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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!

    Jay Cochrane’s Skywalks

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    I haven’t had a chance yet to see Jay Cochrane walk the wire from the Skylon Tower to the Hilton Fallsview tower. I’ve seen him before and thought it was an excellent show.

    Apparently there are a couple of great ways to see the walk. The first is to be there in person. You can pay for your regular admission up the Skylon Tower and you will see him walk. There are signs around the property indicating this, as well as the fact that you can see him in person just before the walk.

    The other way is from the Skywalk 2012 web site. The Hilton has a webcam and you can view the walk. Cool!

    When he was here 5 years ago, I posted a couple of videos. You can see the shorter video (30s) here:

    You can see the longer video (2 1/2 minutes) here:

     

    Niagara Falls Festival of Lights 2011 Live Stream, Dates, Webcam Feed

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    From PR-Inside.com:

    Along the Niagara Parkway is a winter wonderland of dancing and shimmering light displays, all meant to dazzle and entertain. The displays of the Festival of Lights are intricate, fascinating and inspired.

    This live feed is watching the Niagara Falls Festival of Lights:

    www.myworldwebcams.com/events/niagara_festival_lights.html

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