So you want to bring Dad to Niagara Falls this year for Father’s Day, eh? Of course, you do. Where else can you find so much to do, in one world-famous place where getting around is so easy and where you have one of the world’s most famous settings – the falls themselves – practically at your doorstep. Try this: As soon as you arrive and get to your room at the Howard Johnson by the Falls on Victoria Avenue, step outside and listen carefully.
There’s no better place to celebrate Mom this year than the Honeymoon City. Niagara Falls is famous as a centre for love – not just the romantic kind, but also for kids and moms, and moms and their families. When you come on down, you’ll need a home base for your stay, and all roads lead to the Howard Johnson By The Falls, strategically located on Victoria Avenue right at the top of Clifton Hill, the city’s world-famous street of fun and games.
It’s hard to get into the March Break mood when the thermometer outside seems to think it is still early January, isn’t it? So do the right thing – get out of town. Come to Niagara Falls where, even if it is still cold, there is a ton of things to do that don’t involve skiing (how many times can you go down a hill and come back up again, anyway?) In no particular order, here is some of the fun that awaits after you make that trip down the QEW to Niagara…
It’s worth the drive to Niagara Falls – but what if you didn’t have to drive? There is a simpler way. That’s because Niagara Falls is on the GO – daily commuter train service connecting Niagara with Toronto has arrived, and more trips are expected to be added to the schedule before too long. For now, weekday service is limited to one round-trip that leaves Niagara Falls at 5:19 a.m. with a stop in St. Catharines on the way to Toronto, and the trip home leaves Toronto at 5:15 p.m.
They call Niagara Falls the Honeymoon City. But if you'll allow us a moment to brag about our romantic prowess, we're a pretty good place to feel the love year-round. Pick a night - OK, Valentine's Day. February 14. Come on down. So first, book your room at the Howard Johnson Hotel by the Falls on Victoria Avenue.
One of the greatest singers ever in rock and roll, Burton Cummings, is the headliner for this year’s New Year’s Eve concert in Niagara Falls. You can’t count the number of hits he has sung over the years – with The Guess Who, think American Woman, Clap For The Wolfman, Star Baby, These Eyes, No Time, No Sugar Tonight. And as a solo performer, there is Stand Tall, Break It To Them Gently, I’m Scared, My Own Way To Rock. And that’s just scratching the surface.
Where else but Niagara Falls might November be the most entertaining month of the year? It started in early November, when the 36th annual Winter Festival of Lights kicked off in Queen Victoria Park across from the falls in a blaze of two million lights.
It's that time of year again when Niagara Falls really comes alive in its most natural colours. The beautiful green that can be found all along the Niagara Parkway, all around the falls and through to Queenston Heights and Niagara-on-the-Lake is giving way to the red, yellow and orange shades of autumn. Niagara is such a driver- and bicycle-friendly place that it's worth the drive to come to see Mother Nature's beauty for yourself.
Break out the bratwurst! Pass the schnitzel! On the October 5-6 weekend, everyone will be German in Niagara Falls, if only for two days. New for this year's event - no admission charge. It's all free.
There's an awful lot to like about a nice red or white wine, sipped slowly as you're surrounded by good company, in a warm, comfortable setting. The only thing that beats that - wine, and dinner.