Maid of the Mist and #BIT14

This blog post from Google Canada came just in time.

From Sea to Shining Sea (and a whole lot in between), visit more of Canada’s Iconic Landmarks in Google Maps

Coast-to-coast, there’s now more of Canada’s amazing national and provincial parks to explore online. Today, Google Maps introduces over fifty new destinations to virtually visit in Street View. From Pacific Rim National Park Reserve to the Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy, Canadians and people from around the world can now take in more of this country’s natural beauty in Google Maps.”

It was timely because I received an inquiry from a registrant from outside the BIT Conference wanting to know if the conference was going to be anywhere near the Falls as she had never seen them before and wanted to. Well, let me tell you…this offering from Google fills the bill nicely.

One of the “Iconic Landmarks” Google now makes available is Niagara Falls as seen from the Maid of the Mist boat!

So, hop aboard and navigate around and check out the awesome scenery.

Then move in nice and close to the falls — not too close.

Then, look up and to the right.

What are you looking at now?  Why, you’re looking at some of the conference hotels.

The conference centre is just behind them.

If you’re doing the Photowalk or Run with Alana, you’ll undoubtedly end up on the Falls side of the hotels so that you can see right into the beauty.

This offering from Google is awesome.  Follow the link and check out many famous places in Canada with the promise of more to come.



  1. That’s amazing! Might have to incorporate this into some of the stuff I do with directions. Si tu es sur le bateau “Maid of the Mist”, qu’est-ce que tu vois en avant? À gauche? À droite? Tons of fun!

    As for the conference registrant, I would happily pass on that I have never had a better view at breakfast than from the breakfast room at the Embassy Suites. Amazing!


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