Articles Tagged ‘“local favourites”’

A Margarita by The Falls. Why Not!

A Margarita by The Falls.  Why Not! November 8, 2010 | Food, What's New | Read More
Photo courtesy of Margaritaville Niagara Seems so out of season, but sometimes doing the opposite of what is expected has a frisson all of its own. One of the newest additions to the dining/nightlife scene in Niagara Falls is Margaritaville, one of a chain of Jimmy Buffet’s establishments that...

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,...

Niagara Falls’ Bird Kingdom: Perfect Autumn Family Day Trip

Niagara Falls’ Bird Kingdom: Perfect Autumn Family Day Trip September 22, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
It may be cool and rainy outside as Fall sets in, but inside the Bird Kingdom, the atmosphere is warm and steamy, and the birds are happy to see you. This family friendly attraction located near the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls is the perfect place when the family wants an outing and the weather...

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...

Bargaining eh?

Bargaining eh? September 1, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Regretably, we are a nation of non-hagglers. (Photo courtesy of ed yourdon) Canadians, in general, are not good at bargaining.  It’s somehow – well – not polite to badger someone into cutting their prices.  Bargaining is not a Canadian thing. (Photo courtesy of tonylanciabeta) But...

Eat Like a Local in Niagara Falls

Eat Like a Local in Niagara Falls August 23, 2010 | Food | Read More
The locals know where to eat for good reliable food at good prices.  That’s why, whenever I travel, I try to hang out with some of the neighbourhood characters who will share the secrets of their town with me. In Niagara Falls, there are a huge number of places to dine, many of them on the touristy...

Lunchtime for Butterflies

Lunchtime for Butterflies August 17, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
A Peaceful Place in the Middle of a Busy Tourist Mecca – The Butterfly Conservatory (Photo courstesy of Barbara Ramsay Orr) – Need a quiet retreat?  A reaffirmation of the beauty of the natural world?  A dose of rejeuvenating greenery? Get thee to the Butterfly Conservatory , a totally...