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WALLENDA TO WALK FRIDAY JUNE 15

NIAGARA'S - CITY OF THE FALLS PROJECT

TOUCHED BY NIAGARA FALLS

THE WELLAND SHIP CANAL

NIAGARA FALLS IS THE DAFFODIL CAPITAL OF NORTH AMERICA

NIAGARA PARKS COMMISSION EASTER SHOW IS NOW ON

TWO HISTORIC PHOTOS TELL A LOT ABOUT CLIFTON HILL IN THE 1920S

WHAT HAPPENS NOW TO THE MAID OF THE MIST BOATS?

NIAGARA PARKS AWARDS A NEW 30 YEAR LEASE TO OPERATE TOUR BOATS BELOW THE FALLS

NIAGARA'S ROAR

QUEEN ELIZABETH II CELEBRATES HER DIAMOND JUBILEE

TIGHTROPE WALK ACROSS THE FALLS IS APPROVED

LOVE AND ROMANCE NIAGARA STYLE

NIAGARA ON THE LAKE IS A VILLAGE OF FIRSTS

FEB. 4TH MARKS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF ICE-BRIDGE TRAGEDY

CLIFTON HILL IS STILL THE STREET OF FUN

BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS OF THE WAR OF 1812-14 BEGINS

GILLETTE AND NIAGARA

CHRISTMAS IN THE GREENHOUSE

TIGHTROPE WALKERS REQUEST DENIED BY NPC

RADIO AND TELEVISION FIRSTS AT NIAGARA FALLS

NIAGARA FALLS PHOTO CONTEST ANNOUNCED

THE RIVERBRINK ART MUSEUM-ONE OF NIAGARA'S HIDDEN GEMS

POWER FAILURE AND BIRTH RATES

NIAGARA’S RAINBOW BRIDGE IS 70 YEARS OLD THIS MONTH

MOUNT CARMEL SPIRITUAL CENTRE

NIAGARA RESIDENTS TO SLEEP CHEAP

NIAGARA TURNS ON CHRISTMAS LIGHTS FOR THE 29TH YEAR

SCARY STUFF

NIAGARA’S 16-TON JADE STONE

PLAQUES ALONG THE NIAGARA RIVER RECREATIONAL TRAIL TELL NIAGARA’S HISTORY

NIAGARA’S GRAPE HARVEST AND FESTIVAL BEGINS

OAKES GARDEN THEATRE..A PLACE OF PEACE AND BEAUTY

NEW PEOPLE MOVER SYSTEM IS ANNOUNCED FOR NIAGARA

THE NIAGARA PARKS SCHOOL OF HORTICULTURE IS 75 YEARS OLD

OLD FORT ERIE IS NOW NEW AGAIN

ANOTHER NIAGARA MIRACLE

FREE FALLS, FIREWORKS AND FAMILY FUN

TIGHT ROPE WALKERS AND THE FALLS

NIAGARA PARKS FLORAL CLOCK A TIMELY ATTRACTION

TWO OFFICERS RESCUED FROM NIAGARA RIVER

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT NIAGARA’S TOWERS

WHERE IS THE NIAGARA RIVER THE DEEPEST?

NIAGARA FALLS - STILL A POPULAR HONEYMOON ATTRACTION

WHY IS THE WATER AT THE EDGE OF THE FALLS A BLUEISH-GREEN COLOUR?

BECKY BREAKS THROUGH

DUFFERIN ISLANDS IS A NATURE LOVERS PARADISE

A FEW OF NIAGARA’S FAMOUS VISITORS

MAID LAUNCHES FOR THE SEASON, MAY 4TH

EASTER AT THE NIAGARA PARKS SHOWHOUSE

SHAW FESTIVAL IS 50 YEARS OLD

NIAGARA FALLS SCOTIABANK CONVENTION CENTRE OPENS APRIL 8TH

NIAGARA AND SHREDDED WHEAT CEREAL

WELLAND CANAL OPENED FOR THE SEASON TUESDAY, MARCH 22ND

NIAGARA ON THE LAKE AND THE MOVIE, “THE DEAD ZONE”

NIAGARA’S ICE BRIDGE AND SHACKS

“BIG BECKY” TO SURFACE THIS SPRING

NIAGARA’S WINTER SCENERY IS SPECTACULAR

NAVY ISLAND –SITE OF THE UNITED NATIONS?

