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Rochester, New York to Toronto, Canada


It is pretty amazing what you can do in a couple of days. I went to visit a friend of mine in Rochester, NY. It is seriously non stop snow up there. It just doesn’t stop. I am not the biggest fan of snow at all or any precipitation for that matter, but you don’t have much of a choice there. Especially in the winter.

We decided that we were going to get up kind of early and head over to Toronto, the drive isn’t too bad. I love road trips so I was looking forward to this. Of course when it was time to leave, and I was headed to the car, I slipped across the snow and ice. Thankfully I didn’t fall.

We stopped at a local pizza shop to have something to eat on the way. We just talked and listened to music. After awhile we finally got to the border. My friend doesn’t have a passport, but has some special license that allows you to cross the border.
First stop Niagara Falls, Canada side. This was the second time I had been there, but it has been some years. There were a lot of people out in the cold and gloomy weather. The parking was pretty far so we just drove back and forth. We got out very quickly took a few pictures and got back in the car before the police made everyone move.
We got back on the road again and kept it moving to Toronto. Of course listening to some Drake on the way there. How can you not?
CN Tower ©2014 HollyDayz
CN Tower ©2014 HollyDayz
We finally got there and was just randomly driving around looking at different things. We ended up going to Eaton Centre to park and walk around. We walked around the mall and the streets watching people. It felt like I was in New York City. We were on a mission to get some cool pictures of the CN Tower.
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Home of the Blue Jays ©2014 HollyDayz
Church in Toronto ©2014 Holly Dayz
Church in Toronto ©2014 Holly Dayz
We also saw the Rogers Center, were the Blue Jays play, and some really cool buildings and churches. After awhile of walking around in the cold we decided to leave. Pretty quick trip, but we were both tired and had a decent drive back. The city looked pretty lit up at night.
Toronto At Night ©2014 Holly Dayz
Toronto At Night ©2014 Holly Dayz
The next day we decided to go snow tubing around Rochester. I have never done that so I was looking forward to it. We were apparently not in the correct clothing as one local pointed out. I had on jeans. I clearly don’t deal with snow to the extent as those in upstate NY or do too many snow activities. So yes, I was cold, but they had a really nice bon fire going so that helped.
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Bon Fire ©2014 HollyDayz
They had a cool magic carpet that took you up the mountain you just had to hop off your snow tube when you got to the top. The guys at the top gave you different techniques to go down and get a good spin out of it. I was extremely dizzy when I got to the bottom. Not too easy to get up and out the way for the next person coming down when the world is spinning, but hey. It was so much fun. I can’t wait to do that again! I think that was one of the highlights on the entire trip. Amazing for someone who doesn’t really like snow.
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Me snow tubring ©2014 HollyDayz

It was a fun trip. I look forward to another trip to Toronto to explore and another go around snow tubing in Rochester.


  • Tyra

    I have been to the Candian side of Niagara Falls but haven’t really explored Toronto. Definitely somewhere I want to make it to soon, but for now I am going to settle for Vancouver, as it is on the left coast LOL

  • Morocco Desert Tours Lover

    Amazing article, Thanks for sharing..
    Couldn’t stand Manitoba’s coldness so i left to the warm desert of Morocco:-)
    Love your blog and reading you here, Keep up the great work!
    Happy travel


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