Monthly Archives: March 2014

Welland Canal Lock 3 (FREE Admission, FREE Parking) – The largest canal observation deck in Niagara

The Welland Canals Centre’s elevated observation platform lets visitors see ships from around the world as they navigate Lock 3 on their way through the St. Lawrence Seaway System. See the ships climb the mountain from this observation platform. Ships transit the canal from April to December. Our observation deck is always free to use. Read more »

(Annual Event) Royal Canadian Henley Regatta – A World-class Event in St. Catharines

The Royal Canadian Henley Regatta started in 1880 as the first championship for the newly formed Canadian Amateur Rowing Association. It changed venues often until 1903, when it was decided to hold it at St. Catharines Port Dalhousie’s Martindale Pond hosted by the St. Catharines rowing club permanently. Originally the race was 1 mile 550 yards long (2112m), the same distance as the Henley Royal Regatta in England at the … Read more »

Dufferin Islands (FREE) – Quiet, secluded small islands & A great place for BBQ

Dufferin Islands are a group of scenic man-made islands located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, approximately 1/2 mile south of the Horseshoe Falls. The islands are known for their quiet seclusion and nature trails. This popular area is 10 acres of paradise – a quiet, secluded park containing several small islands connected by small bridges and footpaths. This area is home to the “Winter Festival of Lights” from November to January … Read more »

(Annual Event) Niagara Ice Wine Festival – A Shimmer of Gold

Niagara Wine Festival, Niagara New Vintage Festival, Niagara Ice Wine Festival The Niagara Wine Festival is a signature experience that first started in the 1950′s.  This event has become so popular that it has now evolved into 3 signature events:  The Niagara Wine Festival, Niagara New Vintage Festival, and the Niagara Ice Wine Festival. Niagara New Vintage Festival 2014 JUNE 14-22 From Vine to Wine Niagara Wine Festival 2014 SEPTEMBER … Read more »