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    Daycationing Over the Border

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    From Forever Young WNY:

    The word daycation may be relatively new, but the concept isn’t. It dates back to the early days of railway excursions, when Victorians using Day Tripper tickets would travel to a scenic spot for a day out. This way of travelling is somewhat of a lost art, but it’s a time efficient and less expensive way to make the most of our short summers.

    What would your ideal daycation look like? A first-rate theater performance followed by a decadent chocolate creation? Perhaps a forested hike to a stunning waterfall? What about the thrill of big city sports game? Wine tasting? Farmers market? With so many choices waiting over the border (and such a favorable exchange rate), there’s no time like the present to take advantage of what Ontario has to offer this summer.

    10 World Wonders That Should Be On Your Bucket List

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    From The Travel:

    The world is a vast and amazing place, with countless wonders to see and experience. Many wonders are part of the natural structure of the earth, many are man-made wonders that have stood the test of time and continue to impress us to this day. From breathtaking waterfalls to towering structures to tropical islands stock full of unique wildlife, the world is full of countless wonders that will amaze you…

    Niagara Falls is #10 on the list

    HAMILTON: Political structure is why Clifton Hill rises, Niagara falls

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    Why does the Canadian-side of Niagara Falls develop so much better than the American-side?…

    Suddenly, even though neither one of us had made a single step, we both had found ourselves instead of a simple mile away from the Canadian border, we were now may have well been out on the Mexican desert, so far away from yet another reason why the Canadian side looks like it looks in development, and why the American side is little more than the butt of a bad joke.

    7 Ways To Escape The Everyday In Niagara Falls

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    From the Chicagoist:

    Niagara Falls is the meeting point of the Canadian and American borders, where two countries collide in the form of a spectacular natural wonder. Almost as spectacular as the thundering water is the excitement, food, and adventure found on the Canadian side of the line.

    A trip to Niagara Falls is more than a simple weekend getaway; it’s a way to escape the ordinary and discover Canada’s wild side at its finest. Experience the wonderment of the Falls while embarking on a culinary journey, take a thrilling zipline ride across the river, or simply stand on the Canadian side of the border and wave across the Falls at your American friends while enjoying that sweet, low Canadian dollar.

    In Focus: Niagara Falls area, Ontario, Canada

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    From 4 Hoteliers:

    The city of Niagara Falls, Ontario, is on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, which forms the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the US state of New York.

    The natural wonder of Niagara Falls, which is the collective name for the Horseshoe Falls, the adjacent American Falls, and the smaller Bridal Veil Falls, is a major tourist attraction for the city of Niagara Falls, attracting 12 million visitors every year.

    Combined, the three falls have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world—and a vertical drop of more than 165 feet.

    With a population of 85,810, the city offers direct “one-day” business opportunities to people on both sides of the border, along with multi-modal transportation networking that includes road, water, rail, and air.

    Niagara Falls is both friendly and flashy

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    From the Tennessean (including photos):

    My first impression of Canada is that it’s flashy.”

    These were the words of my 12-year-old son crossing the bridge from New York to Niagara Falls, Ontario. This impression will prove short-lived for him and his two brothers, but if you make this journey at night, you can’t miss the urgent neon of the town’s casinos and resorts.

    No, guys, those aren’t the Northern Lights.

    Just as there are two major waterfalls in Niagara Falls (American Falls on the U.S. side and Canada’s Horseshoe Falls), there are two Niagara Falls communities, one on either side of the border.

    Limited construction expected at Niagara Falls bridge crossings this season

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    From WBFO News:

    Cross-border travelers have more than Canada’s sesquicentennial to celebrate this summer. Canada’s history is going to change recent history on the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission’s three crossings this summer.
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    The complete guide to a successful night out in Niagara Falls, Canada’s Clifton Hill

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    From the Buffalo State Record:

    In Buffalo, there are two rite of passage drinking ages: 19 and 21.

    For 19 and 20-year olds, it’s one of the best perks of living a short drive from the Canadian border: Having the ability to enjoy a night out drinking legally with friends two years before you can in the states. Read More…

    Bridge commission elects 2017 officers

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    American businessman Russell Quarantello has been elected chairman of the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, while Canadian accountant John Lopinski has been elected vice chairman.

    The commission, which is a bi-national entity that owns and operates the Rainbow, Whirlpool Rapids and Queenston-Lewiston bridges between Canada and the United States, elected its 2017 slate of officers during its recent annual general meeting.

    Quarantello was appointed to the commission in March 2012 and lives in Lewiston, N.Y. He serves as the business manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 237. He is a master electrician who has worked for numerous contractors over the years.

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