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Playtime takes to the air as adventure course opens

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

After a year of delays, the Whirlpool Adventure Course has opened.

The attraction opened to the public this past weekend, and will open on Saturdays and Sundays for the rest of April. Read More…

Great Experiences on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls

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The Clifton Hill blog has a nice write-up about a photographer from Holland who came and visited, along with some links to some great pictures. Check it out!

A few weeks ago we were contacted by professional photographer Ken Cranney, who recently visited Niagara Falls with his wife Ina and son Riley. They traveled all the way from Holland and met up with some close friends, who drove in from New Jersey. Ken is actually a Canadian living in Holland while his wife and son are Dutch. They all converged on Clifton Hill’s World Famous Street of Fun by the Falls to kick off a fun filled weekend!

Tourist season kicks off

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From the Niagara Gazette:

This weekend the prime tourist season started with most visitors likely arriving from the Canadian side of the river.

Over there, the long Victoria Day weekend celebrates the birthday of Queen Victoria of England. Banks, schools and government offices will be closed in Ontario on Monday.

Traffic should be backed up at the international bridges as Canadians hop across to shop with their higher-valued currency. On Friday, that dollar was worth $1.03 (U.S.).

That hurts, if you happened to be stuck in Canada with your American buck. Chances are an Ontario merchant smugly told you that your Yankee dollar was worth 90 cents. (It’s called payback time.)

Next weekend, many of us will be off Monday to observe our Memorial Day holiday.

Critters invade the Butterfly Conservatory

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

The tropical heat of the Butterfly Conservatory played host to some cold-blooded fun over the weekend.

The popular Niagara Parks attraction re-opened to the public Saturday after being closed for renovations.

On the opening day guest list was a menagerie of critters from Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo including a 14-metre-long python, an alligator and a giant snapping turtle.

Kevin Dungey, known as Caiman Kevin to the audience, hosted a series of interactive shows over the holiday weekend aimed at scientific education and animal awareness.

“It’s all hands on and interactive,” he said, while holding an albino reticulated python.

“You just don’t often get a chance to see these animals up close.”

Summer GO’s here to stay

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From Niagara This Week:

The weekend GO trains which ran into St. Catharines and Niagara Falls during the past two summers will become a regular occurance.

Earlier this month, GO Transit announced the summer service, which saw four trains a weekend coming to the region from Toronto, will become a part of its regular network.

This means the trains will once again begin arriving next May.

Scaring up weekend fun in Niagara Falls

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

From haunted hayrides to ghostly battlefields to Norman Bates back on the big screen, there’s plenty to do Halloween weekend in Niagara Falls.

All types of scares are in the air. With Halloween on Sunday night, it allows two full days of scary hijinx for families to freak out at.

I know I’m late in posting this, but I didn’t see it myself until after Halloween. However, it was still interested to see all of the things there are to do around here…

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