Tag: september

    Niagara Falls adventure course stalled

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Wildplay is still awaiting TSSA approval before it opens its Whirlpool Adventure Course on Niagara Parks Commission property at Thompson Point.

    There was original optimism the attraction might be up and running near the end of July, just after Wildplay’s MistRider Zipline to the Falls opened for business to the public at the base of Clifton Hill.

    The opening was then pushed back until late August, and again into September.

    The wait continues.

    More U.S. visitors come to Ontario

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    I’ve said this a couple of times this summer, but I didn’t have any hard numbers to back me up…

    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The latest figures from Ontario’s Ministry of Tourism show a modest increase in American visitation to Ontario during June compared to a year earlier when stricter border-crossing regulations came into full effect.

    Crossings from the United States to Ontario were up 7.8% in June. Sameday crossings increased 15.2% while overnight crossings were up 2.7% over the same month the year previous.

    Wayne Thomson, president of Niagara Falls Tourism, was caught off guard by the figures showing increases in June.

    “That’s extremely surprising,” said Thomson, a city councillor and former mayor of Niagara Falls. “That’s completely contrary to the feedback and the statistical information I have received from the major stakeholders.

    “There seemed to be satisfaction with January to May, and then a substantial dropoff in June, but July, August and September coming back.”

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