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Halloween in Niagara Falls

September 26, 2017 9:29 am

Do something special this October 31st and head to Niagara Falls, Canada for some spooky and fun Halloween experiences. From scary attractions to family-friendly fun, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Drummond Hill Cemetery front Gate Entrance

Drummond Hill Cemetery

Ghost Tours

Embark on an eerie nighttime ghost tour of Old Fort Erie, Fort George, or Drummond Hill Cemetery and explore some of the spookiest places in Niagara. Halloween ghost tours at Fort George take you through the haunted grounds of the fort and give you access to the usually off-limit Officers’ Quarters and the Drummond Hill Cemetery Tour will allow you to wander the grounds of one of the most historic cemeteries in Canada.

Nightmares Fear Factory

Test just how brave you really are by paying a visit to Nightmares Fear Factory, the scariest haunted house in Niagara Falls. Thousands of people “chicken out” every year, but it’s still a great attraction to try out with a group of daring friends or family.

Pumpkin Patch

A great family-friendly activity to do on Halloween or in the weeks leading up to it is visit Warner Ranch and Pumpkin Farm in beautiful Welland. Warner’s is a local favourite and features a huge pumpkin patch containing pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks, apples and squash, a haunted hayride through the forest, corn maze, Belgian horse-drawn hayrides, inflatable bounce house, pony rides, and more.

Rocky Horror Picture Show

If you’re a fan of the cult-classic Rocky Horror Picture Show then you won’t want to miss the Halloween performance of the show being put on at the Oh Canada Eh! Dinner Theatre in Niagara Falls. Experience this unique and incredible rock n’ roll musical and immerse yourself in the fun and kitschy spirit of Halloween.

Zombies at Haunted Manor Niagara Falls Canada

Haunted Manor Niagara Falls

Haunt Manor

No one does Halloween quite like Haunt Manor in Niagara Falls where you can embark on a frightening haunted hayride, watch a mentalist perform stunning illusions, and walk through a spooky haunted house. It’s a totally unique destination that has come to be known as one of the scariest Halloween attractions in Canada. 

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Kicking Off a Brand New Niagara Culinary Experiences Series

September 5, 2017 11:20 am

Falls Avenue Resort is happy to announce that the Niagara Culinary Experiences Series is back for another year of amazing dinner events beginning on October 27th. Each of the dinners will explore wine and cuisine from the Niagara region and around the world, and connect guests with unforgettable dining experiences in Niagara Falls.

The series’ first event is A Culinary Tour of Piedmont at the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra on October 27th, which will showcase the delicious cuisine of Italy’s Piedmont region with a focus on rich and hearty dishes and sophisticated wines. The winemaker from Piedmont’s Gigi Rossi winery will be in attendance alongside Chef Massimo Capra, celebrating the beauty of this region’s cuisine in direct view of the thundering Falls.

On December 1st, Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar will be hosting A Farmhouse Christmas dinner that celebrates local ingredients with five courses of turn of the century farmhouse dishes paired with wonderful wines. And on January 19th, 2018  Windows by Jamie Kennedy will be hosting its second culinary event, An Icewine Dinner, in celebration of Niagara’s unique Icewine season and local ingredients.

Massimo Capra will be hosting A Culinary Tour of Tuscany dinner at the Rainbow Room on March 23rd, 2018 followed by A Spring Fling in Niagara at Windows by Jamie Kennedy on April 20, 2018, and A Culinary Tour of Veneto on May 11th, 2018, which will be the last dinner in the series.

Both dinner-only and dinner and hotel room packages featuring one nights accommodation in a spectacular Fallsview guestroom are available at fallsavenueresort.com/culinary. Get a true taste of Niagara by purchasing your tickets today for any one of these innovative and amazing dining experiences.

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Best Spa Experiences in Niagara

August 25, 2017 8:40 am

Make your next visit to Niagara Falls into the ultimate relaxation retreat with a visit to any one of these amazing spas where you’ll find peaceful and relaxing atmospheres coupled with fantastic treatments and services.

Christienne Fallsview Spa

Christienne Fallsview Spa

The Christienne Fallsview Spa inside the Sheraton on the Falls hotel is currently offering a wide range of summer services that will help you relax, rejuvenate, and recenter while taking in sweeping views of the Horseshoe and American Falls. The spa is currently offering a Mint Melon Mojito Pedicure involving a honey and papaya hydration wrap and a Dreamsicle Manicure that starts with a soak in a clementine-scented blend of nourishing oils. And in the way of facials and body treatments you can try a Cucumber Avocado Refresher Facial involving a cool and luscious avocado butter, and a Rescue Me Toning and Firming Cactus Body Treatment featuring a citrus salt scrub exfoliation. A tranquil visit to the Christienne Fallsview Spa is the perfect way to end off your summer and with so many great services to choose from, it’s sure to be an experience you won’t soon forget.

