Blog posts by George Bailey

by George Bailey   

In addition to the Niagara Falls Fear Factory attraction ( the world’s most frightening experience in Niagara Falls which has been scaring, thrilling and challenging guests to survive for years!) on Victoria St near the top of Clifton Hill you’ll find more things to explore this Halloween in… Read More...

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That’s right; you can be scared right out of your pants any day of the week at the Nightmares Fear Factory located at 5631 Victoria Avenue in Niagara Falls. This is the oldest haunted house attraction in North America. I can attest to the fact that this popular year-round attraction is a… Read More...

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The Niagara Falls Illumination Board has announced that a $4 million revitalization program is now underway to enhance the illumination of the falls. Proposed upgrades include more than twice the current lighting levels of the falls, programmable lighting opportunities, and a broader, more robust… Read More...

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It was 115 years ago that 63-year old; Annie Edson Taylor decided to celebrate her birthday on October 24th, 1901 by going over the Canadian Horseshoe Falls on a similar day like today in a wooden barrel. She survived the trip sustaining only a minor injury to her head and became the first… Read More...

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As one of the original organizers and first Chairman of this annual lighting festival it gives me great pride to see how this Niagara Falls festival has grown since 1982. This year’s Ontario Power generation Winter Festival of Lights will feature even more lights then ever thanks to The Niagara… Read More...

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In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary next year The Canadian Garden Council have given The Niagara Parks Commission 30,000 tulip bulbs to create a 150th Celebration Promenade Garden within Queen Victoria Park along the promenade in front of the Niagara Parks Police Administration Building.… Read More...

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It was 13 years ago today on October 20th, 2003 that 40 year old Kirk Jones from Canton, Ohio attempted to end his life by jumping into the Upper Niagara River. Miraculously, wearing only his jacket and jeans he survived the plunge over the Canadian Horseshoe Falls without a scratch. After his… Read More...

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At the Niagara Glen Nature Area 6.7 kilometres north of the falls you’ll be treated with some of the most brilliant colours of fall. Here’s a montage of some of the photographs I took this morning of the area. If you ride a vehicle to the Nature Centre parking is free until the… Read More...

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This self-financed agency of the Ontario government with its headquarters in Niagara Falls, Ontario are looking for suggestions from the public for long term ideas that will help shape its future visions. Two public information sessions are planned for the following dates and times. -Thursday,… Read More...

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I went for a walk this past weekend along the Niagara River Recreation Trail and discovered the leaves in the gorge at the whirlpool below the Niagara Spanish Aero Car are just starting to put on their autumn coat of multi colours .I suspect that this week will be the best time to see this… Read More...

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Over 15 internationally inspired restaurants on Niagara Falls Lundy’s Lane will have special lunch and dinner menus at reduced prices in the following week starting this Thursday. Here’s a small sample of some of the meals restaurants are offering. - Doc Magilligan's has Dinner (Dinner is pick… Read More...

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Learn the history of many of the famous and not so famous people buried in the historic Drummond Hill Cemetery in Niagara Falls. The Niagara Falls History Museum are conducting once again this year guided evening tours of this historic cemetery found on the sight of the War of 1812’s Battle of… Read More...

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It’s won’t be the real Elvis but it will be several Elvis tribute artists who will be taking part in Niagara Falls Elvis Festival on the Victoria Day Weekend, May 19 to the 21st. At a recent Press Conference Vittoria Wikston, General Manager of the Greg Frewin Theatre in Niagara Falls announced… Read More...

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Thanksgiving in Canada has been held since 1957 on the second Monday in October. It is a chance for families to get together over a harvest meal and give thanks for this harvest and other fortunes in the past year. For many, it is also a chance to take a short vacation before winter sets… Read More...

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Janice Thomson, Chair of The Niagara Parks Commission announced recently that Reegan McCullough, currently the executive director of Oil Sands Community Alliance in Alberta has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer of The Niagara Parks Commission. His appointment becomes effective on… Read More...

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That’s the question people who live or visit Niagara Falls might be asking 10,000 years from now. You see geologist tell us at the falls is gradually eroding its way back up the Niagara River 36 centimetres every year. When the falls reaches the southern tip of Navy Island scientists believe at… Read More...

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Many years ago, there was a high shelf of flat rock, just north of the present Table Rock area near the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. It resembled a tabletop. In 1818 a piece measuring 13 x 20 metres (40x60 feet) fell into the river and an even larger piece 100 x 20 metres (40 x 60 feet)… Read More...

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Established in 1936 on 40 hectares (100 acres) of land adjacent to the Niagara Glen on the lower Niagara Parkway, this is the only known school of its kind in North America. From a total enrolment of 36 students ( this number changes at times) the school usually graduates 11 students each year, of… Read More...

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It was 1842 when English writer Charles Dickens with his wife, Kate, and maid Anne visited Niagara Falls. The 30-year old Dickens wrote, “When I felt how near I was to my creator I was standing, the first effect and enduring one-instant and lasting-of the tremendous spectacle of Peace. Peace of… Read More...