|Today we start with a visit to 'Sainte-Marie
among the Hurons', a former mission station, founded in 1639 by
French Jesuits. The mission was designed as a retreat for
missionaries and a refuge for Christian Wendat, or Huron people. The
Wendat and the French European inhabitants had a different culture,
but lived together in this community and shared their knowledge.
However, they each lived in their own part of the community with
their own houses etc.
Nowadays it's a sort of museum, where men and women in period
dress who tell you about life in the 17th century in the community.
In the afternoon we arrive at Niagara
Falls, where we do the famous Maid
of the Mist boat trip (very wet) and walk around and enjoy the
magnificent Niagara Falls.
In the evening we are on our own and decide to see the Niagara
Falls Film in the IMAX
theatre, where we are told about the crazy people who descended
the falls in a barrel, together with spectaculair pictures of the
We visit the Skylon
Tower as well. It's already dark and we see Niagara Falls by
night, illuminated by colorful lights.
We haven't got any time left this evening so we decide to do the
'Journey behind the Falls' attraction tomorrow morning. We have time
for that because we will leave a bit later tomorrow morning.
Niagara Falls, it's a bit touristic but should have seen it, by
day and by night!