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    There’s more to Niagara than just the Falls

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    From Canada.com:

    In the morning you’re on a catamaran a few feet from the base of the world’s best-known waterfall, with green water the colour of a Chinese vase thundering down from above and enveloping you in a mad, swirling mist. At lunch you’re sipping Cabernet Sauvignon in a posh dining room overlooking ripening vineyards.

    Later in the day you catch an intense production of Dracula at the world-renowned Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, then stop at the craft brewery in town before finishing things off with dinner.

    I’ve probably been to Niagara Falls a dozen times now, and I seem to discover a different version each time.

    Wine, whisky and drama: More to Niagara than just the Falls

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    In the morning you’re on a catamaran a few feet from the base of the world’s best-known waterfall, with green water the colour of a Chinese vase thundering down from above and enveloping you in a mad, swirling mist. At lunch you’re sipping Cabernet Sauvignon in a posh dining room overlooking ripening vineyards.

    Later in the day you catch an intense production of Dracula at the world-renowned Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, then stop at the craft brewery in town before finishing things off with an authentic Thai dinner.

    Niagara Falls Tourism March 2017 newsletter

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    I’m not sure if they do one every month, but Niagara Falls Tourism has a Travel Trade newsletter that they put out. The March 2017 issue is available online (as is a PDF of the newsletter) and there are lots of interesting tidbits in it, including:

    • NIAGARA FALLS CRAFT DISTILLERS
    • COMING SOON TO CLIFTON HILL – NIAGARA SPEEDWAY
    • EXCITING RENOVATIONS AT ELEMENTS ON THE FALLS RESTAURANT
    • THERE’S A NEW SHOW IN TOWN AT GFT!
    • NIAGARA FALLS FIREWORKS SCHEDULE CHANGE
    • “ALL NEW” NIGHTLY ILLUMINATION OF THE FALLS
    • NIAGARA FALLS MUSEUMS
    • A NEW ANNUAL HOLIDAY TRADITION AT SHAW FESTIVAL
    • FOUR BROTHERS CUCINA – TRULY AUTHENTIC ITALIAN
    • BEHIND THE SCENES AT IMAX NIAGARA
    • REVISIT THE RENOVATED BUCHANANS
    • MARINELAND – NEW SHOW FOR 2017
    • POPPING THE BUBBLES AT CHÂTEAU DES CHARMES
    • WHAT’S NEW – NIAGARA SUNSET CRUISES
    • LOOKING TO EXPLORE NIAGARA IN STYLE?
    • A TRUE MUSICAL CANADIAN EXPERIENCE
    • ROCKWAY VINEYARDS

    Could there possibly be a more dramatic backdrop for golf than Niagara Falls?

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    I don’t know how common this is, but I’ve never seen this before. The National Post has a sponsored article that is supposed to be “Special to the National Post”. It is essentially an ad for golfing at Niagara Parks Commission courses.

    Growing numbers of golfers come every year to gaze in awe at the world’s mightiest waterfalls and play the celebrated trio of courses that helped the Niagara Peninsula blossom into one of North America’s hottest and most unique golf destinations.

    Operated by Niagara Parks Golf, the two championship courses at the $27-million Legends on the Niagara complex, together with the Stanley Thompson-designed Whirlpool Golf Course, have become as essential to life and tourism on the peninsula as the award-winning wineries, War of 1812 battlefields, and theatre offerings of the Shaw Festival.

    Launched to rave reviews in 2002, Legends on the Niagara is one of the showpieces of the Canadian game. Niagara Parks Golf recruited two of the country’s top golf architects, Doug Carrick and Thomas McBroom, to design sister 18-hole courses.

    Wallenda put Niagara Falls on ‘front burner’, mayor crows

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    From the Toronto Sun:

    Now that Nik Wallenda’s walk across Niagara Falls has come and gone, the city is beginning to digest just how big of an event it was.

    Mayor Jim Diodati said ever since he heard of Wallenda’s proposal he knew the number of eyes on Niagara Falls would be astronomical.

    “We were given a conservative estimate of 410 million (people),” he said.

    On Saturday, Diodati revealed that Enigma Research Corp., the same company hired to track crowds for the Winter Festival of Lights and the Shaw Festival, estimated one billion people witnessed Wallenda’s walk.

    “The potential for this was enormous and we achieved our full potential. The stars aligned perfectly,” Diodati said. “I think what we’ve effectively done is moved the falls from the back burner to the front burner on people’s to-do and bucket lists.”

    Niagara Falls, Ontario Attractions Open for the 2010 Season, Spring Packages Abound

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    From a Niagara Falls Tourism press release distributed by PR Web and seen on Yahoo! News:

    Niagara Falls, Ontario is welcoming visitors with beautiful Spring weather; the opening of popular attractions in the region, including the ever-popular Maid of the Mist and the Shaw Festival in nearby Niagara-on-the-Lake; and special rates for those visiting before summer arrives.

    April saw the first Maid of the Mist voyage of the 2010 season. The popular Niagara Falls tours takes visitors into the shoe below the Falls many times daily from now through mid-October. Visitors, clad in the Mad of the Mist’s famous blue rain slicks, are offered a wet and wild view of the 13-storey Falls from below on the iconic boat tour, which has been thrilling visitors to Niagara Falls since the mid-1800s.

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