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Falling for Niagara

How a waterfall became a top destination for active adventurers.

In the early 1800s, Napoleon Bonaparte’s brother, Jerome, traveled from New Orleans to Niagara Falls for his honeymoon. Local lore says he helped turn the area into a top honeymoon destination as he likely regaled others with stories of bright blue-green water, lush landscapes, and towering rock formations. Fast forward more than 200 years and Niagara is still a destination for honeymooners, as well as for countless others who see the region as an outdoor fitness and adventure destination.

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Exploring the Waters - Outvisions Magazine

There’s something intimate about exploring a waterway from the seat of a kayak.

Unlike a yacht or motorboat, a kayak puts you close to the water and provides a unique perspective. Just ask Lisa Palmer and her family. Her three children – Lucas, Hannah and Ruben – grew up on the water.

The oldest, Lucas, spent most of his summers at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Sailing Club, exploring the area’s waterways. That familiarity comes in handy in the family’s newest venture: Niagara Kayak Rentals. The mobile kayaking outfit located in Niagara-on-the-Lake offers up beautiful and peaceful paddles in the lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario.

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Trudeau kayaks up to chat climate change with Niagara family

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a busy day in Niagara Falls, Ont., on Monday.

Along with making his debut as the first sitting Prime Minister to appear on American daytime show “Live with Kelly and Ryan”, he also took to the waters to mark World Environment Day.

Aptly kitted out in a life preserver and casual shorts and t-shirt, Trudeau paddled along the Niagara river in a kayak, joined by several others.

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Justin Trudeau Appears In Kayak Form To Chat With Niagara Locals

Another day, another sighting of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the wild.

The wild, in this case, was Ontario’s Niagara River, where the PM went kayaking on Monday to promote World Environment Day. He was fresh off an appearance on “LIVE With Kelly And Ryan” hosts Kelly Ripa and noted boy-man Ryan Seacrest.

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