Burning Springs Spa & Thermal Pools Wins Top 25 Spas In Canada Award

Burning Springs Spa & Thermal Pools has received a prominent designation only months after opening.

Spa Inc Top 25 Spa Logo

The new spa in Niagara Falls Ontario has achieved the status of one of the Top 25 Spas in Canada in the 2022 Canadian Spa & Wellness Awards.

Presented by Spa Inc. magazine, the awards are an initiative that celebrates and rewards the excellence of top spas, industry partners and product lines in Canada.  The designation is awarded by an esteemed judging panel consisting of both spa and marketing professionals and is based on established criteria. The award recognizes spa and wellness centres that provide superior service, and serve as an example of the best in the Canadian Spa and Wellness industry. The competition was fierce as Spa Inc has revealed the nomination process garnered the highest number of nominations in the history of the awards.

To be named in the Top 25 Burning Springs Spa demonstrated a consistently high standard of luxury, service and quality where indulgence in or enjoyment of comforts and pleasures are a priority. The belief in the precepts of spa wellness and in sharing these philosophies with guests. Demonstrating the practice and promotion of the highest standard of quality and spa safety, and providing a sanctuary from everyday life for the mind, body and spirit.

Outdoor Thermal Pools

In addition to receiving an awards badge to display on the spa’s website and social channels, and a certificate to display onsite, the spa will be included in the winter edition of Spa Inc. magazine.

Burning Springs Spa & Thermal Pools officially opened in September at the Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa. Located steps from Niagara Falls in the Fallsview tourist district, Burning Springs is redefining the Niagara Falls spa experience with indoor and outdoor oasis areas, including three, year-round outdoor Thermal Pools which deliver Niagara’s only hydrotherapy journey. The new space also includes a Himalayan Salt Sauna, Finnish Inspired Sauna Cabin, outdoor relaxation area and an extensive menu of spa treatments and services.  In addition to appointments, Burning Springs offers Day passes which can be purchased for access to the indoor and outdoor areas and can be bought as an add-on to enhance a spa appointment.

Immerse yourself in an award-winning spa experience – Book Your Spa Appointment today!

Where To Celebrate New Year’s Eve In Niagara Falls

Welcome in the New Year in Niagara Falls! From luxurious Fallsview hotels to exceptional dining overlooking the Falls at one of the best restaurants in Niagara Falls, this is the place to be when the clock strikes midnight.

Hotels With A ViewSheraton Fallsview Corner Suite

Put a wrap on the year with first-class Niagara Falls hotel accommodations, and wake up inspired to take on the new one!  Select a Fallsview guestroom or suite for dramatic and breathtaking views of Niagara Falls. These rooms create a spectacular evening for your New Year’s Eve celebration where you will be able to experience the Falls Illumination and fireworks displays from the comfort of your room. Exceptional options include Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa; rated #1 Fallsview Hotel in Niagara Falls on TripAdvisor, Sheraton Fallsview which offers the Best Fallsview Guaranteed and has recently completed a $50 million renovation, Marriott on the Falls located steps from Fallsview Casino Resort, and Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview which blends classic charm and modern amenities.  Each hotel provides different yet equally stunning views of the natural wonder.

Prime Steakhouse

Ring in the New Year with an exquisite Fallsview dinner at the #1 Rated Restaurant in Niagara Falls. The culinary team at Prime Steakhouse has created specialty 3-course Prix Fixe menus for guests of the evening.  Two seatings are available; Early from 4:30-6:00pm and Late from 6:30-11:00pm. Late seatings also include a toast at midnight. Party favours and celebratory décor will make for a joyful atmosphere as we bring in 2023. Prime Steakhouse is located at Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview!

Make A Reservation

Massimo's Italian Fallsview RestaurantMassimo’s Italian Fallsview Restaurant

Experience a celebratory dining experience high above the Falls at Massimo’s Italian Fallsview Restaurant! The #1 Italian Restaurant in Niagara Falls on TripAdvisor features iconic views of Niagara Falls, and an extravagant 3-course New Year’s Eve menu. Decadent selections like Sous Vide Muscovy Duck, Ontario Lamb Rack, Rare Ahi Tuna are just a few of the entrees on the extraordinary menu. Guests have the option of two seatings; Early between 4:30-6:00pm and Late seatings between 6:45-11:15pm). The Late seating includes DJ & dancing, celebratory toast, late night snack, and party favours! Massimo’s is located at the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel.

