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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by Expedia

Feeling the spray of cool water across your face and poncho from aboard Hornblower Niagara Cruises may be the highlight of your trip to Niagara Falls, but then again—it may be just the beginning. Niagara has more to offer than its famous…

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by George Bailey

If you like live music (it’s also free) make you way to the historic downtown of Niagara Falls on Sunday, July 17th. From 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. there will be 46 bands performing at Taps Brewhouse, 4680 Queen Street. This will be the second…

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by George Bailey

Looking for something to do on Friday evening, then head to the Niagara Falls History Museum at 5810 Ferry Street ,Friday, July 8th.From 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. There will be an event titled, Shake Rattle and Roll a 50’s Sock Hop and Cruise…

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by George Bailey

That’s the General Brock Hotel in Niagara Falls. It was on July 1st, 1929 that the then first high rise Niagara Falls hotel opened. The new hotel consisted of eleven floors which towered over the landscape. This 20,000 square foot hotel…

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by George Bailey

The Niagara Parks, the Ontario Parks Association, The NPC School of Horticulture Alumni and the Niagara Catholic School Board of Niagara formed a partnership to open a unique new bee habitat, about a 20 minute drive north of the falls off…

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by George Bailey

If you like art, you‘ll want to visit the Riverbrink Art Museum at 116 Queenston Street just below the Niagara Escarpment in the tiny village of Queenston. It’s about a 20 minute drive north of Niagara Falls. This museum is the former…

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by George Bailey

This year’s crop of fresh strawberries and cherries are now available for picking. Travel the lower Niagara Parkway towards Niagara on the Lake and you’ll be able to purchase them right from the farmers that grew the fruit. Walker’s…

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