The famous Niagara Festival of Lights is running from November 10th, 2013 to January 31, 2014. This year’s theme, in honour of the federal government declaring it the Year of Korea in Canada, focuses on Korean culture and traditions. Read more
Archive for year: 2013
Thursday October 24th, 2013 is a historic day for Niagara Falls, Canada. Today is the last day of operation for Maid of the Mist after 167 years sailing from the Canadian falls. Hornblower Niagara Cruises will operate on the Canadian side of the gorge starting next spring after the Glynn family, Maid of the Mist owners since 1971 lost the rights. Read more
Columbia Pictures’ “ELYSIUM: The IMAX Experience” opens on Niagara’s largest screen on September 27. Matt Damon and Jodie Foster are the stars in this summer blockbuster, a cinematic event from writer-director Neill Blomkamp (“District 9”). Don’t miss the opportunity to see this movie the way it was intended to be seen!
The IMAX Niagara Theatre’s presentation of ELYSIUM is featured with crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX’s customized theater geometry and powerful digital audio to create a true IMAX movie experience that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie. Niagara’s largest screen will allow audiences to experience more of the action packed images, further drawing them into the enormous scope and scale of the movie.
ELYSIUM takes place in the year 2154 where the wealthy live on a man-made space station named Elysium, and the very poor live on the over populated, ruined planet called Earth. The poor people are frantically trying to escape poverty and crime, and the only person who can achieve this for them is Max (Matt Damon), a regular guy in need to make it to Elysium. On his dangerous mission to save millions of people on Earth, Max must break into the stronghold of the rich and privileged. While doing so, he pits himself against Elysium’s Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster).
This summer blockbuster should be enjoyed on a screen six stories high and with the loudest sound system in Niagara. Audiences will love the movies’ special effects and the 12,000 watts pulsating surround sound. It’s guaranteed to keep everyone on the edge of their seat the entire time.
This sci-fi adventure movie promises a great premise, solid cast, and spectacular action; edge of your seat intensity, and beautiful special effects and cinematography. It’s pure sci-fi adventure with a heart! ELYSIUM in IMAX is simply at its best.
IMAX ticket prices are $14.50 for general admission and $10.44 for child admission if purchased online. The Niagara Falls IMAX movie theatre location is conveniently in the heart of the Niagara Falls tourist and entertainment district.
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The popular Lucas Off Road Racing Series is the result of an amazing evolution of the short course racing tradition started out by Forrest Lucas and Lucas Oil, along with the amazing influences of the West Coast that have been brought along the way. If you are a huge fan of 4-wheel door-to-door action and you adore tracks that are challenging, but at the same time safe to ride on, Vegas awaits. Get in touch with us to provide you with the REKON XT, HD, or TR road wheels you need so you can make the most of your off road experience and get everyone’s head to turn at the Vegas circuit.
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[schema type=”person” name=”Tia Jones” orgname=”IMAX Niagara” jobtitle=”SEO Marketing & PR” url=”https://plus.google.com/u/0/116040475449166900343/about” ]Niagara Falls is considered one of the top five cities in the world for attractions. It offers a full range of vacation ideas for the nearly 13 million annual visitors. Whether you enjoy an exciting tour, fine dining, a state-of-the-art movie experience, or a Niagara Falls outlet mall, Niagara Falls offers all that and much more.
One of the most popular tours is the “Cave of the Winds” tour. The tour is on the U.S. side of the falls. For $11 per person, or as part of a Niagara Falls pass, an elevator takes you down 175 feet into the Niagara Gorge where you can feel the enormous power of the wind and water and get a chance to get up close and wet. The line moves quickly and once you are out of the elevator you have as much time as you need. They do provide a rain poncho and non-slip water sandals.
This is one of the most amazing attractions Niagara has to offer. To not only be a few feet from to the torrents of the falls, to get wet from the falls, but to feel the power of the water is incredible. Walkways and stairs are very slippery, so yes – you do have to wear the sandals. Don’t miss the Hurricane Deck – you will get wet – soaking, to the bone wet – but again, to feel the power of that water is incredible. The views of the non-soaking decks are fabulous.
In the spring, special “Cave of the Winds” tours are offered so visitors can experience a seasonal version of the attraction and see the decks being built for the upcoming season. Watch as skilled workers rebuild the boardwalks that lead to the Hurricane Deck – the decks and walkways are removed every November and reassembled each spring to protect them from the extreme winter conditions that exist in the Niagara Gorge.
Cave of the Winds Niagara Falls tour tickets can be purchased separately, and as part of the Niagara Falls Discovery Pass.
