by George Bailey   

It is believed that Niagara is a derivative of the Iroquoian word, “Onguiaahra”, which was anglicized by missionaries. The name appears on maps as early as 1641.The generally accepted meaning is, “The Strait”. Some think it was derived from the narrow wat... Read more...

by George Bailey   

This is the perfect time to visit Niagara if you want to see the wash of autumn colours. It’s like nature has opened up her paint box and tinted Niagara with delectable shades of russet, crimson, amber and gorgeous reds and yellows. Travelling the tree-l... Read more...

by George Bailey   

It was 185 years ago on October 7th that a 22-year old named Sam Patch from Pawtucket, Rhode Island jumped 85 feet into the lower Niagara River  from a platform built on the edge of Goat Island in Niagara Falls N.Y. to become Niagara’s first daredevil. P... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I just read an interesting article written by Linda Crabtree of Access Niagara in our local newspaper, The Niagara Falls Review. Linda, who is an author and a scooter user, tells about how she visited Clifton Hill (Niagara’s Street of Fun) in Niagara Fall... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I have a large historical Niagara Falls photo collection and every once in a while I like to thumb through the collection.   This photograph taken in September 1932 at the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls by Edwin Hodge is one of my favourites. It... Read more...

by George Bailey   

The inaugural Niagara Barrelman Triathlon takes place this upcoming Sunday, September 21st.   Developed by MultiSport Canada, the triathlon consists of a 2 km swim, a 90 km bike ride and a 21.1 km run. There are about 700 participants. The entire course... Read more...

by George Bailey   

With the Journey Behind the Falls (Previously known as the Table Rock Scenic Tunnels) celebrating its 125th anniversary this year I thought it might be interesting to look at an old photo that shows a couple at the attraction taken on August 4,1945.   T... Read more...

by George Bailey   

This past Saturday I and about eight others joined Niagara Parks naturalists, Portia Crosswell and Meaghan Stewart on their last guided walk of the season through the Niagara Glen. These two young ladies knew their stuff and we were all impressed with the... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I went walking this past weekend at the Niagara Glen about five kilometres north of the falls along the Niagara Parkway and happened to stumble upon Frank Siscao outside the Niagara Centre Nature Store carving a miniature Totem Pole.   Frank told me he’... Read more...

by Toni Williams   

Niagara Falls Home Owner CASTING CALL! for new HGTV Canada series called I Wrecked My House!    Are you or someone you know more like MacGyver than Mike Holmes?   Is this you?  http://bit.ly/IWreckedMyHouse    New HGTV Canada series, I Wrecked My H... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Up until 1962 this area of the falls which affords some of the most dramatic views of Niagara Falls had very few visitors. It was not until 1962 when a Buffalo promoter, Charles Augspurger decided to take a gamble and build the 99 metre (325 foot) observa... Read more...

by Corey Larocque   

"Onguiraaha - Thunder of Waters, " a new outdoor sound and light show opened to rave reviews over the weekend.   "This is going to blow people's minds," said Melissa Kate, a jazz musician from Buffalo, N.Y., who often performs in Niagara. "I learned stu... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Boy, does time fly. I can remember almost like it was yesterday when 22 year old Steven Trotter of Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Sunday, August 18, 1985 intentionally went over the Canadian Horseshoe Falls in a contraption he called, “The Rig” and lived to... Read more...

by George Bailey   

A lot of folks seemed to like some of my Marilyn Monroe photographs taken by Eddie Hodge during the filming of the movie, Niagara filmed in June of 1952.Here are a few from my personal collection.    The first shows Marilyn preparing for a scene that wa... Read more...

by George Bailey   

The Niagara Belle is a new attraction that has started in the lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario. Niagara Sunset Cruises began operating the first of this month at Niagara on the Lake and offers lunch, brunch, dinner and scenic cruises. The Niagara Bel... Read more...