May 11, 2016 byGeorge Bailey
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… Read more
May 9, 2016 byGeorge Bailey
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… Read more
May 9, 2016 byGeorge Bailey
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… Read more
May 5, 2016 byGeorge Bailey
Niagara Falls City council has approved an application by Four Points by Sheraton in the Fallsview area of the city to build an additional 20-story addition on top of their existing 10-story tower.
Wayne Thomson, business manager for the… Read more
May 4, 2016 byGeorge Bailey
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… Read more
May 2, 2016 byGeorge Bailey
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… Read more
April 29, 2016 byGeorge Bailey
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.… Read more
April 28, 2016 byGeorge Bailey
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… Read more
April 25, 2016 byGeorge Bailey
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… Read more
April 22, 2016 byGeorge Bailey
The fresh water that plunges over Niagara drains approximately 684,000 square kilometres (261,000 square feet) of water from four great lakes-lakes Superior, Michigan Huron and Erie. Once it flows over the falls it travels the Niagara… Read more
April 20, 2016 byGeorge Bailey
With the arrival of spring, many hearts turn to romance and Niagara Falls.
Here are a few versions as to how Niagara Falls got this romantic reputation.
It began in the springtime of 1801, when American aristocrat Theodosia Burr,… Read more
April 19, 2016 byGeorge Bailey
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… Read more
April 15, 2016 byGeorge Bailey
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… Read more
April 11, 2016 byGeorge Bailey
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… Read more
April 7, 2016 byGeorge Bailey
In the summer of 1962, a summer festival began in nearby Niagara-on-the-Lake to celebrate plays inspired by the works of playwright George Bernard Shaw.
54 years later the festival continues to draw large crowds to three of their… Read more
April 6, 2016 byGeorge Bailey
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… Read more
April 5, 2016 byGeorge Bailey
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… Read more
April 4, 2016 byGeorge Bailey
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… Read more
March 31, 2016 byGeorge Bailey
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… Read more
March 29, 2016 byGeorge Bailey
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… Read more
March 24, 2016 byGeorge Bailey
At the Digital Signage Expo APEX Awards in Las Vegas last month the WFOL won gold. It received the top award for innovation in the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation category for the digital display shown on the side of the Oakes Hotel in… Read more
March 23, 2016 byGeorge Bailey
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… Read more
March 21, 2016 byGeorge Bailey
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… Read more
March 17, 2016 byGeorge Bailey
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… Read more