Saturday morning we got loaded up and out of lodging by 11 am and headed straight for the border. We weren't completely sure if we would be allowed into Canada since Alanna did not have a passport. I did plenty of checking online before we left and talked with some people and was basically told that a child under 10 can leave and enter the country with a birth certificate and parent approval.
We did not wait long to cross over and our border patrol guy was pretty nice and we joked with him nearly the whole time.
And this is why I say the American side was better than the Canadian side: on the Canadian side there is a rock wall with safety barrier above it, a side walk... and then the street! On the other side of the street is the beginning of the hotels and casinos and other commercialized tourism stuff. It seemed very overwhelming to me. BUT -- Canada definitely has the better views!
|The edge of Horseshoe Falls and the spray. The spray is actually the first thing you see from either side of the falls when you get close to the parks.|
Chippawa Battlefield Park. The best part of not finding the bridge was that we had to head back to the falls to cross at Rainbow Bridge and in the process we were able to catch sight of a rainbow -- an everyday occurrence there that we had so far been unable to witness.
The final Sea Lion Show was about to start so we browsed some of the tanks and watched the Sea Lions perform. In reality the Aquarium was not very big or spectacular, but the kids had fun there.