Articles Tagged ‘history’

“Follow The North Star” To Freedom

“Follow The North Star” To Freedom November 9, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
For many slaves fleeing a life of endenturement in the United States, Canada represented freedom.  It was the shining Northern star at the end of the Underground Railroad, the secret network of helpers and hiding places that aided runaway slaves on their journey. Niagara Bound Tours is a tour company...

The Festival of Lights is Live in Niagara Falls.

The Festival of Lights is Live in Niagara Falls. November 7, 2010 | Events, Food, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Photo courtesy of Kenzie The Niagara Falls annual Festival of Lights had its big opening on Nov. 6th, with a Disney fest to kick off the season.  And what a season it will be.  In addition to the traditional illuminations along the Parkway, the lighting of the Falls, and the fireworks and concerts,...

It’s All For The Birds At Ruthven Park.

It’s All For The Birds At Ruthven Park. September 17, 2010 | Events, Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
(Photo courtesy of Ruthven Park) Ruthven Park is a beautifully preserved Greek Revival mansion on the banks of the Grand River.  It stands above the river, elegant, dignified and evocative of times past. It is a fascinating house to visit, and the grounds offer walking trails through field and forest, ...

Canada’s Bloodiest Battlefield

Canada’s Bloodiest Battlefield September 2, 2010 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Old Fort Erie is a place that is of particular appeal right now, as Canada and America prepare to celebrate 200 years of peace, and to mark the end of the War of 1812. The original Fort Erie was built by the British in 1764, and was improved into the Fort you can visit today in 1805-1807.   Over...

Top Five Places You’ve Never Heard of In Niagara Falls

Top Five Places You’ve Never Heard of In Niagara Falls August 4, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
1. Get your Zen in Gear The last thing you might expect to find in the hurly-burly of Niagara Falls is a true and authentic Budhist temple, but there it is, looming elegantly right beside the White Water Walk. The Cham Shan Temple, also known as the World Peace Ten Thousand Buddas Sarira Stupa Temple,...

A Museum Dedicated to Both War and Peace: The Niagara Falls History Museum

A Museum Dedicated to Both War and Peace:  The Niagara Falls History Museum July 24, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
( Colonel Dee’s uniform, circa 1824 – photo courtesy of the Niagara Falls History Museum) At the moment, the significant collection of the War of 1812 artefacts of the Niagara Falls History Museum are in temporary quarters.  The Armoury on Victoria Avenue is serving as the temporary home...