Official Tourism Blog

October 18, 2018 by Toni Fusarelli

Cascades of Fire Dinner Series at Elements

Niagara Parks will be offering an exclusive Fireworks Dinner Series at its Elements on the Falls Restaurant during the upcoming Cascades of Fire International Fireworks Competition, taking place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays fro…
October 11, 2018 by Nicola Conte

Grab a Bite at these 5 Local Favourites

Niagara Falls is full of great restaurants offering gourmet food experiences and spectacular views!  Whether you're looking for authentic Italian fare, a steak cooked perfectly to your liking, an amazing meal made only of local ingr…
October 10, 2018 by Toni Fusarelli

Niagara Parks Annual Floral Showhouse Maintenance

The Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse has continued to enchant visitors to Niagara Falls for over 70 years, highlighting the creativity and talent of Niagara Parks’ horticultural staff through seasonally rotating floral displays filled…
October 3, 2018 by Nicola Conte

7 Ways To Celebrate Thanksgiving in Niagara Falls

The first week of October coinciding with Canadian Thanksgiving means ideal weather, delicous food and a full calendar of events have come together to make the perfect weekend to explore Niagara.  Whether your perfect long weekend m…
September 27, 2018 by George Bailey

Where Does the Word Niagara Come From?

It is believed that Niagara is a derivative of the Iroquoian word, “Onguiaahra”, which was anglicized by missionaries. The name appears on maps as early as 1641. The generally accepted meaning is, “The Strait”.  Some think it was de…
September 25, 2018 by George Bailey

Signing Off

After writing this blog for the Niagara Falls Tourism Association for the past ten years (Original launch date, October 21, 2008) it’s sad for me to say this will be my last blog. Almost from day one, Toni Fusarelli, of Niagara Fall…
September 24, 2018 by George Bailey

Niagara Daredevils: Where are They Now?

On September 27, 1989, Peter DeBernardi of Niagara Falls, Ontario and Geoffrey Petkovich of Ottawa, Ontario became the first people to go over the Canadian Horseshoe Falls (intentionally in the same barrel) and live. They were posit…
September 21, 2018 by George Bailey

Do They Shut Off the Falls at Night?

The simple answer is no BUT the water flowing over the American Falls and Canadian Horseshoe Falls is greatly reduced for power purposes. After it gets dark each evening during the busy tourist season the water flowing over the fall…
September 20, 2018 by George Bailey

Niagara is About to be Ablaze with Autumn Colours

Every year as the temperature begins to change, and summer turns to fall, warm autumn colours wash over Niagara Falls and surrounding areas, creating a masterpiece of golden hues.  As October approaches, this beautiful transition is…
September 19, 2018 by Nicola Conte

Free Things to Do This Season in Niagara Falls

While Niagara Falls emanates beauty through every season, the glowing fall colours make it especially beautiful.  If you decide to explore this season, you'll discover the list of things to do while you're here is endless.  Aside fr…
September 19, 2018 by George Bailey

The Countdown is on for Winter Festival of Lights

The countdown is on until this year's Winter Festival of Lights kicks off on November 3rd!  The winter tradition of more than two million glowing lights, has been a staple in Niagara winters for more than 35 years.  The three month…
September 19, 2018 by George Bailey

Power in Niagara

In the later part of the 19th century the development of hydroelectricity at Niagara provided the world with a new source of clean and easily renewable power. No longer was it necessary to rely on costly and dirty coal to produce th…
September 19, 2018 by Nicola Conte

There’s "Snow" Place Like Niagara Falls!

Do you think you know Niagara Falls, Canada!? If you haven’t visited the frosty falls during the winter, then think again! Our natural wonder evolves once the leaves change and Jack Frost has hit the region, transforming Niagara Fal…
September 18, 2018 by George Bailey

Environmental Stewardship at Niagara Parks

As stewards of the rich environmental and cultural heritage along the Niagara River corridor, Niagara Parks is pleased to host two upcoming Public Information Centres, on September 26 and 27. These two sessions will provide informat…
September 17, 2018 by George Bailey

Helen Keller Experiences Niagara Falls

It was in March of 1893 that this famous person visited Niagara. Miss Keller, who was left deaf and blind by a prolonged high fever when she was nineteen months old, came with her live-in teacher Anne Sullivan and Alexander Graham B…
September 12, 2018 by George Bailey

Interesting Niagara Falls Facts

Here are a number of things you may not have known about Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls is actually three separate waterfalls straddling between Niagara Falls, Canada and Niagara Falls, New York.  As you look at them from Canada left…
September 7, 2018 by George Bailey

Bridges over the Niagara River

We can thank 17-year old Homan Walsh of Bellvue, N.Y. (now Niagara Falls, N.Y.) for helping engineers build the first bridge over the Niagara River above the escarpment at the Village of Elgin (now Niagara Falls, Ontario). #1. Niaga…
September 6, 2018 by George Bailey

Parks Proud to Help Host Barrelman Triathalon

Participants from across North America and beyond have registered to participate in the fifth Niagara Falls Barrelman Triathlon, to be held on Sunday, September 16. Developed by MultiSport Canada, the Barrelman Triathlon is composed…
September 4, 2018 by George Bailey

A Day in the Park with Jordyn

Last week I took my 8-year-old granddaughter Jordyn for a tour of the park. The weather was absolutely perfect when we started our day at 8:30 a.m. I parked my car (all day parking is only $5.00) at The Niagara Parks Botanical Garde…
September 4, 2018 by George Bailey

Rooted Events Series

Niagara Parks is pleased to present the third annual Rooted event series, encompassing a selection of nature and gardens-themed workshops, demonstrations, art shows and a Pop-up Dinner, all taking place at the Niagara Parks Botanica…
August 29, 2018 by George Bailey

Alternating Current Developed

The world changed when alternating current was developed at Niagara Falls by a brilliant engineer named Nikola Tesla. Prior to the development of alternating current (AC) direct current (DC) was used. This current had limited use si…
August 28, 2018 by George Bailey

A Little About The Falls Incline Railway

One of the most convenient ways to get to and from the Canadian Horseshoe Falls / Table Rock Centre and the Fallsview area is the Falls Incline Railway. This is a funicular railway with fully accessible enclosed cars that accommodat…
August 23, 2018 by George Bailey

Oh Canada Eh! Looking To The Future

Five years from the day the popular Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show opened its doors at Pyramid Place near the Skylon Tower, Canadiana Productions Inc. moved its award-winning musical to a custom-built majestic “Log Cabin Theatre” on Lund…
August 22, 2018 by George Bailey

Clifton Hill, Then and Now

Clifton Hill is a short one kilometre road that takes you from the top of the hill at Victoria Avenue to the bottom of the hill where it intersects with the Niagara Parkway at the Falls. A brief history of the hill Clifton Hill was…
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