by George Bailey   

On the Canadian side of the border near the edge of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls is an area called Table Rock. It got its name because many years ago there was a piece of rock that resembled a Table Top that extended out over the falls. As the falls receded south, the slab of rock became longer as… Read More...

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 even saw it. This garden found on ten acres… Read More...

by George Bailey   

Nearby Niagara on the Lake, about 24 kilometres north of Niagara Falls along The Niagara Parkway, was featured on the national news program Canada Am this morning. I took a drive to this beautiful town of 15,200 to take in some of the excitement. Jeff Hutchinson, who was hosting this segment,… 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 worked out a charter for a new organization… 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 tulips were just starting to appear. We also… 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 Niagara Falls Soup kitchen. You’ll be able to… 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 Parkway 6.7 kilometres north of the… 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 latest fiscal year. Since December of… Read More...

by George Bailey   

Fireworks Over the Falls Begins This Sunday, May 1st That’s right The Niagara Parks Commission and The Tourism Partnership of Niagara announce the return of Canada’s longest-running fireworks series beginning Sunday, May 1 at 10:00 p.m. over the falls. A total of 85 fireworks displays are planned… 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, “New Discovery (first French edition, 1697)… Read More...

by George Bailey   

If you like daffodils Niagara Falls is now the place to visit. You’ll find millions of colourful white and yellow daffodils in Queen Victoria Park near the falls. In addition to these daffodils you’ll soon see millions of tulips (Originally donated by Holland for Canada’s assistance during World… 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. The street cleaners are destroying evidence… 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 species. These controlled burns began on… Read More...

by George Bailey   

In 1928, Niagara Falls, got its own based airline-The Sky View Airlines in Chippawa, Ontario (now part of Niagara Falls). The new airlines was owned and operated by Niagara Falls very own millionaire Harry Oakes. The airfield was located across from almost the entrance to Niagara Falls Marineland… Read More...

by George Bailey   

If you travel the Niagara Parkway between Fort Erie and Niagara on the Lake, you might have noticed small white bullet shaped concrete abutment spaced along the parkway. These are international boundary markers. Similar markers are found on the U.S. side of the border parallel to the Niagara River.… 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 foot of Clifton Hill I could see where… 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. All of the courses have a certain degree of… 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 held here in May of 1945 until, “permanent”… Read More...

by George Bailey   

This April will be the third season that Hornblower Niagara will be on the Niagara River making its daily cruises to the base of Niagara Falls .It will also be there earliest opening. This new company is also planning to operate their cruises until at least the end of November. General Manager… Read More...