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Fallsview RestaurantFallsview Restaurant at night

Recognized for delicious buffet dining and breathtaking views of the Falls, Fallsview Restaurant is welcoming in the New Year with two seatings on December 31. Early from 5:00-7:30pm and Late 8:45-9:30pm. The Restaurant will also host a brilliant New Year’s Day brunch from 8:00am-2:00pm!  The elevated buffet options are perfectly suited for a special occasion with an elegant variety of antipasto, seafood, pasta, meat & cheese charcuterie, salads, hot entrees, and a grand selection of desserts. The late seating also includes a late-night buffet of house-made pizza, spring rolls, jalapeno poppers, DJ & Dancing, party favours, midnight toast and more.  Fallsview Restaurant is located at the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel.

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Morton’s Grille Niagara Falls

With spectacular views and a celebratory menu, Morton’s Grille Niagara Falls is an outstanding choice for a special night out!  Their two seatings (4:30-7:00pm and 7:30-11:30pm) offer a special 4-course dinner.  Main entrée choices that include Hanger Steak, Manhattan Steak, Grilled Salmon Fillet and Chicken Piccata speak to Morton’s refined and elegant cuisine. Guests reserving the late seating will also enjoy a champagne toast at midnight and fireworks over the Falls! Morton’s Grille is located at Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa.

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Milestones on the Falls

Milestones on the Falls

Gather friends and celebrate at Milestones with an incredible 4-course Prix Fixe dinner from 8-11pm. With entrée selections including Filet Mignon, Grilled Salmon, Portobello Mushroom Chicken, and decadent desserts like Ganache Torte and White Chocolate Cheesecake, you will be capping the year off on a delicious note. If your plans for the evening beg you to dine earlier, Milestones will have their regular menu on offer until 7:15pm. Milestone’s is located at Marriott on the Falls Hotel.

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Fireworks over the Falls

Exemplary cuisine is just one facet that makes these New Year’s Eve dining experiences unique. Each of these Niagara Falls restaurants offers spectacular views of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls and American Falls and of the two brilliant fireworks displays that will light up the sky to mark the New Year. Brilliant displays will be visible at 8pm and midnight.

New Year’s Eve is a magical night in Niagara Falls, make your dinner reservations and hotel reservations early now that you know where to dine and stay on New Year’s Eve In Niagara Falls!

To enhance the evening, Reserve a Room at one of these Fallsview Hotels!

Billy Joel Is The Grand Opening Act Of OLG Stage At Fallsview Casino

Niagara Falls’ newest live entertainment venue is about to welcome a musical legend!

Singer/Songwriter/Composer Billy Joel will take the stage on February 25, 2023 to mark the Grand Opening of the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino.

Recognized as one of the greatest musicians of our time, and one of the biggest concert draws in the world, Joel’s storied career spans five decades and more than 160 million records sold – making him the third best-selling solo artist of all time.  Iconic hits such as “Big Shot”, “Piano Man”, “Uptown Girl” and “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me” are just a few of the songs in his timeless catalogue and that are likely to be featured in his highly anticipated show in Niagara Falls. Tickets go on sale on November 25 at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.

The state-of the art, 5,000 seat OLG Stage features exceptional sightlines with no seat more than 150 feet from the stage. It will play host to some of the biggest stars in music and entertainment and positions Niagara Falls as a live entertainment destination. Ideally located directly across from the Fallsview Casino Resort, OLG Stage is surrounded by the excitement of Fallsview Tourist District and is steps from premier Niagara Falls Hotels including Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa and Marriott on the Falls.

The new stage will operate along with the existing Avalon Theatre, to provide Niagara Falls with more than 300 live entertainment shows a year.

Check out some of the great live entertainment options in our Niagara Falls Event Calendar, and then reserve your Niagara Falls Getaway!

