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Giveaway: Family Day Fest
As the Family Day weekend approaches, you find yourself tentatively eyeing the dates on the calendar, wondering if your family will do something interesting this year. Well now you found the perfect activity, and you could enjoy it free.
VIP Family Pass – valued at $96 per – consisting of:
2 Children’s Admission: Includes event admission and Unlimited Ride pass for 2 children aged 2+

2 Adult Admission: Includes Event Admission for 2 adults, does not include ride pass. Individual Ride tickets or passes for adults may be purchased on site.

Feb 12th to Feb 16th

All you have to do is answer this question:
Where is Family Day Fest taking place in Niagara Falls?
Leave your answer in a comment below.  Hint: You can find the answer easily here:
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1. Just ‘Like” the Family Day Fest Facebook page and leave
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RVing Around Niagara Falls

Exciting RV Adventure around Niagara Falls

On the list of unforgettable places for RV campers to visit, Niagara Falls should rank near the top. The experience of Niagara is like no other in North America, so why not use this quick guide to help plan your own exciting RV adventure to Niagara Falls?

RV Camping around Niagara Falls

Because you’ve chosen the convenience and comfort of RV camping on your Niagara Falls adventure, you’ll need to know where to find a great campground. Here’s a link to Niagara area campgrounds, sorted by region.

Whether you choose to camp at Youngstown, NY, about fifteen miles north of Niagara Falls, across the border in Niagara Falls, Ontario or at any of the scenic campgrounds in between, you’ll find the hosts friendly and the camping affordable.

What You Need to Know about Niagara Falls

The natural wonder known as Niagara Falls is actually made up of three waterfalls – American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Canadian ‘Horseshoe’ Falls. They’re located on the US/Canadian border between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario on the Niagara River.

This marvelous bend in the river and the immense falls that inhabit it have drawn RV travelers for decades. Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, visitors also have a front row seat to outstanding outdoor recreation and intriguing, historic attractions.

Here are some special places you won’t want to miss while on your Niagara RV camping vacation.

  • Queen Victoria Parkon the Canadian side gives unsurpassed views of the falls and is the perfect place to relax in the beauty of nature.
  • Goat Island, encamped between American and Horseshoe Falls, can be reached on foot, so park your vehicle and cross the bridge for an afternoon of hiking the trails, viewing the falls from above and taking the elevator to the bottom of the falls and Cave of the Winds.
  • Journey Behind the Falls, part of Ontario’s Niagara Parks, treats RV travelers to an up-close and awesome view from behind Horseshoe Falls. While visiting Niagara Parks, make time to walk the trails at the Botanical Gardens and be immersed in wonder at the Butterfly Conservatory. Those are just two of the experiences waiting to please visitors on the Canadian side of the falls.
  • For a view of Niagara Falls from the river, nothing beats a ride on the legendary Maid of the Mist. Catch the steamship at Maid of the Mist Plaza in Niagara Falls, ON or at Niagara Reservation State Park at Prospect Point in Niagara Falls, NY.
  • One more dazzling display no RVer should miss is the Class IV rapids in the Great Gorge north of the Rainbow Bridge. You can drive along the gorge, but the best view is on the Ontario side of the Gorge where vantage points on the White Water Walk provide the best vacation photos imaginable.

Many more adventures are waiting for RV campers at Niagara. Here’s a tip for getting the most for your money while on your RV adventure around Niagara Falls. Purchase a Niagara Falls and Great Gorge Adventure Pass that lets you ride the Maid of the Mist, hike the White Water Walk and visit several top attractions in Ontario’s Niagara Parks.

On both sides of the international border, Niagara Falls is a classic RV camping experience. Once you’ve come to the Falls you’re sure to fall in love and your RV camping dreams will be filled by Niagara!

About the Author

Joe Laing is the Marketing Director for El Monte RV Rentals. You can see more great RV vacation ideas in their Monty’s Musings RV Travel Blog and be sure to check out their RV Camping Pictures.

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Family Day Fest

Family Day Fest: Feb. 18-20, 2012
Niagara Falls ON

The inaugural Family Day Fest is taking place during Family Day and Presidents’ Day long weekend, featuring the largest indoor amusement park, February 18, 19 & 20th! Boasting an impressive line-up of rides, jumping castles, obstacle courses, arcade games, attractions, carnival games and entertainment!  Open from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, 6815 Stanley Ave, the three-day event boasts plenty of attractions for the entire family.

JoJo the Clown and his sidekick Chuckles!

Bringing you one of the fastest balloon making routines you’ll ever see, Jo-Jo and Chuckles will have you howling with their comedic antics.

Featuring all-time favourites like: Bumper Cars, Kite Flyer, Train Ride, Chilly Willy, Merry Go Round, Scrambler, Wacky World, Clock Castle, King Croc Slide.

Tickets* offering a variety of admission options, are available at the door or online in advance
Day Pass: $25 ages 2+ (incl. entrance + rides)
Adults 18+: $8 (entrance only & accompany)

* Ride tickets available onsite – no refunds for unused tickets. Children 1 and Under FREE (entrance only, no rides)


Niagara Falls Stay-and-Play hotel packages available at:

Comfort Inn Niagara Falls:
Courtyard by Marriott:
Days Inn Niagara Falls Clifton Hills Casino:
Embassy Suites Fallsview:       
Four Points by Sheraton:
Niagara Falls Hilton:
Niagara Falls Marriott:
Oakes Hotel:

For general and ticket information about Family Day Fest (incl. corporate or group rates), please visit, join us on Facebook, call 1-800-567-3889 or email





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Gale Centre Public Ice Skating Schedule

Gale Recreation Centre

Have you visited the new Gale Recreation Centre yet? Here is a the schedule for public skating and Shinny hockey.

Activity Tue Wed Thu Sat Sun No Ice
Public Skating 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm 2pm – 4pm Sept 25; Oct 2; Dec 4,24,25,31;
Jan 1, 21; Feb 18;
Mar 3, 11, 24, 25; Apr 1;
Adult/Senior Skate 9am – 10am 12pm – 1pm Nov 17; Dec 28, 29; Jan 5; Feb 16
Tiny Tots Skate 10am – 12pm 1pm – 3pm Nov 16; Dec 28, 29;
Jan 5; Feb 1, 16; Mar 14;
Stick & Puck 3:30 pm – 5pm 9am – 10:30 am Nov 17; Dec 28,29;
Jan 5; Feb 1;
Pay as You Play 18+ 12pm – 1:30 pm 12pm – 1:30 pm Nov 17; Dec 28,29;
Jan 5; Mar 15;
Pay as You Play 60+ 3pm – 4pm 10am – 11am Nov 17; Dec 27,29; Jan 5;
Pay as You Play 70+ 1pm – 3pm Dec 27; Jan 31; Mar 13;
Pay as You Play Ladies 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm Oct 1; Nov 19; Dec 24,31;
Jan 21; Feb 25; Mar 3, 24;
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