Official Tourism Blog

February 20, 2018 byGeorge Bailey

Wild Ontario Exhibit Returns

The Niagara Parks Commission is pleased to welcome back Wild Ontario, an interactive and family-friendly exhibit taking place at the Butterfly Conservatory from Saturday, February 17 through to Sunday, April 29, 2018. Curated by Little…
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February 20, 2018 byGeorge Bailey

February is Black History Month in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls has played an active role in African-American history. Between 1840 and 1860, slaves from the United States followed the, “Underground Railroad” to find freedom in Canada. This was not a real railroad but it was a secret…
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February 14, 2018 byGeorge Bailey

Family Day at the Niagara Falls History Museum

Every year on the 3rd Monday of February, Ontario celebrates Family Day. It’s a holiday to give people time to spend with their families. On Family Day Monday, February 19th, the Niagara Falls History Museum at 5810 Ferry Street opens at…
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February 14, 2018 byGeorge Bailey

Make Niagara Parks Part of Your Family Day Getaway

Wild Ontario Exhibit at the Butterfly Conservatory The widely popular Wild Ontario exhibit, created by Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo, will return to theButterfly Conservatory on Saturday, February 17 and will run until Sunday, April 29. The…
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February 12, 2018 byGeorge Bailey

Fall in Love Again at Niagara Falls

If you’re looking for a perfect Valentine’s Day romantic getaway, then Niagara Falls will fit the bill. All this week hotels and restaurants are offering special Valentine’s Day packages. Here are just a few reasons why you’ll love…
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February 12, 2018 byGeorge Bailey

Niagara Leads in Romantic Restaurants

OpenTable, the worlds leading provider of online restaurant reservations, recently announced restaurants in Niagara Falls are the most romantic restaurants in all of Canada. The study reported Canadians are also a nation of hungry…
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February 7, 2018 byGeorge Bailey

Niagara Falls Offers Great Live Entertainment

If you’re looking to be entertained, Niagara Falls is the place to be for exceptional live year-round enjoyment. Here are just a few of the things you can do. The Avalon Theatre at Fallsview Casino: This 1,500-seat theatre has about 250…
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February 6, 2018 byGeorge Bailey

Special Illumination for Chinese New Year

In celebration of the Chinese New Year, and in recognition of 2018 being designated the Canada-China Year of Tourism, the Niagara Falls Illumination Board will be illuminating Niagara Falls in a brilliant shade of red, on Thursday,…
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February 5, 2018 byGeorge Bailey

Towers Over Niagara

I suspect many Niagara Falls residents are familiar with the current three towers that overlook Niagara Falls, The Skylon Tower, the original Minolta Tower (now the Tower Hotel) and the Oneida Tower part of Casino Niagara which has been…
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February 1, 2018 byGeorge Bailey

Who Was Holman Walsh?

He was a thirteen-year old who flew a kite in January of 1848 from the U.S. side the Niagara Gorge near the present-day location of the Whirlpool Rapids Bridge to the Canadian side. From that kite string, a heavier cord was pulled across…
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January 30, 2018 byGeorge Bailey

New Travelling Exhibit Opens at the Niagara Falls

The travelling exhibition “Echoes in Ice-Finding Franklin’s Ship” opened on January 25th at the Niagara Falls History Museum located at 5810 Ferry Street in Niagara Falls. On display are some artifacts that tell of the ill-fated journey…
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January 29, 2018 byGeorge Bailey

Niagara’s Newest Winery Now Open

Monastery Cellars is now open in Niagara Falls. In 2013 the brothers of Mount Carmel, a religious order of monks, located in the Fallsview Area of Niagara Falls partnered with Reif Estate Winery in Niagara on the Lake to form Monastery…
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January 29, 2018 byGeorge Bailey

There’s Still Time

That’s right. There’s still time to see the thousands of lights and numerous displays of the 35th annual Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The lights on the annual festival turn off this…
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January 23, 2018 byGeorge Bailey

Great Rainbows and Sunrises at Niagara Falls

Most times the magnificent falls takes top billing with our millions of visitors. However, taking second billing are the spectacular rainbows and sunrises we have that appear over the waterfall. Colourful rainbows can usually be spotted…
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January 22, 2018 byGeorge Bailey

Take a Tropical Escape at the Floral Showhouse

Need a break from the record-breaking cold this winter? Niagara Parks’ beloved Floral Showhouse attraction, located just minutes from the “frozen falls”, offers guests a very welcome escape into a tropical paradise, filled with stunning…
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January 22, 2018 byGeorge Bailey

Aliens Spotted at Table Rock

Just kidding. But frozen mist from the Canadian Horseshoe Falls has turned the trees and lamp posts in this area into scary looking (but beautiful at the same time) Star Wars like creatures. Now is the time to capture spectacular frozen…
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January 16, 2018 byGeorge Bailey

Niagara’s Ice Boom

About this time each year a 2.7-kilometer ice boom consisting of 22 spans (floating steel pontoons) is installed at the mouth of the Niagara River at Fort Erie. These spans are anchored to the bottom of the river and connected by steel…
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January 9, 2018 byGeorge Bailey

Niagara’s Icewine Festival is set to Begin

The Niagara Region’s 23 rd. annual Icewine Festival starts Friday, January 12th and continues until Monday, January 28th. Kicking off this popular festival is the annual Icewine Gala on Friday evening, January 12th at the Fallsview Casino…
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January 9, 2018 byToni Fusarelli

Suspension Bridge Collapse of 1938

Although we have plenty of ice right now in the lower Niagara River below the falls, it’s nothing like the ice-bridge we had 80 years ago. During the winter of 1938, the ice was so thick that on January 26th at 4:20 in the afternoon the…
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January 5, 2018 byGeorge Bailey

What’s An Ice-Bridge?

An Ice-Bridge at Niagara Falls occurs when the lower basin of water below the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, Bridal, and American Falls is covered with ice. The Ice-Bridge often extends from the base of the falls to the Rainbow Bridge. These…
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January 4, 2018 byGeorge Bailey

Niagara Falls a Breathtaking Frozen Wonderland

Temperatures in the bone-chilling -16 C range have turned the area around the falls into a winter wonderland calling out in to be photographed. Cold artic winds have coated walls, trees, buildings, and lampposts into priceless pieces of…
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January 2, 2018 byGeorge Bailey

New Year’s Eve Celebration a Big Hit

Despite the -27 temperatures (with the wind chill) 12,000 to 15,000 brave people crowded Queen Victoria Park at the foot of Murray Hill below the Skylon Tower to enjoy the annual free outdoor New Years Eve celebration. The show, hosted by…
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January 2, 2018 byGeorge Bailey

Laser Light Shows Now On

As part of Ontario Power Generation’s Winter Festival of Lights program there is a free Laser Light Show each evening on Clifton Hill at the Upside-Down House near the top of the hill. Showtimes are each evening at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, and…
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December 21, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

1927 Snow Plowing

Long before the invention of power snow blowers snow was removed from roads and sidewalks a different way. Here’s a photo of an early snow plough clearing snow of the roadway at Table Rock near the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. What…
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