Serenity Spa by the Falls

The Serenity Spa by the Falls is located inside the Marriott Fallsview hotel and features a number of incredible treatments and services that will put you at ease and leave you feeling refreshed. The spa offers a fantastic hot stone massage that will relieve stress and help you unwind as well as an aromatherapy massage that incorporates powerful blends of specialty essential oils. You can also look after your skin with their Waterfalls Bliss Signature Facial, which uses a holistic approach to remineralize and rehydrate your skin, or the Energizing Body Scrub that is completely exfoliating and and leaves your skin feeling soft and looking radiant.

The Spa at White Oaks

White Oaks Resort & Spa in Niagara on the Lake is a destination that offers some invigorating spa experiences in a beautiful and peaceful atmosphere. The spa features 17 different treatment rooms as well as a couples suite, and offers luxurious head-to-toe treatments and therapies like the signature “The Perfect Circle” treatment inspired by the circles of the moon, earth, and sun and featuring an effleurage massage, relaxing foot massage, and nourishing mini-facial. The spa also offers a great Anti-Stress Seaweed Body Wrap that removes dry skin and leaves you remineralized, detoxified, and hydrated.

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Rumble at the Falls Coming Soon to Niagara

August 16, 2017 10:03 am

Oakes Garden Theatre and American and Niagara Horseshoe Falls

Summer is drawing to a close and to celebrate the end of another amazing season in Niagara Falls, Niagara Parks will be hosting the Rumble at the Falls event on August 19th, which celebrates Indigenous music and musicians with a live concert in Oakes Garden Theatre.

Rumble at the Falls will bring a number of remarkable award-winning Indigenous musicians to the stage to celebrate significant contributions to North American popular music across genres like rock, jazz, blues, roots, and folk. The stage at Oakes Garden Theatre directly overlooks the incredible American and Horseshoe Falls and with the show kicking off at 7:30pm you’ll be able to take in the concert along with the breathtaking and colourful illumination of the waterfalls.

The show will feature great musicians like Juno award-winner Derek Miller, singer-songwriter Mark LaForme, jazz singer Juliet Dunn, jam band The Ollivanders, and many more. Make sure to check out the Rumble at the Falls show on Saturday August 19th to experience fantastic Indigenous music and breathtaking views in a world-class destination.

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Beautiful Outdoor Destinations in Niagara

July 21, 2017 9:08 am

Visitors from all over the world come to Niagara Falls to see the amazing Horseshoe, American, and Bridal Veil Falls, which is a remarkable experience that can be made even better with a visit to these other awesome outdoor destinations around the Niagara region.

Niagara Falls Horseshoe

Niagara Parkway & Brink of Horseshoe Falls

One of the most exciting parts of any visit to Niagara Falls is taking in the breathtaking beauty of the world famous waterfalls. A walk along the Niagara Parkway will take you past the American and Bridal Veil Falls, right up to the brink of the incredible Horseshoe Falls. You can stand behind it to see the massive volume of water flowing over the edge, look at the Hornblower boat cruising in the water below, and have a unique and special experience taking in one of the world’s remarkable natural wonders.

Niagara Gorge Trails

To connect with some incredible nature and spend an active morning or afternoon in Niagara Falls, hike along one of the Niagara Glen nature trails leading into the Niagara Gorge. You’ll find stunning views of the Niagara Whirlpool and rapids and there are trails of varying difficulties, so it’s easy to find the one that’s right for you.

Queenston Heights

Queenston Heights was the site of the Battle of Queenston Heights during the War of 1812 and is now a spectacular park that is home to the Brock’s Monument tower, Laura Secord memorial, the Queenston Heights Restaurant, pavilions, picnic areas, and more. It’s definitely worth a visit if you’re looking to have a relaxing day in nature while learning about local history.

Niagara on the Lake Vineyard

Vineyards of Niagara on the Lake

Niagara on the Lake has become a world famous wine growing region as many of the vineyards and wineries produce incredible red and white wines along with the very popular ice wine. A visit to Niagara on the Lake will connect you with breathtaking vineyard landscapes as well as beautiful buildings and gardens in the historic town’s charming downtown area.

Queen Victoria Park

Located directly across the street from the Horseshoe Falls, Queen Victoria Park is an expansive and beautiful park that sits right in the heart of the city’s tourist district. The park offers plenty of great places to sit and picnic and also features amazing seasonal flower and greenery displays, beautiful fountains, and well-groomed lawns for a spectacular park experience in an unbeatable location.

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Niagara Falls Dining Guide

June 29, 2017 7:42 am

Niagara Falls has a number of amazing restaurants and eateries that offer unique dining experiences for people of all ages. For a taste of some of the best cuisine that Niagara has to offer, make sure to visit any of these dining destinations and get ready for amazing culinary experiences unlike anywhere else.

