by George Bailey   

The eight annual Springlicious is happening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday in historic downtown Niagara Falls. There are three outdoor stages with free entertainment. In addition to the live musical entertainment there are six blocks of activities and... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Drive the lower Niagara Parkway north of the falls and chances are you’ll start to smell, than see various Lilacs Bushes that are now in bloom near the Floral Clock.   In 1966 just prior to  Canada’s centennial year, The Niagara Parks Commission was giv... Read more...

by George Bailey   

A 15 minute drive from Niagara Falls will take you to the Welland Canal. This canal is the gateway to the upper lakes and is designed to by-pass Niagara Falls and carries ships over the Niagara Escarpment. It’s where ships climb the mountain.   The cana... Read more...

by George Bailey   

It was with sadness that I learned of the passing of Dick Mann on May 7th of this year at the age of 81.   You may not have known Dick personally but chances are you’ve seen some of his work. Dick was one of two long time operators that have lit up Niag... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Thanks to additional funding provided by the Tourism partnership of Niagara this years free fireworks season will include Wednesday displays during July and August. This is in addition to the Fridays, Sundays and holidays from Victoria Day(July 1st) weeke... Read more...

by George Bailey   

There are plenty of exciting events happened on this Canadian Victoria Day and U.S. Memorial Day weekend.   Canada’s longest running fireworks takes place near the falls at 10 pm on Friday, Sunday and Monday.   The popular free outdoor Coca Cola conce... Read more...

by Toni Williams   

May 14th was the official ribbon cutting ceremony for Hornblower Niagara Cruises.  You could feel the excitement in the air as the much anticipated moment had finally arrived.  Our Niagara Falls Mayor, Jim Diodati welcomed Terry McRae, Owner of Hornblower... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Wow, what an exciting afternoon I’ve just now had. I was one of the fortunate numbers of invited guest to today’s official opening of Niagara newest attractions- Hornblower Niagara Cruises. And even better, I was one of the first to take a ride on two of... Read more...

by Toni Williams   

Whirlpool Jet Boats Open for Business NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. – May 6 – Now that the polar vortex is ancient history, Ontarians and western New Yorkers can come out of hibernation to see another swirling natural phenomenon – the Niagara River whirlpoo... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Look for a new Niagara Parks Visitor Guide soon! The folks at the NPC have announced they’ll be distributing a new 40 page visitor’s guide the middle of May. This is the first such guide published since the late 1990’s. Some of the items it will include... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I rode my bike down to the Table Rock Area a few days ago and travelled south towards the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse. To get there I had to cross a newly beautifully reconstructed bridge. At one time water from the Niagara River flowed under this brid... Read more...

by George Bailey   

One famous person to be born in the Region of Niagara is James Lewis Kraft (1874-1953). Kraft was an entrepreneur and inventor, who was born in a small community south of Niagara Falls called Stevensville.   After immigrating in 1903 from Stevensville to... Read more...

by George Bailey   

The folks that place the ice boom at the mouth of Lake Erie to hold back the ice from flooding the lower Niagara River now say it looks like the boom will not be released until early May. This is significant because the sightseeing boats that operate belo... Read more...

by George Bailey   

If the sun is out and the skies are clear Niagara Falls is where you want to be to catch a rainbow. Since the sun rises in the east you want to be on the U.S. side of the border in the morning to see a rainbow. As the sun rises to the west you’ll see that... Read more...

by George Bailey   

This remarkable woman who was totally blind and deaf visited Niagara Falls in March of 1893.She was accompanied by her live-in teacher Anne Sullivan and Alexander Graham Bell (yes, the famous inventor) who had become a good friend of Helen’s. Before inven... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Did you know that one-fifth of the entire surface fresh water on this planet is found in the upper four Great Lakes – Superior, Huron, Michigan, and Erie? All of this water eventually makes its way north and over Niagara Falls. This is not the typical dir... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I’ve blogged about Dickens a number of years ago but I think maybe some new eyes that view this blog might be interested to know this English novelist visited Niagara Falls during a North American tour in 1842 with his wife Kate, and her maid Anne.   Afte... Read more...

by George Bailey   

  The Niagara Parks Commission’s annual Easter Display takes place at the Floral Showhouse between April 12th and 27th.   This always lovely display features a cross display of lilies surrounded by colourful and fragrant spring flowers such as daffodil... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Today 18 xenon gas spotlights, each emitting 250,000 candlepower, shine amber, white, blue and red lights to illuminate the falls every evening year round. A single operator, either Dick Mann or Peter Gordon, change colours by manipulating controls that p... Read more...