Introducing The Niagara Falls Hot Chocolate Trail

The newest addition to the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights is also the sweetest!  The Festival, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, has introduced a new Niagara Falls event; The Hot Chocolate Trail!

Warm up with a cup of the decadent drink while you explore the illuminated displays and magic of Canada’s largest FREE outdoor light festival.  Niagara Falls Hotels and Restaurants located in the tourist districts will be offering unique and exciting flavours that are sure to turn a cup of hot chocolate into an extraordinary treat. The trail will be available every night during the festival which takes place from November 12, 2022 through February 20, 2023.

Hershey's Hot Chocolate Trail

This is a family-friendly, all-ages program. Some restaurants and bars will be offering grown-up versions of the classic drink with add-ins like flavoured liqueurs.

Cups of hot chocolate will be available at a set price with upgrades and embellishments available at an additional charge.

Here are a few of the participating locations:

Hershey’s Chocolate World Niagara Falls

Candy Cane Hot Chocolate featuring crushed candy cane and a candy cane flavoured Hershey’s Kiss on top of whipped Cream. Non-Alcoholic plus taxes. Hershey’s Chocolate World is located on Falls Avenue

Lobby Bar at Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa

Marriott Fallsview Hot Chocolate Trail

OREO Mint Hot Chocolate with Creme de Menthe and Kettle One Vodka. Alcohol and Non-Alcoholic available. Located on Fallsview Boulevard.

Niagara Distillery

Mint Hot Chocolate made with rum and mint liqueur garnished with candy cane crumble; Christmas Chocolate Orange with chocolate liqueur, orange extract and rum, garnished with an orange peel.  Located at Clifton Hill/Falls Avenue.

Niagara Vines Lobby Bar at Sheraton Fallsview

Chocolate Orange with real whipped cream garnished with candied orange. Alcohol and Non-Alcohol. Located in the Lobby of Sheraton Fallsview Hotel

Jamesons Hot Chocolate Trail

Great Room at Marriott on the Falls

BULLEIT Bourbon Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate. Alcohol and Non-Alcohol. Marriott on the Falls is located on Fallsview Boulevard.

Jameson’s Pub & Cocktail Bar

Amarula Cream Hot Chocolate: Amarula Cream, Hot Chocolate topped with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon. Available only with alcohol. Jamesons is located in the atrium of Fallsview Casino Resort

This makes a sweet addition to a Niagara Falls Getaway!  Book Your Stay Today!

Niagara Falls Winter Festival Of Lights-101 Nights of Twinkling Lights!

A Winter Wonderland of twinkling lights and displays will soon return to Niagara Falls!Winter Festival of Lights

The Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights begins in November and will mark the 40th anniversary of the much-loved winter tradition with a spectacular 101 nights of lights!

The festival will brighten nights from November 12, 2022-February 20, 2023.

More than 3 million lights and 75 illuminations will be on brilliant display along an 8km stretch of the Niagara Parkway, in Dufferin Islands and across the tourist districts. Visitors can drive or walk through the popular festival route to experience the outdoor, self-guided event which is Canada’s largest and longest-running FREE outdoor light festival.  Many Niagara Falls Hotels are within walking distance of the displays, and would make for an enchanting winter getaway.

To celebrate this year’s milestone, there are a number of new experiences for visitors. They include

40 nights of free indoor family-focused Winter Festival of Lightsentertainment, special illumination of the Falls every night, free photos with Santa in December, and new displays and themed illumination areas including the Royal Promenade, Frosted Falls, Enchanted Forest and Great Canadian North.

40 Nights of Family Entertainment

Adding to the excitement are 40 nights of FREE family entertainment. Make Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview a stop in your itinerary to take in a fun and interactive show. From magicians to jugglers, these performers are sure to wow a crowd. Shows are 6:00pm-9:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays from November 12-February 20, with shows daily from December 23

through January 8 (excluding December 25 and 31).

Fireworks Over Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Fireworks

The festival will also mark the 40th anniversary with 40 nights of spectacular fireworks displays above the Falls. Displays will light the sky on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm during the festival dates and over the Christmas holidays. Two displays are scheduled on New Year’s Eve; 8:00pm and 12:00am.


