by George Bailey   

Here’s just four of the venues you can take in this November and December when you visit Niagara. The award winning Oh Canada Eh? Is located on Lundy’s Lane and features, Its A Wrap a lively musical plus a five course meal. The show runs from November 18th to December 19th.Oh Canada Eh? has been… Read More...

by George Bailey   

There’s a new mobile application that allows you to access the events taking place during this annual festival which this year runs from November 21st this year until January 31st, 2016. The mobile application is available on the Android and Apple iOS platforms. The APP has features that allow… Read More...

by George Bailey   

Sitting on the edge of the Niagara Gorge below the Canadian Horseshoe Falls is a long rectangular shaped building called thee Ontario Power Generating Station. This plant built in 1905 (abandoned in 1999) at one time produced 25 cycle power. This plant received water to produce this power from… Read More...

by George Bailey   

I read in the St. Catharines Standard that the tunnel built underground from above the Canadian Horseshoe Falls to the power plants at Queenston is working just fine. Locals called the new tunnel, “Big Becky”. Ontario Power Generation spokesman Neil Kelly is quoted as saying, “The tunnel is… Read More...

by aspruijt   

ENZO is an artist working primarily out of Niagara and Toronto but with projects everywhere from Buffalo to Montreal. Producing murals and signage on commission has allowed Enzo to be involved in voluntary creative projects in and around local communities in an effort to beautify sterile urban… Read More...

by George Bailey   

It’s time to bundle up the little ones and head out for the Annual Santa Claus Parade to be held this Saturday November 14th.The parade begins at 11 a.m. at the corner of Victoria Avenue and Armoury Street and travels north along Victoria Avenue eventually ending up at City Hall on Queen Street in… Read More...

by George Bailey   

14 different restaurants on Lundy’s Lane in Niagara Falls are offering special 3-course lunch and dinners at special prices until Thursday, November 19th.The new event titled, “Fall-cious” is meant to showcase the culinary skills of these restaurants. I just went on-line at www.lundyslane.com and… Read More...

by George Bailey   

To honour the sacrifice and contributions made by veterans and current service personnel in both the United States and Canada the falls on Wednesday, November 11th (known as Remembrance Day in Canada and Armistice Day in the United States) will be illuminated in red. At the top of each hour the… Read More...

by George Bailey   

That’s right you can still take a 20 minute ride aboard one of the two 700 passenger catamarans until Sunday, November 29th.This daytime boat ride takes you to the base of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, Bridal View Falls and the American Falls. You’ll not only see the falls up close you’ll hear it… Read More...

by George Bailey   

It was 50 years ago today on November 9, 1965 at 5:16 p.m. that a minor switch at the Sir Adam Beck Generating Station in Queenston triggered a massive electrical failure that paralyzed the north-eastern United States and large areas of Ontario and Quebec. One of the largest cities to be blacked… Read More...

by George Bailey   

The Jolly Cut is a rustic pathway that is located at the foot of Robinson Street near the Skylon in Niagara Falls. When you descent the pathway you enter Queen Victoria Park opposite the American Falls. The story is that many years ago the clerk at the Brunswick Hotel (long abandoned) was asked… Read More...

by George Bailey   

Once in a while, I’m asked to try and date a painting or photograph of Niagara Falls. I try and do my best by looking at what is seen in the painting. There are buildings or landmarks that I look for to at least narrow down the date the painting or photograph were done. One is whether Terrapin… Read More...

by George Bailey   

Niagara’s, “Street of Fun”, Clifton Hill is in for big changes. It was recently announced an older hotel, the 185-room Comfort Inn which opened in the 1950’s, will be torn down and replaced with something new. Other attractions and restaurants owned by one of Niagara Falls major hospitality… Read More...

by George Bailey   

On Friday, October 30th and All Hallow’s Eve, Saturday, October 31st the folks at historic Old Fort Erie, in Fort Erie are planning to scare you. The Niagara Parks Commission, owners and operators of the old fort, promise it will be a frightening and fun evening. Many believe the hallowed walls of… Read More...

by George Bailey   

It was on November 1, 1941 that the Rainbow Bridge was opened becoming the largest hingeless arch bridge at the time in the world. This bridge was constructed to replace the Upper Steel Arch Bridge (Honeymoon Bridge) which was destroyed by an ice jam in 1938.It is located 183 metres (600 yards)… Read More...

by George Bailey   

It was a cool windy day but that’s the way most of the runners in this past Sundays marathon liked it. Winner of this year’s marathon, Taylor Kraayenbrink of Sarnia agreed. The 25 year old had run the same race eight years ago when he was only 17. Thousands of [people lined the route of the… Read More...

by George Bailey   

Princess Diana of Great Britain and her Children, William and Harry visited Niagara Falls on October 25th 1991. As Director of Public Relations for the Niagara Parks Commission I had the pleasure of meeting them at Table Rock and escorting them around Niagara Falls for the next 3 hours. It was 3… Read More...