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The American Falls taken from the brink on the American side. Courtesy The American Falls at Niagara, taken from the brink on the American side. Spectacular cascading water plunging to the rocks below. Take a tour with Niagara Airbus and see it all. Door-to-door service, hotels or your home, serving our customers for a quarter of a century.
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The Floral Clock at Niagara Falls, ON Canada. Something you'll see on a Niagara Airbus Tour. Courtesy The Floral Clock, created in 1950 and filled with 15,000 plants twice a year, is one of the many atractions seen and photographed on a Niagara Airbus Tour. Operated by the Niagara Parks Commission and powered by Niagara Falls.
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Spectacular Niagara Falls and here's the American Falls with the Maid Of The Mist passing by on the way tp the Canadian-Horseshoe Falls. Courtesy Spectacular Niagara Falls and here’s the American Falls with the Maid Of The Mist passing by on the way tp the Canadian-Horseshoe Falls where you rise the boat from either the American or Canadian side of the Niagara River until you reach the thundering waterfalls where almost 700,000 gallons of water tumbles over the crest every second. Take an Niagara Airbus Tour.


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The American Falls pounding down of the rocks below. 323 metres (1060 feet) wide at the crest, including the Bridal Veil Falls. About 10% of the flow over the three falls at Niagara, goes over the American and Bridal Veil Falls. The total area drained by the Niagara River is approximately 684,000 sq km (264,000 sq mi). Hard to imagine that so much water is drained off every second, and yet it’s been doing that for more than 12,000 years.When visiting Niagara Falls, be sure and take a Niagara Airbus Tour.


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When visiting Niagara Falls it is a must to spend half a day in Niagara On The Lake. The original Capital of Canada back in the 1700’s, it’s a beautiful village that is not just historical, it is the home of the world famous Shaw Festival. Wonderful shops, flows and sights to behold. Be sure to take a Niagara Airbus Tour, and visit Niagara On The Lake.


Picture Courtesy There are three, not two, falls at Niagara Falls. The Canadian-Horseshoe, The American and the Bridal Veil Falls. Only 15 metres (50 feet) wide, the Bridal Veil Falls sits beside the American Falls with the small piece of rock called Luna Island, between it and the American Falls. It is often mistaken as just part of the American Falls. The brilliant green colour of the Niagara River is because of the dissolved minerals in the water. Approximately 60 tons of dissolved minerals are swept over Niagara Falls every minute. The colour comes from the dissolved salts and “rock flour”, very finely ground rock, picked up from limestone in the water and from the shales and sandstones under the limestone cap at the Falls.This is pointed out, with lots of information, when taking a Niagara Airbus Tour, so be sure to book a tour today.


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Another view of the Bridal Veil Falls as seen from the Canadian side. The land between the falls is Luna Island, where you look over the edge at the power of the mighty falls plummeting to the rocks below. Also when looking over the brink, you’ll see the Hurricane Walk of the Cave of The Winds. Take a Niagara Airbus Tour today and enjoy all of Niagara from the upper rapids to the tranquility of Niagara On The Lake.. For your visit, call or book online. Get the most from your visit to Niagara Falls.


Picture Here you see the power of Niagara Falls. This view is of the Canadian-Horseshoe Falls, but just one side of the horseshoe. The water falls 57 metres (188 feet) to the river below, where the water depth is 52 metres (170 feet). The deepest part of the entire Niagara River. The crestline of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls is approximately 670 metres (2,200 ft) wide, making it twice as wide as the American and Bridal Veil Falls combines. Check out our Niagara Airbus Tours, and when visiting book a tour.


Picture Courtesy From down below the Canadian-Horseshoe Falls, feel the power of more than 168,000 cubic metres (6 million cubic feet) of water going over the crestline every minute during peak daytime tourist hours (summer). It is truly a beautiful site and one you see from the Maid Of The Mist boat ride. Are you visiting this year? Check out the Niagara Airbus Tours and be sure to book a tour during your visit.


Picture Courtesy From high above the Canadian-Horseshoe Falls you can clearly see the horseshoe curve of the Falls, and the Maid Of The Mist boat pushing into the centre of the Falls. What a thrill, albeit a wet one, that you will never forget. When you take a Niagara Airbus Tour of Niagara Falls, we will put you on the boat for the thrill of a lifetime. Be sure to book your tour.


