Articles Tagged ‘travel’

Winter Magic at Niagara Falls

Winter Magic at Niagara Falls November 9, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
We may not want to admit it, but it’s coming.  Winter. photo courtesy of oliver n5 But it’s not all bad. Anyone who bought the Niagara Falls Great Gorge Adventure Pass, when they visited the Falls this summer, knows what a bargain it is. But the Adventure Pass is over for the season and...

“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,...

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...

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...

Horseplay On The Beach

Horseplay On The Beach September 2, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Spend the day Horsin’ Around! (Photo Courtesy of Horseplay Niagara) As another long hot summer weekend – possibly one of the last of the season- approaches, here’s an idea of something different to do.  Why not take a horseback ride through a cool forest trail or along the beach,...

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...

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...

John Lennon and Yoko Ono in Niagara Falls, June 4, 1969

John Lennon and Yoko Ono in Niagara Falls, June 4, 1969 August 16, 2010 | Events, Hotels | Read More
Can’t believe that John Lennon would have been 70 this October, had he not been shot down in front of the Dakota Hotel in NYC.  Seventy!  Bet he would have redefined ‘old age’ for the world. (photo courtesy of spaceameoba) In 1969, directly after their Bed-Iin for Peace, John Lennon...

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,...