Laura Secord - For the History BuffsJanuary 21, 2018

Of course, the real Laura Secord did not make or even sell chocolate. It’s a good story, but it’s not THE story.

Her life around Niagara Falls at the dawn of the 19th century would have been full enough raising her family, cooking, cleaning and working on the farm she owned with her husband, James.

In her day, every act involved manual labour. It sounds nice to say things were simpler then, but they weren't.

Things to do in Niagara Falls this WinterNovember 23, 2017

Niagara Falls looks good dressed in its winter coat. Above the falls, with its year-round presence of mist from the whirlpool below the branches are shimmering with icicles in the sun. 

Things really brighten up at night when the magical colours of the Winter Festival of Lights illuminate the trees and displays, augmented by the falls themselves which are lit up most nights year-round. Rather than surrender to the cold of winter, this city offers a lengthy menu of fun events that are geared specifically toward the season.

Springtime Brings Blossoms to Niagara FallsApril 29, 2017

Spring is spectacular in Niagara Falls, you can spend the entire day viewing the spectacular splashes of gardens along the Niagara Parks garden trail.    The most magnificent sight is when the Magnolia Trees are in full bloom at the Botanical Gardens from April to May.

Cheer Evolution: Canadian Cheer & Dance NationalsApril 6, 2017

Cheer Evolution: Canadian Cheer Evolution returns to the Scotiabank Convention Centre, in Niagara Falls, April 7-9, 2017

Onguiaahra: Thunder of Waters Sound and Light ShowFebruary 15, 2017

The Niagara Falls Story - August 25th to September 4th, 2017

Niagara parks is pleased to announce the return of its highly entertaining and family-friendly sound and light show, Onguiaahra:(ON-GEY-AIR-RAW), Thunder of Waters.

Niagara Ice Wine Harvest TimeDecember 21, 2016

Niagara Ice Wine Festival

For those wine lovers all over the world, you’ll want to head to Niagara in January for our signature ‘Ice Wine Festival’ month.  You’ll find wineries throughout the Niagara Region from Grimsby to Niagara-on-the-Lake.  January is an extremely busy month for these wineries as their winter harvest begins. 

Halloween in Niagara FallsOctober 7, 2016

Welcome to Halloween in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada!

There’s a lot of bright lights and fun stuff around the place (especially in Clifton Hill) so we’ll get you started with a quick run-through of the attractions here in Niagara Falls around Halloween Don’t worry, they’re all either a short walk or an even shorter taxi ride away from our Howard Johnson by the Falls hotel.

All Hallow’s Eve Ghost Tours Return to Old Fort ErieSeptember 16, 2016

Experience the traditions of Halloween, 1812-style, brought to life through the ghosts of Canada’s bloodiest battlefield. Niagara Parks Commission staff (NPC) at Old Fort Erie are busily preparing the final details for these memorable tours, which will take place on October 22nd, 28th, as well as October 29th.  beginning at 7:30 p.m., each evening.

Niagara Falls Beer FestivalAugust 12, 2016

Located 2.5 kilometers (6-minute drive), from our hotel is Queen Street Niagara Falls.  This is particularly noteworthy this weekend as the Niagara Falls Beer Festival starts tomorrow, August 13th, at noon and runs until Sunday August 14th at 5pm.

Safari Niagara Packed with Things to DoJuly 11, 2016

In 2013 Safari Niagara obtained accreditation from the Zoological Association and Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquarium accreditation.  This means we Safari Niagara is dedicated to the highest standards of animal care.

Howard Johnson prides itself on it's hotel packages offerings and our Safari Niagara package is no exception, from families to couples, this attraction is packed with a wide vareity of things to do.


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Howard Johnson by the Falls is one block to The Falls, Casino and Clifton Hill!