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    Toronto and Niagara

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    From the HNBP blog (how now brownpau) which includes some photos:

    We visited Toronto for a long weekend, with a day trip to Niagara Falls on the side. This was our first time to Toronto, my first time to Niagara, and Ezra’s first international trip and plane ride.

    Posts will be slowing down

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    Next week I’ll provide a bit of a summary for how the summer went for me on the blog, but I just wanted to give you the heads up that posting will slow down a bit now that the summer is coming to an end. I’ve received less newsletters, there are not as many things in the news, and soon there won’t be as many people around.

    Overall, it seems like it has been a good summer for the industry. Let’s hope we have one final great week!

    Marineland Canada Mournfully Reports The Passing Of Our Beloved Beluga Whale Gia

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    From the Marineland Blog:

    Marineland Canada has received preliminary necropsy results on, Gia, a beluga whale who has called Marineland home since birth.

    Gia passed away suddenly at Marineland. Up until her passing, Gia appeared happy, healthy and a well-adjusted member of her pod. Gia was taken care of by a dedicated marine mammal care team that have given hours of care to her each day of her life.

    Complete necropsy results will be provided when received.

    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

    Niagara Falls Blog stats update (lots of posts!)

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    I mentioned back in January that I was trying to keep the blog going. It has been difficult over the last couple of years with very little development going on. I lost my Google rankings, and have less companies reaching out to me to visit their operations.

    Well, as I said, I’m trying to do better. I try to post 5 times each day on weekdays. This is usually a copy of a couple of newsletters, as well as other new stores. Those stories can come from area newspapers, or things I’ve observed. In the 4 weeks right after the new year, I posted 84 out of 100 possible times. Not bad. In the 4 weeks that ended Friday, I posted 96 out of 100 possible times. Even better!

    In January, the site had the most traffic its had in a couple of years, but there is still a long way to go. Please do your best to help me promote the blog. Send links to your friends, like tweets on Twitter, add me on Facebook, whatever you can do. Thanks!

    How to follow Access Niagara and the Niagara Falls Blog

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    If you are following the Niagara Falls Blog regularly, you know that I have my ups and downs… sometimes the blog is very busy, and other times I don’t post anything for an extended period of time. For the last two months I’ve been posting several things every day, and I’m trying to keep it up. Hopefully you’ve found the articles referenced, photos posted, and links provided to be useful and interesting.

    Although business seems to be good in the area, it seems that for the last several years things have been at a stand-still from a development point of view. Most of the changes have been renovations to existing buildings. No hotels have been built. This has made it hard to post new/different things. Many years ago when I would walk around the tourist district, I saw something changing almost every day, so it was much easier to write about.

    Regardless, I’m going to try to keep this up. I hope to improve the rest of the AccessNiagara.com website as well.

    There are a variety of ways that you can keep up with the blog and other activities on Access Niagara. The best way is to follow the Niagara Falls Blog. If you prefer some other forms of social media, I also have accounts on the following sites:

    As a side note, I do have ads on the site to try to support the work that I do. I make very little from them, so I’m debating whether to just get rid of them. As you follow the site, you’ll get updates once I decide what to do.


    Another Niagara Falls Blog helper returns


    If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you’ve probably seen comments from someone named Karen. She loves Niagara Falls, and tries to visit often (she’s from Pennsylvania).

    A couple of years ago Karen agreed to help out on the blog, but then life got in the way. After a few postings, she got caught up in other things.

    I’m happy to announce that Karen is back! She’ll be joining Dan and I in writing about Niagara Falls. Welcome back Karen 🙂


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    The Suitcase and Heels blog has posted about a recent trip to Niagara Falls. It includes some fantastic pictures!

    The sign says that Clifton Hill is the street of fun at Niagara Falls to which I add a caveat… if you’re a kid. Most adults will probably find it to be a cheesy drain on their wallets. Everything may be overpriced but I still had fun photographing the over-the-topness of it all. I was here when I was 9 and you know what, almost nothing has changed. There are still the same haunted houses, wax museums, arcades and gift shops. One thing that I do love about Clifton Hill is how colourful every thing is. Here, see what I mean:

    Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls

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    Someone with a blog called “A Penchant for Travelling” visited Niagara Falls recently and posted about their trip (including pictures):

    The famous tourist area in Niagara Falls is called Clifton Hill, where there are many hotels, restaurants and shops for tourists visiting Niagara Falls. I think it was the only time we stayed near to so many shops and restaurants for this trip haha.

    Besides exploring the area after watching the illumination of lights at the Falls, we also browsed around the area after the exciting Maid of the Mist boat tour and had our lunch there before leaving for Toronto in the afternoon.

    And now back to our regular scheduled programming…

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    You have probably noticed that I’ve finally gotten myself going again and started posting today. I’m sorry that it took so long. As a result of my grandmother passing away, I just got out of the habit, and I kept putting things off. Today I made some time, so I’m back at it.

    You’ll definitely see some old news posted over the next couple of days, but if you’ve followed the blog then you know I still like to have things posted. I would assume that by early next week things will be back to normal (current news).

    Thanks for your patience…

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