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    Escape: Niagara Falls, Canada

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    From the Norwich (Connecticut) Bulletin:

    With the economy making the U.S. dollar worth almost a third more across our northern border, now is a great time to grab your passport and escape to Canada’s Niagara Region for a chance to view the beauty and power of Niagara Falls, the collective name for the three waterfalls on the Niagara River that drain Lake Erie into Lake Ontario.

    Straddling the international border between New York State and the province of Ontario, the Niagara Falls were formed during the last ice age as water from the newly formed Great Lakes made its way to the Atlantic Ocean approximately 25,000 to 21,000 years ago. Renowned for both their beauty and as a valuable source of hydroelectric power, Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls are a true wonder to see and well worth the time spent getting there.

    Small motels enjoying tourism boom

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    It’s not just the traditional tourism powerhouses in Niagara Falls that are experiencing a banner summer season.

    The smaller mom and pop motels along Lundy’s Lane are also reaping the benefits of a strong U.S. dollar and a weaker Canadian loonie.

    “This year we’re seeing at least a 15 to 20 per cent increase in business,” said Max Patel, general manager of the Westlodge Inn & Suites.

    “I think it’s the dollar. Canadians are staying on this side because of the price.”

    Tourism officials set sights on U.S. visitors

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    From Niagara This Week:

    With a sinking loonie, the playing field has tilted slightly toward tourism operators on the Canadian side of the border.

    As of Tuesday, the dollar was trading a little more than 90 cents (.0902) against the US greenback, and tourism officials in Niagara Falls said they’re ready to take advantage.

    “Since U.S. passport changes came into being, U.S. guests travelling and staying here dropped completely off the board,” said Wayne Thomson, board chair for Niagara Falls Tourism. “Niagara Falls tourism has certainly been a hard struggle for the past several years.”

    But things have begun to turn around.

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