MARILYN MONROE AND NIAGARA MOTELS

HOSNI MUBAREK AND NIAGARA FALLS

THE SONG-NIAGARA FALLS-SONG OF THE YEAR 1841

HOW LUNA ISLAND GOT ITS NAME

JANUARY IS THE PERFECT TIME TO VISIT NIAGARA FALLS

NIAGARA ICEWINE FESTIVAL JANUARY 14 TO 30TH

NIAGARA’S ANNUAL ICE BOOM IS NOW IN PLACE

NEW YEARS EVE LINEUP IS ANNOUNCED

CLIFTON HILL - STILL THE STREET OF FUN BY THE FALLS

TWENTY U.S. PRESIDENTS HAVE VISITED NIAGARA FALLS

DAVID LETTERMAN AND NIAGARA FALLS

SHAW FESTIVAL FILM FESTIVAL NOW UNDERWAY

NEW NIAGARA FALLS CONVENTION CENTRE TO OPEN IN SPRING 2011

NIAGARA’S ROAR IS HEARD WORLDWIDE

NIAGARA AND ALUMINUM

RUN FOR FUN THIS SUNDAY IN NIAGARA FALLS

NIAGARA’S FIRST PHOTOGRAPHS

NIAGARA WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS BEGINS ON NOVEMBER 6,2010

NIAGARA’S DRUMMOND HILL IS A PLACE OF SIGNIFICANCE

THE LEAVES ARE FALLING

PRINCESS DIANA REMEMBERED

THREE OF THE LUCKIEST PEOPLE ON THE PLANET

AN OLD ADVERTISEMENT TELLS A LOT ABOUT NIAGARA’S HISTORY

TABLE ROCK’S ”GREAT FALLING SHEET OF WATER”

AN INVENTION THAT CHANGED THE WORLD HAPPENED IN NIAGARA FALLS

DISCOVER A LUSH OASIS NEAR THE FALLS

THE NIAGARA BOUNDARY

A FEW TRIVIAL FACTS ABOUT THE NIAGARA RIVER

NIAGARA FALLS UNDER LIGHTS

THIS SMELLS GREAT!

MAKE TIME FOR NIAGARA'S FLORAL CLOCK

NIAGARA'S RAINBOW CARILLON - LET THE JOY RING OUT

NIAGARA FALLS IS HOT

A 1678 DESCRIPTION OF THE FALLS

50 YEARS AND ROGER WOODWARD

CHIPPAWA AND WEST POINT

CLIFTON HILL - THE STREET OF FUN!

NIAGARA FALLS HONEYMOON CERTIFICATES ARE AVAILABLE

ONTARIO TRAVEL CENTRES CELEBRATE TOURISM WEEK

NIAGARA IS HOME TO 48 GOLF COURSES

NIAGARA FALLS HOSTEL TAKES TOP NORTH AMERICAN AWARD

NIAGARA’S FIRST DAREDEVIL MAKES A SPLASH

ANOTHER NIAGARA FIRST

THE PRETTIEST SUNDAY AFTERNOON DRIVE IN THE WORLD

CROSS INTO THE U.S. WITHOUT GOING THROUGH CUSTOMS

THE STRAIT CALLED A RIVER

NIAGARA'S GREAT GORGE ROUTE

MAID OF THE MIST OPENS ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10TH

NIAGARA ON-THE-LAKE

HISTORY ALONG THE NIAGARA RIVER RECREATION TRAIL

"WEDDINGMOONS" ARE MOST POPULAR IN NIAGARA FALLS

NIAGARA SOUVENIRS

NIAGARA FALLS ONTARIO HAS A SISTER

NIAGARA FALLS HOTELS

BIRTHPLACE OF THE FALLS

ONE OF THE TINIEST CHAPELS IN THE WORLD

NIAGARA'S ICE-BRIDGE TRAGEDY

NIAGARA FALLS, MANY NAMES

LIQUID GOLD

NIAGARA'S CHEAP FLORIDA VACATION

A FIRST FOR ME

DID CHARLES DICKENS EVER VISIT NIAGARA FALLS?

WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES TORCH ARRIVES IN NIAGARA

NIAGARA AND PHOTOGRAPHY

MORE NIAGARA TRIVIA

STYX AND GLASS TIGER HEADLINE NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY IN QUEEN VICTORIA PARK

A DISCOVERY IN NIAGARA THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

OUR HERO RUEDI HAFEN

BURIED NIAGARA TREASURE

ROLLING THUNDER

NEW RINK AT THE BRINK OPENS IN NIAGARA FALLS ON NOVEMBER 23

SIXTH ANNIVERSARY OF KIRK JONES GOING OVER NIAGARA FALLS

NIAGARA FALLS HISTORIC TORONTO POWER PLANT GETS $850,000 FROM FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

MORE GOVERNMENT MONEY HEADING TO NIAGARA FALLS

HOW MUCH DOES NIAGARA ERODE EACH YEAR?

