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    The Ultimate Ontario Bucket List

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    From Canada.com:

    …Explore Niagara Falls
    One of the natural wonders of the world, Niagara Falls is a popular destination for tourists visiting Ontario. Take the Hornblower into the Horseshoe, Tour Behind the Falls, enjoy family fun at Clifton Hill and test your luck at Fallsview Casino. The entertainment and shopping at Niagara Falls are incomparable. Plan your trip to Niagara Falls today!…

    An old Niagara Falls attraction is getting new life

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    From WKBW Channel 7 in Buffalo:

    An old Niagara Falls attraction is getting new life.

    For the first time in 29 years, a funicular will be transporting people from the bottom of Clifton Hill into the Niagara Gorge.

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    One Day Left for Extra Savings this Summer in Niagara

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    Yesterday I received the latest email newsletter from the Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel and Suites. Today is the last day to book this deal Read More…

    OFFER EXTENDED! Extra Savings this Summer in Niagara

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    Earlier this week I received the latest email newsletter from the Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel and Suites. Read More…

    Best of Access Niagara – Hornblower Niagara Cruises

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    This is a continuation of my “Best of Access Niagara” series. This series looks back on popular posts, highly commented posts, my favourite places, etc.

    The other day I told my kids about the series I was putting together about the best of Niagara Falls, and asked what attraction we’ve been to that I should highlight. Without hesitation my daughter said, “Hornblower!”.

    One of the biggest news stories in Niagara Falls in the last decade was the renewal of the Maid of the Mist contract with the Niagara Parks Commission, and then the subsequent uproar about how it was done. The end result was that the contract was opened to other companies, and it was ultimately award to Hornblower. They already had experience providing tours to Alcatraz, Statue of Liberty, and more.

    Well, it seems to have been a great decision. Hornblower improved the platform at the river’s edge, brought in new boats, and is setting sales records each year. They are now going to improve the incline railway that goes down the hill.

    I’ve been on the Hornblower tour a couple of times, but it appears I’ve never written about it (or at least I can’t find the blog postings). I’ll have to take another trip and write about it. For now, just trust me… if you haven’t had a chance to try them yet, you should. It really is the best way to see the Falls!

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    Offer Extended! Save Big. Win Big! Loyalty-Exclusive Casino Package Extended

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    Last week I received the latest email newsletter from the Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel and Suites. Read More…

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