by George Bailey   

For many years, I’ve conducted my own personal campaign to add the word Canadian when talking about the Horseshoe Falls. The fall is found entirely in Canada as set out in the Treaty of Ghent in 1814.The international boundary is set above the falls in th... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I read in today’s local newspaper that the New York State Power Authority is considering diverting the water that goes over the American Falls to the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. This could occur in the next two or three years to repair two aging bridges abo... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Niagara Falls has a rich history as one of Canada’s first Black Communities .It was along the Niagara border from Fort Erie to Niagara on the lake that many blacks escaped slavery by crossing the Niagara River from the United States. One of those slaves w... Read more...

by George Bailey   

The Niagara Falls History Museum at 5810 Ferry Street have been busy lately scanning pages and transcribing the names, dates and places from 59 ledgers from the former Niagara Falls Museum. This museum closed in 1999 and the contents sold off. Today’s Nia... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Some folks still think Niagara Falls attractions close up for the winter. That’s so far from the truth. Just about all Niagara Falls attractions are open now. If you’re looking for a different winter excursion visit the Journey behind the Falls at Table R... Read more...

by George Bailey   

When you spoke about Chippawa often the name Don Ede would come up. Don was a life-long resident of this hamlet of Niagara Falls and all of his life protected and promoted Chippawa. He was known as Mr. Chippawa. Sadly, Don passed on this week at the age o... Read more...

by George Bailey   

That’s right, the temperature here in Niagara Falls has been around -10 Celsius (feels like -20 Celsius). I bundled up warm yesterday morning and headed to the falls to look at what the cold weather has produced in and around the falls. It never disappoin... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Have you ever heard of these ions? Well, let me tell you about them. Lots of rushing water creates these negative ions (there’re good guys).These negative ions some folks sat account for the positive feelings you get when you’re near the water. It’s like... Read more...

by George Bailey   

With temperatures, dropping to below -8 C Niagara’s annual ice wine grape harvest has now began. Icewine is made by leaving grapes on the vine when the cold hits. The grapes then dehydrate as the water inside them freezes, leaving a sugary nectar that is... Read more...

by George Bailey   

It doesn’t come as a surprise to those in tourism but 2015 was perhaps the best in a decade for tourism in Niagara Falls. Falls Mayor Jim Diodati says good weather, and the depreciated Canadian dollar has kept more Canadian in Canada and brought more Amer... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Big changes are taking place on part of Clifton Hill. HOCO Entertainment and Resorts plan to build a new go cart coaster track in the area that once was the location of the Park Motor Hotel for 60 years. The hotel has recently been demolished. This will b... Read more...

by George Bailey   

With temperatures dropping to minus 10 Celsius, ice has started to accumulate around the rocks at the base of the falls. This makes for great photography opportunities. Be sure to bundle up warm in layers of clothing. Here’s a montage photos I took on a... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Official Niagara Falls Ontario and Niagara Parks Commission historian, Sherman Zavitz has written another book on Niagara Falls entitled, “It Seemed As If 100 Men Were Pounding on My Head”. The book consists of a collection of 45 stories published over th... Read more...

by George Bailey   

It was 84 years ago that one of Niagara Falls most historic hotels, the Clifton Hotel was destroyed by fire on New Year’s Eve, December 31,1932.The six-storey hotel, built at a cost of a half-million dollars in 1905 was located at the foot of Clifton Hill... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Latest reports I hear from the tourist community is that 2015 was an excellent year for visitors. A big reason is the influx of visitors from the United States. The strong U.S. dollar compared to the Canadian dollar is one of the main reasons why business... Read more...