by George Bailey   

On a recent walk on the grounds of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, about 8 kilometres north of the falls along the Niagara Parkway I stumbled upon an interesting garden maintained by the students of the School of Horticulture located at this location. It was a garden of different plants that… Read More...

by George Bailey   

If you travel north three kilometres along the Niagara Parkway, you’ll see on your left opposite the White Water Walk Attraction a giant temple inside a gated attraction. Plus, there are many statues of large Buddhas. This is the Ten Thousand Buddha’s Sarira Stupa Temple located at 4303 River… Read More...

by George Bailey   

Grammy Award winner Rick Springfield will perform tonight (June 10) at the Fallsview Casino Resorts Avalon Room 6380 Fallsview Boulevard. The show begins at 9 p.m. Tickets start at around $30.00. You can get tickets at the Casino’s Box Office starting at noon today or by calling Ticketmaster… Read More...

by George Bailey   

Here’s another set of wheels you can use to travel around Niagara Falls to see what Niagara has to offer is to take one of the many WEGO buses you’ll find in the Park system and throughout the city. This bus transportation system connects all parts of the city. It is a state- of- the- art, hop-on… Read More...

by George Bailey   

If you want to see Niagara from the seat of a bike there are number of places where you can rent one. Zoom Leisure has 3 locations along the Niagara Parkway where you can rent a bicycle .Ben Schweitzer operates one of these bike rental locations near the Aero Car beside the Niagara River… Read More...

by George Bailey   

It was 64 years ago that filming of the movie, Niagara began in Niagara Falls, Canada on a sweltering June 2nd, 1952. Even as a young boy of 8 years of age I can remember my father, older brother and sister talking about the Hollywood star, Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn arrived on Thursday morning June… Read More...

by George Bailey   

2,600 runners have registered to take part in the 5th Annual Women’s Half Marathon to take place this coming Sunday in Niagara Falls. Ross Robinson, founder and race director of the race says there will be runner’s from 10 provinces, 29 states and six countries. Participants can walk or run the… Read More...

by George Bailey   

About 28,000 people are expected to attend this weekend’s Comic Con to be held in the Niagara Falls Scotiabank Convention Centre at 6815 Stanley Avenue. A few celebrities who plan to be here are the Fonz of Happy Days, wrestling legend Shawn Michael, Mini-Me, the Hulk, George Wendt of Cheers, Star… Read More...

by George Bailey   

The Mackenzie Printery located in the small community of Queenston, 12 kilometres north of he falls is home to the Louis Roy Press, Canada’s oldest printing press and one of the few remaining original wooden presses in the world. You’ll find over 500 years of printing technology inside the… Read More...

by George Bailey   

Travel Centres across Ontario celebrate from Monday May 30th to Saturday, June 5th the unofficial kick off to summer. Jackie Phillip, regional manager Niagara Southwest region of Ontario says it’s a great time to visit one of the many tourism centres we have in Ontario to learn more about what… Read More...

by George Bailey   

The 10th annual Niagara Falls Springlicious Festival takes place in historic downtown Niagara Falls, Friday, May 27, Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29th. This event is free. Parking is also free. There will be lots of culinary delights, exceptional beer, and wine taste and plenty of live… Read More...

by George Bailey   

That’s right, after being close for a major facelift for the past six months the popular Niagara Falls Museum on Clifton Hill is again open with over 1,100 new exhibits. Tim Parker, General Manager of the attraction says, “Everything is brand new. If you visited Ripley’s before, you’ve got to come… Read More...

by George Bailey   

Some of us Canadians might have forgotten why the holiday we just celebrated is called Victoria Day. The holiday is held always on the first Monday before May 24th to celebrate Queen Victoria of England who was born on May 25th; 1819.The birthday became an official public holiday in 1845 and is… Read More...

by George Bailey   

This past weekend my wife Ellen and I took a stroll through the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens located 10 kilometres north of the falls along the Niagara Parkway. Do yourself and your friends a favour and spend time in this lovely oasis. Entrance to the 40 hectare (99 acre) gardens is free (There… Read More...

by George Bailey   

The Niagara Parks Floral Showcase is featuring its annual hydrangea show now until the end of this month. The show features about 325 blue, white pink and violet hydrangeas. The showhouse is located at 7145 Niagara Parkway just above the falls and is open from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily. There is… Read More...

by George Bailey   

These popular live concerts have been held for many years. They begin at 8 p.m. and take place every Friday, Sunday and holiday evening. They will happen until September 5. The concerts are free and take place near the foot of Murray Hill in Queen Victoria Park under the Falls llumination Tower.… Read More...

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...