Built in 1950 and still ticking

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Jets are not just on planes – try Jet Boats at Niagara Falls

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What’s that red thing over the waters at Niagara Falls

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Two Exciting Views Of The American Falls

If you are on the American side of the Niagara Gorge, you look over and beside the Falls such as these visitors are doing in the photo below. In the photo we’re looking North toward the Rainbow Bridge that connects Canada and the USA at Niagara Falls, while the American Falls pours about 10% of […]

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Don’t Slip – It’s A Long Way Down

Many tourists to Niagara Falls miss this great view. This is on the American side of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. It’s wet from the mist rising from the Gorge but it is a real up close and personal view of the Falls.    

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Does Niagara Falls Move?

Yes, backwards. See the green tower in the foreground? That the observation tower at the park in Niagara Falls, New York. About 450 years ago the first European saw the Falls and it didn’t look like it does today. First the amount of water crashing over the crest of the Falls was about 5 times […]

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This Mini Island Is On The Brink Of The American Falls

This tiny island sits at the brink of the American Falls in Niagara Falls New York. The buildings in the background are in Niagara Falls Canada, on the other side of the Niagara Gorge.  

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Away From Niagara Falls Explore Niagara On The Lake

A hugely popular attraction is the old town of Niagara On The Lake. It was the first Capital of Canada (then called Upper Canada). Here you’ll find the new and the old. It had been mostly burned to the ground in the War of 1812 between the British and Americans, so most of the heritage […]

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The Hurricane Walk At Niagara Falls

This attraction at Niagara Falls is actually in Niagara Falls New York. It is almost immediately below the Bridal Veil Falls. It used to be that you could go behind the wall of water and explore the cave behind the Falls, but it is now considered too dangerous. But you sure can get wet.   […]

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The Rapids Above The American Falls

The American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls are both fed from the same tributary of the Niagara River. This picture is not far from the brink of the Bridal Veil Falls as the water gets ready to plummet over and into the gorge below.    

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Fall At The Niagara Falls Whirlpool

The Niagara Whirlpoo is mostly round, and this is one section of the land rising from the water. The colour are changing making the area extra inviting.

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Destination Marketing Fee ‘Optional’

Most tourists who visit Niagara Falls really enjoy the “WOW” parts of their visit. What they don’t like is the high prices for a lot of things from restaurant to hotel prices. I guess it’s a case of charging what the market will accept.   But there is a charge that you don’t have to […]

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Niagara Falls Isn’t In The Back Country

Sometimes it can seem like the Falls at Niagara Falls is lost in the commercialization of the area. With so many pictures of the Falls showing just the water, here’s one with a different perspective. It’s Murray Hill, which takes you down from the hotels, one of the casinos and many restaurants, to the gorge […]

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Honeymoon Bridge No More

What you see in the background is the Rainbow Bridge at Niagara Falls. It’s an international crossing between Canada and the U.S. But it wasn’t the first bridge at this location.   Back in 1898, the first International Bridge opened at this location, and it was called the Honeymoon Bridge, or it’s official name, The […]

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Not Everything At Niagara Falls Is Expensive

BOOKS AND VIDEOS MAKE A GREAT SOUVENIR Some books and videos that you will surely enjoy if you have an interest in Niagara Falls, one of the great destinations of the world. To help you, I have comments below on each. First, all of these are under $20, and most under $10. In today’s world, […]

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Sony a6000 Review

THE SONY a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera I don’t do a lot of reviews, and when I do they have to directly relate to this website. My interest in the camera is the quality, speed, ease of carrying around, quality of pictures, lens availability and use by tourists visiting Niagara Falls.   This is an older […]

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Niagara On The Lake & Area

A major part of the history of Niagara Falls is the town of Niagara on the Lake. It was the first Capital of Upper Canada way back in the 1700’s and the first provincial parliament was convened at the Navy Hall in 1792 by then Lieutenant-Govenor John Graves Simcoe. The picture above shows one of […]

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Niagara Wine Region

The Niagara Area has a great reputation for excellent wines. There are more than 70 wineries in the region producing world class wines. We are especially proud of the ice-wines produced here. Although invented in Germany, ice-wine has been perfected and become a major part of the wine region of Niagara.. As you travel down […]

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Heading To Queenston Heights

Next stops on our town downriver at Niagara Falls are the Whirlpool Golf Course, the Niagara Botanical Gardens, the Butterfly Conservatory, the Sir Adam Beck Niagara Power Generating Facility, the Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Station in the United States, the Floral Clock and Queenston Heights. [Pictures of the Whirlpool Golf Course coming] [Pictures of […]

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Tour At The Falls

When visiting Niagara Falls for the first time, seeing the mighty falls is high on your agenda. And spending a couple of hours enjoying the Falls is easy. Assuming you are on the Canadian side of Niagara, there’s three things you should do to take it all in. Stand at the edge of the cascading […]

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Tour Down River

Time to head north, that’s the direction of the downriver flow of the Niagara River below the Falls. If you’re a walker, and it’s a nice day, you can walk to the Whirlpool. You’ll walk along the Gorge, on a sidewalk of course. The first stop I suggest is the barrel that went over the […]

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