by George Bailey   

Every once in a while I’ll feature an historic Niagara Falls related photograph from my collection. This is an interesting one of the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company posing at the base of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls on January 23, 1927. They were visiting the Table Rock Scenic Tunnel (now Journey… Read More...

by George Bailey   

Niagara Parks horticultural staff is putting the finishing touches on the annual Easter Display in the Floral Show house, at 7145 Niagara Parkway in Niagara Falls. This show features a cross of lilies surrounded by fragrant and colourful tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and azaleas. The warm and… Read More...

by George Bailey   

The Niagara Falls Illumination Board will have the lights on Niagara Falls turned off for one hour this Saturday, March 19th between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. The reason? It’s taking part in the annual World Wildlife Global earth Hour initiative to raise awareness and support for action on the issue of… Read More...

by George Bailey   

In Ontario elementary and secondary school, students have a week-long break in March to celebrate spring. This traditional break started today and continues until the end of the week. In Niagara Falls, there are plenty of things for students to do and many of them are free. For example, check out… Read More...

by George Bailey   

If you’ve got an service or product to pitch head to theNiagara Falls Scotiabank Convention Centre this Friday, March 19th between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Dragons’ Den, a popular national television show is seeking people to appear on this show who will make a pitch for money to grow their products or… Read More...

by George Bailey   

The Niagara Parks Commission has announced the outdoor Oakes Garden Theatre at the foot of Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls is to undergo a major renovation. The theatre which was built in 1935 will include restoration of the distinctive pergola. The pergola was dismantled in 2012 because of safety… Read More...

by George Bailey   

Workers clear a path with hand shovels near the edge of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls at Table Rock. Note the, “modern” snow plough on the road. The “monsters” on the left are lampposts covered with mist from the falls. These same posts are still here today. If you check this spot out today you’ll… Read More...

by George Bailey   

The Lundy’s Lane Historical Society is presenting this coming Thursday, March 3rd at 7.p.m. a presentation by Melanie Battell on “Harnessing the Power of Niagara”. I f you’re interested in how hydro power is produced at Niagara you should find this of interest. The event takes place at the Niagara… Read More...

by George Bailey   

It has been more than 20 years since significant funds have been used to upgrade the lighting system that lights up Niagara Falls each evening year round. It was recently announced that the city of Niagara Falls, Ontario will contribute $350.000 towards a $4-million public-private project that… Read More...

by George Bailey   

The Niagara Falls Heritage Committee will recognize on Feb. 27th properties in Niagara Falls that have done an outstanding job of preserving a portion of the history of our city. This free annual event takes place at the Niagara Falls History Museum at 5810 Ferry Street .City Historian Sherman… Read More...

by George Bailey   

My wife Ellen and I like to walk. This past weekend we parked our car free at Queenston Heights Park, about a 15 minute ride north from Niagara Falls, and walked the paved trails around this park. There were lots to see. First and foremost is Brock’s Monument .At the base of the monument you can… Read More...

by George Bailey   

It was announced recently Victoria Avenue Business Improvement Association (B.I.A.) that Victoria Avenue from the intersection of Clifton Hill to Highway 420 will undergo a $3.5 million dollar upgrade starting this spring. The city of Niagara Falls will contribute $2.9 million and the B.I.A.… Read More...

by George Bailey   

I recently stumbled on some of the most spectacular aerial video I have ever seen on the falls and surrounding area. This amazing video uses high-end drones to get up and personal to the falls. To see what I mean go to www.exploringniagara.com and watch the two and half minute Niagara Falls video.… Read More...

by George Bailey   

The NPC is holding its second annual Job Fair this coming Saturday, February 20th at the Niagara Falls campus of Niagara College. The campus is located at 5881 Dunn Street. The fair runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Applicants are encouraged to create their own online profile and submit their… Read More...

by George Bailey   

This is a photograph of the original Table Rock found about 61 metres (200 feet) from its current location. If you walk the pathway towards the Illumination Tower you’ll see a plaque that I wrote many years ago describing this point. This point collapsed into the Niagara River in the late… Read More...

by George Bailey   

The Niagara Parks Commission is seeking bands to perform at next summer’s Coca Cola Concert series. The series take place every weekend from Victoria Day (Monday, May 23) long weekend to Labour Day (Monday, Sept 5). Shows are presented Fridays, Sundays and holidays’ from 8 to 10 p.m. followed by… Read More...

by George Bailey   

If you’re wondering what to do with your sweetie this Valentine’s Day look no further. Niagara Falls offers plenty of things to keep the spark going. Just check out www.niagarafallstourism.com. When you visit Niagara Falls at any time of the year you can’t help but feel happy, refreshed and even… Read More...