by George Bailey   

Thanks to the members of the Chippawa District Association I’ve been reminded that the real Laura Secord home is in Chippawa. I drove to this Niagara Falls suburb to take another look at the home that Laura Secord lived in for 27 years before she died her... Read more...

by George Bailey   

One of Niagara’s best fall events began this past weekend and continues until Sept. 29th. The 62nd Annual Niagara Wines Festival is filled with everything grape from wine tastings to parades, to free musical events. One of the highlights is the Grand Par... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I was in Queen Victoria Park this past Saturday to take in the free concert provided by Canadian musician and member of Blue Rodeo, Jim Cuddy and a group of talented musicians. They were performing for many of the 2,000 cyclists who took part in the first... Read more...

by George Bailey   

In Niagara Falls we can do just that every night of the year. Today, 18 exnon gas spotlights shine amber, white, blue and red light up the falls every evening all year long. A single operator, either Dick or Peter, change colours by manipulating controls... Read more...

by George Bailey   

In my last blog I spoke about the hotels found in the park near the falls. It reminded me of another hotel that I read about found near the falls between 1880 and 1933. The Lafayette Hotel was located near the Canadian end of the Upper Steel Arch Bridge.... Read more...

by George Bailey   

It’s hard for me to believe that at one time the area from just north of Murray Street to the Table Rock area at the edge of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls was during the early-1880’s the location of four hotels. They were located along what locals called,... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Hats off to Niagara Bike Patrols At least once a week I take a walk near the falls. On one particular day I came across a Niagara Parks Police Officer on bicycle that was assisting other Emergency Medical Services (EMS) who were also on bicycles. They ha... Read more...

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...