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    Whirlpool jets into 25th year

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    When Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours opened its doors in 1992, it was a modest affair.

    A single boat took passengers through soaking whitewater from the Niagara River mouth in Niagara-on-the-Lake through the Devil’s Hole Rapids to the Niagara Whirlpool.

    This year marks the 25th for the business headquartered in the town.

    It now boasts a fleet of eight, 50-passenger jet boats that depart from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Falls, Ont., (via a shuttle to the Queenston dock) and Lewiston, N.Y.

    Its format: approximately one-hour tours that fold in highlights about the famous river’s complex geology and history.

    Passengers also choose between two types of trips; wet or dry in a covered “Jet Dome.”

    This season is the earliest ever, following one of the mildest winters in recent years. The launch is about three weeks earlier than usual.

    UNCORKED: O Canada

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    From Lansing City Pulse:

    Thousands of people travel to Niagara, Canada, each year to enjoy the wonders of the falls, embrace the historic impressions of Niagara on Lake or embark upon one of the hiking trails along the Niagara Escarpment. There’s also a route that allows oenophiles to sample some of the area’s wonderful and diverse wines.

    At Gnome in Niagara

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Travelocity’s Roaming Gnome checked out the sights of Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake on the weekend.

    While here, the gnome was spotted at such places as Niagara Parks Journey Behind the Falls and taking in a close up view of the Horseshoe Falls aboard a Hornblower Niagara Cruises catamaran. He was also spotted at the Spanish Aero Car, the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, and Brock’s Monument at Queenston Heights, the Laura Secord Homestead, Ravine Vineyard The Niagara Skywheel and Fallsview Casino Resort.

    Niagara Sunset Cruises will begin July 1

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Ask and you shall receive.

    When his customers kept asking about the possibility of having dining cruises, Whirlpool Jet Boat owner and operator John Kinny saw the opportunity and decided to do something about it.

    Starting July 1, Niagara Sunset Cruises will be offering dining and sight-seeing cruises in the lower Niagara River aboard the Niagara Belle.

    Kinney said anyone who has had the opportunity to watch a Lake Ontario sunset from any of the shoreline advantage points in Niagara-on-the-Lake will know what he’s talking about. And, to enjoy that experience on the water would be ever better.

    $200M outlet mall taking shape in Niagara-on-the-Lake

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    From Buffalo Business First:

    Driving along the Queen Elizabeth Way, it is hard not to see the Outlet Collection at Niagara.

    At 520,000-square-feet and with 102 stores, the outlet mall — which is scheduled to open on May 15 — is designed to attract shoppers and visitors, especially those who might have otherwise crossed the border and headed to places like Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, the Walden Galleria or Boulevard Mall.

    At least that’s what the mall’s developers hope.

    Flames along border to re-live War of 1812

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    (This is old, but again, I wanted to post it still)

    From the Tonawanda News:

    Two historic forts and nearby communities along the Niagara River will be under siege again this month as part of colorful pageantry to commemorate the War of 1812.

    The events also marking the 200th anniversary of peace between the U.S. and Canada are set for Fort Niagara in Youngstown, Buffalo, Fort Erie and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.

    Major reenactments are designed to ignite interest in two of the most destructive attacks on both sides of the border: the Americans destroying Newark (now Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.) on Dec. 6, 1813, and the British seeking revenge in capturing Fort Niagara Dec. 19, and then torching homes and villages from Youngstown to Buffalo.

    Niagara Falls for the holidays: Five musts in this winter wonderland

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    From the Toronto Sun:

    Just as cooler temperatures have little impact on the thundering waters flowing over the Horseshoe and American Falls, the stream of tourists and family-friendly events don’t stop when winter arrives in Niagara Falls.

    From the colourful Winter Festival of Lights displays along the Niagara Parkway to the sweet lure of the Niagara Icewine Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, the Ontario city comes alive with a festive glow during the holiday season.

    Here are five musts for travellers visiting Niagara Falls over the holidays.

    WEGO bus service rolls into NOTL

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Visitors coming to the area now have a way travel between Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake without access to a car.

    The Niagara Parks Commission launched a daily summer shuttle service on June 23. The service will travel along the Niagara Parkway from Queenston to Niagara-on-the-Lake. It will be a continuation of the WEGO bus service, launched last summer, that connects tourists and visitors with key tourism areas.

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