Official Tourism Blog

May 29, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

Tell Me About the Buddist Temple on River Road?

The Cham Shan Temple (Ten Thousand Buddas) is a seven level Asian style building located at 4303 River Road ,3 kilometres north of the falls. It’s directly across from the White Water Walk attraction. This temple contains precious…
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May 25, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

Springlicious Is This Weekend

Niagara Falls annual Springlicious starts this Friday, May 26th and continues until 6 p.m. Sunday, May 28th.This is the 11th free festival held in the historic downtown of Niagara Falls. Locals and visitors alike will enjoy live…
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May 24, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

Shaw Festival Starts Thursday, May 25th

The popular Shaw Festival in nearby Niagara on the Lake begins its 56th season this Thursday, May 25th. The season opens in the Festival Theatre with the play, Saint Joan directed by Shaw’s new artistic director, Tim Carroll. Several other…
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May 23, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

Queen Victoria Park is 129 Years Old This Past Weekend

Although Queen Victoria Park (the area between Clifton Hill and Dufferin Islands-154 acres) had been open to the public during extensive renovations in 1887 it was not until 1888 that an unofficial opening of the park took place by…
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May 18, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

Let the Fireworks Begin

Free fireworks over the falls begin Friday, May 19, at 10 p.m. The fireworks continue over this Holiday weekend with shows scheduled for Sunday, May 21, and Victoria Day, Monday, May 22, 2017. Canada’s longest-running fireworks resumes…
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May 17, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

Niagara Falls Honeymoon Certificates A Real Hit

If you’re on your Honeymoon in Niagara Falls did you know you can pick up a Honeymoon Certificate signed by Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati verifying you had your Honeymoon in Niagara? This certificate has been handed out by various mayors…
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May 15, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

Live with Kelly and Ryan Returns to Niagara Falls

If you’re a fan of the syndicated television show “Live with Kelly and Ryan” you’ll be pleased to learn the show is returning to Niagara Falls on Monday, June 5th to do two episodes of their morning show. Ryan Seacreast is the recently…
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May 8, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

Quick Facts About Niagara Falls Canada

The falls at Niagara are about 12,000 years old The falls were formed when melting glaziers formed massive fresh-water lakes (The Great Lakes) one of which (Lake Erie) ran downhill toward another (Lake Ontario). The rushing waters carved…
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May 1, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre-A Niagara Falls Hidden Gem

Not too far from the Canadian Horseshoe Falls at 7021 Stanley Avenue is a majestic stone building originally built in the 1870’ to accommodate young men preparing for the priesthood. Since that time, the building has undergone numerous…
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April 26, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

Be Careful Don’t Slip

That’s what the lady, who is holding who I assume to be her husband, could be telling him as he peers over the edge of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls at Table Rock House in Niagara Falls, Canada. This is a reproduction from an 1888…
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April 21, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

Whirlpool Jet Boats launch Saturday, April 22nd

Whirlpool Jet Boats (there are five of them) begin their summer season on Saturday, April 22nd. The popular attraction, which operates out of docks along the lower Niagara River at Queenston, Ontario, just eleven kilometres north of the…
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April 21, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

A View From A Balcony

Here’s a lovely photograph of the American Falls, Luna Island and the Bridal Veil Falls taken from the balcony of Niagara Park’s Refectory Restaurant in the early 1930’s. This restaurant is now called Queen Victoria Place. Note, the free…
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April 20, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

“Playground in the Air” is Now Open

A new attraction originally scheduled to open last year is now open on weekends. The new attraction called, Wildplay is located along the Niagara Parkway 5.7 kilometres north from the falls at a location called Thompsons Point. It’s at the…
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April 18, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

The Daffodils, and Forsythia Bushes are Now Out.

I took a ride along the Upper Niagara Parkway this past weekend towards Fort Erie and was rewarded with the first colourful flowers of the spring. The many trees along this magnificent ride are also starting to bud. Closer to the falls,…
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April 18, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

Sunday’s Best in the 1930's

Most people in the 1930’s dressed in their, “Sunday’s Best” when they visited Niagara Falls. This photograph was taken at the edge of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls at Table Rock House in the summer of 1932.The Clifton Hill Hotel, destroyed…
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April 11, 2017 byGeorge Bailey

Last Winter Festival a Great Success.

The 34th annual Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls Ontario was brighter than ever with 1.33 million people taking in the festival from November 19, 2016 until January 31st of this year. Tina Myers, the…
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