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Falls Avenue Resort – Niagara Craft Beer Scene

GCCBFNiagara Falls is known for its wine but not everyone is aware of its burgeoning craft beer scene.

Kicking off spring is the Real Canadian Craft Beer Festival, which is taking place on April 5th at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls. Full of new and favourite breweries showcasing their delicious creations, visitors will find local music and food making this a Saturday to remember!

Although the festival will have tons of breweries from all over Ontario, there are some new breweries establishing themselves right in our own backyard!

Silversmith Brewery

This newly opened brewery located in a former church on Niagara-on-the-Lake is taking the beer world by storm. Their location is rather unique as the outside appears to be an old fashioned chapel however the interior has been renovated to become a small batch brewery. Two men, Chris Pontsioen and Matt Swan, came together to create Silversmith after noticing the lack of good beer in Niagara.

Their name originated from Chris’ family history of silversmiths. In 2011 when the brewery was created, the pair wanted to add a new idea to the area well known for its world-class wines. Over the years Silversmith has been perfecting its craft and is now gaining distribution throughout Ontario where it can be found in bars and restaurants across the province.

Oast House Brewery

The recently opened Oast House Brewery, located in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake, uses local ingredients to create its one of a kind beer products. The ingredients used to create its beer are sourced from local farmers that the brewery has created partnerships with from across the region.

In 2012, Cian MacNeil, Kevin Somerville and Mike Berlis decided to renovate a red barn near the old town district and pursue their passion of beer brewing. With their extensive wine and beer knowledge the three have developed an eye for great beer and the process behind creating a great batch.

With tours and tastings offered to visitors, you can take a stroll through the old town district and try Oast House beer for yourself. If you don’t live close by you are in luck – you can now find Oast House Beer in restaurants across Ontario as well as in the LCBO.

Niagara College Teaching Brewery

Canada’s first and only teaching brewery can be found in Niagara at Niagara College. With a high demand for skilled workers in the craft brewing industry this program educates those interested in beer making and the techniques behind it.

Their facility has made it easy for students to brew their own craft beer on campus while being trained by professionals in the industry. With a 1,000 litre system and a one keg at a time system, this facility is ideal for experimenting and creating the perfect taste.

Using local ingredients, a commonality between all the breweries, the Niagara College Teaching Brewing has been able to create a range of beers including lagers, ales, wheat beers and more.

Visitors to Niagara can even stop in to the Niagara College Teaching Brewery shop to purchase a bottle or two to taste what the future of Canadian brewing will be.

All three of these breweries will be showcasing their products at the Real Canadian Craft Beer Festival on April 5th. Purchase your tickets for the festival and indulge in local food and beer and watch these breweries make Niagara proud.

Falls Avenue Resort – Daredevils at Niagara Falls

Maria_Spelterini.jpgIncluded in the rich history of Niagara Falls lies the unique stories of the daredevils. The daredevils who have challenged the Falls in many different ways have helped make Niagara Falls known across the world.

It all started with Annie Taylor who at the age of 63 on October 24th 1901 decided to try to defeat the falls in a barrel. Incredibly she survived the falls and in turn started a tradition for daredevils who had to accomplish the same goal. Over the years many attempted to best the falls with various techniques and equipment. Some found success while others did not.

Beyond those who plunge down the falls in barrels or makeshift devices, there have been tightrope walkers that attempted to cross the massive span of Niagara Falls. In 2012, the world famous Nik Wallenda was granted permission to walk a tightrope between the United States and Canada. This event would pay tribute to the rich history of Niagara Falls.

Over the years the Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) has taken many steps to ensure the protection and safety of the waterways in Niagara Falls. The NPC will only consider proposals by stunting professionals no more than once in a generation or approximately every 20 years. The NPC is interested in paying tribute to the stunting history and the daredevils that have helped make Niagara Falls a tourism hotspot while keeping a strong commitment to safety above everything else.

To get an up close inspection of some of the daredevil’s devices and equipment you can visit the Niagara Falls History Museum. Along with the daredevil pieces you can also discover more about the Niagara Region’s rich history including exhibits on the War of 1812.

