From CHCH (includes video of the fireworks):
The May long weekend is one of the biggest days for fireworks. Down in Niagara, one man is responsible for creating Canada’s longest running series which kicks off Friday, the first of 70 shows.
For the past 18 years, David Whysall has been the mastermind behind the fireworks series at Niagara Falls. Whysall is a chemist by trade and worked with the British space program early in his career. He moved to Canada in the early 80’s and worked with Hands Fireworks, Canada’s oldest manufacturer of commercial fireworks.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
All signs point to a perfect summer tourism season in Niagara Falls.
Redeveloped and new attractions, a favourable U.S. currency exchange and weather forecasts, and the first good indicator: One of the best Victoria Day long weekends in recent memory.
“I heard at least one person say that he felt he was 30 per cent up from last year on the holiday weekend,” said Niagara Falls Tourism chairman Wayne Thomson.
“That is unheard of. It was probably one of the best ones we’ve had.”
Last week I received the latest email newsletter from the Clifton Hill Resort.
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Last week I received the latest email newsletter from the Americana Waterpark Resort.
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From a GlobeNewswire press release seen on Yahoo! Finance:
From the famous Niagara Falls to world-class casinos, and from award-winning wineries to charming towns like Niagara-on-the-Lake, there is no better time than Easter for a short stay or getaway to Niagara — especially when area tourism operators and accommodations are offering over 200 packages and 88 perks offers online at www.niagaraspringflings.com for travel over the long weekend.
On Tuesday I received the following email newsletter from Safari Niagara.
If you haven’t been to Safari Niagara, I’d recommend that you take advantage of this deal and give it a try. My family loves it!