Escape to Canada, Option #6: Niagara Falls


Just down the road from Toronto, there’s another option for Americans wishing to escape from the U.S., and it’s a place you already know.  Niagara Falls may seem like more of a tourist town than a place to live, but it has a population of around 83,000 people.  And while Toronto is conveniently close, the U.S. is even closer — just cross a bridge and you’re in Niagara Falls, New York.  Just a short drive takes you to Buffalo, where you can catch a flight on a major airline.

Of course, Niagara Falls’ best asset is the falls itself.   And guess what?  The best view of the falls is on the Canadian side (sorry, America, but it’s true).

The promenade along the Niagara River offers an unlimited number of excellent viewpoints, as you look over towards the U.S. with a heavy heart.

Walk up the hill from the promenade, and you’ll find Niagara Falls, Ontario’s “downtown” — which is mostly high-rise hotels and tourist attractions.  But just think of all the money those Americans are pouring into your new hometown!

Now, we’ll head west, to some of the most beautiful parts of Canada.

You can read more about my visit to Niagara Falls, Ontario, here.

What do you think?  Would Niagara Falls make a good place to live?  Did I miss a great Canadian town that should be on the list?  Want to yell at me about the results of the election? Hey, that’s what the internet is for!  Throw in your two cents in the comments below.

Oh, and you can also check out my guide to visiting Canada for Americans and my guide to Visiting the Rockies in Winter.  And if you decide to go for a visit, use the search box on this page.  It’ll give you a great deal, and you’ll help support!

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