Niagara History & Culture

Icewines Win Top Awards for Niagara-on-the-Lake

icewine PLAN YOUR GETAWAY Icewine. Where do we start? Icewine is the wine that made the international wine world sit up and take notice of what we were doing here in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Elegant, silky, lush, decadent – wine critics wear out thesauruses describing Icewine. It’s ambrosia of the gods. Year after year, the Icewines made by the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake take the top awards at competitions around the globe. We … Read more »

Niagara Ice Hockey Team: Niagara IceDogs

The Niagara IceDogs are a major junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League based in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. The franchise was originally known as the Mississauga IceDogs and founded in 1996. The team was relocated to St. Catharines and played its inaugural season in the Niagara region during the 2007–08 OHL season after spending 9 seasons in Mississauga. The team is owned by Bill and Denise Burke. … Read more »

Niagara Falls History Overview

There are differing theories as to the origin of the name of the falls. According to Iroquoian scholar Bruce Trigger, “Niagara” is derived from the name given to a branch of the locally residing native Neutral Confederacy, who are described as being called the “Niagagarega” people on several late 17th century French maps of the area. According to George R. Stewart, it comes from the name of an Iroquois town … Read more »

Niagara Falls Farmers Market (FREE Admission)

Niagara Falls Farmers Market Open Year Round – Saturdays, 6 AM – 12 Noon The 50+ old Farmers’ Market is open year-round on Saturday mornings and is located at 5943 Sylvia Place, behind the Niagara Falls Museum. There is currently a small building that hosts 4 indoor vendors i.e. butcher etc. and pending the season up to 15 vendors outside. In 2010 a farmers market committee has been formed with … Read more »

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