My family is planning a trip to Niagara Falls this July, and one of the things we want to do is the Maid of the Mist boat ride. We are planning to stay on the Canadian side, because that is where most things are. I just read online that Maid of the Mist no longer operates on the Canadian side, but a company called Hornblower Niagara Cruises has taken its place in Canada.
So my question, is Hornblower Niagara Cruises the same thing, just another name? If we book a trip on Hornblower, will it be the same thing as when Maid of the Mist was offering rides from Canada?
And is there easy access on foot from Canada to the US side for the Maid of the Mist?