by George Bailey   

Drummond Road in Niagara Falls will be transformed into one of the largest slip n’slides in the world this Saturday, August 13th. The busy street will be closed between Lundy’s Lane and Prospect Street to accommodate a 305 metre (1,000 foot-long) three-la... Read more...

by George Bailey   

-The Niagara Falls Beer Festival takes place in the historic downtown of Niagara Falls .There will be 40 microbreweries and plenty of food trucks. This event is free. -Also, taking place on historic Queen Street downtown Niagara Falls is the Motorcycle Sh... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Because the falls have to be bypassed, large ships that ply Lakes Erie and Ontario do so by means of the Welland Canal. The first Welland Canal was built in 1829. Construction of today’s fourth Welland Canal began in 1913 but did not officially open until... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I thought you might enjoy looking at a few historic images taken of the falls. The falls was first photographed in 1840 by Hugh Pattinson of England. The original copies of these photographs can be found in the library at the University of Newcastle in Ne... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Food Network Canada has declared Jakes Chip Wagon, which has been a downtown Niagara Falls icon since 1945, as one of the top chip wagons in Canada. The wagon was first started by the parents of one of the current owners, Amy Heibert. Today she and her hu... Read more...

by George Bailey   

The speed of the Niagara River varies from location to location. At the southern end of the river, water flows approximately 8 kilometres (5 miles) per hour as it passes under the Peace Bridge at Fort Erie. Just above the falls in the Upper Rapids the spe... Read more...

by George Bailey   

At various times the lower Niagara River Whirlpool (it’s where you find the Whirlpool Aero Car) 5.7 kilometres downriver from the falls is a whirlpool in name only. When the Niagara River is flowing at its normal volume, water rushes into the pool and is... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Officially opened yesterday, the new WildPlay MistRider Zipline ride that descends 670-metres (2,200 feet) into the lower Niagara Gorge near the falls is a great success. Operators of the ride say they are averaging 500-600 riders a day. The cost of the m... Read more...

by George Bailey   

For the 12th consecutive year the Fallsview Casino Hotel in Niagara Falls has been awarded by the Canadian and American Automobile Associations a Four Diamond Award Rating. Less than six percent of the 28,000 hotels approved by CAA/AAA receive this award.... Read more...

by George Bailey   

The crest line of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls measures approximately 670 metres wide (2,200 feet),the American Falls about 260 metres (850 feet) and the Bridal Veil Falls about 15 metres (50 feet).The crest line of Luna Island (that’s the Island that sep... Read more...

by Expedia   

Feeling the spray of cool water across your face and poncho from aboard Hornblower Niagara Cruises may be the highlight of your trip to Niagara Falls, but then again—it may be just the beginning. Niagara has more to offer than its famous falls; from epic... Read more...

by George Bailey   

The Niagara Parks Commission announced it’s much anticipated, Mist Rider Zip Line Attraction opens Friday, July 15th. Staff has already tested the zipline attraction that descends from the Grand View Marketplace at the foot of Clifton Hill some 670 metres... Read more...

by George Bailey   

If you like live music (it’s also free) make you way to the historic downtown of Niagara Falls on Sunday, July 17th. From 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. there will be 46 bands performing at Taps Brewhouse, 4680 Queen Street. This will be the second Livestock Music... Read more...

by George Bailey   

It was 56 years ago on July 9th that a seven year old boy as a result of an accident went over The Canadian Horseshoe Falls wearing only a life-jacket survived the plunge with only minor scratches. At the same time, his teenage sister was miraculously res... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Looking for something to do on Friday evening, then head to the Niagara Falls History Museum at 5810 Ferry Street ,Friday, July 8th.From 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. There will be an event titled, Shake Rattle and Roll a 50’s Sock Hop and Cruise Night. You’ll be... Read more...

by George Bailey   

That’s the General Brock Hotel in Niagara Falls. It was on July 1st, 1929 that the then first high rise Niagara Falls hotel opened. The new hotel consisted of eleven floors which towered over the landscape. This 20,000 square foot hotel had 247 bedrooms a... Read more...

by George Bailey   

The Niagara Parks, the Ontario Parks Association, The NPC School of Horticulture Alumni and the Niagara Catholic School Board of Niagara formed a partnership to open a unique new bee habitat, about a 20 minute drive north of the falls off the Niagara Park... Read more...

by George Bailey   

If you like art, you‘ll want to visit the Riverbrink Art Museum at 116 Queenston Street just below the Niagara Escarpment in the tiny village of Queenston. It’s about a 20 minute drive north of Niagara Falls. This museum is the former summer home of Londo... Read more...