FALLS HELICOPTER PILOT, RUEDI HAFEN IS UP FOR A PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

DO FISH SURVIVE THE DROP OVER NIAGARA?

WHERE DID THE WORD NIAGARA COME FROM?

PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA VISITS NIAGARA FALLS

THE RAGWEED ARRIVES IN NIAGARA AND SO DO THE FESTIVALS!

SOME MORE FACTS ABOUT THE FALLS

WHEN THE AMERICAN FALLS WAS SHUT-DOWN

SPOTTED A DEER TONIGHT

STRANDED SCOW IN UPPER NIAGARA RIVER IS STILL STRANDED

BIG BECKY IS BORING

FLOWERS, FLOWERS EVERYWHERE

HERE COME THE JUDGES

NIAGARA AND PHOTOGRAPHY

MY FAVOURITE SPOT ALONG THE NIAGARA PARKWAY

BIRTHDAY FACTS

ON YOUR NIAGARA FALLS HONEYMOON

NIAGARA FALLS FUNAMBULISTS

NEW BORDER CROSSING REGULATIONS NOW IN EFFECT

IS IT THE NIAGARA RIVER OR THE NIAGARA STRAIT?

NIAGARA DAREDEVILS

HOW NIAGARA FALLS WAS FORMED

MARILYN MONROE AND THE MAKING OF NIAGARA

SPRING ACTIVITIES IN NIAGARA FALLS

EARLY SPRING IN NIAGARA: OUT OF THE WOODS AND INTO THE (BOTANICAL) GARDENS

A GOOD READ ON NIAGARA HISTORY

MAID OF THE MIST BOATS OPEN THIS WEEK

THE SHAW OPENS 2009 SEASON

SPRING HAS ALMOST SPRUNG AT NIAGARA

WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GO TO NIAGARA FALLS

LOOK AND LISTEN TO NIAGARA FALLS TO LEARN WHAT THE DAY WILL BRING

CAN'T WAIT TO SMELL THE FLOWERS...THEN DON’T

DOES THE NIAGARA RIVER FREEZE?

BLAME THE ROMANCE ON NIAGARA'S NEGATIVE IONS

ICE-BRIDGE PUSHES THE HONEYMOON BRIDGE INTO THE GORGE

NIAGARA'S ICE WINES ARE READY TO BE SERVED

NIAGARA FALLS IS FOR THE BIRDS AND THE BIRDERS

OH CANADA EH

BROCK'S MONUMENT

NIAGARA FIREWORKS

WINTER HAPPENINGS AROUND NIAGARA FALLS

NIAGARA ON A WINTER MORNING

NIAGARA SUNRISE

THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN NIAGARA

THE GENERAL BROCK HOTEL AND TWO GREAT SHOWS

PRINCESS DIANA AND ME

LOOK THERE'S A RAINBOW

MR. NIAGARA FALLS




 

OFFICIAL BLOG OF NIAGARA FALLS TOURISM


FLOWERS, FLOWERS EVERYWHERE
By GEORGE BAILEY
2009-07-28 11:18:04

2 comments Latest by George 08/03/09 07:43:51 EDT

On my daily bike rides or walks along the Niagara River Recreation Trail, I never forget how lucky I am to live in this beautiful part of the world. This week I rode the trail north to the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and was amazed to see a flower at the gardens that I had never seen before. It’s probably been here but for me, it was new.

When I asked one of the students at the School of Horticulture (the gardens are their learning grounds), she told me it was a Camassia. It was a spectacular cylindrical blue tall plant. That’s one of the nice things about visiting the grounds (admission is free), there’s always a mass of colourful plants to feast your eyes on. This is also the location of the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory set back of the Niagara Parkway in a forest of trees. Leave your blackberries at home (I don’t have one) and soak up the peace and quiet of the area.







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Greta Lint
I visited Niagara Falls in 1969 when the American side was turned off. During a recent History Channel documentary about the Falls, I was surprised they didn't mention it. I have a photo of me standing in front of the American side and would be willing to share it with you, if you're interested. Greta Lint, North Carolina

George
Greta, I'd love to see the photo. If you wish ,you can e-mail it to me at wonderful.life@sympatico.ca and I will write a blog on the happening and post your photo ( If it is clear enough).



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Photos by George Bailey...
View of Niagara Falls from the Skylon Tower Niagara Falls visitors overlooking the Falls
The Horseshoe falls at Niagara Falls Hennepin Point with a view of the American and Horseshoe Falls



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