by Toni Williams   

Whirlpool Jet Boats - Season Open! Apr 27 - May 05 , 2013 : 1:00pm to 6:00pm The Whirlpool Jet Boats have been working hard getting ready for another busy season! On April 27, their boats were back in the river and our drivers and trip leaders we... Read more...

by George Bailey   

The world famous Maid of the Mist boat ride ,which is North America’s oldest attraction having started in 1846, quietly slipped into the lower Niagara River a few days a go. This is a trip that takes you to the base of both falls where you get up... Read more...

by George Bailey   

A Few Technical Facts About Niagara Falls The depth of the rapids above the American Falls range from 8-10 centimetres (a few inches) to about 0.6 metres (2 feet).Above the Canadian Horseshoe Falls it ranges also between 8-10 centimetres to about 3 met... Read more...

by George Bailey   

It’s About Time To be more precise it’s about the Niagara Parks Floral Clock timepiece found on the lower Niagara Parkway. I read this week in our local newspaper this floral clock is now designated as one of the world’s ten most famo... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Where does the Water that Goes over Niagara Falls Come From? That’s the question asked by my curious grand daughter a few days ago when we were looking at the water going over the Canadian Horseshoe Falls at Table Rock. Here’s the answer... Read more...

by George Bailey   

It’s been very windy in Niagara Falls this past few days and I’ve seen a number of people flying kites along the Niagara Parkway above the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. It made me think about what happened in 1847 when engineers were trying to thi... Read more...

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   

If you’re wondering what to do to get a bit of exercise this spring here’s your answer. Put on a pair of good hiking boots and head to the Niagara Glen Nature Reserve just north of the falls. 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   

My wife Ellen and I went for a walk this past weekend along the Niagara River Recreation Trail and ended up at the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory north of the falls.  We were surprised to see just inside the front doors of the attraction a man... 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   

I just drove by the Dairy Queen restaurant in Niagara Falls and saw preparations are underway for a scene in the new movie,”Queen of the Night’. Read More...

by George Bailey   

Here’s a creative way to make use of an ally way in the historic downtown of Niagara Falls…create outdoor gallery in the ally way and invite people to come and take a look. Just off the south side of Queen Street near the east end of the street is a new daredevil Gallery. 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...

by George Bailey   

As I mentioned in a previous blog about Niagara's Ice Bridge, visitors and locals in the late 1880’s and early 1900’s ventured out onto the IceBridge which formed during very cold winters. Read More...