Blog posts by George Bailey

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The crest line of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls measures approximately 670 metres wide (2,200 feet),the American Falls about 260 metres (850 feet) and the Bridal Veil Falls about 15 metres (50 feet).The crest line of Luna Island (that’s the Island that separates the American and Bridal Veil Falls is… Read More...

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The Niagara River Recreation Trail, located parallel to the Niagara River, travels some 53 kilometres (33 miles) between these two great lakes and the communities of Fort Erie and Niagara on the Lake passing through Niagara Falls. This trail is part of a larger trail system that includes The Trans… Read More...

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The Niagara Parks Commission announced it’s much anticipated, Mist Rider Zip Line Attraction opens Friday, July 15th. Staff has already tested the zipline attraction that descends from the Grand View Marketplace at the foot of Clifton Hill some 670 metres (2,200 feet) into the gorge near the… Read More...

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If you like live music (it’s also free) make you way to the historic downtown of Niagara Falls on Sunday, July 17th. From 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. there will be 46 bands performing at Taps Brewhouse, 4680 Queen Street. This will be the second Livestock Music Festival held at this location. While… Read More...

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It was 56 years ago on July 9th that a seven year old boy as a result of an accident went over The Canadian Horseshoe Falls wearing only a life-jacket survived the plunge with only minor scratches. At the same time, his teenage sister was miraculously rescued by two tourists who plucked her out of… Read More...

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Looking for something to do on Friday evening, then head to the Niagara Falls History Museum at 5810 Ferry Street ,Friday, July 8th.From 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. There will be an event titled, Shake Rattle and Roll a 50’s Sock Hop and Cruise Night. You’ll be able to dance to the music of Little Peter… Read More...

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That’s the General Brock Hotel in Niagara Falls. It was on July 1st, 1929 that the then first high rise Niagara Falls hotel opened. The new hotel consisted of eleven floors which towered over the landscape. This 20,000 square foot hotel had 247 bedrooms and 50 cots plus 16 stores,290 telephones and… Read More...

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The Ontario government announced yesterday plans to begin to expand Go Train service to Niagara next year. Niagara politicians have been lobbying for many years to get this service on a year-long basis to the Niagara area. As we all can appreciate, this major extension of rail service will not… Read More...

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The Niagara Parks, the Ontario Parks Association, The NPC School of Horticulture Alumni and the Niagara Catholic School Board of Niagara formed a partnership to open a unique new bee habitat, about a 20 minute drive north of the falls off the Niagara Parkway, at the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens.… Read More...

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If you like art, you‘ll want to visit the Riverbrink Art Museum at 116 Queenston Street just below the Niagara Escarpment in the tiny village of Queenston. It’s about a 20 minute drive north of Niagara Falls. This museum is the former summer home of London, Ontario lawyer, Samuel Weir who passed… Read More...

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For the first time ever cars will be restricted in Queen Victoria Park near the falls on Canada Day, Friday July 1st. The car-free zone will be between Clifton Hill and Fraser Hill between 7 a.m. until midnight. Folks are encouraged to walk or ride their bikes into the park, enjoy a Horse and… Read More...

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This year’s crop of fresh strawberries and cherries are now available for picking. Travel the lower Niagara Parkway towards Niagara on the Lake and you’ll be able to purchase them right from the farmers that grew the fruit. Walker’s Country Market has been selling fresh local fruit and vegetables… Read More...

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If you travel north along the Niagara Parkway about ten kilometres from the falls, you’ll come across this magnificent Floral Clock. It’s a clock that has a face made up of approximately 16,000 carpet bedding plants. Each year gardeners of the NPC design a new face. This year’s clock pays tribute… Read More...

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The Academy of Magical Arts in Hollywood, California announced Greg Frewin as the 2015 recipient of the Performing Fellowship Award. Established in 1968, the award recognizes outstanding achievement and significant contribution to the performance art of magic. Frewin is the 2nd Canadian to be given… Read More...

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On Thursday evening at Fireman’s Park on Mountain Road in Niagara Falls you can hear the blues band, Soul Train perform free beginning at 7 p.m. There’s plenty of free parking. You’ll find free live entertainment on Friday and Sunday evening beginning at 8 p.m. under the Illumination Tower… Read More...

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As part of the Queenston Village Fair (Queenston is 12 kilometres north of the falls along the Niagara Parkway) there will be a Laura Secord Day on Saturday, June 18th. This free event takes place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. There will be period activities planned, including demonstrations of the… Read More...

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On a recent walk on the grounds of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, about 8 kilometres north of the falls along the Niagara Parkway I stumbled upon an interesting garden maintained by the students of the School of Horticulture located at this location. It was a garden of different plants that… Read More...

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If you travel north three kilometres along the Niagara Parkway, you’ll see on your left opposite the White Water Walk Attraction a giant temple inside a gated attraction. Plus, there are many statues of large Buddhas. This is the Ten Thousand Buddha’s Sarira Stupa Temple located at 4303 River… Read More...

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Grammy Award winner Rick Springfield will perform tonight (June 10) at the Fallsview Casino Resorts Avalon Room 6380 Fallsview Boulevard. The show begins at 9 p.m. Tickets start at around $30.00. You can get tickets at the Casino’s Box Office starting at noon today or by calling Ticketmaster… Read More...

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Here’s another set of wheels you can use to travel around Niagara Falls to see what Niagara has to offer is to take one of the many WEGO buses you’ll find in the Park system and throughout the city. This bus transportation system connects all parts of the city. It is a state- of- the- art, hop-on… Read More...

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If you want to see Niagara from the seat of a bike there are number of places where you can rent one. Zoom Leisure has 3 locations along the Niagara Parkway where you can rent a bicycle .Ben Schweitzer operates one of these bike rental locations near the Aero Car beside the Niagara River… Read More...

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It was 64 years ago that filming of the movie, Niagara began in Niagara Falls, Canada on a sweltering June 2nd, 1952. Even as a young boy of 8 years of age I can remember my father, older brother and sister talking about the Hollywood star, Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn arrived on Thursday morning June… Read More...

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2,600 runners have registered to take part in the 5th Annual Women’s Half Marathon to take place this coming Sunday in Niagara Falls. Ross Robinson, founder and race director of the race says there will be runner’s from 10 provinces, 29 states and six countries. Participants can walk or run the… Read More...