by George Bailey

Many people in Ontario believe that Algonquin Park is Ontario’s first provincial park. They’re wrong. Algonquin Park was established in 1893. Ontario’s Niagara Parks Commission which runs along the Niagara River corridor between Fort Erie…

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by George Bailey

One of the largest Carillons in North America is found in Niagara Falls. The Rainbow Carillon Tower is located at the Canadian end of the international Rainbow Bridge near the falls. The 50.3 metre (165 feet) was built in 1947. The…

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by George Bailey

First, I should tell you locals who live in the small village of Chippawa (officially part of Niagara Falls) call this Chippawa Creek (pronounced Crick). This river located on the Canadian side of the Niagara River once emptied into the…

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by George Bailey

If you’re not already aware Niagara has some of the most spectacular sun sets in the world. Here’s a photograph I took at 8:30 p.m. as I travelled Portage Road north travelling up the hill in front of the Fallsview area. I stopped my car…

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by George Bailey

Drummond Road in Niagara Falls will be transformed into one of the largest slip n’slides in the world this Saturday, August 13th. The busy street will be closed between Lundy’s Lane and Prospect Street to accommodate a 305 metre (1,000…

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by George Bailey

Because the falls have to be bypassed, large ships that ply Lakes Erie and Ontario do so by means of the Welland Canal. The first Welland Canal was built in 1829. Construction of today’s fourth Welland Canal began in 1913 but did not…

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by George Bailey

The speed of the Niagara River varies from location to location. At the southern end of the river, water flows approximately 8 kilometres (5 miles) per hour as it passes under the Peace Bridge at Fort Erie. Just above the falls in the…

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by George Bailey

At various times the lower Niagara River Whirlpool (it’s where you find the Whirlpool Aero Car) 5.7 kilometres downriver from the falls is a whirlpool in name only. When the Niagara River is flowing at its normal volume, water rushes into…

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by George Bailey

Officially opened yesterday, the new WildPlay MistRider Zipline ride that descends 670-metres (2,200 feet) into the lower Niagara Gorge near the falls is a great success. Operators of the ride say they are averaging 500-600 riders a day.…

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by George Bailey

For the 12th consecutive year the Fallsview Casino Hotel in Niagara Falls has been awarded by the Canadian and American Automobile Associations a Four Diamond Award Rating. Less than six percent of the 28,000 hotels approved by CAA/AAA…

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by George Bailey

The crest line of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls measures approximately 670 metres wide (2,200 feet),the American Falls about 260 metres (850 feet) and the Bridal Veil Falls about 15 metres (50 feet).The crest line of Luna Island (that’s the…

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