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A closer look at the Maid gliding under the mist and right into the immense power of Niagara. The rapids above the Falls reach a maximum speed of 40 km/hr (25 mph), and right at the Falls, the water reaches 109 km/hr (68 mph). If you are wondering where all that water comes from, keep in mind that the Great Lakes is the world’s largest freshwater system in the world, with 18% of the entire world’s supply. See and book a Niagara Airbus Tour





Picture Courtesy Standing at Table Rock on the Canadian side of the Hoseshoe Falls, you can see the bottom through clear, green water, just as it tumbles over the bring into the george below. So much water. In fact the volume of water in the Great Lakes would cover all of North America in about a metre (3.5 feet) of water. Now that would be a world class flood. Niagara Airbus Tours.


Picture Courtesy When visiting Niagara Falls, you will enjoy the “Street of Fun”, or Clifton Hill. The original main street of Niagara Falls, it has become a mecca for visitors to have some fun, laughs, food, rides and scary shows. Take a ride on the Skywheel, especially at night to see the lights on the Falls from high above, and then walk up and down the hill, and enjoy the excitement. Be sure to book a tour when visiting Niagara Falls.


Picture Courtesy Here visitors to Niagara are enjoying a stroll in front of the American Falls. Millions of tourists take this walk during the summer, and yes even in winter, with the roar in the background, the sun shining from above and millions of smiles on the faces of those they pass. If you haven’t been to Niagara Falls yet, isn’t now the time to come. Niagara Airbus Tours.


Picture Courtesy Of course any stroll in Niagara Falls includes millions of colourful flowers. The Niagara Parks Commission, a non-profit organization that oversees the Niagara tourist area, plants flowers, trims trees, manicures the lawns and even teaches horticulture. It is a sight to behold. When visiting, be sure to book a tour and see everything from the cascading Niagara Falls, from above and below on the Maid Of The Mist. Then see the fabulous wine country and Niagara-on-the-Lake.


Picture Courtesy The face of the Niagara Parks Floral Clock is maintained by the horticulture staff of the Niagara Parks. The mechanism is maintained by Ontario Hydro who originally built the clock. The intricate designs on the face of the floral clock are created with some 15,000 carpet bedding plants. The floral design is changed twice each year, featuring viola in the Spring and four cultivars of Alternanthera along with green and grey forms of Santolina Sage during the Summer and Fall. California Golden Privet and Blue Festuca Grass may be used for contrast. We’ll take you there with a Niagara Airbus Tour.


Picture Courtesy Remember the movie, The Dead Zone? A 1983 David Cronenberg flick from the Stephen King Novel and back in ’83 it won 7 film awards and had 4 additional nominations. Well, in the movie, Christopher Walken has an important scene at a gazebo by the water. The Gazebo, as seen here, was in Niagara On The Lake, where the film was shot. The gazebo is still here, and the scenery is awesome. You’ll see it when you book a Niagara Airbus Tour.


Niagara Falls picture courtesy One of the best attractions in Niagara is the Helicopter ride. Niagara Helicopters provides tourists a fantastic view of the falls and the Niagara Gorge. We highly recommend this attraction and be sure to take your camera so you have the memories forever. Niagara Airbus Tour. Be sure to book a Niagara Airbus tour today and of course we’ll take you to Niagara Helicopters.


Niagara Falls picture courtesy Here’s a favourite crowd pleasing scene at Niagara on the Lake. Beautiful horse drawn carriages to tour your around the old town. NOTL, as it is called locally, is filled with history. From being the first capital of Canada to the home of the world famous Shaw Festival. You’ll find it all as you walk (or ride) around one of Canada’s prettiest villages, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Check out Niagara Airbus Tours, and be sure to book a tour today.


Niagara Falls picture courtesy Brrr, it’s cold outside. Yes, Niagara Falls gets four seasons, and one is winter. This picture, looking from Table Rock downriver to the Rainbow Bridge, shows you the ice, snow and cold mist that rises from the American Falls in winter. No, the falls do not freese over, but a lot of ice crashes over the falls from the Grat Lakes, and the mist from the falls tends to feeze. A wonderful, if somewhat cold, sight for you to enjoy. Book a summer or winter Niagara Airbus Tour.


