Official Tourism Blog

June 21, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Niagara Parks Floral Clock is one of a Kind

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…
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June 20, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Congratulations to Niagara Falls Magician Greg Frewin

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…
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June 16, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Plenty of Free Events over the Next Few Days in Niagara

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…
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June 16, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Canadian Heroine Laura Secord to be Honoured.

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…
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June 15, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Natural Healing Plants

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…
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June 13, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

What’s the Buddhist temple in Niagara Falls all about?

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…
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June 10, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Rick Springfield Performs Here Tonight in Niagara Falls

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…
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June 10, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Niagara Falls WEGO’s

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…
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June 8, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

See Niagara on a Bike

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…
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June 6, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Marilyn Monroe and the Movie " Niagara" Remembered

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…
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June 3, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Women’s Half Marathon This Sunday, June 5.

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…
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June 1, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Comic Con is on this Weekend

About 28,000 people are expected to attend this weekend’s Comic Con to be held in the Niagara Falls Scotiabank Convention Centre at 6815 Stanley Avenue. A few celebrities who plan to be here are the Fonz of Happy Days, wrestling legend…
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May 31, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Canada's Oldest Printing Press is in Niagara

The Mackenzie Printery located in the small community of Queenston, 12 kilometres north of he falls is home to the Louis Roy Press, Canada’s oldest printing press and one of the few remaining original wooden presses in the world. You’ll…
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May 30, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Ontario Tourism Week Starts Today

Travel Centres across Ontario celebrate from Monday May 30th to Saturday, June 5th the unofficial kick off to summer. Jackie Phillip, regional manager Niagara Southwest region of Ontario says it’s a great time to visit one of the many…
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May 26, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Springlicious This Weekend

The 10th annual Niagara Falls Springlicious Festival takes place in historic downtown Niagara Falls, Friday, May 27, Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29th. This event is free. Parking is also free. There will be lots of culinary delights,…
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May 26, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

The NEW Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum is Now Open

That’s right, after being close for a major facelift for the past six months the popular Niagara Falls Museum on Clifton Hill is again open with over 1,100 new exhibits. Tim Parker, General Manager of the attraction says, “Everything is…
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May 25, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Why is it called the Victoria Day Weekend?

Some of us Canadians might have forgotten why the holiday we just celebrated is called Victoria Day. The holiday is held always on the first Monday before May 24th to celebrate Queen Victoria of England who was born on May 25th; 1819.The…
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May 24, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

A Stroll in Paradise

This past weekend my wife Ellen and I took a stroll through the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens located 10 kilometres north of the falls along the Niagara Parkway. Do yourself and your friends a favour and spend time in this lovely oasis.…
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May 20, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

A Few More Things to do this Holiday Weekend.

The Niagara Parks Floral Showcase is featuring its annual hydrangea show now until the end of this month. The show features about 325 blue, white pink and violet hydrangeas. The showhouse is located at 7145 Niagara Parkway just above the…
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May 19, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Niagara Parks Coca Cola Concerts begin Friday, May 20th

These popular live concerts have been held for many years. They begin at 8 p.m. and take place every Friday, Sunday and holiday evening. They will happen until September 5. The concerts are free and take place near the foot of Murray Hill…
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May 18, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

How Table Rock Got It's Name

On the Canadian side of the border near the edge of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls is an area called Table Rock. It got its name because many years ago there was a piece of rock that resembled a Table Top that extended out over the falls.…
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May 12, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

You Can Now Smell the Centennial Lilac Garden

9.6 kilometres north from the falls along the Niagara Parkway is the Niagara Parks Centennial Lilac Garden. It’s located right beside the world famous Floral Clock. When I was driving the parkway today I could smell the aroma from Lilac…
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May 11, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Niagara on the Lake is featured on Canada AM Today

Nearby Niagara on the Lake, about 24 kilometres north of Niagara Falls along The Niagara Parkway, was featured on the national news program Canada Am this morning. I took a drive to this beautiful town of 15,200 to take in some of the…
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