by George Bailey   

It was 120 years ago on May 24th 1893 that the Niagara Falls Park and River Railway began operation. This was a single track line that carried 354,000 passengers from the Queenston Docks to Queen Victoria Park in the first year. The line was double-tracke... Read more...

by George Bailey   

The Niagara Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and The Niagara Parks Commission has teamed up to present a guided tour of the Niagara Glen Nature Area and a star-gazing event on Saturday, May 18th. The free hiking tours take place at 11... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Here’s one sure fire sign summer is about to begin. The 20th anniversary of Canada’s longest running fireworks display begins this Friday, May 17th with a spectacular display of fireworks over the falls at 10 pm. These displays continue every... Read more...

by George Bailey   

New Incline Railway Scheduled to Open the  end of this month The folks at The Niagara Parks Commission tell me that the incline railway that transported people from the falls to the Fallsview Tourist area since 1966 has been removed and a new $7 m... Read more...

by Toni Williams   

Greetings from NFT From May 10th – 12th, 2013, Niagara Falls will be host to the 2013 Canadian National Cheer & Dance Championships being held at the Scotiabank Convention Centre.  This spectacular event; now in its second year at the Co... Read more...

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...