Winter Festival Of Lights 2021/2022

Save the dates, one of Niagara Falls’ most spectacular events has been announced! The 2021/2022 Winter Festival of Lights will transform Niagara Falls into a winter wonderland beginning November 13, 2021 and running through February 21, 2022.  The Festival has nearly doubled in length this year, and will brighten the night for an incredible 101 nights. Winter Festival of Lights

Also new this year, is that the event will be presented in two parts, and will feature 28 new light displays (20 added in 2020 and 8 more this year).

The annual Niagara Falls tradition is Canada’s largest FREE outdoor light festival.  More than 75 light displays and more than 3 million lights adorn locations throughout the tourist district and a 6km section of the Niagara River Parkway including Dufferin Islands, and Queen Victoria Park.

Timeless installations will be on display and will be joined by 3D animals, fairy tale castle and a light tunnel.

Displays November 13-January 9 will feature popular 3D animals and holiday themed displays including giant gingerbread house, 20 foot Polar Bear and 8 new displays.

From January 10-February 21, love themed displays will take centre stage, 3D animals from Dufferin Islands will pop-up magically in other locations, and holiday themed installations will be replaced with new illuminations.

Book Your Niagara Falls Getaway Today and Experience the Magic of the Winter Festival of Lights!


Expedia Reveals Niagara Falls As Top Destination Search for Fall

As travel resumes, Expedia has released a list of top destinations in Canada and Niagara Falls is at the top of the list.

The popular online travel booking site revealed that based on hotel searches for travel dates before November 30, that Niagara Falls was the #1 searched destination for domestic travelers. This places Niagara Falls ahead of major cities including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City.Red leaves in front of Niagara Falls

According to Expedia, interest in city centres has increased, which is a shift over the past 18 months when destinations closer to outdoor sites saw the significant increases.

The arrival dates coincide with one of the most beautiful seasons to visit Niagara Falls as scenic parklands that surround the Falls transform into autumn colours.

While Expedia’s search list focused on arrivals before the end of November, Niagara Falls is a choice destination year-round. There is plenty of adventure to experience regardless of when you visit.  This includes the illumination display that bathes the Falls in a rainbow of colours every night starting at dusk which can be viewed from Fallsview Rooms & Suites. In addition, many of the city’s top attractions remain available year-round. Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is an ideal destination for weather-proof water fun and the new Niagara Park Power Station with its day or evening experiences just to name a couple of examples.  There are still many outdoor adventures that can be had during the seasonal transition as well.  A hike in the Niagara Glen, or cycling along the Niagara River Parkway are exciting options in the Fall, and if your travels bring you to Niagara later in the season, tours and tastings at Niagara’s award winning wineries can be enjoy at any point of the year, as can experiencing non-stop gaming action at the two Niagara Falls Casinos.

Plan Your Niagara Falls Visit Today and experience the best of Niagara Falls!


Sheraton Fallsview Hotel Launches Fall(s) Giveaway!!!

Autumn in Niagara is one of our favourite seasons, and the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel is celebrating the new season with an exciting Instagram giveaway.  This one-of-a-kind Spa Getaway includes luxe experiences so you can relax and literally soak in the view at Christienne Fallsview Spa, which is rated the #1 Spa in Ontario on TripAdvisor.

Sheraton Fallsview Instagram Contest Fall 2021
photo by @alexaschopfer

THE PRIZE:

  • Spa Package for two with Hydrotherapy infinity tub at the Christienne Fallsview Spa
  • One night’s accommodation in a new Sheraton Fallsview Corner Suite
  • Breakfast in Bed
  • 4 course dinner at Massimo’s Italian Fallsview Restaurant

TO ENTER:

  1. Follow @sheratonfallsview on Instagram
  2. Like the contest photo
  3. Tag a Friend (1 Comment = 1 Entry)
  4. Share in your story for 5 additional entrees!!

The lucky winner will be announced October 6th, 2021 and will be contacted through the Sheraton Fallsview Instagram account.


What to See and Do in Niagara Falls for Couples

Ready for a getaway for two, choose Niagara Falls.  Here are our top suggestions for what to see, where to dine and how to explore the best of Niagara Falls during a couples getaway.

Niagara’s Top Experiences

Be among the first to visit the new Niagara Parks Power Station! The new attraction offers two experiences. During the day explore the re-purposed electricity generating station’s preservedVineyard and barrels artifacts and turbines, and when the sun sets take in the immersive multimedia light show set to a compelling music score.

