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Halloween at Niagara Parks

Fun Halloween Events for the Whole Family!

The Niagara Parks Commission  is pleased to announce two eeerily fun family events taking place throughout October: Ghosts Behind the Falls at Journey Behind the Falls and All Hallow’s Eve at Old Fort Erie.

Ghosts Behind the Falls

Ghosts Behind the FallsGhosts Behind the Falls

Dates: October 7, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Price (excluding taxes): Adult $14.60, Child (6 – 12 years old) $8.95, Children 5 and under FREE
Location: Journey Behind the Falls: 6650 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Reservations: Not required

A haunting experience awaits you at Journey Behind the Falls. Niagara Parks has called upon its ghosts to greet you during this unique and limited time event. Suitable for all ages. Regular admission applies. Visit during the day and pay only $5 more for the event.

All Hallow’s Eve

All Hallow's EveAll Hallow’s Eve

Dates: October 21 – 23 & October 28 – 31
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Price (excluding taxes): Adult $12.25, Child (6 – 12 years old) $7.95, Children 5 and under FREE
Location: Old Fort Erie, 350 Lakeshore Road, Fort Erie, Ontario
Reservations: (905) 871-0540

Experience the traditions of Halloween, brought to life through the ghosts of Canada’s bloodiest battlefield. A fun and frightening evening at the old stone fort will end with refreshments and the annual burning of a Guy Fawkes effigy at 8:30 p.m. Suitable for all ages. Be prepared and dress for any kind of weather. Regular admission applies. more…

October Sale: Niagara Falls Tour from Toronto

Niagara Falls tour from Toronto

Toronto, Canada – King Tours is pleased to announce that it is offering all October Niagara Falls tours for only $69.  This is their lowest price of the year!

The tours are offered online through and include: pick-up and return from any location in Toronto, Markham, Mississauga, and North York; a visit to a local winery; wine tasting; a brief stop in the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake; admission to the Maid of the Mist; and free time in Niagara Falls.

King Tours has been operating this popular Niagara Falls tours from Toronto, every day, all year round, for the past 15 years.

Our Food Truck Scene

Hamilton is steering food in a new direction. Like so many urban centres, this city, located a 45-minute drive from Toronto,is home to a blossoming food truck scene, offering some truly tempting treats.

Watch for the hot pink Cupcake Diner on wheels, parked in the downtown core of the city as well as at special events. Owner Natalie Ravoi tapped into her love of baking and took it to the streets, literally, and created Canada’s first mobile cupcake shop. She bakes gourmet cupcakes daily with a retro twist.

People line up for varieties like caramel apple pie, chocolate and peanut butter, the 1950s Classic (à la Hostess cupcakes), lemon meringue and raspberry white chocolate. Plus she offers gluten-free and vegan variations, too.

But before diving into dessert, there’s heartier fare to be had. You can’t miss Canada’s only grilled cheese food truck. Look for the gorilla. It’s a sign that you’ve found Gorilla Cheese, owned by Graeme Smith and Scott Austin.

Smith went to Liaison College to become a professional chef and Austin is a grass roots foodie himself. They came up with the idea for a grilled cheese truck, a perfect fit for comfort-food craving urbanites. These aren’t just any garden-variety sandwiches, but gourmet, grilled-to-order ones, made with real cheese from Jensen’s, an Ontario cheese maker based in Simcoe. They’re gooey and wonderful, served alongside tomato soup and baked beans, all made from scratch.

Roving the area called the Golden Horseshoe, stretching from Toronto to Niagara Falls, is El Gastronomo Vagabundo. It’s a joint Australia-Canada project, thanks to its owners Tamara Jensen and Adam Hynam-Smith, a professionally trained chef from Down Under.

They have been serving up tantalizing mobile eats, like heirloom tomato and watermelon salad, Asian specialties, and gourmet tacos like Thai coconut red curry and tempura salmon. Ingredients are sourced from small local producers, making this a true grass-roots operation. To catch El Gastro on the move, follow them on Twitter or Facebook. more…

Maid of the Mist Closes October 24, 2011

The last day of operation for the 2011 season is October 24, 2011.

When will the Maid of the Mist be back? Because the boat is dependent on weather conditions, we’re never certain when the first launching date will be.  As soon as we find out we’ll post the information on Niagara Blog as usual.