June 22, 2018 by George Bailey

Celebrate Canada Day All Weekend Long

Niagara Parks’ beloved outdoor Canada Day celebration returns to Queen Victoria Park, featuring live music from local artists, family-friendly activities, performers and an outdoor licensed barbeque area on the front lawn of Queen V…
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June 22, 2018 by George Bailey

Will Niagara Falls Disappear Some Day?

Yes, but no need to worry. Scientists estimate the world's second largest waterfall will disappear into Lake Erie 23,000 years from now! That estimate is based on the fact that in the past 12,000 years the falls have moved south abo…
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June 21, 2018 by George Bailey

“The Niagara Stage” with Polaris Music Prize

The Niagara Stage, a free weekly summer music series in Queen Victoria Park, will feature a diverse lineup of prominent and emerging Canadian talent recognized by Polaris Concerts to take place every Saturday evening at 8:00 p.m., f…
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June 19, 2018 by George Bailey

Oh Canada Eh! Celebrates it’s 25th Anniversary

I can remember 25 year ago when the Oh Canada Eh! Dinner Show opened in Pyramid Place near the Skylon Tower.  Was it that long ago? It wasn’t long before it moved to a newer bigger place at 8585 Lundy’s Lane where it still is today.…
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June 15, 2018 by George Bailey

Raptors Shows Coming to Niagara Glen Nature Centre

A variety of birds of prey will be on display this Father’s Day Weekend, June 16 and 17th.  at the Niagara Glen Nature Centre located at 3050 Niagara Parkway. It’s 6.7 kilometres north of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Free shows thr…
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June 13, 2018 by George Bailey

Safari Niagara Now Open for the Season

Safari Niagara is an attraction about 15 minutes south of Niagara Falls in the small hamlet of Stevensville. It’s a 150-acre nature park, also known as ZOOZ, with over 1,000 animals. There is an interpretive educational display, pad…
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June 14, 2018 by George Bailey

Ribfest This Weekend in Niagara Falls

The smell of grilled ribs will fill the air at Niagara Square (7555 Montrose Road) this Father’s Day Weekend. Six different ribbers will participate.                            Free live entertainment will start on Friday at 1:30 an…
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June 11, 2018 by George Bailey

Water for Life Exhibit Now Open

Top drawer artists from around the world showcase their work at the Niagara Falls History Museum (5810 Ferry Street) at the museum’s 1st international show. The exhibit which can be seen in the museum’s Ontario Power Generations Gal…
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June 8, 2018 by George Bailey

It’s a Busy Weekend in Niagara Falls

The 11th annual Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer takes place this weekend from Toronto to Niagara Falls. Cheer on thousands of cyclists as they take on this 200-kilometre cycling ride on Saturday and Sunday The event is expected to r…
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June 7, 2018 by George Bailey

Father’s Day Weekend at Niagara Parks

Looking for ideas for the perfect way to celebrate Father’s Day this year? Whether taking part in classic events such as the popular Father’s Day BBQ at Legends on the Niagara, or challenging yourself with a series of aerial obstacl…
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June 7, 2018 by George Bailey

New Pedestrian Safety Measures at Niagara Falls

The Niagara Parks Commission has installed a half kilometre safety wall to protect pedestrians from vehicles running into them. The barrier is made of large containers of white plastic that have been filled with water. The barrier h…
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June 6, 2018 by George Bailey

Niagara Falls is best seen up Close

"Niagara Falls is best seen up close”, is the title of a travel article that recently appeared in one of Canada’s national newspapers, the Toronto Star. Travel writer, Samantha Feuse in the May 26th travel section of the newspaper w…
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June 4, 2018 by George Bailey

Murray Street

The main access to Queen Victoria Park from the Fallsview area is Murray Street (Hill). In the early 1900’s locals also called it the Murray Street Ravine. In earlier times as, you descended the hill you saw an unspoiled natural vie…
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May 31, 2018 by George Bailey

Summer Concert Series to Kick-off June 1, 2018

The Niagara Parks 2018 Coca Cola Concert Series will run from June 1 to September 3, with free performances featuring local artists from a variety of musical genres from country to classic rock, with bonus concerts scheduled from Ju…
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May 31, 2018 by George Bailey

Springlicious is this Weekend

This popular annual street festival returns for the 12th time beginning Friday, June 1 and continues to Sunday, June 3. This free event held on historic Queen Street of Niagara Falls features an all-Niagara musical line-up. The thre…
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May 29, 2018 by George Bailey

Comic Con this Weekend

The seventh annual Comic Con is to be held this weekend at the Scotiabank Convention Centre (6815 Stanley Ave) in Niagara Falls. The event which takes place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is expected to attract 23,000 people. This…
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May 28, 2018 by George Bailey

Niagara Falls Newest Ride Now Open

The much-anticipated Niagara Speedway attraction near the top of Clifton Hill opened this past weekend to rave reviews. The new attraction is North America’s largest elevated go-cart track and the first of its kind in Canada. The Ma…
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May 28, 2018 by George Bailey

Niagara’s Floral Clock

The Floral Clock is located about 10 kilometres north of the falls just off the Niagara Parkway near, Ontario Power Generation Sir Adam Beck 11 Generating Station. The idea for this 40-foot (12.2 metre) diameter clock was inspired b…
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May 25, 2018 by George Bailey

Niagara Parkway Closures June 2-3, 2018

As an iconic gathering place for people across the world, Niagara Parks plays host to a variety of public events, celebrations, ceremonies and festivals at its spectacular natural venues throughout the year. Niagara Parks is pleased…
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May 24, 2018 by George Bailey

New 5,000 Seat Theatre is taking Shape

Drive south along Stanley Avenue and you’ll come across this new theatre being built near the intersection of Murray Street in the heart of the Fallsview Tourist area. You’ll see two towering cranes helping to put together 4,000 ton…
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May 22, 2018 by George Bailey

WOW What a Crowd!

I’ve been involved with the Niagara Falls tourism industry for about 60 years and I can honestly say I’ve never seen the crowds so large as this past Victoria Day weekend. One sure indicator of how busy it was this past weekend is t…
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May 22, 2018 by George Bailey

Centennial Lilac Garden Now at It’s Best

Travel the Niagara Parkway north some 10 kilometres from the falls and you’ll come across this lovely lilac garden. If you have the windows down in our car you’ll smell the gardens before you see them! The garden is just beside the…
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May 17, 2018 by George Bailey

Oak Hall Par-3 Golf Course to Open Friday

Niagara Parks Golf is delighted to announce that its Oak Hall Par 3 golf course will open for the 2018 golf season on Friday, May 18. Originally opened on June 17, 1966, the Oak Hall Par 3 course is a great spot for those learning t…
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May 17, 2018 by George Bailey

Free Things in the Falls this Long Weekend

Check out the gorgeous flowers found in and around the falls. Walk or run the 56-kilometre Niagara Recreational Trail from one lake to the other. You can do it in stages Hike the trails found at Dufferin Islands, the Niagara Glen,…
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