For an iconic Niagara Falls moment you can’t go wrong with a tour to the base of the Falls on Niagara City Cruises.  The boat tour provides a view of a lifetime where you will see, hear and feel the power of the mighty Niagara Falls.

Try your hand at Niagara’s two casino venues.  Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara are open 24/7 and offer non-stop gaming excitement.  If your hotel accommodations are at Sheraton Fallsview Hotel or Niagara Falls Crowne Plaza – Fallsview, then you have a direct indoor connection to Casino Niagara.

An ideal afternoon in Niagara is to visit the famed Niagara Wine Route, home to exceptional wineries, stunning vineyards and award winning wines.  If you visit in the Fall, you’ll experience the annual grape harvest.

Exploring Niagara Falls

If your getaway brings you to Niagara in the Fall, take advantage of the colourful season and embrace the outdoors. Some of the best hiking, cycling and walking trails and paths are here.  Some of the most popular activities includes hiking along the Niagara River in the Niagara Glen, cycling on the Niagara Parkway, or strolling through the lush gardens of Queen Victoria Park or Dufferin Islands.

Dining in Niagara Falls

After a day of sightseeing and adventure enjoy an exceptional dinner at one of Niagara’s best restaurants.  Whether you prefer an elegant dining experience overlooking the Falls orPrime Steakhouse Niagara Falls casual cuisine there is an option to suit your style.  For an elevated meal with Niagara Falls at a stunning backdrop make your reservation at Prime Steakhouse for succulent steaks which is rated #1 restaurant in the city on TripAdvisor, or Massimo’s Italian Fallsview Restaurant; the best Italian restaurant in Niagara Falls. If your evening finds you in the Fallsview Entertainment district then Morton’s Grille and Milestones on the Falls are satisfying choices the overlook the Falls.  If casual fare suits the bill, exciting theme dining includes Hard Rock Café featuring an extensive food & drink menu surrounded my priceless music memorabilia.

Niagara Falls is a first class destination for a couples getaway.

Make your plans to visit and explore the best of Niagara. 


Niagara Grape & Wine Festival Is Back!

Canada’s largest wine festival will mark it’s 70th year when it kicks off on September 17!Vineyard and barrels

An annual Fall tradition, the festival began as a celebration to mark Niagara’s grape harvest and the impact the industry has on the Niagara Region.  This year’s event is different than previous years with festivities at wineries spread over two weekends and accessible by purchasing a Grape & Wine Discovery Pass.

Passes are $49 per person and include 6 wine and food pairings at your choice of 20 participating wineries from Twenty Valley to Niagara-on-the-Lake, and are valid for experiences on September 18-19 and 25-26.  Discovery Passes can be purchased online in advance or at the wineries.

To make the most of your Grape & Wine weekend, festival insiders recommend that you plan your route in advance and reserve your spot at your preferred winery!

The 2021 festival also features a “Best of Montebello Concert Series” with The Caverners, The Figure Four, and JONESY.  The ticketed concerts are outdoor on the lawn at the St. Catharines First Ontario Performing Arts Centre on September 17/18.

Make a weekend of it, and reserve your stay in Niagara Falls!


Fleurs De Villes Is Coming To Niagara Falls

A stunning showcase of floral design and ingenuity is about to launch in Niagara Falls. Fleurs De Villes

Fleurs De Villes is a one-of-a-kind, luxury, experiential event that brings together the top floral designers in the Region with local businesses to feature incredible bespoke display installations.  The event will include 36 fresh floral displays, interactive displays, and Fleurs De Villes signature floral mannequins.

The breathtaking pop-ups will be featured in businesses throughout the Fallsview Entertainment District including Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa and Marriott on the Falls. The installation at Marriott Fallsview will feature a stunning bride as a nod to the newlyweds who have hosted their nuptials at the hotel which is recognized as one of the city’s premier wedding locations.  At Marriott on the Falls, the activation will centre around the hotel’s spectacular grand staircase to create a breathtaking and welcoming work of art.  Displays can also be viewed at the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse, and along a trail to Queen Victoria Park.

The bespoke floral event has held over 35 shows in 16 cities in 3 countries to date which include New York, London, Toronto and London to name a few.

