Official Tourism Blog

May 11, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Navy Island for the United Nations Headquarter

Did you know that Navy Island, an island in the middle of the Niagara River above the Falls, was once a proposed sight for the UN Headquarters? That’s right. At an historic conference held in San Francisco in the spring of 1945 delegates…
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May 9, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

It’s Time to Enjoy the Outside Again

When I was in the park this past weekend with my wife Ellen we were happy to be part of the new growth and activities that are now beginning for the season. The daffodils were in full bloom, the pink and white saucer magnolias were at…
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May 9, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Classic Car Shows in Niagara Falls Have Begun

If you like, old classic cars make your way to downtown Niagara Falls on Tuesday evenings until the end of September. The free shows take place between 6 and 9 p.m. There’s even free live entertainment. Any monies raised through raffle…
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May 4, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Help Plant Trees in Niagara

The Niagara Parks Commission will once again partner with Forests Ontario in a province wide tree planting event on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The tree planting site is directly opposite the Niagara Glen Nature Centre at…
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May 2, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Niagara Falls is BIG Winner

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation recently announced the City of Niagara Falls received its final payment of $5.2 million for the fourth quarter for hosting Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino Resort. The city totally reaped…
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April 29, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Fireworks Over the Falls Begins This Sunday, May 1st

Fireworks Over the Falls Begins This Sunday, May 1st That’s right The Niagara Parks Commission and The Tourism Partnership of Niagara announce the return of Canada’s longest-running fireworks series beginning Sunday, May 1 at 10:00 p.m.…
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April 28, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Who was Father Louis Hennipen?

He was a Recollect priest and believed to be the first European to write and draw Niagara Falls when he visited the area in 1678.Hennipen accompanied French explorer Robert Cavelier,Sieur de la Salle on his exploration of Niagara. Father…
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April 25, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Niagara Falls, “Daffodil Capital of North America”

If you like daffodils Niagara Falls is now the place to visit. You’ll find millions of colourful white and yellow daffodils in Queen Victoria Park near the falls. In addition to these daffodils you’ll soon see millions of tulips…
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April 19, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Springtime Arrives Again In Niagara Falls

It was mid-march that I wrote a similar blog then winter returned. I just came back from a walk in the park near the falls and it appears spring is joining us again. Thee daffodils have made their way through the soil and the tulips can’t…
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April 15, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Prescribed Burns along the Niagara Parkway

The Niagara Parks Commission for the past ten years has carried out numerous prescribed burns (PB’s) on its property. These controlled burns are done to encourage the regeneration of native prairie grasses and plants that help to control…
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April 11, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Sky View Airlines –Niagara Falls One Time Airport

In 1928, Niagara Falls, got its own based airline-The Sky View Airlines in Chippawa, Ontario (now part of Niagara Falls). The new airlines was owned and operated by Niagara Falls very own millionaire Harry Oakes. The airfield was located…
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April 6, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

International Boundary Markers-what and where are they?

If you travel the Niagara Parkway between Fort Erie and Niagara on the Lake, you might have noticed small white bullet shaped concrete abutment spaced along the parkway. These are international boundary markers. Similar markers are found…
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April 5, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Get Ready to Ride the Zipline

The Niagara Parks Commission announced recently that work is progressing well on the new zipline attraction which will be located in the Niagara Gorge at the foot of Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls. On a recent bike ride to the Grand View…
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April 4, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

It’s Golfing Time

Many of the Niagara regions 48 golf courses (the largest concentration of golf facilities in one region, anywhere in Canada) open this week once the snow from this early spring storm leaves us. In Niagara Falls you have close to a dozen to…
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March 31, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Niagara Falls P.O.W. Camps

Some may not know but Niagara Falls was the location of two Prisoner of War Camps during World War One and two. One of these camps was located in a building that now occupies part of Niagara Falls Marineland .They were prisoners of World…
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March 29, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Hornblower Niagara Cruises Set to Open Friday, April 1

This April will be the third season that Hornblower Niagara will be on the Niagara River making its daily cruises to the base of Niagara Falls .It will also be there earliest opening. This new company is also planning to operate their…
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March 23, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Another Photo from the Past

Every once in a while I’ll feature an historic Niagara Falls related photograph from my collection. This is an interesting one of the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company posing at the base of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls on January 23, 1927. They…
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March 21, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Annual Easter Show is now on at the Floral Showhouse

Niagara Parks horticultural staff is putting the finishing touches on the annual Easter Display in the Floral Show house, at 7145 Niagara Parkway in Niagara Falls. This show features a cross of lilies surrounded by fragrant and colourful…
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March 17, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Lights Out on the Falls for One Hour this Saturday

The Niagara Falls Illumination Board will have the lights on Niagara Falls turned off for one hour this Saturday, March 19th between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. The reason? It’s taking part in the annual World Wildlife Global earth Hour…
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