Category: Niagara Falls Web Sites

    Niagara Webcams

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    Not all of us are lucky enough to live in the Niagara Region.  That’s why we follow the AccessNiagara Blog. We also rely on webcams to get our daily dose of Niagara. The first webcam I found was on top of the Sheraton Fallsview (which is now one of the many Marriotts in the area). It was a treat to see what was going on at any particular moment at my favorite spot on Earth. Is it sunny?  Have the leaves peaked?  Is there an ice bridge?  Why is there a crane along the rail?

    That particular cam is no longer in operation, but let me share a few that help get us Non-Niagarans through the time between visits…

    NIAGARA FALLS LIVE

    Niagara Falls Webcam


    Two views available.  A link below the image takes you between the two.  This one actually has the sound of the roar of the Falls. Live I suppose, but let’s face it – how would we ever know?

    Niagara falls live views

     

    FALLSVIEW CAM

    http://www.fallsviewcam.com
    Hosted by the Embassy Suties. Not the prettiest of pages – lots of ads and links, but a nice big picture – also with sound.

    Embassy

     

    EARTHCAM

    http://www.earthcam.com/canada/niagarafalls/?cam=niagarafalls
    Look familiar? Looks like the same feed as the Embassy Suites. I include it here if only because different streams might work better on different computers. Sound on this one, too.

    earth cam

     

    CROWNE PLAZA

    http://www.niagarafallscrowneplazahotel.com/information/niagara-falls-webcam/
    Another full river view. this one from the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

    Crowne plaza

     

    CAMVISTA

    http://www.camvista.com/watch-live-video/america/canada/niagara_falls_live_webcam.html
    This one is a bit different than the rest. Not a true stream, it states that the webcam feeds “updates every hour, 24 hours a day. The new webcam feed updates for 60 seconds. Then shows previous webcam feeds”. But what I like about this is that it pans.

    EARTH TV

    SOTHEBY’S

    http://sothebysrealtyniagara.com/live/
    This is the latest in my collection. Found by my Mom, this is a Niagara-on-the-Lake cam provided by Sotheby’s International Realty! Odd combination for a webcam and business, but I love it!  Sorry I couldn’t get a screen shot on a prettier day!   I also enjoy browsing the properties. Let’s call it scouting for my vacation home so I’m ready when the Lottery finally comes my way.

     

    NOTL

     

    One interesting thing….NONE of these work on my iPad except the Niagara-on-the-Lake cam! Disappointing, because I don’t know why the other cams can’t figure out what Sotheby’s did. Maybe your tablet will have more luck.

    Well, there it is. If you’re like me and can’t be there – this is the way to go. If there are any that you know of that I missed, please leave them in the comments!

    QHR Report – Clifton Hill Niagara Falls Canada

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    FirstPost.com is a web site based in India. It seems to be primarily a news site, but it also has information on places and things of interest to their readers. Niagara Falls is one of those things.

    They recently posted a video called the QHR Report. It is a 9-minute video of a couple of teenagers walking around Clifton Hill. They talk to people and go into various attractions. I have no idea what the QHR Report really is, but I figured some of you might want to see the video.

    If you are interested, check out the main Niagara Falls page on FirstPost.com and see what other articles and videos they link to.

    An insider’s look at Niagara — through a social-media lens

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    Sometimes I’m really good at getting things up on the blog in a timely manner, and sometimes I’m not. This is an example of how I’m not…

    For months now, regular visitor Adam White has told me that he was working on an exciting new Niagara Falls and area web site. You may remember Adam as the one I did the video with. Anyway, over the last few months Adam didn’t give me any details, but said he was very excited about the new site. Then last week he emailed me and said it was live.

    In his first posting, he said the launch of CheckInNiagara.com is about 6 months late. He was kind enough to mention me along with other area bloggers, and said that I have my “finger on the pulse of the tourist sector in the Falls”. Cool! I had intended to post about the site, but just haven’t yet. I kind of pride myself in getting some scoops, but unfortunately, I left this one too late. The Niagara Falls Review beat me to it and has a nice article about it.

    All the best to you Adam… I hope the site is successful for you!

    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Social-media entrepreneur Adam White is armed with a $150 HD flip video camcorder, a tripod and a good idea: Head to Niagara’s hidden gems, off the well-worn tourist track, videotape himself and broadcast it on YouTube and a new website he’s created called checkinniagara.com.

    Oh yeah, and ask locals to chime-in and suggest places the 28-year-old computer software developer from Niagara Falls should scope out next.

    Think of it as a cross between location-based social-media websites, such as Gowalla and FourSquare, a video journal and travel planning website such as TripAdvisor.

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