Official Tourism Blog

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 & 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

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 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

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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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 5, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Four Points by Sheraton to get even higher

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…
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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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