Fleurs De Villes is a free event and installations are on display for viewing September 24 – October 3 from 10:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Installation List:

1. Marilyn Monroe Mannequin at Rambler’s Rest  -Rambler’s Rest | 5920 Niagara Pkwy – Created by The Florium
2. Floral Railings and Stairs – Niagara Parks Police Station | 6075 Niagara Pkwy – Created by Feeder Flower Farm
3. Queen Victoria Park – Enjoy the park plantings and flowersfleurs de villes
4. Queen Victoria Mannequin – Queen Victoria Place Restaurant |Outside| 6345 Niagara Pkwy – Created by The Village Flower
5. Bell Media Phone Booth – Queen Victoria Place Restaurant |Outside| 6345 Niagara Pkwy – Created by The Village Flower
6. Orange Floral Hoop in Remembrance of the Residential School Children – Illumination Tower | 6345 Niagara Pkwy – Created by Petals Floral Design & Staging
7. Floral ‘Mini-Maison’ Doorway – South of Illumination Tower | 6345 Niagara Pkwy – Created by Beaux Florals
8. Floral Frame of the Falls – Lookout across street from Queen Victoria Place – Created by Roses + Twine Floral Studio
9. Maiden of the Mist Mannequin – Table Rock Centre | 6650 Niagara Pkwy – Created by Petrullo Floral Design Studio
10. Ketel One Botanical Floral Rainbow at the Falls – Niagara Falls Viewpoint | 6650 Niagara Pkwy – Created by Lena’s Floral Designs
11. Floral Pathway to the Power Station – Leading to Niagara Parks Power Station – Created by Fleurs de Villes Fleuristes de Maison
12. Three Sisters Indigenous Mannequin – Niagara Parks Power Station | 7005 Niagara Pkwy – Created by Fleurs de Villes Fleuristes de Maison
13. The Floral Showhouse – 7145 Niagara Pkwy | Beautiful florals and pop-up – programming and demonstrations.
14. Fresh Floral Mailbox – Starbucks Patio | Murray St in front of Skylon Tower – Created by Miechelle Maclachlan
15. Floral Skylon Tower – Skylon Tower | Entry | 5200 Robinson St – Created by Miechelle Maclachlan
16. Floral Butterfly – Promenade from Murray St to Robinson St – Created by VonMar Floral Boutique
17. Floral Wreath – Promenade from Murray St to Robinson St – Created by The Florium
18. Floral Forest Trail – Promenade from Murray St to Robinson St – Created by Fleurs de Villes Fleuristes de Maison
19. Swinging Mannequin – Promenade from Murray St to Robinson St – Created by VonMar Floral Boutique
20. The Flour Mill Restaurant Floral Patio Benches – The Old Stone Inn |Outside| 6080 Fallsview Blvd – Created by The Watering Can
21. The Old Stone Inn Floral Fountain – The Old Stone Inn |Entry| 6080 Fallsview Blvd – Created by The Watering Can
22. Red Ganache Floral Cake – Red Ganache Bakery | Outside | 5592 Robinson St – Created by Roses + Twine Floral Studio
23. Holiday Inn Floral Swing – Holiday Inn | Entry| 5339 Murray St – Created by Juniper Floral Studio
24. Floral Heart – Fallsview Casino Resort | Outside | 6380 Fallsview Blvd – Created by Beaux Florals
25. Floral Maple Leaf – Hilton Niagara Falls | 6361 Fallsview Blvd – Created by Bella’s & Blooms
26. Hilton Rainbow Mannequin – Hilton Niagara Falls |Inside| 6361 Fallsview Blvd – Created by Crescent Garden Floral Ltd.
27. Niagara Floral Market Stall – Parking lot across from Applebee’s|Outside – Created by Fleurs de Villes Fleuristes de Maison
28. Vinny’s Floral Bike – My Cousin Vinny’s |Outside| 6541 Main St – Created by The Green House Floral Bar
29. Zappi’s Floral Tomato Truck – Zappi’s Pizza & Pasta |Outside| 6663 Stanley Ave – Created by Fleurs de Villes Fleuristes de Maison
30. Floral Bench & Basket – Comfort Inn |Outside| 6645 Fallsview Blvd – Created by Fleurs de Villes Fleuristes de Maison
31. Fallsview Mannequin at the corner #1 – Oakes Hotel |Outside | 6546 Fallsview Blvd – Created by Urban Jungle
32. Fallsview Mannequin at the corner #2 – Embassy Suites | Outside | 6688 Fallsview Blvd – Created by Urban Jungle
33. Marriott Fallsview Bride Mannequin – Marriott Fallsview | 6740 Fallsview Blvd – Created by Sunstrum’s Florist
34. Radisson Floral Bear – Radisson Hotel & Suites | 6733 Fallsview Blvd – Created by Yearn to Urn
35. Fresh Floral Bench – Marriott on the Falls | Outside | 6755 Fallsview Blvd – Created by Bloom & Co.
36. Marriott on the Falls Floral Staircase – Marriott on the Falls | Lobby | 6755 Fallsview Blvd – Created by Bloom & Co.

