by George Bailey   

One of Ontario’s oldest police forces is our very own Niagara Parks Police established on May 27th, 1887.It’s even older than the Ontario Provincial Police force which was established on Oct. 13, 1909. The original parks police force consis... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Did you know that ALCOA, (the Aluminum Company of America) had its early start in Niagara Falls, N.Y? That’s right, a number of major electrochemical companies were located here in the late 1800’s just in time for the Pan-American Exposition... Read more...

by George Bailey   

March 29,1848: The day Niagara Falls Stood Still It was 165 years ago that Niagara Falls ceased to flow for about 30 hours. Here’s why. A huge ice jam had packed the entrance to Lake Erie at the mouth of the Niagara River between Buffalo and F... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Here’s a little know fact. When you travel the Niagara Parkway south of Table Rock towards Chippawa you’re travelling on a part of the Niagara Parkway that was once the Niagara River. Here’s why. Up until 1904 their was an island called... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Niagara Falls History Museum Has Fakes and Forgeries ExhibitIf you’re looking for something to do with the family this March Break here’s something to consider. The Niagara Falls History Museum on Ferry Street is challenging the public to channel their in... Read more...

by George Bailey   

For the next few weeks Niagara Falls goes Hollywood with the filming of a major motion picture movie, called, “Queen of the Night”. The film is being directed by Canadian Atom Egoyan (Where the truth Lies, Exotica), and it stars Ryan Reynolds (the ladies call him a Hunk) and Rosario Dawson (I call her gorgeous). Read More...

by George Bailey   

Since the early 1900’s millions of people have walked the pathway behind Table Rock House near the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Few have realized they were walking above three giant conduits that one time supplied water from above the Niagara River to the now abandoned Ontario Power Generating Plant just below the falls. Read More...

by Toni Williams   

The Aero Car was designed by a Spanish engineer, Leonardo Torres Quevedo and has been in operation since 1916. The cable car is suspended from six sturdy cables and offers a wonderful view of the Niagara Whirlpool which is formed at the end of the rapids where the gorge turns abruptly counterclockwise, and the river escapes through the narrowest channel in the gorge. Read More...

by George Bailey   

Think about it. Before photography was invented in the 1840’s every image we have of things was the result of a painting or sketch. Niagara Falls was one of the most universally painted scenes from the early to mid-1800’s. Many great artists were lured to the falls by their breathtaking power and beauty. The volume of art work relating to the falls is almost limitless. Read More...

by George Bailey   

Niagara Falls continues to be one of the most visited places in the world and each year attracts in excess of 16 million people. I just read about a study that asked foreigners planning to visit America what would they like to see first and nine out of ten named Niagara Falls. Read More...