Niagara Falls picture courtesy Wine Barrel seating at Inniskillin winery. The usual mustering location for a full tour of this famous Niagara Region winery. When visiting Niagara Fall and Niagara-On-The-Lake, you should definitely tour the wineries. Especially to taste world famous Ice Wine. Of course, Niagara Airbus Tours provides a winery tour, as well as other exciting tours of Niagara. The Niagara Region is famous for it’s wines with more than 60 local wineries. Book a tour today.


Niagara Falls picture courtesy Just when you thought you’d seen all the picture perfect angles of the falls and the Maid-of-the-Mist, we present you with another. Here one of the smaller Maids passes the rock below the mist and raging water below the Ameican Falls. Another of the best, probably most important ride you can take in Niagara Falls, is the Maid-of-the-Mist boat trip to the Canadian-Horseshoe Falls. Lear more about Niagara Airbus Tours. Be sure to book a tour today.


Niagara Falls picture courtesy The Maid travels from both Niagara Falls Canada and Niagara Falls New York. This is the NY loading dock downriver from the Falls, in the State Park. Because of customs, the boat cannot load passengers from Canada and the U.S., so each side boasts their own docks and boats. Learn more about the U.S. State Park at Niagara Falls. Also, be sure to book a tour today.


Niagara Falls picture courtesy And shortly after leaving the dock, the Maid heads into the thundering horseshoe of the Canadian Falls. What a thrill. Yes you get wet, but the rain poncho’s provided keep the worst off you. If you plan to take pictures, be sure your camera has rain gear or is waterproof. The last thing you want to do is ruin your camera at such a picture perfect vacation location. Learn more about a Niagara Airbus Tour and be sure to book a tour today.


Niagara Falls picture courtesy When driving down Murray Hill from several of the hotels in Niagara Falls Canada, this is the view that you see. Ahead of you is the thundering, but beautiful American and Bridal Veil Falls. Breathtaking! But wait until you get to the bottom of the hill and look to the right. WOW! Learn more about Niagara Airbus Tours.


Niagara Falls picture courtesy OK, we keep telling you about the best ride in Niagara, the Maid-of-the-Mist, and how you can get wet. Very wet. Here’s the view as you get close to the mountains of cascading water that flows over the Canadian-Horseshoe Falls while riding on the Maid-of-the-Mist boat. Now isn’t this fun? But you dry off quickly in the warm sunshine of Niagara Falls. Learn more about Niagara Airbus Tours.


Niagara Falls picture courtesy The border between Canada and the United States is down the middle of the Niagara River. Spanning the river at Niagara Falls is the Rainbow Bridge. Here you see Niagara Falls, NY on the other side of the bridge. Once through customs there’s much to see in the State Park, the Seneca Casino and Hotel and other attractions. Learn more about Niagara Airbus Tours here Check out the official tourist information site for Niagara USA.


Niagara Falls picture courtesy Yes Virginia, there is a rainbow. Borrowing from an editorial that appeared in the September 21, 1897 edition of the New York Sun, we must say that the rainbows that appear over the Niagara Falls as spectacular. Many of these rainbows exist in the mist that rises from the bottom of the three Falls. Always have your camera at the ready, because you never know from which angle you will all of a sudden see a beautiful rainbow. Book at Niagara Airbus Tour today.


Niagara Falls picture courtesy Shooting up from Table Rock, a rainbow provides a colourful break between the mists of the American, Bridal and Canadian Falls and the buildings beyond in Niagara Falls, NY. Summer or winter, this is an often repeated side and another reason to always have your camera at the ready and eyes wide open. Niagara Airbus Tour. Be sure to book a tour today.


Niagara Falls picture courtesy A must during your Niagara Falls vacation is a visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake. A small village, called the historic Old Town, Niagara-on-the-Lake is the first capital of Upper Canada and famous worldwide for the Shaw Festival. Superb live theatre. Here you see the flowers surrounding the Shaw Cafe & Wine Bar in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario Canada. Take a tour with us and have a ball. Reserve today.


