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Old August 25th, 2011, 01:27 AM posted to rec.travel.usa-canada
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Default Routing from Niagara Falls to Detroit thru Canada

On 8/24/2011 4:56 PM, Mark Brader wrote:
"Rich" asked:
Driving from Chicago to Niagara Falls; then from Niagara Falls to
Detroit via Canada Labor Day weekend.

Can someone suggest driving directions within Canada ?


I (Mark Brader) corrected a bad suggestion from an anonymous responder:
... starting from near the Rainbow Bridge...
420 west - QEW Toronto - 403 west - 401 west.


David Hatunen writes:
Why would someone who says he is driving from Chicago to Niagara Falls


First, he's going the other way for the Canadian part of the trip.

go through Toronto?


He wouldn't. "Toronto" is the direction along the QEW, like "west" on
the other roads. Considering that the QEW curls around the shore of
Lake Ontario and the Niagara River in a shape like a backwards "?" mark,
it makes sense that it isn't signed with compass directions.

To me the obvious route is through Detroit and the Windsor Bridge or
Tunnel and then 401 and 403 to Hamilton and over to the QEW to Niagara.


That's what I said, in effect.

I gotta ask: Have they fenced in the Welland Locks? Last time I was there
one could actually sit on the edge of a lock dangling your feet over the
side.


There are 8 locks along the Welland Canal (which runs parallel to the
Niagara River, passing through Welland and St. Catharines). One web
site I looked at clearly shows fences in pictures of several of them,
so I expect they'd all be fenced, but I don't know.


Mark..thanks for the suggestions..

To clarify..

Yes..We live in Chicago..Starting from Chicago; stopping at Cleveland to
visit the Rock and Roll Hall of fame then proceeding to Niagara Falls;
staying there for two days..

Then driving back to Chicago thru Canada to Detroit; staying in Detroit
to catch a Tigers game..

Not visiting Toronto during this trip..

Rich
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Old August 25th, 2011, 11:34 PM posted to rec.travel.usa-canada
David Hatunen
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Default Routing from Niagara Falls to Detroit thru Canada

On Wed, 24 Aug 2011 19:27:12 -0500, Big Brother wrote:

On 8/24/2011 4:56 PM, Mark Brader wrote:
"Rich" asked:
Driving from Chicago to Niagara Falls; then from Niagara Falls to
Detroit via Canada Labor Day weekend.

Can someone suggest driving directions within Canada ?


I (Mark Brader) corrected a bad suggestion from an anonymous responder:
... starting from near the Rainbow Bridge... 420 west - QEW Toronto
- 403 west - 401 west.


David Hatunen writes:
Why would someone who says he is driving from Chicago to Niagara Falls


First, he's going the other way for the Canadian part of the trip.

go through Toronto?


He wouldn't. "Toronto" is the direction along the QEW, like "west" on
the other roads. Considering that the QEW curls around the shore of
Lake Ontario and the Niagara River in a shape like a backwards "?"
mark, it makes sense that it isn't signed with compass directions.

To me the obvious route is through Detroit and the Windsor Bridge or
Tunnel and then 401 and 403 to Hamilton and over to the QEW to
Niagara.


That's what I said, in effect.

I gotta ask: Have they fenced in the Welland Locks? Last time I was
there one could actually sit on the edge of a lock dangling your feet
over the side.


There are 8 locks along the Welland Canal (which runs parallel to the
Niagara River, passing through Welland and St. Catharines). One web
site I looked at clearly shows fences in pictures of several of them,
so I expect they'd all be fenced, but I don't know.


Mark..thanks for the suggestions..

To clarify..

Yes..We live in Chicago..Starting from Chicago; stopping at Cleveland to
visit the Rock and Roll Hall of fame



Oh. I wish you had said that from the beginning. Or did you?

Please ignore previous posts about travel via Detroit - Niagara.

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Old September 3rd, 2011, 03:06 AM posted to rec.travel.usa-canada
Király[_1_]
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Default Routing from Niagara Falls to Detroit thru Canada

Big Brother wrote:
Then driving back to Chicago thru Canada to Detroit; staying in Detroit
to catch a Tigers game..


Book your hotel on Priceline; I bid $55/night for 2 nights in
a 3-star hotel in downtown Detroit for last weekend, and got the Hilton
Garden Inn, a few blocks from Comerica Park. Well worth it.

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K.

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