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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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2021 Canada Summer Games Coming to Niagara

April 3, 2017 9:28 am

It’s official – the Niagara Region has been named the host of the 2021 Canada Summer Games. The Canada Games are the country’s largest multi-sport competition for amateur athletes, held every two years and alternating between summer and winter events. The Summer Games include sports like basketball, soccer, swimming, tennis, rowing, track and field, diving, cycling, and more, and with all of these sporting events happening throughout Niagara, it is bound to be an exciting and special time to visit the city.

Niagara will be bustling with excitement as young athletes from all across the country will be travelling to the region to represent their province or territory in various sports. Since the inaugural Games in 1967 in Quebec City, over 75,000 amateur athletes have participated in the Games with many having gone on to represent Canada in the Olympics. Spectators will have the chance to watch highly-skilled athletes compete at a national level, and by attending the events and ceremonies surrounding the Games, will also be connected with incredible experiences they won’t soon forget.

Stay up to date on Canada Games news and 2021 Canada Summer Games updates by following @CanadaGames and @Niagara2021 on Twitter, and become a part of the conversation by using #CanadaGames, #ExploreNiagara, #WeAreIn and #NiagaraAreYouIn on social media.

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Upcoming Events at Niagara’s Scotiabank Convention Centre

March 21, 2017 8:17 am

If you’re planning a Niagara Falls getaway this spring or summer, make sure to get tickets to any one of these incredible Niagara Falls events, which are all being held at the city’s Scotiabank Convention Centre:

Cuvee 2017 Grand Tasting

On March 24th, 2017 the Scotiabank Convention Centre will be hosting the Cuvee 2017 Grand Tasting where guests will have the chance to taste wines selected by winemakers, which will be revealed at the tasting. Guests will be able to pair these specially-selected wines with delicious cuisine prepared by local chefs at live cooking stations. And the celebration will continue well into the night at the Apres Cuvee Party starting at 9:30pm, which will feature dancing, sparkling wine, Icewine, and local craft beer.

Home & Garden Show

This year’s Home & Garden Show will be held at the Scotiabank Convention Centre from March 31st to April 2nd and will feature a number of great vendors, a home improvement zone, pool and spa showcase, landscape garden and outdoor living showcase, art gift & gourmet section, expert gardening seminars, and more. There will also be a Birds of Prey show and a kids zone with activities like glitter tattoos, face painting, and an obstacle course, making it a great weekend destination for the whole family.

Niagara Food and Wine Expo

The Niagara Food and Wine Expo will be held from April 21st to 23rd at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, offering guests the opportunity to sample some of the finest international wine, beers, and spirits along with fresh local cuisine prepared by some of the region’s best chefs. Each guest will receive a free wine sampling glass upon admission and will also receive a totally unique and amazing food and wine experience.

Niagara Falls Comic Con

On June 2nd to 4th, Niagara Falls Comic Con will once again be coming to the Scotiabank Convention Centre, with special celebrity guests like Peter Mayhew, Robert Englund, and Barbara Eden as well as a wide range of exciting exhibitors and attractions like a zombie photo-op experience, Optimus Prime truck, real life Peter Griffin, and much more.

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Buffet Bliss: The Most Amazing All You Can Eat Spots in Niagara Falls

March 6, 2017 9:58 am

Niagara Falls features a wide range of amazing cafes, restaurants, and eateries that connect visitors with the best food and wine from throughout the region in truly spectacular settings. And to experience a taste of it all without having to choose just one dish, make sure to check out any one of these spectacular all-you-can-eat buffet restaurants:

Grand Buffet at Fallsview Casino Resort

The Grand Buffet is a great all-you-can-eat dining destination located on the gaming floor of the Fallsview Casino. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the buffet offers an impressive selection of authentic Canadian, Italian, Asian, and Middle Eastern cuisine along with fresh seafood, sushi, hand-made stone oven pizzas, and a wide range of desserts.

Market Buffet at Casino Niagara

You’ll find an abundance of culinary choices at Casino Niagara’s Market Buffet, ranging from fresh salads to pasta and meat dishes and decadent desserts like the incredibly popular Sticky Toffee Pudding. Open daily for lunch and dinner, this casual buffet is a great place to stop for a diverse and delicious meal, especially after spending some time in the casino.

Copacabana Brazilian Steakhouse

Located on Fallsview Boulevard in the heart of the city’s tourist district, Copacabana Brazilian Steakhouse offers a lively Rodizio style dining experience featuring savory grilled and seasoned meats and a harvest table offering fresh and grilled vegetables, fruit, breads, cheeses, soups, salads, pastas, and more. And while you eat, you’ll be entertained by live dancers in beautiful costumes and a Capoeira Brazilian martial arts show.

Fallsview Buffet Restaurant

The Fallsview Buffet Restaurant features live-action cooking stations and a dining room with incredible views of both the American and Horseshoe Falls from floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s a great place for a family get-together, business meeting, special celebration, or just a relaxing breakfast, lunch, or dinner. And between 5-6pm, when you purchase one adult buffet dinner ticket, you’ll receive a kids eat free dinner voucher for children 12 years of age and younger.

Greg Frewin Magic Theatre Buffet

For a one-of-a-kind dinner and show experience, check out the Greg Frewin Magic Theatre’s pre-show dinner buffet. Available before most evening shows, the buffet offers a fresh salad station, baked breads, a hot station featuring dishes like baked whitefish, grilled chicken thighs, braised prime rib, baked penne arabiatta, and a range of sweet desserts, which can all be paired with amazing wine selections from Reif Estate Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake. 

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