Morton’s Filet Mignon

Morton’s Grille

Morton’s Grille inside the Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa offers a Fallsview steakhouse experience unlike any other. With fantastic menu items like AAA Canadian Beef Filet Mignon, Blackened Mahi Mahi, Korean BBQ Pork Naan-wich and Double Stacked “Ravenous Style” Burger, there’s something to delight everyone’s tastes. And the restaurant’s dining room overlooks the magnificent Niagara Falls, making for an unforgettable dining experience in Niagara Falls.

Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar

Located inside the Sheraton on the Falls hotel, Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar is an amazing farm-to-table restaurant offering delicious culinary delights made from fresh and local ingredients. The seasonal menu currently features dishes like Pan Roasted Great Lakes Whitefish, Ontario Lamb Shank, Quail’s Egg Salad, and Parisian Gnocchi which can be perfectly paired with red and white wines from the restaurant’s extensive local and international wine list.

Milestones on the Falls

For delicious dining overlooking Niagara Falls, make sure to visit Milestones on the Falls inside the Marriott on the Falls hotel. Milestones offers a great lunch and dinner menu along with delicious desserts and drinks. Choose from dishes like their Coconut Calamari, Butternut Squash Ravioli, California Burger, Ginger Glazed Salmon, or Stacked Chicken Parmesan and get ready for an unforgettable meal in Niagara.

The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra

The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra

The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra is a modern Italian restaurant located inside the Crowne Plaza Fallsview hotel that offers a wide range of innovative dishes made from local and seasonal ingredients. Their current menu features fantastic dishes like the Milli-Strato Lasagna made with 87 layers of hand-rolled pasta, Black Truffle Sacchetti, AAA Beef Tenderloin, and Maple Mustard Crusted Ontario Lamb Rack, which can all be paired with excellent wines from local Niagara wineries.

Fallsview Buffet Restaurant

Offering an innovative and interactive dining destination, the Fallsview Buffet Restaurant located inside the Sheraton on the Falls hotel is the place to go for the best variety and views. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner the buffet features live-action cooking stations and delicious food that is sure to satisfy people of all ages.

Terrace Food Court

If you’re looking for the best place to stop for food during a busy day of sightseeing in Niagara, then make sure to stop by the Terrace Food Court located inside the Casino Niagara Atrium between the Hard Rock Cafe and Crowne Plaza Fallsview hotel. The food court features Kentucky Fried Chicken, The Great Canadian Burger Company, Subway, and Pizza Hut and offers quick and easy meals that are perfect for when you’re on the go.

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Sweet Jesus Ice Cream Now Open In Niagara

June 23, 2017 9:37 am

Sweet Jesus Ice Cream Cones

The Sweet Jesus Ice Cream shop in Niagara Falls is officially open for business and serving up delectable soft serve ice cream made from only the highest quality ingredients. Located right at the bottom of Clifton Hill and Falls Avenue, you can stop by Sweet Jesus for a tasty cooldown during a busy day of sightseeing, and choose from a range of delicious boundary-pushing flavours.

Offering a menu full of unique soft serve options, Sweet Jesus is doing ice cream in a totally new way. Some highlights of the menu include a Birthday Cake flavour featuring cream cheese icing and birthday cake bits, Rocky Road Rage made with marshmallows, chocolate sauce, walnuts and Oreo cookie crumble, Hella Nutella featuring chocolate and vanilla twist soft serve with Nutella sauce, wafer cookies, Corn Flakes and toasted pistachios, and Krusty the Cone which is a cotton candy dream of vanilla soft serve, cotton candy pieces, cotton candy sauce and rainbow sprinkles.

You’ll also find a number of other awesome varieties on the menu at Sweet Jesus along with classic flavours like caramel, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, and chocolate and vanilla twist. There are even dairy free options so everyone can get in on the party. There are only a handful of Sweet Jesus locations throughout Ontario and there’s no better place to experience this sweet salvation of ice cream than in Niagara Falls. So stop by Sweet Jesus today and get a taste of the city’s newest and coolest summer snack.

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Upcoming Entertainment Experiences in Niagara Falls

June 6, 2017 9:47 am

Summer is an exciting season in Niagara Falls, with a number of unique destinations, attractions, and events offering visitors one-of-a-kind experiences and unforgettable memories. The city features a number of world-class entertainment destinations and this summer, you can look forward to experiencing any one of the following events and shows.

Matthew Good

Matthew Good, lead singer of the popular Canadian alt-rock band, Matthew Good Band, will be performing a free concert at Niagara’s Scotiabank Convention Centre on August 26th as part of the city’s Canada 150th celebration. Doors open at 7pm, so make sure to arrive early in order to guarantee yourself a spot inside. The Scotiabank Convention Centre will also be hosting special Canada 150th festivities during the day on August 26th, offering visitors plenty of free family-fun activities including a mini Comic Con, children’s play area, art show, food trucks, and more.

