Wheelchair User Visits Niagara Falls

2.18.2018
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Whitney Bailey
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Curb Free with Cory Lee
Curated by
Whitney Bailey

Cory Lee is a wheelchair user born with spinal muscular atrophy. He travels all over the world documenting his adventures on his blog, “Curb Free With Cory Lee.” One trip that Cory says sticks out in his mind was when he visited Niagara Falls at the age of sixteen.

picture of Niagara Falls

 

“The sheer dominance of the falls is astounding with over 600,000 gallons of water flowing over the falls PER SECOND! That's too much to even comprehend or believe until you actually see it in person.”

 

Cory, his mom, and a friend took a flight to Buffalo, New York. They then made their way across the border to Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada. The group’s choice of hotel was Sheraton at The Falls. Cory states that this chain of hotels is always nice, and he enjoys staying in them. The hotel was located directly beside the falls with floor to ceiling glass walls so every room has a full view. Cory had a wheelchair accessible room complete with a roll in shower.

Cory and his mom on maid of mist

Clifton Hill (Niagara’s main strip of attractions and restaurants) was a short walk from Cory’s hotel. One attraction that Cory states was a ‘must do’ was the Maid of Mist. The attraction is a boat ride that goes straight into Niagara Falls. Cory says luckily it is wheelchair accessible! Cory describes the experience by saying, “the boat literally took us right beside the rushing waters and I was kind of scared that our boat might topple over because it was rocking so hard from the power of the falls.”

Some highlights of Cory’s trip to Niagara Falls included seeing the 4D IMAX film about the falls and going to the top of Skylon Tower to view fireworks over the falls. Cory says that Niagara Falls is an ideal vacation spot for wheelchair users. It is small enough to where one can roll all over the city in their wheelchair. There are wheelchair accessible taxis available if needed.

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