Book a Niagara Falls getaway and experience the beauty of Fleur de Villes!


Alessia Cara – Live From Niagara Falls

Grammy-winner, and Ontario native Alessia Cara is no stranger to Niagara Falls, and is partnering with Niagara Falls Tourism in an exciting new project that highlights the location as a world-classAlessia Cara Live From Niagara Falls entertainment destination.

Alessia Cara Live From Niagara Falls, is a thrilling media production created in conjunction with tourism partners and the Government of Ontario.  The production showcases Niagara Falls in a way that’s never been done before, featuring Alessia and her band in all new performances filmed at iconic locations.  The special performances include three never-before-heard recordings of her biggest hits and personal interviews in which she shares her memories of visiting Niagara Falls, and the stories behind her chart topping music.  The talented singer-songwriter recently shared her Niagara Falls performance of her newest single “Sweet Dreams” with the audience of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, which opened with a custom built set at the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel, before revealing that she is standing aboard Niagara City Cruises, with the Canadian Horseshoe Falls brilliantly illuminated in the background.

Alessia was named Best New Artist at the 2018 Grammy Awards, making her the first Canadian artist to win the award. Her journey to billboard success began at age 13 by posting cover videos to YouTube. She released her first single “Here” in April 2015 through Def Jam records, and has been a mainstay on top 40 radio since with tracks that include “Wild Things”, “Growing Pains”, “Trust My Lonely”, “Rooting For You” to name a few.

Her Niagara Falls project takes her full circle back to YouTube for a digital launch on the Niagara Falls Tourism YouTube channel on August 27 at 6pm.  A day before it airs on CityTV channels throughout Ontario at 7:00pm EST, in addition to major Canadian cities including Montreal, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.

Watch Alessia Cara Live From Niagara Falls, then plan a stay to visit the sites of her incredible performances!


Top 5 Reasons to Visit Niagara Falls In Summer 2021

There is plenty of Summer left to enjoy and we’ve compiled a list that captures the best of Niagara. With far more than just 5 reasons to visit Niagara Falls, this is just a starting point for your visit.

1The new Sheraton Fallsview! The hotel has revealed an impressive $50 million renovation which included a full-scale renovation of guest rooms, lobby, and public spaces andSheraton Fallsview King Guestroom introduced the hotel’s new name. Formerly Sheraton on the Falls, the Sheraton Fallsview is Niagara’s premier Fallsview Hotel and features first-class accommodations with unsurpassed views of Niagara Falls and exceptional amenities including guestroom balconies. Confirming its status as the place to be is the addition of a new Rooftop Pool & Bar experience. The space features the only outdoor rooftop pool with views of Niagara Falls, private cabanas and a Fallsview Bar.  The hotel’s transformation journey puts Sheraton Fallsview amongst the first in North America to incorporate key elements of Sheraton’s new guest experience vision. By bringing the Sheraton brand to life in Niagara Falls, a new place to connect and be inspired has been created.

2.  Outdoor Adventure!  There is a wide range of outdoor adventure to be had for visitors of all ages. Whether you opt for a relaxing walk in the park, a scenic picnic, a rigorous hike in challenging terrain, or a unique cycling experience, Niagara has an outdoor activity to build an itinerary around. View Attractions

3.  Craft beers and Spirits! Raising the spirits in Niagara. Located across from Niagara Falls, at the corner of Falls Avenue and Clifton Hill, guests can discover the complex flavours developed at Niagara Brewing Company and Niagara Distillery. Niagara Distillery showcases six signature, hand-crafted spirits and award winning Billy Bones BBQ. The Distillery is the only place where Moonshine is being distilled within 20 km of the Falls, and each spirit has been created to be a great sip on their own or when mixed as a hand-crafted cocktail.  At Niagara Brewing Company, guests enjoy award winning craft beers, rotating taps featuring seasonal flavours, and a menu of light meals and appetizers.  Both locations are the spot to hit when the sun goes down for an energetic atmosphere, music and outdoor patios perfect for gathering on with friends. View HoursWhirlpool Golf Course

4.  Golf In Niagara!  The Niagara Region is home to some of the Canada’s best golf courses. Involvement by PGA players and renowned course designers has resulted in challenging, rewarding courses throughout the Region. Pack your clubs and book a tee off time in Niagara Falls for a game with stunning scenery. Check out our new Niagara Falls Golf Package featuring access to three Niagara Parks courses including Whirlpool Golf Course.

