I'm so excited, we have just booked to come over to Canada for my husbands 40th birthday(i am Scottish, he is Irish and we live in England lol), we will be there from 22nd October to 25th October(added bonus is no kids as my sister has kindly offered to watch them) We fly into Pearson Intl arriving around 4.15pm Canada time on the Monday, is it best for us to get a hire car or make our way from airport to falls(if so-how?) We are booked into Embassy Suites(pushed boat out and got Jnr Presidential Whirlpool suite). I have read previous posts and details of Embassy Suites and it seems the biggest compaint there is about valet parking and because of this, I was wondering if we actually need a car?
For his birthday, is the Keg the best place to eat(especially since we are staying at that hotel) or is there somewhere better? Is it easy to get to the Casino from our hotel as we both would like to have a look and perhaps a small(and i mean small) flutter!
What trips are best, we have both agreed that the helicopter tour is a no-no(chickens!), but we will just make it in time for the last of the MOTM, is it worth going on? Behind the falls, IMax etc?
What is the weather likely to be like then? Do I need very thick clothes ie wool coats or lighter wear?
Are there any good bars for us to go too that isnt full of youngsters but has good music/atmosphere? Is Niagara on the Lake a good day trip or more a half day? If we dont go there, is it easy enough to drive back up to Toronto and do a day trip there or is best to get a bus etc?
Finally, really looking forward to coming, any suggestions or ideas most gratefully accepted.