The U.S. company which has been navigating the water of the lower Niagara River for the past 134 years has announced it plans to launch two battery-powered, zero-emission passenger vehicles later this season.
Canadian hotel developer Michael DiCienzo wants to build a $50 million luxury hotel and a $20 million “daredevil-themed” water park on the U.S. side of Niagara Falls, but the Niagara Falls mayor sounded less than supportive of the project on Tuesday.
DiCienzo’s company is proposing a 200-room, upscale hotel with “oversized suites” to be added on top of the existing Sheraton at the Falls hotel on Third Street, across from Seneca Niagara Casino. American Niagara Hospitality says it is negotiating “with a recognized, musically themed hotel brand.”
Spectacular and easy to get to, Niagara Falls have been a honeymoon destination since the 19th century. Nowadays, romance is matched by casinos, spas and family amusements. There are actually three falls, the Canadian Horseshoe, American and Bridal Veil Falls, and, as they straddle the US/Canada border, the question is: where to stay? The Ontario bank has the best views and offers much more for visitors, from helicopter rides and nearby vineyards to first-rate theatre in the pretty town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Across in New York is the small, gritty city of Niagara, where the waterfalls and riverbank are protected by a state park.
This is a neat little video I came across that highlights some of the quirky things about the Canadian/US border. I’ve watched the whole video, and even though there is nothing that is specifically related to Niagara Falls, I figured it was still worth sharing.
So we made the 7 hour drive with no fighting, no screaming, and a number of belly laughs. I’m not sure I’ve ever made that drive without some sort of fighting before. Maybe not fighting, but aggravation or annoyance. Yet, somehow, Chase and I did it with seeming ease. Most of the thanks can be laid at his doorstep. He spent the drive taking goofy pictures and making me laugh.
Read the rest of that posting for more details of the trip. They stayed on the US side and came across to visit the Canadian side.