5.  GO Train to Niagara!  Weekend service between Niagara and Toronto makes exploring our region easily accessible for all travelers. With four trips on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holiday Monday’s, visiting Niagara Falls has never been easier. Grab your clubs and hit one of Niagara’s championship calibre courses, tune up your bike and head out on an epic ride, or pack a bag and visit the top attractions in Niagara Falls. Metrolinx and Niagara Parks have once again partnered to offer a GO & WEGO combo package that includes round-trip GO Train pass and WEGO bus pass for use in Niagara. For more information or to purchase passes, visit GoTransit.com

Book Your Niagara Falls Getaway today and explore all that Niagara Falls has to offer!


Niagara Falls Restaurants Earn High Praise From TripAdvisor

Three of Niagara Falls prominent Fallsview restaurants are recipients of awards of excellence from TripAdvisor – the World’s largest online travel community.

2021 Travelers' Choice Award

Massimo’s Italian Fallsview Restaurant, Morton’s Grill Niagara Falls, and Milestones on the Falls have each received 2021 Travelers’ Choice awards(Certificate of Excellence).  The recognition is a positive boost for the restaurants and acknowledges the efforts of their staffs, who are especially grateful after a year filled with challenges for the restaurant and hospitality communities.

Travelers’ Choice recognizes businesses that earn consistently great user reviews, with winners among the 10% of businesses on TripAdvisor. The awards take into account the quality and quantity of traveler reviews, and ratings specific to each award category. The hallmark of winners is remarkable service and quality experiences for travelers and guests.

Massimo’s Italian Fallsview Restaurant

Rated the #1 Italian Restaurant in Niagara Falls on TripAdvisor, Massimo’s Italian Fallsview Restaurant features great food, great wine and spectacular views. Located on the Fallsview Dining Level of the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel, the restaurant reflects celebrated Chef Massimo Capra’s connection to Italy and Niagara through an enticing and innovative menu of authentic Italian dishes. Fresh and delicious ingredients from the Niagara Region are showcased in the menu, and are enhanced when paired by the extensive wine list of the very best reds, whites and dessert wines from Niagara, Italy and beyond.

Morton’s Grille Niagara Falls

With an atmosphere of relaxed refinement, a classic menu and the high level of excellence you expect from Morton’s The Steakhouse, Morton’s Grille Niagara Falls offers casual elegance with unrivaled taste.  Situated at the Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa, guests experience savory cuisine combined with a breathtaking view of Niagara Falls. Succulent steaks, fresh seafood, burgers, salads and more are the perfect Ingredients for a memorable experience!

Milestones on the Falls

Inspired Food created by Inspired People and served overlooking Niagara Falls. Stylish, inviting and welcoming for all occasions, the Milestones menu presents recipes that are familiar but with a twist. Created by using the freshest ingredients, the culinary team celebrates with house-made favourites, and bold flavours. Milestones on the Falls is located inside the Marriott on the Falls hotel. The restaurant directly faces the brink of the Horseshoe Falls offering outstanding views from your table.

Experience the best in Fallview dining in Niagara Falls during a stay!

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Niagara Falls Casinos Re-Open July 23!

Niagara’s two casino venues will welcome guests back staring July 23!Fallsview Casino Resort

Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino Resort will officially re-open to the public at 10am.

After a break of more than a year,  the excitement picks up where it left off!  Visitors will find slot machines to play that range from a penny to $5, and thrilling electronic table games which will take the place of traditional table games.  Limited table games will resume at Fallsview Casino Resort beginning July 30.

Safety of both staff and visitors is a top priority, and several protocols have been established to help ensure a safe yet enjoyable experience.  Capacity limits will be in place, as will physical distancing measures and enhanced disinfection processes, but the fun plays on!

Guests will be required to have a Momentum card (or PAC card) to enter the gaming floor at either Casino, but if you do not have a card or are a new visitor, you can get one at Guest Services.

If you have a PAC membership and card number, it will automatically transfer over to Momentum.

Casino Niagara offers 40 action-packed gaming tables, more than 1,300 slot machines, multi-sport wagering, and amazing dining, and Fallsview Casino Resort is 200,000 square feet of gaming action with more than 3,000 slot machines, and 130 table games.

Fallsview Casino Resort will be open 24/7, and Casino Niagara will be open from 10:00am-2:00am daily.

For excitement you can bet on, book your Niagara Falls getaway today!