"<b>Niagara</b>" 2000, edited by <b>Tanya Lloyd</b>, is becoming a meaningful place in our family. I beheld it for the first time at nineteen years-old, on my début trip without adults. I had only flown once prior, with my school. I went for the second time in 2010, enjoying the excitement of my spouse seeing it. This time, the experience included the Maid Of The Mist boat ride, the view behind the falls, the rapids walk, photographs inside Skylon Tower, and a thorough look at the environs generally. We noticed a butterfly habitat we missed visiting. My spouse's tour of our national landmark and wedding of my brother several miles away, made great connection themes that time. I picked-up this lovely book at a fundraiser, as a gift for my parents, who have at long last beheld the Horseshoe Falls too. Their trip was also momentous: meeting their second Grandchild!
Already an appreciator of natural beauty at nineteen, I was shocked the town is circus-like, with gaudy manmade attractions. The astounding cascade of water itself, which is what billions are in Ontario to see, is very much worth a trip. What I love about <b>Tanya's</b> book and didn't expect, is history I missed nearby, like Laura Secord's house. She saved the British from an American attack, which thereafter allowed Canada to become Canada!
This is not limited to pretty pictures. Because we focused on falls activities, we were unaware there are many more historical and widely-varied sites! I long to see them and love this book for cluing us in. There are four stars because <b>Tanya's</b> last pages suddenly veered confusingly out of the region, to unrelated towns at a distance from Niagara. There is room for more photography of the Horseshoe Falls and immediate vicinity than those contained so far.