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...

by George Bailey   

  With the very cold weather we have been experiencing at Niagara Falls followed by a mild thaw, a small Ice Bridge has formed below the falls. An Ice Bridge is the formation of ice from shore to shore below the falls.    Years ago people would at one tim... Read more...

by George Bailey   

WOW-This is Cold If you think it’s cold now at Niagara Falls with temperatures dipping to -15 C than look at how it was in 1937 when temperatures went as low as -40. So low in fact the American Falls completely froze over. Look at the people on the froz... Read more...

by George Bailey   

With temperatures now reaching -8 below Celsius the harvesting of grapes used in the production of Niagara’s famous Icewines has begun. Niagara is recognized as a leading producer of internationally acclaimed icewines. Icewine is produced after grapes h... Read more...

by Toni Williams   

It’s a cold one outside and Hornblower Niagara Cruises wants to recognize the  brave and adventurous ones who wanting to snap and submit their best picture of Niagara Falls, Canada for a chance to win 5 daytime ‘Voyage to the Falls’ boat tour passes + 5 f... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Nearby Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake continues with their annual film festival Series. Feature films are shown on Saturday’s at 3 p.m. in the Festival Theatre. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Cost for a ticket is $12.00. Here’s the line-up for this Janua... Read more...

by George Bailey   

This year’s free New Year's Eve party in the park at Niagara Falls, Canada was again a roaring success. The show featuring Australian singer Keith Urban and according to most reports drew upwards of 65,000 people. The live show was also televised to milli... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Everything looks a go for tomorrow’s free outdoor New Year’s Eve show at the foot of Murray Hill across from the American Falls in Niagara Falls Canada. Grammy winner Keith Urban will headline the show. Urban said he’s looking forward to spending time her... Read more...

by George Bailey   

A two year celebration commemorating 200 years of peace between Britain (Canada) and the United States comes to an end on December 31st. It reminded me that it was on December 24th, 2014 that the Treaty of Ghent signed in Ghent, Belgium officially ended... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Every year about this time authorities install what we refer to as an, Ice Boom at the mouth of the Niagara River at Fort Erie. The 2.7 kilometre boom consists of 22 spans (floating steel pontoons) which are installed when the temperature at Buffalo reach... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Facebook recently announced that Niagara Falls is the top Checked In location in Canada. The Rogers Centre came in second and Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada placed third on the list of 12 top places. Niagara Falls Ontario Mayor Jim Diodati is quoted as say... Read more...

by Toni Williams   

NIAGARA FALLS, ON, December 15, 2014 – The City of Niagara Falls History Museum continues to programme around the centenary of World War I, this time with CHRISTMAS IN THE TRENCHES. The unique Christmas event tied into the historic Christmas truce of 1914... Read more...