falls’ and ‘Niagara’s Fury’. The pass also gives you unlimited access on the WeGo shuttle buses which will get you from the bus station down to the falls.
There are less crowds in the winter months but many attractions and activities like Ziplining, boat cruises and helicopters tours don’t operate. The downside of the summer months is the queues can take 2 -3 hours, we were glad we visited in winter.
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Exploring Toronto 🇨🇦 Toronto, the provincial capital of Ontario, is the largest and most populous city in Canada. It is however not the nation’s capital city; that honour, is bestowed on Ottawa, 450 kilometres east of Toronto.
Toronto is located on the north western shore of Lake Ontario. This vibrant city supports a population of around 2.7 million, but within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) lives around 6.4 million people, making it the most populous metropolitan area in Canada.
As a modern, multi-ethnic city, Toronto certainly has a small ‘New York’ feel about it. The impressive skyscrapers, blending in with the older buildings; provides work and homes for a huge variety of immigrants, making this city vibrant, cosmopolitan and a fun place to be.
Choosing where to dine is almost like choosing from a world food tour. Top cuisines include the native Canadian, Korean, Chinese, French, Thai, Polish, Vietnamese, Japanese and Indian, to just mention a few. There are some seriously awesome places to eat and drink in this amazing city. Try Poutine, regarded as Canada's national dish; a French-Canadian meal featuring three ingredients: fries, cheese curds, and gravy, different.
Among those huge Toronto skyscrapers is the dominant CN Tower, offering stunning views over the city. If you love shopping The Yonge Street Strip features a selection of department stores and other retail outlets.
The Harbour Area is certainly well worth a visit especially in the warmer months, do a cruise in the bay, awesome. The historic St. Lawrence area, containing some of the oldest buildings in the city, is great to visit especially the St. Lawrence and visit the Kensington Market which offers fabulous food and clothing shops from an enormous variety of different cultures.
If you're looking for sports, Toronto is the place to be; Basketball, Baseball, Ice Hockey and now even Rugby. Visit the Hockey Hall of Fame. One of the main attractions for Toronto is undoubtably the Niagara Falls, certainly an Awesome sight to behold and a must do.
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