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    Party on! Mike Myers shares where to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday

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    From USA Today:

    Canada celebrates its 150th birthday this year, and perhaps there’s no one more excited than Mike Myers. The native son, who played Austin Powers, voiced Shrek and created Wayne’s World, was born north of the border and hasn’t forgotten his roots. He recently published Canada (Doubleday Canada, $39.95), which lovingly explores the nation’s quirks and strengths… He shares some favorite spots with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY…

    Sure, you can see if from the American side, but you’re going to want to cross the border. “Not to be shamelessly Canadian, but the Canadian side is better (and there’s a casino, too),” Myers says. And leave time to ride the Maid of the Mist boat at the foot of the falls. “Truly a wonder of the world.”

    City’s Proximity to Canada Finally Does Us Some Good in New Poll!

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    From the Niagara Falls Reporter:

    Niagara Falls has done it again, coming in at Number One on another list. And this list has nothing to do with the nation’s most dangerous cities, overtaxed municipalities or unwanted teen pregnancies, either!

    Last week the readers of USA Today voted the Cataract City as the “Best Kid-Friendly Destination” in the country. The newspaper’s reasoning of the choice was scant, as is typical of USA Today.

    “Only a handful of votes separated our winner from the runner up, but in the end, Niagara Falls, N.Y. came out on top,” the entry read. “Families flock to this northeastern city to experience the awe-inducing grandeur of this natural wonder, whether aboard the Maid of the Mist or from the Cave of the Winds. Aside from the cascades, Niagara is packed with other family-centric attractions.”

    Wallenda practicing for his walk

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    Nik Wallenda will be practicing for his big walk in an area by the Seneca Niagara Casino. He has already had one session, and many outlets have reported on it:

    Niagara Falls displays dazzling light shows in winter

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    From USA Today:

    You can’t take a boat ride into the roar and spray of Niagara Falls in the winter, but this time of year offers a different spectacle: Nighttime illumination of the falls in a changing array of colors – red, white, blue, purple, orange, amber and green.

    In spring and summer, the colored lights shine for just three hours, but with less daylight in winter, curtains of color wash over the falls each night for up to seven hours.

    Crowds gather along the sidewalk and railing on Niagara Parkway to see the show as mist rises from the falls and basin in front of them; others watch from the windows of hotels and restaurants on the Canadian side.

    Museums in Niagara Falls, Ontario

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    The Travel Tips section of the USA Today web site has information on Museums in Niagara Falls, Ontario:

    Niagara Falls, Ontario is a tourist destination for its main attraction, the world-famous Falls, which stand at 177 feet high on the Canadian side, and carry nine times more water than the U.S. Niagara counterpart, according to Niagara Falls official city website. Once visitors are finished absorbing the sights and sounds of the scenic Falls, there are plenty of other nearby attractions. Museums in Niagara Falls offers visitors extra entertainment, as well as some background information on the local area.

    Winter in America: Niagara Falls

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    From USA Today (including a picture):

    “I had no idea how beautiful they were,” the photographer, Abby Stanglin, says of the Niagara Falls. “I really want to go back, when there isn’t 10 feet of snow!”

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