by George Bailey   

My wife and I and a group of friends plan to be amongst the crowd of revellers on December 31st for this years New Years Eve’s outdoor celebrations near the falls. The free annual outdoor event will be broadcast live by Entertainment Tonight Canada hosted... Read more...

by Toni Williams   

When I went into a few souvenir stores near the falls on one of my regular walks I noticed there was one particular Niagara Souvenir no longer to be found. It was anything that had to do with the Maid of the Mist. When I asked a clerk about it she told m... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Winter and the Lamppost 1998   This is a photograph I took with negative film in December of 1998 near the edge of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. You can see in the distance Terrapin Point on Goat Island in Niagara Falls N.Y. I remember the day clearly.... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Niagara’s Winter Ice Storm On the official first day of winter, December 21st (known as Winter Solstice) a vicious ice storm hit the Niagara area over night turning Niagara into a winter wonderland. When the sun came up in the early morning I grabbed my... Read more...

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... 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... 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...