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Niagara Falls calls and you can follow in Marilyn Monroe’s footsteps by taking a tower trip for awesome views

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From the Sun (UK):

NOTHING can prepare you for the power and majesty of Niagara Falls.

I’d wanted to see them since a relative had brought me back a souvenir snowglobe when I was a kid.

I wouldn’t get to see them in all their deafening glory until more than 30 years later — but it was worth the wait.

Best of Access Niagara – My visits to Canyon Creek Chophouse

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This is a continuation of my “Best of Access Niagara” series. This series looks back on popular posts, highly commented posts, my favourite places, etc.

It looks like my first mention of Canyon Creek Chophouse was in April 2007 as a result of a newsletter from the city talking about how they had opened. To tell you the truth, I had never set foot in either Casino before, and had no idea there was a big shopping area inside the Fallsview Casino. I had heard about the buffet, but I assumed everything was connected to the gaming floor somehow.

Anyway, at some point I was contacted by someone who worked there and they offered me a complimentary meal in exchange for writing about the restaurant. I took my family there (5 of us) and had an amazing dinner. It was so good, that my wife and I continued to go for many years (and we paid our own way!). Whenever someone would ask me about a good restaurant in the area, I would always tell them about Canyon Creek Chophouse.

The restaurant is situated right up against the windows on the back side of the Fallsview Casino building, so you get a great view of the Falls.

The menu has changed quite a bit. We went a year or two ago, and they didn’t have the same items, and we were both really disappointed. We tried a couple of other things, and just didn’t care for them. I’m sure it is still a popular restaurant, but it’s not really one that we’ll go back to again.

Here is a post I put up about an anniversary dinner I had there with my wife.

My anniversary dinner at Canyon Creek Chophouse

Visit other pages from the “Best of Access Niagara” series:

New Year’s concertgoers stompa their feet

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From Niagara Falls Review:

For High Valley singer Brad Rempel, it was a far cry from his last visit to Niagara Falls.

Before hitting the stage at Queen Victoria Park on New Year’s Eve, he recalled being so broke he stayed in a dingy hotel room that didn’t have a phone or TV, “ and had knife stab marks in the door to the bathroom.”

This time? While walking around the Falls with his family he came across a poster of himself: “That was cool.”

Midway through the band’s set, he soaked it all in. “This is easily the best view from the stage we’ve ever had.”

Summer Romance In Niagara Falls

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Last week I received the latest email newsletter from the Falls Avenue Resort.

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Falls tourists talk about being forced to change travel plans

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From the Niagara Gazette:

Many visitors to the Niagara Falls State Park Wednesday definitely had mixed emotions about their travel plans.

They were thrilled to view the falls — even with a large section of the Prospect Point viewing area fenced off for remedial work— but disappointed that they would have to skip visits to other destinations due to the federal government shutdown. The name of the game, or so it seemed, was to change on the fly.

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Last week I received the latest email newsletter from the Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel and Suites.

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Niagara Webcams

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Not all of us are lucky enough to live in the Niagara Region.  That’s why we follow the AccessNiagara Blog. We also rely on webcams to get our daily dose of Niagara. The first webcam I found was on top of the Sheraton Fallsview (which is now one of the many Marriotts in the area). It was a treat to see what was going on at any particular moment at my favorite spot on Earth. Is it sunny?  Have the leaves peaked?  Is there an ice bridge?  Why is there a crane along the rail?

That particular cam is no longer in operation, but let me share a few that help get us Non-Niagarans through the time between visits…

NIAGARA FALLS LIVE

Niagara Falls Webcam


Two views available.  A link below the image takes you between the two.  This one actually has the sound of the roar of the Falls. Live I suppose, but let’s face it – how would we ever know?

Niagara falls live views

 

FALLSVIEW CAM

http://www.fallsviewcam.com
Hosted by the Embassy Suties. Not the prettiest of pages – lots of ads and links, but a nice big picture – also with sound.

Embassy

 

EARTHCAM

http://www.earthcam.com/canada/niagarafalls/?cam=niagarafalls
Look familiar? Looks like the same feed as the Embassy Suites. I include it here if only because different streams might work better on different computers. Sound on this one, too.

earth cam

 

CROWNE PLAZA

http://www.niagarafallscrowneplazahotel.com/information/niagara-falls-webcam/
Another full river view. this one from the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Crowne plaza

 

CAMVISTA

http://www.camvista.com/watch-live-video/america/canada/niagara_falls_live_webcam.html
This one is a bit different than the rest. Not a true stream, it states that the webcam feeds “updates every hour, 24 hours a day. The new webcam feed updates for 60 seconds. Then shows previous webcam feeds”. But what I like about this is that it pans.

EARTH TV

SOTHEBY’S

http://sothebysrealtyniagara.com/live/
This is the latest in my collection. Found by my Mom, this is a Niagara-on-the-Lake cam provided by Sotheby’s International Realty! Odd combination for a webcam and business, but I love it!  Sorry I couldn’t get a screen shot on a prettier day!   I also enjoy browsing the properties. Let’s call it scouting for my vacation home so I’m ready when the Lottery finally comes my way.

 

NOTL

 

One interesting thing….NONE of these work on my iPad except the Niagara-on-the-Lake cam! Disappointing, because I don’t know why the other cams can’t figure out what Sotheby’s did. Maybe your tablet will have more luck.

Well, there it is. If you’re like me and can’t be there – this is the way to go. If there are any that you know of that I missed, please leave them in the comments!

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