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There’s more to Niagara than just the Falls

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From Canada.com:

In the morning you’re on a catamaran a few feet from the base of the world’s best-known waterfall, with green water the colour of a Chinese vase thundering down from above and enveloping you in a mad, swirling mist. At lunch you’re sipping Cabernet Sauvignon in a posh dining room overlooking ripening vineyards.

Later in the day you catch an intense production of Dracula at the world-renowned Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, then stop at the craft brewery in town before finishing things off with dinner.

I’ve probably been to Niagara Falls a dozen times now, and I seem to discover a different version each time.

Big Top Sign Going Up

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Here is a link to a video of the New Big Top Attraction having their sign installed:

Posted by Emily Butko on Friday, May 12, 2017

Niagara Falls tourism fee called ‘ridiculous’ as some businesses make it mandatory

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From CBC News:

Every year, millions of people flock to Niagara Falls, Ont., shelling out hundreds of dollars for hotels, restaurants and attractions clustered around the towering falls. But at some businesses, visitors are finding a contentious tourism fee is now a mandatory part of their bill.

CBC’s Marketplace, which has looked into the tourism fee before, returned to Niagara Falls with hidden cameras in January to see how things have changed after receiving dozens of complaints from consumers about the fee.

Niagara Falls still stunning in the dead of winter

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Although this was just posted recently, it is about a visit to Niagara Falls last winter.

From MySanAntonio.com:

… the highlight of our visit to Ontario was the trip to Niagara Falls, which is about 80 miles on Queen Elizabeth Way, or 90 minutes away.

The bus ride by City Sightseeing Toronto was comfortable and filled with places to see before and after the trip to Niagara Falls with friendly tourists from several countries.

But the anticipation of seeing the 180-foot Falls was all we could think about. Even the cold — about 15-20 degrees most days during our February trip – was not on our minds. We thought we were prepared for what we’d see, knowing the Falls area gets about 56 inches of snow a year and it doesn’t melt until spring.

Everything was white. Snow and ice covered everything we saw. The walkway from the bus parking lot to the lodge near the Falls was covered in snow, but it was not slippery. It’s well-tended and appears to be frequently salted or plowed.

The roar of the Falls is loud, with a tremendous amount of water flowing from Lake Ontario onto the Niagara River, but during the winter, portions of the Falls freeze, reducing the flow.

Rumour Mill: Down Comes the Comfort Inn

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A guest of mine says every year she stays at the Comfort Inn on Clifton Hill and the front desk told her they will be closing after Thanksgiving and will be torn down. I checked the website and notice they are not taking any room reservations after Oct 11. I wonder what they are planning for the large plot of land. Maybe that amusement park idea is moving forward?

Also I heard a rumour that the nightclub Rumour’s (no pun) will be renovated and turned into an extended patio for Kelsey’s.

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Zip-Line Attraction Moving Forward

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“A new zip-line attraction and aerial adventure course is coming to Niagara Falls.

The Niagara Parks Commission announced Tuesday it received provincial approval to enter into an agreement with Niagara Adventure Excursions Inc., to develop and operate the new attractions at the Grand View Marketplace and Thompson Point locations along the Niagara Pkwy., starting in 2016.”

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Niagara Falls Review Article

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New Brewery on Clifton Hill

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Here is some more in-depth information from the local paper about the new brewery on Clifton Hill.  Sounds like it will be quite large.  Also, it’s nice to see they are finally removing the Pile Driver, which has been sitting idle for too long.

Niagara Falls Review Article

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