by George Bailey   

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 Garden before I ev... Read more...

by George 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 from 50 nations w... Read more...

by George 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 their best and the t... Read more...

by George 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 sales go to the Nia... Read more...

by George 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 3050 Niagara Parkwa... Read more...

by George 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 $23 million in the... Read more...

by George 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 Hennipen’s book,... Read more...

by George 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 be far behind. T... Read more...

by George 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 invasive plant sp... Read more...

by George 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 Marketplace at the... Read more...

by George 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 choose from. Al... Read more...

by George 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 War Two and were... Read more...