It’s the final full day in Toronto for Paul and Jamie who are in Canada’s largest city in association with British Airways and 1Leisure.

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After a day full of activities, including visiting Downtown Toronto, a radio station and the CN Tower – today (Thursday) was going to take some beating.

But seeing the 8th wonder of the world – Niagara Falls – was one of the most incredible things Paul and I have ever done.

After Thursday’s show, we managed to grab some sleep and breakfast to refuel, before setting off down the Highway around an hour and half to Niagara.

Arriving in the town was very surreal. Before you get to the waterfalls, you drive through what can only be described as a cross between Disneyland and Las Vegas. There are some attractions, interesting looking motels and scores of gift shops selling everything from Niagara Falls shot glasses to full size moose.

Niagara Falls is one of the world’s natural phenomena’s I have always wanted to see.

But what I didn’t realise was that Niagara Falls is actually made up of three waterfalls – the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. And what I also didn’t realise, is that it lies on the American border.

Live from Niagara Falls!

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I’ve looked at videos on YouTube countless times and seen how close the tourist boats get to the falls. And you certainly don’t realise the sheer size of the waterfalls.

Sadly, we weren’t able to take a trip on the Maid of the Mist VII. I didn’t like to ask what happened to the other six. But we did decide to see the behind Niagara Falls. We were given fetching looking yellow ponchos, before walking through an underground tunnel to the most spectacular viewing platform. It really gave the illusion of being within the falling waters. And judging by how soaked we were after about 30 seconds, we could’ve been in the middle of it.

Live from behind Niagara Falls!!

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Already a huge tourist attraction and favourite spot for honeymooners, Niagara Falls visits rose sharply in 1953 after the release of Niagara, a movie starring Marilyn Monroe.

The falls are just stunning, incredible and amazing – and a must-see for anyone who visits this part of Canada.

Meanwhile, around Niagara there is an abundance of attractions, including shops, hotels, bars and casinos. But so much is very family friendly.

Live at Niagara Falls.

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And you can choose how you experience the falls – from above in a helicopter, underwater, behind the falls, on a boat or even for the daredevils – on a whitewater ride.

And of course, you can see if from several different viewing platforms and there are plenty of stunning views for that perfect Instagram shot.

After a few hours at Niagara Falls, we made the journey back to the Sheraton Parkway hotel.

A quick change of clothes and we were in a lively bar with some of the locals watching a huge basketball match – the Toronto Raptors against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have a certain Lebron James in the line up. It was the perfect way to round off another spectacular day.

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