From the Niagara Falls Review:
The Niagara Glen is a little greener after 37 Chinese students from two high schools in Beijing planted 10 red oak trees Saturday morning.
The trees represent a bond of friendship with Canada and Niagara Falls, said Yaping Lee, vice-principal of Beijing Wenhui Middle School.
“The taller they grow, the deeper our friendship will be,” said Lee.
The event was meant to celebrate both the partnership between Toronto Catholic District School Board and Canada Global Education Exchange, as well as build awareness of the importance of planting trees.
From NewYorkUpstate.com (includes many nice photos):
It would be hard to be disappointed at the views from Prospect Point at Niagara Falls State Park, and that’s probably why more than 8 million people visit every year. The stunning view by day and by night can leave a visitor breathless and struggling for superlatives. You can walk out high over the Niagara River Gorge at the Prospect Point Observation Tower, or you can walk down to feel the spray coming off the Falls.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
Despite their small size, pollinating species such as bumblebees and hummingbirds have a major impact on the environment.
“Approximately 90 per cent of the world’s flowering plants depend on pollinators to reproduce, representing the crucial role pollinating species pay in maintaining our environment,” said Janice Thomson, chairwoman of the Niagara Parks Commission.
Niagara Parks on Friday unveiled a new pollinator garden at Legends on the Niagara golf complex.
The small garden will form part of Niagara Parks’ newly created pollinator garden route along the Niagara Parkway.
From the Plaid Zebra:
Niagara Falls — it’s not a destination that many people associate with peaceful vistas and quiet countryside. Instead, you might be thinking of crowds of tourists and cheesy attractions in the Clifton Hill District. But a road trip to Niagara Falls brings the opportunity to take in breathtaking country scenery, quaint lakeside towns, local wineries and historic sites.
From CTV News:
With free admission to Canada’s beautiful national parks being offered this year in honour of the country’s 150th anniversary of confederation and the warm weather fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to dust off your camera and start planning a vacation.
From sweeping grasslands to thunderous ocean tides to craggy snow-covered mountains, Canada’s diverse landscapes offer awe-inspiring vistas for every taste.
#8 is Niagara Falls
We’ve had quite a bit of rain this week, but as the week has gone on, it has been quite nice. The weekend looks like it is going to be nice as well. I had intended to post this earlier in the week, but didn’t get around to it. Last Saturday was a beautiful day. The sky was clear and the sun was shining. In some ways the photos I took don’t even do it justice.
Over the last week I’ve had a couple of opportunities to be in Niagara Falls later in the evening. The lights on Clifton Hill, and that shine on the Falls are truly awesome. I took a few pictures, and you can see them below. You can see the Niagara SkyWheel, the volcano at Dinosaur Adventure Golf, the Fallsview Casino Resort tower, the lights on the falls, and the new Canada 150 sign at Table Rock Welcome Centre.
Thousands upon thousands of snap-happy travellers have shared their #beachvibes, #sunsets, and #wanderlust on Instagram. The app is our go-to place for planning holidays and making friends jealous of our jet-setting, and we’re never short of inspiration.
Sometimes we’re in the mood to get away from it all, but when we’re looking for a quick digital ego boost, capturing a selfie in an Insta-famous location is sure to do the trick. These well-trodden spots are immortalised on countless social media accounts across the globe, yet they haven’t lost their charm (or their ability to pull in likes).
The online travel specialists at TravelBird studied the hashtags of 470 popular tourist attractions to reveal the most Instagrammed destinations in the world. According to their ranking, the top 15 are:
Niagara Falls was #11