Welcome to the Virtual Tour

If you want to learn more about what you will experience on our Toronto to Niagara tour, please explore our "Virtual Tour". This a good place to see pictures and get more information about the people and places that you will hear about and visit on our tour, especially those that are no longer around.

The Welland Canal was initially man­made back in 1829 with teams of work horses and carts. It allows the ships to go farther inland from Lake Ontario on the left to Lake Erie on the right. From Lake Erie they have access to Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, to ports in Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, all the way inland to Thunder Bay, Ontario and Duluth, Minnesota. The natural channel between these two lakes is the Niagara River. Because of the water falls, the boats use this man­made canal.

Waterfalls have almost always been considered romantic. The majesty of the Falls, the rainbows, and the sound of the water all attribute to the romantic atmosphere.

Niagara Falls’ Honeymoon Bridge was built in 1897. When completed, the bridge became the largest Steel Arch Bridge in the world. Its features included double tracks for trollies and room for carriages and pedestrians. Ice bridges that formed in the winter were a constant threat. In January 1899, a huge ice bridge threatened the bridge due to the close proximity of the bridge's abutments to the surface of the river. They created a 24­foot (7.3 m) tall stone wall around the abutments to protect from future damage.

It used to be a tourist attraction to go out on the river ice in the winter. People would climb the ice bridge, others would set up shacks and sell souvenirs, food and liquor right on the ice. It was a cold Sunday afternoon, February 4 the Falls. Suddenly, without warning, it started cracking and breaking up. Everyone ran for their lives, heading for the shores. Four people were stranded on an ice flow. Niagara’s famous river man and rescuer was there, Red Hill Sr. He saved two of them, but a couple from Toronto, Mr. and Mrs.

Because of the volume of water flowing over Niagara Falls, it is near impossible for them to completely freeze over. That being said, they can appear to be frozen over. This is usually caused by ice upriver of the Falls slowing the water, allowing it to create icicles at the edge of the Falls, and by the mist freezing in big “icebergs” at the base of the Falls. However, there is water, usually at least a trickle, that is still flowing under the ice.

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Experience Niagara Falls Online!

Want a sneak peak of the falls before your tour? View our Niagara Falls Tour Slideshow or watch the YouTube video below.

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Basic Tour Includes:

The Falls

Misty Horseshoe Niagara Falls

Your tour will include close-up viewing at the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls with free time to explore. Experience the power and majesty of Niagara Falls as you walk along the Niagara River.

Scenic Drive

Niagara Rainbow Bridge - riverbed view

Enjoy a beautiful drive on the Niagara Parkway, following the river from Niagara Falls to Lake Ontario, with picture stops along the way.

Estate Winery

Beautiful Winery up close

Your visit will include an informative tour of one of Niagara’s wineries with complimentary tasting, including the world famous ice wine. See their vineyards and wine cellar.

Niagara On The Lake

Prince of Wales Hotel - Niagara On The Lake

Sight seeing and free time in historic Niagara-on-the-Lake is included in your Niagara Falls tour. Located where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario, this scenic village has been voted Canada’s most beautiful town.

Value

Value - Pink Piggy Bank

Attend a day tour to a world famous destination with memories to last a lifetime. Comfortable, round trip transportation to Niagara Falls from Toronto in one of our air-conditioned vehicles for just $77 per person.