Tag: february

    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.

    Attraction construction zipping along

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Construction is expected to start next month on Niagara Parks’ new zip line and aerial adventure course attractions.

    “There’s a lot of behind the scenes work going on now, including the final designs, and construction will be starting in February, weather permitting,” said David Adames, senior director of business development at Niagara Parks.

    The project is expected to take four months to complete. Niagara Parks hopes to offer a ‘soft launch’ in late spring, followed by an official grand opening over the Canada Day holiday weekend.

    Super Bowl Bash – Grand Prize – Round Trip Jetblue tickets!

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    Finally, a non-UFC email from Dave & Busters 🙂

    Last week I received an email from Dave & Buster’s on Clifton Hill.

    To sign up for the newsletter, enter your email address in the “Receive Dave & Buster’s Deals & Info” area at the top of the main page.

    Festival is a laughing matter

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Bigger festival = bigger laughs.

    After two years as a single night event, the Niagara Falls Comedy Fest has supersized itself for its return in February. With a roster of nearly 20 comics, the event has gone back to its roots to become a three-day affair. And it will be stacked with some of Canada’s most established comedians.

    Avoiding the “pretense” of big comedy festivals in Toronto and Montreal was key, says organizer Mark Matthews. The veteran Niagara Falls comic wants it to be three nights of accessible comedy, with many of the same performers you’d see in bigger festivals.

    “Montreal is unobtainable for the average person to go and sit and watch a show,” he says.

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