Another exciting attraction is the “Maid of the Mist” boat tour. The “Maid of the Mist” boats are a great way to experience the Niagara Falls. They take you directly to the base of the falls. The rides start from the jetties, both on the U.S. side and the Canadian side of the river, every 15 minutes. Waterproof clothing is provided.
“Maid of the Mist” tickets are available separately, and as part of the value-added Niagara Falls Adventure Pass which offers admission to Maid of Mist, Niagara’s Fury, Journey Behind the Falls, White Water Walk, Niagara: Miracles, Myths & Magic in IMAX. Purchase tickets and discount Niagara Falls Adventure passes online.
Other online ticket offers at IMAX Niagara:
- SkyMax Combo with admission to IMAX Movie + Observation Level of Skylon Tower + Daredevil Gallery.
- Daredevil Exhibit
- Niagara: Miracles, Myths & Magic IMAX Movie
- Star Trek Into Darkness: The IMAX Experience
Visit the buy tickets link to purchase online.
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Niagara Falls police put the stop on a kayak stunt that would have seen the daredevils go over the falls. Niagara Parks Police Inspector Paul Forcier said police received a tip about the stunt and contacted the individuals involved.
Any attempts to perform a stunt (wthout permission from the Niagara Parks Comission like Nik Wallenda) carries a fine of up to $9,600. Of course, things could be a lot worse if you’re attempting to go over Niagara Falls in a Kayak!
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[schema type=”person” name=”Tia Jones” orgname=”IMAX Niagara” jobtitle=”SEO Marketing & PR” url=”https://plus.google.com/u/0/116040475449166900343/about” ]Here is a short and sweet description of Niclas Aarestrup’ travel experience in his own words.
I recently had a memorable travel experience to the beautiful Niagara Falls. The main purpose of my trip to Niagara Falls was to write for a travel magazine about my travel experiences. I was accompanied by a female colleague who is also a good friend.
We flew into Buffalo airport and it took us about 40 minutes to get to Niagara Falls. We were stopping on the Canadian side so it literally took five minutes to get over the border. We had booked us three nights to stay at a cute Bed & Breakfast on River Road.
We left the Bed & Breakfast the next morning and started walking along River Road towards the falls. The weather was a bit chilly, but we both enjoyed taking tons of photos. We walked past the American Falls and up to the Niagara Falls Canada attractions. It was just amazing to see the amount of water; something we will both remember for the rest of our lives.
The Niagara Falls tours we did were “The Journey Behind the Falls” and the “Maid of the Mist.” It was brilliant to see the falls so close up and would recommend it to others. Helicopter tours, which are very popular, are also available. Not many people can resist crossing the Niagara River with a whirlpool cable car. The track was designed by a Spanish engineer and has been in operation since 1916.
I recommend a minimum stay of two days since there are lots of things to do in Niagara Falls Canada. You should allow more time for visiting the surrounding area.
If you have small children with you, please visit the “Rainforest Cafe.” Here, you will be greeted by a roaring crocodile. There is also a casino close by. Watch the falls – it costs nothing and you don’t even have to squeeze in a dark suit or an evening dress. Shorts, sandals and a T-shirt match perfectly the dress code. Only the parking can be expensive.
Next up, we visited The “Butterfly Conservatory.” We were glad that we went early, because, since the flow of visitors was still within acceptable limits, we could look around in peace. You may take pictures, but you should not touch the butterflies. The whole atmosphere seemed very relaxed and calm. It was not, as expected, hot and humid. The tropical plants made it seem like a real rain forest.
If you are tired from walking and do not want to eat or drink, you should visit the IMAX Theatre. The theatre has a 6o feet screen and amazing digital surround sound. The movies are educational and heart-pounding. Now you can also watch Hollywood blockbusters at the IMAX Niagara. Tickets are $14.50 for adults and $10.44 for children.
Accommodations are abundant in Niagara Falls. From Bed & Breakfast to motels to luxury hotels – one has lots of options. We always have good experiences with Bed & Breakfast. Here, we always get a really good breakfast. The only downsides are the hosts. We usually have such interesting conversations that breakfast ends up taking three hours and all our plans get messed up.
Other fun things to see if you have more time:
• The “Niagara Spanish Aero Car.” This is a cable car across the river.
• Botanical Gardens
• A fragrance garden (Fragrance Garden)
• The “Niagara Park Green House”, a greenhouse with free-flying tropical birds
• The Flower (Floral Clock)
• A Lilac Garden (Lilac Garden)
• Marineland, which is a mixture of zoo, circus and folk festival. Marineland is open from mid- October until mid- April.
• The “Minolta Tower Centre”
• A Dinosaur park with miniature golf