Niagara Falls picture courtesy We’ve mentioned the Shaw Festival before. Here, at the entrance to the Festival Theatre, you may be forgiven if you forget that there are three more lovely theatres with excellent plays for you to enjoy. In addition to the Shaw Festival Theatre, there the Royal George Theatre, the Courthouse Theatre and the Studio Theatre. If you are visiting from far away, take an extra day and enjoy great plays. If you live within a few hours by car, train or bus, come on down to Niagara-on-the-Lake and take in a show and a great dinner in this historic location, or just stay awhile and enjoy some of the best theatre anywhere. Take a tour with Niagara Airbus.


Niagara Falls picture courtesy You visit Niagara Falls, but you forget that the huge ships that ply the Great Lake have to get around Niagara Falls. They do it by going through the locks of the Welland Canal. The ships must rise from Lake Ontario, or fall from Lake Erie and the Welland Canal is important because of its ability to move these ships full of cargo up and down the Niagara Escarpment, contributing to the economic growth and development of Canada and the United States. Approximately 40,000,000 metric tonnes of cargo is carried through the Welland Canal annually by over 3,000 ocean and lake vessels. What makes the Welland Canal fascinating is how it moves these ships up and down the escarpment. The canal utilizes its most abundant resource – water, combined with the Earth’s gravity to lift and lower ships. Be sure to book a Niagara tour today.


Niagara Falls picture courtesy Since 1965, the Skylon tower has dominated the sky over Niagara Falls. Standing at 160 metres (520 feet) from street level and 236 metres (775 feet) from the bottom of the falls. It was the second tower to be built using the slipform method, in which concrete is continually poured into a form moving slowly up the tower. The tower features three outside mounted “Yellow Bug” elevators. At the time of their construction they were the first such elevators in Canada. Head on up, and enjoy the view from the observation deck by taking a Niagara Airbus Tour.



Niagara Falls picture courtesy The Whirlpoo Aero Car. Soar the Great Gorge, high above the racing Niagara River where you’ll be transported through the air in an antique cable car. Far below, the torrent of water abruptly changes direction and creates one of the world’s most mesmerizing natural phenomenon – the Niagara Whirlpool. Sometimes frightening and always unforgettable! The Aero car was designed by a Spanish engineer, Leonardo Torres Quevedo and has been in operation since 1916. The cable car is suspended from six sturdy cables and offers a wonderful view of the Niagara Whirlpool which is formed at the end of the rapids where the gorge turns abruptly counterclockwise and the river escapes through the narrowest channel in the gorge. The Whirlpool is part of a Niagara Airbus Tour.


Niagara Falls picture courtesy Although the Welland Canal is used mostly by large commercial laker ships, every once in a while you get the opportunity to see something unique and exciting. This tall ship was going through the locks on the way to Lake Erier when one of our tours came along. A perfect opportunity to get some wonderful pictures. Even more reasons to take a Niagara Airbus Tour.


Niagara Falls picture courtesy Some of our visitors taking a tour around Niagara, visiting the Falls, going on the Maid of the Mist, enjoying the Floral Clock (here), a winery for a taste of ice wine and on to Niagara-on-the-Lake and then the Welland Canal. Happy smiles, memories to last forever. Niagara Falls, much more than just water falling over rock. Much more! You could be on our next Airbus Tour tour by booking today.



Niagara Falls picture courtesy What happens when you put 14 good folks on a bus and take them on a tour. You have a party and this group is no exception. From their ride on the Maid of the Mist, to the Welland Canal Locks, it was just good times all day long. Picking up mementos to brings home for the memories, to taking pictures and movies of their vacation to Niagara. When you want a good time tour, you need to book a Niagara Airbus Tour. There are Niagara, Wine, Toronto and other tour opportunities. You don’t need to figure out where everything is, or to rent a car. You’ll see it all in comfort so book a tour today.


Niagara Falls picture courtesy And once more on the bus and more happy 2009 tourists to Niagara Falls. These good people found out, just like thousands of others, that a Niagara Airbus Tour is defintely the way to go to see it all surrounded by like minded good folks from all over the world. Comfortable, safe transportation, experienced and licensed guides all to make your trip even more memorable. Learn more about Niagara Airbus Tours.


Niagara Falls picture courtesy Lastly, but just for now, let’s take one last look at Niagara Falls from below the Falls at Table Rock. Now that is real fun! Learn more about Niagara Airbus Tours. Book a charter for a large group, or even a private tour for two. Niagara Airbus can accomodate your needs including tours of Toronto for pickup in Toronto or from Niagara Falls.