Canadian Side | Fun Facts | Hornblower Niagara – Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour
While on the Canadian side, prepare for gorgeous panoramas of both the American Falls & the Horseshoe Falls. There is nothing quite like standing on top of Horseshoe Falls (pictured left) with a strong breeze, constant rainbow, & the sounds of rushing water.
Between 1901 & 1985, ten people went over the Falls in a barrel. Seven were successful while three died in the attempt.
Many fish go over the falls, & most survive. This is nothing more than an elevator ride for them.
Erosion of Horseshoe Falls is estimated at 3-4 inches every 1o years. This means that one day, the falls will cease to exist. So you better get here to share in the experience!
Hornblower Niagara – Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour
Basically, the Canadian boat tour (Hornblower Niagara) wears red ponchos, while the American boat tour (Maid of the Mist) wears blue ponchos – Besides that, i think the boat rides are pretty much the same. Once on the tour, the boats will pass each other & the passengers will wave & yell “hello” to the other voyagers! In this picture we are in front of the American Falls near the beginning of the tour.
After dressing in your new red poncho, prepare to get soaking wet & have a blast while doing it. The picture on the left was taken before we entered the falls. Trust me when I say you get right up under them – so unless you have a waterproof camera, make sure you put it away!