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    This 8-km Trail Of Lights Will Transform Niagara Falls Into A Dreamy Winter Wonderland

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    From Narcity.com:

    Three enchanting places, two million lights and one legendary waterfall. That’s what’s involved in Niagara Falls’ annual Winter Festival of Lights, the most dazzling holiday tradition in Ontario.

    Spearheaded by the Ontario Power Generation, the event is Canada’s largest illumination festival, attraction over 1.5 million visitors and 750 motor coaches each year. Beautiful coloured lights and animated installations are set up throughout the Falls, the Niagara Parkway and the Dufferin Islands, making up an epic 8-km trail of glowing lights.

    Editorial: Niagara Falls has to seize the moment

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    From the Buffalo News:

    Lockport’s good news is a reminder of what Niagara Falls should be doing and isn’t. At least, not enough of it. It’s crazy that both Lockport and Niagara Falls, Ont., are able to move ahead on tourism development, but that on this bank of the international river, things can’t seem to happen very quickly.

    Niagara Falls travelblog: Trying out Canada

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    From NewsOK:

    Oh, Canada.

    I love Canada. Love the people. Love the land. Love the concept – a sister nation, just as free, just as quirky, sitting right on top of us, with a slightly different history.

    My trips to Canada have been far too few. But our week last year on Prince Edward Island made me want to see even more of Canada. So when Trish the Dish and I decided to take a few days between the OU-Ohio State game and the OSU-Pitt game to visit Niagara Falls, I decided to stay on the Canada side.

    It’s a little dicey. The phones can be screwed up and were. The televisions can be different and were. The money is different. You never know about customs.

    But this I knew. The Canadian side of Niagara Falls always has seemed more hopping than the American side of Niagara Falls. And stunningly, when I compared Courtyard by Marriott prices, the Ontario hotel was a little cheaper than the New York state hotel.

    Experiencing natural wonder and quintessential kitsch in Niagara Falls

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    From the Toronto Star:

    I tried to do it all — the mazes and minigolf and midway and magic. I rode on a zip line, a ferris wheel, a cable car and a helicopter. I lunched at a rotating restaurant, looking down at tumbling tumultuous water, then out at the distant towers of downtown Toronto. I pet a parrot. I played “Hercules,” the world’s largest pinball machine. I stared into the waxy eyes of Hollywood heroes and my own long face in funhouse mirrors. I lost five dollars to a one-cent slot machine called “Treasure Tempest.” I even ate a beavertail. I saw illuminations and fireworks. I got soaked on the Hornblower, and I soaked in my retro hotel room’s heart-shaped Jacuzzi. For a very fleeting moment, I was actually spooked in a haunted house. Then, on a hike deep in the Niagara Gorge, I felt awe.

    Welcome to Niagara Falls, Ont. — the most Instagrammed place in Canada, home of the most voluminous waterfall in North America and (still unofficially) the Honeymoon Capital of the World.

    Celebrate the Civic Holiday Weekend – August 4th thru 7th – with Ontario’s Niagara Parks

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    From a Niagara Parks Commission press release seen at Niagara at Large:

    Niagara Falls, Ontario – The Niagara Parks Commission will be hosting a diverse lineup of activities and promotions for all visitors to enjoy while spending the Civic Holiday weekend in Niagara Parks:

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    Ontario’s Niagara Parks Launches Life on Display Exhibit

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    From a Niagara Parks Commission press release seen on Niagara at Large:

    This July 28th, The Niagara Parks Commission officially launched its Life on Display exhibit at the Floral Showhouse, a key component of Niagara Parks’ Begin Here campaign to commemorate the sesquicentennial of Canada and the province of Ontario.

    In Focus: Niagara Falls area, Ontario, Canada

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    From 4 Hoteliers:

    The city of Niagara Falls, Ontario, is on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, which forms the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the US state of New York.

    The natural wonder of Niagara Falls, which is the collective name for the Horseshoe Falls, the adjacent American Falls, and the smaller Bridal Veil Falls, is a major tourist attraction for the city of Niagara Falls, attracting 12 million visitors every year.

    Combined, the three falls have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world—and a vertical drop of more than 165 feet.

    With a population of 85,810, the city offers direct “one-day” business opportunities to people on both sides of the border, along with multi-modal transportation networking that includes road, water, rail, and air.

    Niagara Falls is both friendly and flashy

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    From the Tennessean (including photos):

    My first impression of Canada is that it’s flashy.”

    These were the words of my 12-year-old son crossing the bridge from New York to Niagara Falls, Ontario. This impression will prove short-lived for him and his two brothers, but if you make this journey at night, you can’t miss the urgent neon of the town’s casinos and resorts.

    No, guys, those aren’t the Northern Lights.

    Just as there are two major waterfalls in Niagara Falls (American Falls on the U.S. side and Canada’s Horseshoe Falls), there are two Niagara Falls communities, one on either side of the border.

    More funding means brighter Niagara Falls event

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Organizers of the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights say extra funding from the city will allow for the festival to expand its programming for the 2017-18 event.

    On May 9, city politicians approved a request for $300,000 in additional funding so organizers could expand programming to mark a number of milestones — the festival’s 35th anniversary, along with the sesquicentennial of both Ontario and Canada.

    “Not only will this funding allow us to draw more visitors to Niagara Falls but at the same time we can expand our programming which provides locals with a world-class festival right here in Niagara,” said Tina Myers, executive director of the festival.

    Niagara Falls, a US and Canadian jewel

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    From the Stillwater New Press:

    Spectacular Niagra Falls is a case study on international cooperation and agreement between two nations.

    Of course, those two countries are Canada, and our good ol’ U.S. of A.

    As the mighty Niagra River flows from the Great Lakes of Erie to Ontario, the incredible falls are created. The title Niagra Falls is actually a collective name for three separate waterfalls in the same general area. American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls are both located in New York state on the U.S. side, while massive Horseshoe Falls is located almost entirely in the Canadian province of Ontario. Even with two huge countries involved, both governments have interacted with each other on excellent terms over many, many years, and there is no reason to believe this mutual cooperation will not continue well into the future.

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