This isn’t directly Niagara Falls related, but in the tourism industry we definitely know what the article is talking about. We just don’t get the US visitors we used to. From the Toronto Star: Ottawa no longer wants to waste time and money trying to lure American tourists to the land of moose, mountains and [...]
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From the Niagara Gazette: A team consisting of Niagara Falls Police, Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies and New York State Police participated Saturday in the International Police Tug-Of-War against the Niagara Regional Police from Canada, held at the international border line at the center of the Rainbow Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
From the Niagara Falls Review: It may be promoting “1 Less Trip” to the U.S., but the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce isn’t on board with Canadians paying an entry fee to visit their neighbours to the south. The U.S. is proposing a “land border crossing fee” to ease the country’s financial situation. The Department of [...]
From the Associated Press (via the New Jersey Herald): More than 100,000 NEXUS cards have been issued in the Buffalo-Niagara region to speed border crossings. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says a youth hockey player from Niagara Falls, Ontario became the 100,000th NEXUS cardholder on Friday. An event was held to celebrate the milestone. Buffalo [...]
The only marathon that starts in one country (Buffalo, USA) and finishes in another (Niagara Falls Canada took place Sunday. It is otherwise known as the Niagara Falls International Marathon. WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo has an article about it.
You may recall that I recently went to the Bird Kingdom (be sure to check out the pictures and videos). When we went, we decided to walk there. We were in the main tourist area around Clifton Hill, so we walked down the hill and under the Rainbow Bridge. I took a few pictures of [...]
From the Niagara Gazette: This weekend the prime tourist season started with most visitors likely arriving from the Canadian side of the river. Over there, the long Victoria Day weekend celebrates the birthday of Queen Victoria of England. Banks, schools and government offices will be closed in Ontario on Monday. Traffic should be backed up [...]
From Herald Net: Stricter travel document requirements in place since 2009 haven’t meant endless waits for motorists along one of the busiest stretches of the U.S.-Canada border, as many had feared, but Americans are avoiding short trips to Canada anyway, a study released Friday found. They seem to think there’s no reason to go. The [...]