Category: Niagara Falls Ontario

    Famous Niagara Falls fountain still a tourist attraction 166 years later?

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    From Insauga.com:

    There is a well-loved and often-visited legacy left behind by the man many considered to the “Founder of Niagara Falls.”

    Just a three minute walk from the Niagara SkyWheel at 883 Falls Ave in Queen Victoria Park is Zimmerman “Fountain Pond,” named that for its large circular shape.

    At the foot of Clifton Hill, the Fountain Pond, shored up by large blocks of concrete, is surrounded by a walkway and in the warmer months, colourful flowers.

    The man who had it build in 1856, Samuel Zimmerman, was one of most prominent businessmen of his time.

    Niagara Brewing Company Opens Taproom at Fallsview Casino Resort

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    From Canadian Beer News:

    Niagara Brewing Company has announced the opening a second location in the heart of one of the region’s biggest tourist attractions.

    The Niagara Brewing Company Taproom is a 65-seat bar and restaurant in the Galleria of Fallsview Casino Resort, the largest gaming resort in Canada.

    Located approximately 1 km from the original Niagara Brewing on Clifton Hill, the new Taproom offers a full line-up of Niagara Brewing beers, and a food menu featuring select items from the flagship location plus three double-patty smash burgers that are exclusive to the Fallsview menu.

    Top 5 best and most scenic views of Niagara Falls (plus a bonus or two)

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    From Insauga.com:

    The simple fact is if you want to see Niagara Falls – the Horseshoe Falls in Ontario, as well the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls in New York – it costs nothing.

    Simply find a parking spot downtown Niagara Falls and walk down to Niagara Parkway, the road that runs alongside of the falls near Queen Victoria Park.

    Completion of Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre delayed

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Completion of Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre has been delayed again.

    But Mayor Jim Diodati, who toured the 5,000-seat facility Wednesday, said he’s confident the public will be “thrilled” with the venue once it opens.

    Work on the $130-million theatre at Stanley Avenue and Murray Street began in fall 2017.

    At the time, officials said the 18,000-square-metre building, which will be connected to Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort by an enclosed pedestrian walkway, was expected to open in June 2019.

    Winter Festival of Lights returns for 37th season

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    From Niagara This Week:

    The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights marked the start of its 37th season with a day of interactive festivities at Queen Victoria Park Saturday.

    There was live entertainment, food trucks and a variety of interactive displays including illuminated teeter totters.

    Diverse, ‘fresh’ attractions helping to drive strong visitation to Falls

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    From Niagara This Week:

    It has been a “tremendous” summer so far as the peak tourism season hits its stride in the Honeymoon Capital, says the president of Niagara Falls Tourism.

    “I’d say right now businesses are tracking even with where they were last year and knowing that last year was really a record year – the last two years were real banner years – that’s a good achievement,” said Janice Thomson.

    She said the combination of a low Canadian dollar and the number of diverse attractions continues to drive strong visitation numbers. Niagara Falls attracts about 14-million visitors a year.

    GLYNN: Clifton Hill pace bound to get a lot faster

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    It seems forever that tourists have questioned why there’s so little to do here compared with all the action on the Canadian side.

    The answer is quite simple: Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls, Ont., offers countless attractions, running the gamut from the 175-foot-high Niagara Sky Wheel to the rebuilt Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Other crowd pleasers include “Movieland: Wax Museum of the Stars “ and the Dinosaur Adventure Golf, including a 50-foot high “active” steam-erupting volcano that lets golfers play directly through an eerie, cavernous setting on the way to the 18th hole. The Wizards Golf: Glow in the Dark Mini Putt, is a challenging course too. And, of course, we can’t ignore the fact that from the Ontario side, visitors have the better view of the natural wonder.

    Mr. Cheapskate’s guide to Niagara Falls: 12 fun things to do for under $50

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    From NewYorkUpstate.com:

    There is no question that a visit to Niagara Falls can be an expensive one. Especially if you have a large family and especially if you want to visit the Canadian side with its honky-tonkish arcade-filled Clifton Hill and the lure of a large casino and several pricey attractions. But Mr. Cheapskate says leave your passport home and carve out a fun and relatively inexpensive day visiting the sites, history and majesty of the American side of Niagara Falls.

    Another festive Family Day in the Falls

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Puppets, pythons and little princesses. All part of Family Day in Niagara Falls Monday.

    With a fresh layer of snow and the day off from school and work, hundreds of families took advantage of free events at two of the city’s prime destinations, Niagara Falls History Museum and Heartland Forest.

    “It’s quite often our biggest day of the year,” said Clark Bernat, the city’s culture and museums manager. “Last (Family Day) was arguably our biggest day since our opening. We had about 1,200 people out last year.”

    Maves, Jeffs appointed to Niagara Parks Commission

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Two former regional councillors have been appointed to the Niagara Parks Commission board.

    Bart Maves, a former Niagara Falls councillor, and April Jeffs, former mayor of Wainfleet, were appointed to the commission Jan. 31 by the Progressive Conservative government.

    They will each serve a three-year term.

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