Official Tourism Blog

December 7, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

Pieces of Canada Exhibit

Celebrations of Canada’s 150th Birthday are winding down but there’s still one event you can take in. The Niagara Falls History Museum located at 5810 Ferry Street in Niagara Falls, continues until the end of the year with its…
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November 30, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

Festival Lights are Now Turned Up Full

If you haven’t yet had a chance to look at this years new magnificent Ontario Power Generation’s Winter Festival of Lights displays put the kids in the car and drive around Niagara Falls. Remember, the light displays are all free. Stay…
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November 30, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

Niagara Proud by Stephanie Nielsen

I just finished reading a new book by Niagara Falls native Stephanie Nielsen in which she highlights several high-profile Niagara Falls natives. In her book she tells us about the lives of about 50 people who lived (and in some cases still…
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November 28, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

Bouldering in Niagara Falls

I read with interest an article in the Saturday, Nov.11th edition of the Globe and Mail about how popular bouldering has become in the Niagara Parks Glen Nature Reserve. The reserve is 6.7 kilometres north of the falls off the Niagara…
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November 23, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

Start a New Holiday Tradition

Each year, The Niagara Parks Commission is pleased to act as one of the hosts of the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights celebrations, which transform Niagara Parks and the City of Niagara Falls into a palette of breathtaking colour…
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November 21, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

Table Rock 1860

Attached is a rare photograph of Table Rock at the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls taken in 1860.This is about 20 years after the invention of photography. If you look through the centre of the Prince of Wales Arch you will see a…
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November 20, 2017 byChris Greenhalgh

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 Falls into…
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November 20, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

More Falls Facts and Figures

There are actually three falls; the American and Bridal Veil Falls and the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. The U.S. owns the first two and the Canadian Horseshoe Falls is owned by Canada. Ten percent of the Niagara River flows over the American…
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November 17, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

Canada’s Largest Illumination Festival

Reminder, The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls starts this weekend, Saturday, November 18th. This is the 35th season for this festival. There will be two opening events at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Queen…
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November 17, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade

This Saturday, November 18th the annual Santa Claus Parade takes place in downtown Niagara Falls. The parade begins at 11 a.m. starting on Victoria Avenue and winds its way to City Hall. This year’s parade features 12 marching bands,…
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November 15, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

2016 A Big Year for Niagara FallsTourism

Ontario Tourism Minister, Eleanor McMahon announced at a recent Ontario Tourism Summit held in Niagara Falls that Niagara Parks reported 8.2 million visitors in 2016. This translates into an incredible $1.2 billion in visitor spending…
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November 13, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

A Big Round of Applause to Niagara Falls

This Niagara Falls Distillery was recently awarded the Mayor’s Newcomer’s Award at the Niagara Falls Chamber’s Annual Celebrate Niagara Awards Gala. Barreling Annie Rye Whiskey named after Annie Taylor, the first person to go over the…
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November 8, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

A Photograph from 1941

The historic General Brock Hotel (Now the Crowne Plaza Hotel) is to the right of centre. The newly built Rainbow Bridge (1941) connects the sister cities of Niagara Falls Canada and Niagara Falls U.S.A. Note the heavy volume of water,…
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November 6, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

35th OPG Winter Festival of Light Set to Begin

We are only a few weeks away from the opening of Niagara Falls Annual Winter Festival of Lights. Things get underway on Saturday, November 18th with opening ceremonies in Queen Victoria Park at the foot of Murray Hill. There will be free…
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November 1, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

Niagara Falls to Get Three New Hotels

The city of Niagara Falls has given approval for three high-rise hotels to be built on a 4.7-hectare parcel of land on Robinson Street between the Skylon Tower and Clifton Hill. One will be 56 storeys high and the other two, 38 storeys…
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October 27, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

More on Princess Diana’s October 26th, 1991 Visit

I’ve blogged before on this visit of Princess Diana and her children, William and Harry. See the blog “Princess Diana Visited Niagara Falls 24 Years Ago” that I posted on October 23, 2015. Let me tell you a bit about her 25-minute ride…
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October 26, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

Fall Colours are Now Here

It’s like Niagara Falls is on fire. The changing of the leaves has been slow to arrive but now throughout the city you’ll see spectacular displays of the changing of the fall leaves. Here are two pics I took today. One shows the Niagara…
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October 25, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

Floral Showhouse Prepares for Chrysanthemum Show

Niagara Falls, ON – The Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse will once again be transformed into a lush fall paradise as cascading chrysanthemum blooms adorn every corner of the showroom beginning on Saturday, October 28 through to Sunday,…
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October 23, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

Congratulations Are in Order

At Attractions Ontario 2nd Annual Ontario Choice Awards program held earlier this month Greg Frewin Theatre and Ontario Power Generation’s Winter Festival of Lights captured top awards. The Greg Frewin Theatre was awarded the Top…
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October 20, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

1,000 Blogs Later

This week marks the 9th anniversary (October 21, 2008) that I have been writing this blog for Niagara Falls Tourism. I figure at 2 blogs a week it amounts to just over 1,000 blogs. At that time, I wasn’t even quite sure what a Blog was. I…
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October 18, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

Casino Niagara Gets an Upgrade

Completion of a $7M upgrade on Niagara Falls' original casino, Casino Niagara, is nearing completion. The upgrade will transform the second level into a destination for sports fans, gamers, and entertainment seekers. This includes $3.5…
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October 16, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

Battle of Queenston Heights Remembered

It was on October 13th,1812 (almost 205 years ago to this date), that the first major battle of the War of 1812 took place at Queenston Heights. The battle was fought by British Regulars and Mohawk warriors commanded by Major General Isaac…
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October 16, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

Toronto Power Generating Station

Here are a few photographs of the now abandoned Toronto Power Generating Station located beside the Niagara River. It is just opposite the Floral Showhouse (7145 Niagara Parkway) 400 metres (a quarter of a mile) south of the Canadian…
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October 12, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

Niagara Parks to Host International Marathon

Niagara Parks to Host Annual Niagara Falls International MarathonNotice of Upcoming Road Closures Along the Niagara Parkway Niagara Falls, ON – The Niagara Parks Commission will once again host the annual Niagara Falls International…
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