Falls Avenue Resort – Lone gone are the February blahs

complex-smallThis spring celebrate the end of winter by treating yourself and your loved one to some rest and relaxation in Niagara Falls. To get the most out of your relaxation vacation, the Ultimate Spa Experience Package has been created to help you relax and also enjoy what Niagara Falls has to offer.

The Christienne Fallsview Spa, located in the Sheraton on the Falls, features unique elements not found at any other spa in the Niagara Region. From its Hydrotherapy Infinity Tub to the treatments areas overlooking the falls, the spa has been designed to provide total relaxation in every way imaginable.

The Ultimate Spa Experience Package includes:

  • One Night Hotel Accommodations at the Sheraton on the Falls or Crowne Plaza Fallsview
  • 55 minute Relaxation Couples Massage and 20 minutes private use of the Hydrotherapy Infinity Tub
  • Sparkling water infused with a Cherry Lane elixir and decadent Chocolate Truffles
  • Three Fallsview Dining Gift Cards:

o$40.00 at Windows by Jamie Kennedy

o$40.00 at Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra

o$20.00 at Fallsview Grand Buffet

  • Two Cocktails at the Hard Rock Cafe
  • Special Hershey’s Chocolate World Gift
  • Two Winery Tasting Passes at Hillebrand and Peller Estates

Full of great dining options, relaxation time and moments of indulgence, this package will help you forget about the February blues and looking forward to the upcoming beautiful weather. Both Windows by Jamie Kennedy and the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra offer exceptional menus with perfect wine pairings to top off your relaxing getaway.

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark Family Fun For All At Falls Avenue Resort

complex-smaller-for-jeffOne of our most unique attractions at the resort is the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark.

Rated by TripAdvisor as the #1 Amusement Park and Water Park in Canada, the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is loaded with fun attractions for the entire family.

With its family friendly atmosphere, everyone can enjoy the waterpark this Family Day or during March Break.

A bonus of this Splash and Save Package is that your family will be staying at the Falls Avenue Resort, a 20-acre entertainment playground with 24-hour excitement. Steps from your room you will find Casino Niagara, on-site attractions, activities, dining and of course the indoor waterpark.

The Splash & Save Package Includes:

  • Hotel Accommodations
  • 4 “Two Day” Fallsview Indoor Waterpark Passes
  • Kids Eat Free Dinner
  • Adventure City Passport To Fun
  • 4 Tickets to Glow in the Dark Safari Mini Putt
  • 4 Tickets to Combat Bumper Cars
  • 4 Tickets to Interactive SWAT Ride
  • 4 Tickets to 4-D Motion Theatre
  • Free Volcano Dessert at the Rainforest Café
  • Free Handprint Tile at Crock A Doodle

Book your next family getaway at the Falls Avenue Resort and you’ll be in the centre of the action. With endless amounts of fun, access to tons of attractions and dining options, your family will leave Niagara Falls with incredible memories!

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Experience the 4D Motion Theatre at Falls Avenue Resort

FAR_ProfilePicThe Falls Avenue Resort has many attractions that will have you experiencing Niagara Falls like no other but one of the most unique attractions might just be the 4-D Motion Theatre where you can see, hear and feel the action.

The state-of-the-art theatre includes features that will turn the movie into an interactive experience through simulator style stadium seating, 3-D movie technology, water jets and air blasters; all designed to help bring characters to life.

Currently the theatre is showcasing two movies that are fun for the whole family:

Journey 2: The Mysterious Land – The discovery of a secret map leads the team to Mysterious Island – featuring stars like Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Josh Hutcherson and Vanessa Hudgson.

Happy Feed 4-D Experience – Dance along with a colony of Emperor Penguins in Antarctica, including the brave and courageous Mumble as he sets out to save his colony from a diminishing food supply.

Fun activities abound at Falls Avenue Resort

complex-smaller-for-jeffThe snow may be falling but Niagara Falls is open and happening all year long!

While there are still many beautiful outdoor sights in the winter, including the falls and surrounding park lands, there are tons of things to do inside so you can stay warm and entertained during your entire visit to Niagara Falls.

Below is a list of just some of the indoor activities that are available all year long.

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark: Rated by TripAdvisor as the #1 Amusement Park and Waterpark in Canada, the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark has fun activities for kids of all ages, as well as parents. The three acres waterpark has 16 waterslides, a massive wave pool, hot springs and so much more. It’s a must visit destination during the winter.

