Niagara Idol hits stage at Oakes Park

From the Niagara Falls Review: Some hope to be discovered, while others just enjoy the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience. Whatever their reason, 11 finalists were given the opportunity to showcase their talents during the Niagara Idol Finale held Saturday at Oakes Park in Niagara Falls. Last week, more than 40…

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Go RVing Canada kicked off the RV vacation season with a splash

From the RV D@ily Report: Go RVing Canada kicked off the RV vacation season at an exclusive press conference event hosted at The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC), in Niagara Falls, an all-time favorite RV camping destination for Canadians. Go RVing Canada highlighted the increase in summer bookings in Ontario campgrounds, indicating that RV owners will…

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EDITORIAL: New concert venue at casino seven years overdue

From the Niagara Falls Review: Although the announcement of a 7,000-seat entertainment centre at the Fallsview Casino is seven years late, it’s definitely a case of better late than never. It’s never really been a question of should the casino build a larger entertainment complex, but why the heck didn’t they do it in the…

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The ultimate guide to Niagara Falls, Canada — Part 1– Falls attractions

From the Cleveland Travel Examiner: Niagara Falls is one of the great natural wonders of the world with millions of visitors from all over the globe. While some tourists have to travel thousands of miles to see the wondrous sight, Clevelanders are lucky that it is only approximately a four hour drive for them to…

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Ontario to loosen liquor laws

This isn’t directly Niagara Falls-related, but it will affect some different festivals that are held here, especially the big New Year’s Eve party. From the Niagara Falls Review: A beer outside a designated beer tent? An extra hour of drinking at a wedding reception? These new freedoms are just around the corner. Ontario has changed…

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Council amends billboard law to aid tourism promotions

From the Buffalo News: In an effort to expand promotions and increase tourism- related advertising, the City Council amended its billboard ordinance to allow electronic digital billboards downtown. The billboards, which require special permits that must be approved by the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals, will hopefully mirror successful electronic billboards in Niagara Falls, Ont.,…

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36 Hours in Niagara Falls

From the New York Times: At Niagara Falls, the United States is the poor relation and Canada is king. Nature gave Canada the wide-angle view of the majestic waterfall that straddles the border between the two countries, and the Canadians’ commercial bet on tourism landed most of the visitor comforts on their side of the…

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Tourism sector takes stock at season start

From the Niagara Falls Review: With new tourism-related services, and the potential for more in the coming years, officials see a bright future for the No. 1 industry in Niagara Falls. As the traditional tourism season gets underway in the city, many of those involved in the sector are looking forward to seeing if, or…

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