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Fallsview Suites + $300 Dining Voucher From $195 CDN / $144 USD

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Earlier this week I received an email newsletter from the Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls – FallsviewRead More…

HIGGS: Early tourism took visitors below and behind the falls

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From the Niagara Gazette:

Since Franciscan monk and explorer Louis Hennepin became the first European to encounter the “Falls at Niagara” in 1658 we could call him the first “tourist,” but let’s start in the early 19th century. We will begin around the time of the construction of the Erie Canal on July 4, 1817 in Rome, New York, which opened the door to travel (and commerce) across the state of New York. Read More…

March Break in Niagara Parks

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The Niagara Parks Blog recently posted about a lot of activities that they will have running over the March Break. These include:

  • Northern Owls at the Butterfly Conservatory
  • March Break Matinees at Old Fort Erie
  • Print your own tribute for Canada 150
  • Save with the Niagara Falls Wonder Pass

Check out the blog posting for more details

Popular Niagara Falls diner set for a comeback

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From the Niagara Falls Review

One of the city’s most popular restaurants is being reborn.

Simon Kelly and Angela Peebles, the people behind the Regal Diner, are back and hope to reopen the eatery at the beginning of next month. Read More…

Access to Thompson’s Point closed for Wildplay work

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Viewing access at Thompson’s Point on the Niagara Parkway will be closed from March 13 to 31 for the final stages of construction of WildPlay Niagara’s Whirlpool Adventure Course. Read More…

In Memory of Henry Muller

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From HoudiniMuseum.org

Henry Muller, cofounder of the Houdini Magical Hall of Fame, a public museum and tourist attraction operated in Niagara Falls, Canada, from 1968 to 1995, died on Feb. 28 in Hamilton, Ontario. He was 86 years old.

Here’s Henry’s official obituary, reproduced from YourLifeMoments…

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Niagara Falls tourism fee called ‘ridiculous’ as some businesses make it mandatory

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From CBC News:

Every year, millions of people flock to Niagara Falls, Ont., shelling out hundreds of dollars for hotels, restaurants and attractions clustered around the towering falls. But at some businesses, visitors are finding a contentious tourism fee is now a mandatory part of their bill.

CBC’s Marketplace, which has looked into the tourism fee before, returned to Niagara Falls with hidden cameras in January to see how things have changed after receiving dozens of complaints from consumers about the fee.

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