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HORNBLOWER NIAGARA CRUISE OPENING DATE DELAYED In mid April this year we experienced a huge ice storm with heavy snowfall and ice pellets. The strong gusts of wind dislodged snow and ice from Lake Erie which floated down the Niagara river over the Falls and got jammed at the base of the Falls. This event…

Hornblower Cruises Opening

Hornblower Cruises Announces Opening Date for 2017 The Hornblower Niagara Cruise has officially announced it will be opening in 2017 on its original target opening date of Saturday April 1st. Every year the opening date fluctuates due to weather conditions and specifically how cold the winter has been and at what rate the ice is…

Niagara on the Lake to become potential UNESCO World Heritage Site

Niagara-on-the-Lake is considering officially getting the ball rolling to be designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  But there is discussion from representatives such as town councillors about what the costs could be to launch the process. Niagara-on-the-Lake has appointed a local UNESCO committee to research the feasibility of an application to be placed on…

Santa Claus Parade in Niagara Falls

The Niagara Falls annual Santa Claus Parade was on Saturday November 19th. It started out as a nice day but ended in pouring rain whilst Santa and his reindeer marched along Queen Street in the city centre. Regardless of the weather there was a great turnout to the parade and many smiling happy kids waiting…

Niagara Floral Clock

The Niagara Parks Floral Clock is one the most photographed and widely recognised attractions in the Niagara area. Every year hundreds of thousands of visitors call in to see this impressive sight which is situated on the Niagara Parkway about 10 kilometers out of Niagara Falls city. It is one of the largest floral clocks…

Hornblower to open early in 2016

Hornblower Niagara Cruises have just confirmed they will be starting their season early in 2016 with an official opening date of April 1st – the earliest date they have ever opened. The mild winter temperatures and lower than normal ice coverage on the Great Lakes have made an early opening date possible to the delight…

Re-enactment at Fort George

History fans in the hundreds from all over North America converged upon Niagara-on-the-Lake last weekend to commemorate the Battle of Fort George The Battle of Fort George was one of the most significant battles in Niagara during the War of 1812 and last weekend was the 202nd anniversary of this historic event. Hundreds of soldiers…

Niagara Falls Under Deep Freeze

The extreme cold temperatures this winter have partially frozen the worlds most powerful waterfall Niagara Falls. The Great Lakes network have now reached around 89% coverage in ice which is one of the largest ice coverage’s across the great lakes in recorded history. Massive ice chunks formed at the base of the falls are a…

Ice Climbers First to Conquer Niagara Falls

47 year old expert ice climber Will Gadd has been the first person to scale a wall of ice at the edge of the world famous Canadian Horseshoe Falls.  Many people have braved going over the falls but Gadd is the first person ever to scale the Falls.  Gadd who is from Canmore in Alberta…

New Years Eve in Niagara Falls

Superstar country singer Keith Urban to spearhead New Years Eve celebrations in Niagara Falls this year. The four-time Grammy Award winning singer and country music star Keith Urban will headline the 2 and a half hour countdown in Niagara Falls to bring in the New Year. Urban will be joined by actor and singer Nick…

Floral Showhouse inspires many with new spring display

The Floral Showhouse has been a popular stop for many local Ontario residents and international tourists for the last 70 years in Ontario’s favourite tourist destination of Niagara Falls.  Their latest Spring display has recently been unveiled by the Niagara Parks Commission and features lush greenery as well as various bright and colourful arrangements. A…

Hornblower Cruise – Niagara Falls

Hornblower has recently announced it will be extending it’s first operating season until the end of November. Traditionally the Niagara boat tour in previous years (the Maid of the Mist) had been ending it’s season on October 24th every year.  This year – new company Hornblower which in May 2014 has taken over from the…

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