by George Bailey   

Fort Erie,   Each December 23rd   for the past 29 years John Fulton has been playing Santa Claus. So what you say? Well, he’s a Santa like no other. You see, John Fulton AKA,”The Surfing Santa” has been sailing the frigid and sometimes frozen Niagara Ri... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I bundled up in four layers of clothes this morning (- 12 Celsius) and headed to Queen Victoria Park near the falls to see what the water going over the falls looked like. A strong south west wind was sending water over the falls faster than usual creatin... Read more...

by George Bailey   

The Niagara Parks Commission once again has their Christmas exhibition in place in the Floral Showhouse (many of us still think of it as the NPC Greenhouse) along the upper Parkway just above the falls. The focal point... Read more...

by George Bailey   

In my library I have at least 30 books on Niagara Falls (Five of them written by myself).When I visited my local library a few days ago I came across one Niagara Falls book that I had never seen before. It was,”Niagara-Daredevils, Dangers and Extraordinar... Read more...

by George Bailey   

If you ever wonder what Niagara Falls looks like at any time of the day it’s pretty easy. All you have to do is punch in “Falls Cam” on your computer or I phone.   There are several sights that provide 24 hour live coverage of both falls from various lo... Read more...

by George Bailey   

This is an example of an early daguerreotype photograph taken in the early 1840’s.   The view is taken from Prospect Point on the U.S. side of the border at the edge of the American Falls.   It was usually the well-to-do, who could afford to travel, w... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Demi Lovato Headlines Free New Year's Eve Show The Niagara Parks Commission hosts this year’s free New Years Eve show at Niagara Falls Canada.  Demi Lovato has been announced as the major headliner for this year's event.  Demo Lovator is a singer, actres... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Hats Off to Deborah Pratt The Tourism Industry of Ontario recently announced that Inniskillin Wines Deborah Pratt, a veteran of Canada’s wine industry was awarded the winner of Ontario’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Debi started her career in teaching... Read more...

by George Bailey   

The harvesting of Niagara’s “liquid gold in a bottle” has begun early this year due to the extremely cold temperatures we are currently experiencing in Niagara. Vineyard Estates Winery is one of the first to begin picking Vidal Icewine grapes this year.... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Two Million Passengers The First Year I just read that the new transportation system called WEGO in its first year of operation (it began August 2012) carried more than two million passengers around the park and city. The new system which consists of 27... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I have just finished re-reading Dwight Whalen’s excellent little book entitled,”Lover’s Guide to Niagara” published in 1990.   There’s a section in his book where he writes about American playwright, Oscar Wilde’s visit to Niagara Falls in February 1892... Read more...

by George Bailey   

We know winter is not far behind when the 'birders' start to arrive in Niagara Falls to watch the annual migration of various types of birds to this area. I spotted a few birders this past weekend along the bank above the Canadian Horseshoe Falls.   One... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Busy Weekend Planned for Niagara Falls   Both locals and visitors always seem to have things to do in Niagara Falls.   This Saturday, November 16th we’ll see lots of activity in our historic downtown area. Starting at 9:30 am the annual CYTEC Candy Ca... Read more...

by Toni Williams   

BE THE ONE who names thier boats!  Be part of the game changing event in #NiagaraFalls for 2014!  Here are the details of Hornblower's Niagara Cruises 'Name Our Boat' contest!    ... Read more...

by George Bailey   

With the weather turning colder and snow soon to arrive, look for an announcement in the next week or so that the annual Ice Boom that is placed across the mouth of the Niagara River at Lake Erie will soon be installed. The boom is installed by Ontario Po... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Lest We Forget.   Today at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month to pay tribute to all of those who lost  their lives in World Wars 1 and 11 and successive conflicts. Here's a photograph of the monument at the foot of Clifton Hill... Read more...

by Toni Williams   

The big day is tomorrow for the Opening Ceremonies for the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights.  Here's a sneak peek of what's being installed.  Here's my 'Coles Notes' version: Opening Ceremonies Sat November 9th When:  2 pm Performance... Read more...

by George Bailey   

In 1998 I published a small book called, “Marilyn Monroe and the Making of Niagara”. It had to do with the filming of the technicolour movie, “Niagara” in June of 1952.The book is no longer in print but I still get regular requests for copies of the book.... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Jay Cochrane “Prince of the Air” Dies Many of us who live in Niagara Falls, including myself were saddened to hear of the passing of 69 year old Jay Cochrane on October 31st   of pancreatic cancer. Jay, who was living in Niagara Falls at the time of his... Read more...

by Toni Williams   

Niagara Symphony Orchestra Performs! at the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights ‘Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ as the Niagara Symphony Orchestra performs live.  The opening festivities fireworks will be synchronized to the live orchestr... Read more...

by George Bailey   

At the foot of Burning Spring Hill in Niagara Falls, Ontario is a small little house made of boulder stone. Most people are unaware that this building was built in the early 1800’s of stone taken from the upper Niagara River during the building of the nea... Read more...