Page 0014


Destination Focus


If you think Canada and Niagara Falls are going to be cold and full of honeymooners - think

again! Holidays to this part of the world are a surprising treat for couples of all ages and

families alike with an amazing range of things to do. Add to this; weather which truly reflects

the seasons, with hot balmy days in the summer, the myriad of colours in the autumn, the

frosty freshness of winter and the relatively short, budding season of spring.


The QEW (Queen Elizabeth Way) leads from Toronto Pearson International Airport and

follows the shore of Lake Ontario around to Niagara Falls AND the bridges leading into

the USA. The distance is approximately 75 miles and the journey time by car is 90 minutes.

If you are travelling from Toronto city centre - Via Rail train services link Toronto Union

Station to Niagara Falls and takes approximately two hours. Alternatively the Amtrak

Maple Leaf train service links Niagara Falls to Manhattan Penn Station on 33rd Street with

a journey time of approximately 9 hours through the rural and picturesque scenery of

Upstate New York.


Lake Ontario is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. It is bounded on the north

and southwest by Ontario, and on the south by the American state of New York. It is the

last and lowest in the Great Lakes chain and serves as the outlet for all of the Great Lakes

to the Atlantic Ocean via the St. Lawrence River. Lake Ontario is also the only one of the

five Great Lakes not to share a coast with the state of Michigan.

This area of Canada is considered the "Garden of Canada" in much the same way as Kent

in England. Lake breezes in spring tend to delay fruit bloom until the frost danger has

passed, and in the autumn they delay the onset of fall frost. Lake Ontario creates the ideal

microclimatic to support major fruit-growing agriculture with many commercial orchards.

The area around Niagara-on-the-Lake on the Niagara Peninsula is also a major winemaking area.

The Niagara Escarpment rises to the southeast separating Lake Ontario from

New York State and it is here near Queenston Heights that Niagara Falls is situated.


  1. Page 0001
  2. Page 0002
  3. Page 0003
  4. Page 0004
  5. Page 0005
  6. Page 0006
  7. Page 0007
  8. Page 0008
  9. Page 0009
  10. Page 0010
  11. Page 0011
  12. Page 0012
  13. Page 0013
  14. Page 0014
  15. Page 0015
  16. Page 0016
  17. Page 0017
  18. Page 0018
  19. Page 0019
  20. Page 0020
  21. Page 0021
  22. Page 0022
  23. Page 0023
  24. Page 0024
  25. Page 0025
  26. Page 0026
  27. Page 0027
  28. Page 0028
  29. Page 0029
  30. Page 0030
  31. Page 0031
  32. Page 0032
  33. Page 0033
  34. Page 0034
  35. Page 0035
  36. Page 0036
  37. Page 0037
  38. Page 0038
  39. Page 0039
  40. Page 0040
  41. Page 0041
  42. Page 0042
  43. Page 0043
  44. Page 0044

Related Issues