Adventure City: Located in the Falls Avenue Resort, Adventure City is the perfect venue in the winter. Chock full of fun and excitement for kids of all ages including classic arcade style games and new additions like Guitar Hero, and Dance, Dance Revolution, makes Adventure City a fun time for all family members. Adventure City also has interactive rides like Tour Bus SWAT Team and Traffic Slam Bumper Cars as well as glow in the dark mini-putt.

Casino Niagara: If you’re looking for some grown up fun, Casino Niagara, located in the Falls Avenue Resort is hard to beat. With hundreds of slot machines, table games and everything in between, you can win it big if you’re feeling lucky. The casino also features several restaurants, bars and live music if you’re just looking to unwind.

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Niagara Falls with Demi, Serena and Sam

FAR_ProfilePicStart 2014 with a bang at our New Years Eve Extravaganza! Pop/rock sensation Demi Lovato will be performing along with Serena Ryder and Sam Roberts Band! This event is FREE and open to everyone on this magical night! Not only are there concerts, but two beautiful firework displays will be shown that night, and ET Canada will be streaming live in the area to catch all of the excitement. Need some ideas before the concert? Check out the various restaurants Falls Avenue Resort has to offer! With the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra, Windows by Jamie Kennedy, Hard Rock Café, Rain Forest Café and Planet Hollywood you are sure to find the perfect dining experience for you!

See you in Niagara Falls to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2014…. Make 2014 a year to remember!

2014 NYE Niagara Falls

Celebrate the Holidays at Falls Avenue Resort in Niagara Falls

FAR_ProfilePicIf you’re looking for a place to take your family during the holidays, the Falls Avenue Resort has tons of options to keep everyone busy during the Christmas break.

With more than 20 acres of indoor fun, the Falls Avenue Resort has entertainment, restaurants and accommodations to fit every interest and budget.

Located entirely indoors and linked to the near-by hotels through skywalks, the kids can keep busy at the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, Adventure City, Hershey’s Chocolate World, 4D movies and much more.

Adults can enjoy some time at Casino Niagara, the Christienne Fallsview Spa, the HardRock Club and Patio and many other options all within the Falls Avenue Resort.

At night be sure to take a walk or drive down the Niagara Parkway to take in the Winter Festival of Lights which runs until January 31st. The Winter Festival of Lights is the largest illumination festival in Canada. The Niagara Parkway is lit up each night by millions of lights that wind through the parklands including Dufferin Islands. New this year is the Korean Lantern display which includes the 70-metre Tunnel of Wish Lanterns created by the award-winning Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival of South Korea.

If you’re looking to take the stress out of planning your family’s winter vacation consider booking the Waterpark Getaway Package which includes hotel accommodations and up to four Fallsview Waterpark passes to keep everyone busy.

Brooklyn Roebuck to Perform at WFOL Opening Ceremonies

brooklynRBrooklyn Roebuck, a rising Canadian music star and winner of YTV’s The Next Star Season 5 will be performing at 7pm as part of the Official Flip the Switch Lighting Ceremony for the Opening Festivities of the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights on Saturday, November 9th.

Beyond her singing career, Brooklyn has hosted YTV’s Big Fun Movies on several occasions for Brooklyn’s Girl’s Night Out and Brooklyn’s Movie Night.

The Official Flip the Switch Lighting Ceremony begins at 6pm and features a two-hour stage production culminating in a spectacular, 15-minute fireworks displays choreographed to a live musical performance of The Niagara Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bradley Thachuk.

Expect Great Things at Falls Avenue Resort

complex-smaller-for-jeffWinter Festival of Lights Opening Ceremony: Watch as Canada’s largest illumination festival kicks off on November 9th in Queen Victoria Park.  The Festival runs until January 31st lining the Niagara Parkway across from the falls and the surrounding parklands with fantastic lighting displays.

Floral Showcase Annual Christmas Display: From Nov. 15 – Jan. 15 the Floral Showcase Annual Christmas Display will be open for viewing on the Niagara Parkway. For the past 65 years the Christmas Display has been featuring Poinsettias, Cyclamen, Azaleas, Christmas Cactus and Paperwhite Narcissus, free flying tropical songbirds and many other Christmas surprises during the holiday season.

Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse

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