Coca Cola Concert Series

Niagara’s annual Coca Cola Concert Series kicks off in Queen Victoria Park on July 1st and will run Monday through Friday right up until August 31st. The concert series features local bands performing in a picturesque setting across the street from Niagara Falls and will be followed by remarkable fireworks over the Falls at 10pm.

Oh Canada Eh! Show

This unique musical dinner show offers a completely Canadian theatre experience that pays tribute to quintessential Canadian things like hockey, Anne of Green Gables, lumberjacks, Mounties, and a number of famous recording artists from the Great White North. And with a five-course family-style meal featuring items like Alberta BBQ Ribs and Fried Atlantic Haddock, it’s a place that’s sure to make for a fantastic night out with friends and family.

Live Music at Niagara Brewing Company and Hard Rock Patio

You can stop by Niagara Brewing Company on Clifton Hill everyday in summer to experience live music from local musicians on the brewery’s beautiful outdoor patio while enjoying a cold pint of beer from the signature or seasonal taps. You can also catch some live music in a relaxing outdoor setting at the Hard Rock Patio on Falls Avenue Resort, which offers delicious food and drinks in a unique rock & roll setting just steps from Niagara Falls.

Dancing Queen at Fallsview Casino Resort

Get your tickets now for the Dancing Queen Show at Fallsview Casino Resort running from June 8th-18th and get ready to experience an amazing 70’s disco show featuring breathtaking dancing to the music of ABBA, Village People, The Bee Gees, and more.

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Celebrating Canada’s 150th in Niagara Falls

May 31, 2017 3:40 pm

This July 1st Canada is celebrating 150 years of confederation and Niagara Falls, one of the country’s most visited and beloved destinations, is the perfect place to celebrate this special day. Here are some of the many amazing events you can look forward to attending this Canada Day and all throughout the summer in celebration of this national milestone:

  • The city’s annual Canada Day Parade will be taking place on July 1st along Victoria Avenue to Queen Street, starting at 11am.
  • Matthew Good, lead singer and songwriter for the popular Matthew Good Band, will be performing at Niagara’s Scotiabank Convention Centre on August 26th as part of the city’s Canada 150th celebrations.
  • Free birthday cake will be given out at City Hall to celebrate Canada’s birthday on July 1st, beginning at noon while quantities last.
  • Live music and entertainment will be happening all throughout the day and night on July 1st on the main stage at City Hall.
  • A free raffle, caricatures, henna tattoos, and food vendors will be at the city’s Canada Day celebration in downtown Niagara Falls.
  • Scotiabank Children’s Zone at Queen Street and Erie Avenue will feature sandcastle building demonstrations, free electronic animal rides, free inflatables, a rock climbing wall, reptile kingdom, family mini putt, and more.
  • Fireworks and live entertainment in Queen Victoria Park will be happening on the night of July 1st, following the city’s full day of festivities.

There is no shortage of fun to be had in Niagara Falls this Canada Day, so start planning your getaway to the city this July 1st to experience Canada’s sesquicentennial at one of the country’s most unique and exciting celebrations.

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Celebrating Mother’s Day in Niagara Falls

April 20, 2017 11:51 am

Niagara Falls is a great place to celebrate Mother’s Day on May 14th with many exciting events happening throughout the city and countless beautiful sights to see and explore. A weekend visit to Niagara Falls is guaranteed to provide a truly special experience for the mothers and grandmothers in your life.

Niagara Falls

The Floral Showhouse is the perfect setting for a beautiful spring morning in Niagara Falls. Visitors can stop by the showhouse, located just a short walk away from the thundering waterfalls, to see flower displays, tropical birds, rose and fragrance gardens, ponds, and the spring Hydrangea Show which will be running on Mother’s Day weekend. And you can top off the morning with a leisurely stroll through the nearby Queen Victoria Park where you’ll experience spectacular views of the Horseshoe and American Falls and over 500,000 daffodils in bloom.

 

In the afternoon, stop by the historic McFarland House in Niagara-on-the-Lake for their annual Mother’s Day afternoon tea in the charming Conservatory Tea Room. The afternoon will feature freshly baked goods and traditional tea, making for a relaxing afternoon with mom in a picturesque setting.

Rainbow Room

And end off this special day with an unforgettable Fallsview dinner at Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar, The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra, or Fallsview Buffet Restaurant where you’ll find innovative and seasonal cuisine in spectacular dining rooms overlooking the magnificent Niagara Falls.

 

Make this Mother’s Day a magical one and start planning your getaway to Niagara Falls today!

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