by George Bailey   

This is what it looked like in 1999 before construction of the Fallsview Casino Resort had begun in 2001. This resort opened in June of 2004.The Casino Resort is now found where The Transformer Station for Ontario Hydro was located amongst the trees in... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Boy has the skyline of Niagara changed over the past fifteen years. I can remember in the 60’s the tallest buildings in Niagara Falls were the Skylon Tower, Seagram Tower (now The Tower Hotel Fallsview) and the Oneida Tower. Today there are five more buil... Read more...

by George Bailey   

At various times the lower Niagara River Whirlpool is a whirlpool in name only. When the river is flowing at its normal volume, water rushes into the pool and is carried past the river outlet on the right. It circulates counter-clockwise, creating a tradi... Read more...

by George Bailey   

About 700 athletes who are taking part in the Barrelman Triathlon, a 90 kilometre bike ride, two-kilometre swim and a 21.1 kilometre run (I get tired just writing about it!) will do part of their race through Niagara Falls this Sunday, Sept 20th. As a res... Read more...

by George Bailey   

In the 1920’s there was a very different Clifton Hill than we know today. In the 20’s paved roads to Niagara Falls began to appear and more tourists driving cars headed to Niagara Falls to go camping. This was something new to do in the 1920’s. To take ad... Read more...

by George Bailey   

SnowBird Air Show For Tomorrow is Up in the air I’ve had conflicting reports that tomorrows Snowbird air show fly over for 1:15pm over Niagara Falls is cancelled. The show is still listed on their sight as a go. I’m trying to get info about the show. St... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I just had an e-mail from the media person at www.earthcam.com telling me Niagara Falls is now featured on their live videos that are located throughout the world. This video cam is located atop the Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls. Check it out. You’ll... Read more...

by George Bailey   

There are plenty of things to keep you occupied this weekend. Here are a few of the activities: -The popular Niagara Food Festival in nearby Welland features 48 food vendors, culinary demonstrations, a craft and Artisan Market and live entertainment.www.n... Read more...

by George Bailey   

My wife Ellen and I were in Queen Victoria Park at the foot of Clifton Hill this week and spotted Elvis and to be expected, “We were All Shook up”. He was performing a, “Mess of Blues” outside at the Grandview Marketplace. He had the crowd in the palm... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Parking near the falls in the early 1950’s was a lot different than it is today. Cars are parked right at the edge of the Niagara Parkway opposite the Niagara Parks Refectory Restaurant (now, Edgewaters Restaurant).This is not allowed today. The Horseshoe... Read more...

by George Bailey   

A few blogs back I spoke about the International Control Structure (ICS) located in the upper river above the falls. Associated with this structure are the two drive-in theatres like structures found along the shoreline above the ICS. What you are looking... Read more...

by George Bailey   

It was on August 28, 1872 that James Butler (Wild Bill Hickok) and Buffalo Bill Cody put on a “Wild West” show in the fallsview area of Niagara Falls. It was a one day event complete with a large number of Native Americans who were brought in from the Ame... Read more...

by George Bailey   

A few days ago I had a couple Chris and Kathie Carmen of Toronto contact me to talk about the book I had written in 1998 called, “Marilyn Monroe and the Making of Niagara.” The book is now out of print. Both are big Marilyn fans. I decided to take them on... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I learned that this picnic I spoke about in a previous blog took place on Sunday evening on the grass at Oakes Garden Theatre at the foot of Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls. Here's a photograph of part of the 400 diners who all wore white at the picnic... Read more...

by George Bailey   

This pen and ink sketch is a reproduction from an 1888 newspaper. It shows a family of four at the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Note the lack of a wall at this point. Today, a parapet adds protection from slipping over the falls. The gentleman s... Read more...

by George Bailey   

No, the 670 metre long structure built between 1953 and 1957 in the upper Niagara River above the falls is a water control structure. The structure consists of 18 movable gates that extend about half-way across the Niagara River to the international borde... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Hornblower Niagara Cruises announced recently that it had its two millionth customers on August 14th of this year. They had their first million customers on August 16th of last year. This is the second year that Hornblower Niagara has been carrying passen... Read more...