by Toni Williams   

Putting on my BuskerFest Game Face! Tonight I visited with Nathalie Simard, makeup artist and owner of Kromatic face and body painting out of Quebec City.  As you can see from my pictures below, Nathalie is an extraordinarily talented artist who totally... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I’ve been asked recently by a friend of mine in the United States what do they need to enter into Canada at Niagara.   Here’s the simple answer…you need a U.S. Passport. Children under 15 travelling with both parents need to carry a U.S. birth certificate... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I just got off the phone after talking to Jackie Phillip, Regional Manager of Ontario Travel Information Centres. Jackie has been involved with these centres for the past 29 years (she still looks like a kid). I knew her counselors asked visitors where t... Read more...

by Toni Williams   

Just a few miles above the Canadian Horseshoe Falls is the small historic Village of Chippawa. It’s where one of the major battles of the War of 1812-14 took place. There’s more about this battle in an earlier blog. I now want to talk about... Read more...

by George Bailey   

A Walk Like No Other in the World When I look around Niagara Falls I’m always amazed at how lucky I am to live here and be able to enjoy so many natural wonders. Today, I made a visit to one of my favourite attractions –The White Water B... Read more...

by George Bailey   

King Camp Gillette, the inventor of the disposable razor blade was always told by his parents as a young boy to dream big. Well, he sure did. In a 150 page book entitled, “The Human Drift” printed in 1894 and written by Gillette proposed a... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I attended the official opening of the Niagara Parks Commission newly revamped $7 million incline railway that operates from the Table Rock area near the falls to the top of the Fallsview area. These new cars, there are two of them, can carry 40 passen... Read more...

by George Bailey   

A Night Of Terror, August 6, 1918 It was on that date 95 years ago, August 6, 1918 that the scow above the falls became stranded. And what a night it was. There were two men on board the scow who miraculously managed to open the catch-basins on the bot... Read more...

by Matthew Davison   

Did you know that this year marks both the 75th Anniversary of the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission (NFBC), as well as the 50th Anniversary of the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge span?!  Yep, it's true.  And according to NFBC Chairman... Read more...

by Toni Williams   

So often we're asked what's going on this weekend?  So here is my list of weekend events: festivals/events Friday and Sunday Fireworks - City of Niagara Falls Canoe Niagara - City of Welland Canal... Read more...

by George Bailey   

The giant lights that illuminate the falls each evening year round are located in Queen Victoria Park on an old building that locals call The Illumination Tower. Actually, this structure was at one time part of the Ontario Power Generating Station that... Read more...

by George Bailey   

One of the first views in the distance when you visited Niagara Falls a number of years ago was the dominant Skylon Tower and the “Yellow Bug” elevators going up and down the outside of the tower. Now, it’s dwarfed by numerous high rise... Read more...

by George Bailey   

If you like to ride a bicycle but didn’t bring one with you on your Niagara visit you can now rent one. Zoom Leisure has an outlet at the Best Western Hotel on Fallsview Boulevard in Niagara Falls where you can rent a bicycle for a half-day or a... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I just came back from a very hot (temperatures were in the neighbourhood of 30 C.) bicycle ride to Floral Clock just a half hour ride north of Niagara Falls along the Niagara Parkway. While I was taking a drink of water I saw two employees of The Niaga... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Hornblower Niagara Cruises set to start 2014 Hornblower Canada, the owners of three new luxury catamaran boats, say everything is on schedule for these boats to ply the lower Niagara River below the falls in the spring of 2014. These cruises offer t... Read more...

by Toni Williams   

Magical Night @ The Greg Frewin Theatre ‘You’ve gotta love being a magician’ words spoken by Greg Frewin, and boy can you tell he LOVES being a magician.  How is it that I hadn’t been to his show yet?  I walked through the front door amazed at how many p... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Did you know that over 90% of Ontario’s tender fruit crop (peaches, pears, plums, prunes, sweet and sour cherries, strawberries, and raspberries) come from the Niagara Peninsula and the majority of these fruits are grown in orchards found in Niagara... Read more...

by George Bailey   

From 1901 until 2003, there have been 16 intentional trips in barrels or other contraptions over the Canadian Horseshoe Falls by 16 different people (2 people went over twice). Five of these people lost their lives. In looking at the list I see that th... Read more...

by George Bailey   

It was on July 9th, 1960 that a 7 year old boy by the name of Roger Woodward plummeted over the Canadian Horseshoe Falls wearing only a bathing suit and a lifejacket and survived. He was not being a daredevil and to this day gets upset when he is lumped i... Read more...

by George Bailey   

The Battle of Chippawa fought on July 5th, 1814, was the opening engagement and one of the bloodiest military operations of the War of 1812-14. This battle will be remembered when a commemorative ceremony takes place on July 5th at 7 pm along the Upper... Read more...