Niagara Falls and the Polar Vortex

Niagara Falls during a more temperate season

How many times in a single year, let alone a week, does someone from Vancouver have two occasions to write about polar-related events? This  week’s weather makes last week’s Polar Bear Swim look downright tropical, as we collectively learn new terms such as polar vortex.

Maid of the Mist 0355 Copyright Shelagh Donnelly

The famous Maid of the Mist, which completed its final sailing in 2013

While I enjoyed more moderate temperatures when visiting the Falls in 2010, I’d have loved to have been among those positioned to take breathtaking photos of the partially  frozen Falls this week. While the vortex had devastating effects in North America and has now begun to withdraw, its terrible but rare beauty created some stunning images.

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