by George Bailey   

This past weekend at about midnight on March 29, 1848; Niagara residents accustomed to the flow of the river were awakened when the Niagara River ceased to flow. The reason-a strong south-west gale had pushed the ice fields in Lake Erie in motion. Million... Read more...

by George Bailey   

The gardens of The Niagara Parks Commission were recognized as the, “Garden Destination of the Year” at the North American Garden Tourism Conference held this week in Toronto .The award was presented by the Canadian Garden Council and is given only to org... Read more...

by George Bailey   

49 year old Will Gadd who climbed the ice up the gorge wall next to the Canadian Horseshoe Falls last month has been named, “National Geographic’s 2014 Adventurer of the Year”. The climb was sponsored by the energy drink, Red Bull. On May 3rd Gadd says... Read more...

by George Bailey   

“In these days of rapid travelling, when the most trifling delay is deemed a calamity, a few brief directions are necessary to save time and view the various points of interest to the advantage. At the same time we cannot help deprecating the practise so... Read more...

by George Bailey   

If the continuous cold weather is starting to get you take a March Break trip to warm tropical Niagara Falls! That’s right, in Niagara Falls you can find indoor locations that will have you feeling like you’ve travelled to the tropics. Here are a few of... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I thought you might enjoy seeing an early 1870’s photograph of the area we now call Queen Victoria Park. This photo show what it was like before the formation of the Queen Victoria Niagara Park(now The Niagara Parks Commission) which was formed in 1885. T... Read more...

by George Bailey   

On an early morning drive to look at the falls with their winter coat of ice I took a few pictures of what appears to be a frozen falls. Although the mist has almost completely covered the face of the American Falls the water still flows over the falls be... Read more...

by George Bailey   

If you’d like to see some great art works of Niagara Falls drawn in the 19th century than make your way to the Niagara Falls Public Library on Victoria Ave. The exhibit features over 20 magnificent coloured drawings of the falls done before photography ex... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Can there be anything more romantic on this Valentine’s Day weekend than looking at the illuminated lights of the rainbow Niagara Falls with your loved one? You can do it from the comfort of one of the many high rise hotels that overlook the falls or bun... Read more...

by George Bailey   

It looked a lot different at Table Rock near the falls during the middle of the 19th century. Here’s an image from my historic falls photo library of the original Table Rock. Look carefully and you can see homesteads in the distance with wooden rails arou... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I‘ve been re-reading the late George Seibel’s Book, “The Niagara Portage Road” and came across a sketch drawn in the 1830’s of what we call today Murray Hill. It’s the main access to Queen Victoria Park near the falls from the Fallsview area. The unspoil... Read more...

by George Bailey   

The Niagara Parks Commission is getting a head start on spring. The NPC’s Floral Showcase along the Niagara Parkway just above the Canadian Horseshoe Falls is now in full bloom with their springtime floral display. It’s quite a contrast to the ice covere... Read more...