by George Bailey   

The Niagara Parks Commission is getting a head start on spring. The NPC’s Floral Showcase along the Niagara Parkway just above the Canadian Horseshoe Falls is now in full bloom with their springtime floral display. It’s quite a contrast to the ice covered trees and lampposts and the ice-bridge now… Read More...

by George Bailey   

  With the very cold weather we have been experiencing at Niagara Falls followed by a mild thaw, a small Ice Bridge has formed below the falls. An Ice Bridge is the formation of ice from shore to shore below the falls.    Years ago people would at one time venture out onto this ice and make their… Read More...

by George Bailey   

WOW-This is Cold If you think it’s cold now at Niagara Falls with temperatures dipping to -15 C than look at how it was in 1937 when temperatures went as low as -40. So low in fact the American Falls completely froze over. Look at the people on the frozen “Ice-Bridge” that has also formed below… Read More...

by George Bailey   

For 3 weekends in January the Niagara Icewine Festival celebrates Niagara’s famous Icewine. There will be plenty of irresistible wine and food pairings on these weekends. You’ll even be able to experience marshmallow roasting’s along the Niagara Wine Route. The big event for this year’s 20th annual… Read More...

by George Bailey   

With temperatures now reaching -8 below Celsius the harvesting of grapes used in the production of Niagara’s famous Icewines has begun. Niagara is recognized as a leading producer of internationally acclaimed icewines. Icewine is produced after grapes have been left on the vine until a sustained… Read More...

by Toni Williams   

It’s a cold one outside and Hornblower Niagara Cruises wants to recognize the  brave and adventurous ones who wanting to snap and submit their best picture of Niagara Falls, Canada for a chance to win 5 daytime ‘Voyage to the Falls’ boat tour passes + 5 free evening cruises passes to experience… Read More...

by George Bailey   

Nearby Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake continues with their annual film festival Series. Feature films are shown on Saturday’s at 3 p.m. in the Festival Theatre. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Cost for a ticket is $12.00. Here’s the line-up for this January. January 3-Boyhood January 10 –Force… Read More...

by George Bailey   

This year’s free New Year's Eve party in the park at Niagara Falls, Canada was again a roaring success. The show featuring Australian singer Keith Urban and according to most reports drew upwards of 65,000 people. The live show was also televised to millions of people across Canada by Global… Read More...

by George Bailey   

Everything looks a go for tomorrow’s free outdoor New Year’s Eve show at the foot of Murray Hill across from the American Falls in Niagara Falls Canada. Grammy winner Keith Urban will headline the show. Urban said he’s looking forward to spending time here with his actress wife Nicole Kidman and… Read More...

by George Bailey   

You have until January 4th, 2015 to see two clear bags of a shredded million of dollars looks like. The bags are part of an exhibit called, The Money, sponsored by The Bank of Canada. The display is found at the Niagara Falls History Museum at 5810 Ferry Street in Niagara Falls, Canada. Open… Read More...

by George Bailey   

A two year celebration commemorating 200 years of peace between Britain (Canada) and the United States comes to an end on December 31st. It reminded me that it was on December 24th, 2014 that the Treaty of Ghent signed in Ghent, Belgium officially ended the war and restored peace between Britain… Read More...

by George Bailey   

I was driving through Queen Victoria Park on Sunday when I saw a hive of activity at the foot of Murray Hill (6075 Niagara Parkway). Workers were setting up staging for Canada’s largest free New Year’s Eve extravaganza. That family show takes place on Wednesday evening Dec. 31st staring at 9… Read More...

by George Bailey   

Every year about this time authorities install what we refer to as an, Ice Boom at the mouth of the Niagara River at Fort Erie. The 2.7 kilometre boom consists of 22 spans (floating steel pontoons) which are installed when the temperature at Buffalo reaches 4C or on Dec.16th whichever comes first.… Read More...

by George Bailey   

Facebook recently announced that Niagara Falls is the top Checked In location in Canada. The Rogers Centre came in second and Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada placed third on the list of 12 top places. Niagara Falls Ontario Mayor Jim Diodati is quoted as saying, “it comes as no surprise to me.… Read More...

by Toni Williams   

NIAGARA FALLS, ON, December 15, 2014 – The City of Niagara Falls History Museum continues to programme around the centenary of World War I, this time with CHRISTMAS IN THE TRENCHES. The unique Christmas event tied into the historic Christmas truce of 1914, will occur on December 18th at 7:30 p.m.… Read More...

by George Bailey   

I can. Niagara Dry Ginger Ale was a bottled soft drink produced here in Niagara Falls from the early 1930’s to the early 1970’s.I can remember as a young 25 year old walking down Ferry Street past the current Niagara Falls History Museum and looking through large plate glass windows as the drink… Read More...

by George Bailey   

I just came across an article I had written 25 years ago about Niagara’s hidden pot of gold that I thought might be of interest. It’s believed there could be a pot of gold buried somewhere on the banks of the Niagara River in the lower Niagara Glen Nature Area north of the falls   The story goes… Read More...

by George Bailey   

Check out the Niagara Falls New Year's Line-Up! Put on your best Cowboy hat when you attend this year’s New Year’s Eve free outdoor event in Queen Victoria Park opposite the infamous Canadian Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls Canada. Grammy award winner Keith Urban is slated to headline this… Read More...

by George Bailey   

This past weekend I went with my wife Ellen to see OH CANADA EH’S new holiday show, “Swingin Little Sleigh Ride”. It came as no surprise the new show and the meal were both excellent. I also learned after speaking with the dinner show theatres’ General Manager, Eric Hitchcock that for many years… Read More...

by George Bailey   

There’s a new storyboard that has been recently unveiled at Niagara Falls Ontario City Hall outlining the history of, “The founder of Niagara Falls-Samuel Zimmerman”. Niagara Falls City Historian, Sherman Zavitz, “I suspect many of our residents don’t know the history of this great man”. Zimmerman… Read More...

by George Bailey   

Just this past week I had the pleasure of photographing a wedding renewal ceremony at the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse just off the Niagara Parkway above the Canadian Horseshoe Falls at 7145 Niagara Parkway. I had almost forgotten what a lovely place this was to hold such a ceremony. The weather… Read More...

by George Bailey   

What has been an annual tradition for the past 65 years; The Niagara Parks Annual Christmas Display at the Floral Showhouse begins November 27th and continues until January 12th, 2015 in Niagara Falls Ontario.   In addition to a spectacular poinsettia tree, you’ll find Christmas plants and flowers… Read More...