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Top 5 Niagara Falls Summer Adventures

Here are Niagara Blog’s Top 5 Niagara Falls Summer Adventures.

1. Whirlpool Jet Boat

Warning! You will get wet. Since 1992, traversing the rapids of the Niagara River Gorge with Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours has become the world’s single most popular whitewater tour. With safety as our premise, millions of Niagara visitors embark on our specialized jet boats to witness first hand the truly world-class whitewater rapids on the Niagara River. Our team of whitewater professionals thanks you for your patronage and trusts your memories of Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours, the Devil’s Hole Rapids, and the Niagara Whirlpool will be with you forever as they will be with me

2. Maid of the Mist

For a thrilling 30 minutes you’ll experience the magnitude and magnificence of the Falls thundering down from the water below. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience that is sure to rock your boat!

Debuting in 1846, the Maid of the Mist is North America’s oldest tourist attraction. Ridden by dignitaries and celebrities such as Princess Diana, Marilyn Monroe, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbechev and Brad Pitt, a visit to the base of the falls is a priority for all who visit the region.

All passengers are given a recyclable poncho to keep clothing dry, as they are exposed you to a extraordinary experience that can only be described as awe-inspiring.

3. Winery Tour

See the rows of grapevines, sprouting buds, heavy with fruit or in hibernation, create a tranquil countyside view-and hint at the marvellous wines that await you, crafted with care and passion by our renowned winemakers. Whether you are looking for a day trip or a weekend escape, a summer winery tour will capture your heart for Niagara.  Here, the wines, the food, the scenery and the personal stories conspire to engage your senses in every way.  You can visit Niagara Winery on your own by following the Wine Route or simply join a tour.

4. Journey Behind the Falls

At Journey Behind the Falls, you’ll experience the awesome spectacle of one-fifth of the world’s fresh water crashing down to the basin below. During summer daylight hours, over 2,800 cubic meters of water thunders over the brink every second, traveling 65 km per hour!  Yes, you will get wet.

5. Butterfly Conservatory

Do you have young children? This is an excellent adventure for you. This magical attraction features over 2,000 colourful tropical butterflies floating freely among lush, exotic blossoms and greenery. Paths wind through the rainforest setting, past a pond and waterfall and the Emergence window, where butterflies leave their pupae and prepare to take their first flight!

 

 

CityLine Live in Niagara Falls June 24th

Join Tracy Moore and some of your favourite Fashion Friday guest experts as CityLine broadcasts live from Niagara Falls from 9am-10am on Friday, June 24.

If you’re interested in joining the fun, the Sheraton on the Falls and the Crown Plaza Niagara Falls are offering special room rates to CityLine viewers coming in to town to see the show.

Also! CityTV is looking for your stories and photos — did you get married in Niagara Falls or did you honeymoon there? Share your stories and photos with us and we may feature them in the show! Email submissions@cityline.ca and include “Niagara Falls” in the subject line.

Go the Fu*k to Sleep

This post is not Niagara Falls related but I found it hilarious enough to share it with you.

Go the F**k to Sleep is a #1 selling Children’s book written by Adam Mansbach. The audio book is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. You can preview it here in this video or download the free audio book here: http://bit.ly/iDFO6x

The Dictator, a Movie inspired by a novel by Saddam Hussein

The Dictator, inspired by the novel Zabibah and The King, by Saddam Hussein.

Due out May 11, 2012, the movie tells the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.

The Dictator will star: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Anna Faris

Niagara Falls Tour from Toronto Airport

Waiting at an airport for a flight is probably the worst part of your vacation.  The few hours seem like days and it sometimes feels like torture.  Well, a Toronto airport (YYZ) stop over does not have to be so bad. eTours offers a Niagara Falls tour with pick-up and return from Toronto airport. Its a very viable alternative to wasting your precious hard earned vacation time, especially if you have never seen Niagara Falls.  The tours cost $95 plus tax and depart daily from Toronto Airport at 8:00 am.

Famous Friday: Kevin Bieksa

Number: 3
Shoots: Right
Born: 16 Jun 1981 (Age 29)
Birthplace: Grimsby, ON, Canada

Claim to Fame: Kevin Bieksa is a defenceman for the Vancouver Canucks.  The Vancouver Canucks are currently in the Stanley Cup finals battling the Boston Bruins.  Kevin was drafted by the Canucks in 2001 and has played for the team the past 6 seasons. We wish Kevin the best of luck!

Big Becky Drills Through Niagara Falls (video)


Big Becky, the worlds largest hard rock TBM (14.4m) breaks through into the grout tunnel in Niagara Falls, Canada. Becky has 290m left to tunnel before completing the mining stage of the Niagara Tunnel Project, which will supply water to the Sir Adam Beck Power Station.

The History of the Toilet

The St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canal Centre will flush convention down the toilet with this new exhibit.

Sitting Pretty, a traveling exhibit produced by the Guelph Museums, lets visitors get a handle on toilet lore with an interactive quiz, the history of outhouses – complete with an audio program of outhouse stories, and sections about toilet paper, chamber pots, the flush toilet and the public washroom.

Highlights include a collection of chamberpots, one with a silencer, a reconstructed outhouse and an actual flushing toilet.

The Museum will also be displaying a selection of items relating to toilets, from its own collection.

Where: St. Catharines Museum, 1932 Welland Canals Pkwy, St. Catharines

Tel: 905.984.8880 or 1-800-305-5134

When: May 21 to Aug. 28, 2011

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Selling Prices of Niagara Falls Hotels

In 2010 there were 9 major hotel sales totaling $166.9 million. The highest selling price was the Marriott Fallsview, which sold for $76.4 million.  But that wasn’t the most expensive.  The Riverbend Inn & Vineyard, with only 21 rooms, sold for $4.75 million which equals $198,809 per room.

Hotel Selling Price Rooms Price per Room
Marriott Fallsview Hotel $76,400,000 432 $176,852
Sheraton Fallsview Hotel  & Conference Centre $70,000,000 407 $171,990
Quality Hotel & Conference Centre $7,500,000 144 $52,083
Riverbend Inn & Vineyard $4,175,000 21 $198,810
Ramada Plaza Niagara Falls $2,500,000 202 $12,376
Carriage House Motor Lodge $2,500,000 122 $20,492
Fairway Motor Inn $1,505,000 49 $30,714
Regency Motor Hotel $1,200,000 23 $52,174
Niagara Inn $1,120,000 40 $28,000

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