Hot Chocolate Trail

A sweet new addition to the Festival is the Niagara Falls Hot Chocolate Trail. Participating Hershey's Hot Chocolate TrailNiagara Falls Hotel and restaurants throughout the tourist district are offering specialty cups of the decadent drink. Visitors can expect unique and exciting flavours at set prices. From Candy Cane Hot Chocolate finished with Whipped cream and a Hershey Kiss, to Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate at Marriott on the Falls, there is a flavour for everyone. Some venues are offering spiked versions featuring flavoured liquers or add-in’s. The Hot Chocolate Trail is available each day of the festival.

Winter Festival of Lights Photo Contest

The Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights is an annual tradition for many visitors, and to mark the anniversary, organizers are holding an Instagram photo contest. Visitors are asked to post their photos from the 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s with the hashtag #wfol40 for the chance to win an overnight getaway in Niagara Falls to experience the festival.

Experience the magic of the Winter Festival of Lights, Reserve Your Niagara Falls Getaway today!

Sheraton Fallsview In The News – “It Was Totally Worth It”

Niagara Falls is one of the most special and spectacular sights you will ever see, and experiencing it in person for the first time is a story worth sharing.

Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
View From Sheraton Fallsview Hotel. credit Joey Hadden

When Joey Hadden, an NYC-based reporter for Insider, posted an article detailing her visit to Niagara Falls and her 2-night stay at Sheraton Fallsview Hotel, we were excited to see the famous Falls through her eyes.

The title of the article wraps up her experience.  ”I paid $1,000 to sleep in a hotel room facing Niagara Falls for 2 nights. It was totally worth it.”

In her article, Hadden describes choosing the hotel for her Summer getaway because of its reputation as the best hotel for views of the Canadian Horseshoe, American and Bridal Veil Falls.

She also details the benefits of her decision to upgrade to a Fallsview Room.  Her joy in the Juliette balcony that let the sounds of the Falls into her room and unexpected views of the nightly illumination and Summer fireworks displays radiates through the piece.

It is clear that Niagara Falls and Sheraton Fallsview left a positive impression on the first-time visitor. Her story is a worthy read and has the ability to reawaken memories of our own first in-person encounters with the Falls.

You can read the full story here

Have you visited Niagara Falls recently?  Book your Getaway today and rediscover all that Niagara Falls has to offer!

Niagara’s Newest Spa Experience Is Open-Burning Springs Spa & Thermal Pools

A new spa experience is open in Niagara Falls – Burning Springs Spa & Thermal Pools.  Pause your busy life and immerse yourself in Niagara’s only hydrotherapy journey.Finnish-Inspired Sauna Cabin

Located at the Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa, the spa is at the location of Niagara’s first attraction, a spectacular natural spring. Discovered in 1794, “The Burning Spring” was the must-see attraction of the time in Niagara Falls.  Today’s incarnation of Burning Springs, is a serene homage to its predecessor.  The Niagara Falls spa pays respect to the natural phenomenon by incorporating natural elements into experiences, services & treatments and décor. All these combine to create a peaceful atmosphere just steps from Niagara Falls, and create a new legacy for the icon of Niagara Falls history.

The full-service spa in Niagara Falls offers a wide range of treatments and services from massage and facials, body treatments, manicures/pedicures, couples packages, men’s treatments and more.

Signature elements of the new Spa are the Thermal Experiences which are available as an add-on to an appointment or as a day pass.

A key experience is the outdoor area with 3 Thermal Pools which provide a hydrotherapy journey through temperature delivery. The process of moving from hot (35-40 degrees celcius) toBurning Springs Spa & Thermal Poolswarm (25-30 degrees celcius) to cold (7-12 degrees celcius) soothes, restores and imparts therapeutic properties. These pools can aid in boosting circulation, alleviating stress, and accelerating detoxification in addition to the traditional relaxing benefits of bathing.  Enhancing the outdoor experience at Burning Springs is the spa’s Finnish-inspired Sauna Cabin and a relaxation area where fresh air complements services and treatments. The outdoor area is a year-round experience thanks to a heated pool deck surround.

Adding to the well-being journey at the new Niagara Falls spa is the luxe thermal experience of a Himalayan Salt Sauna. With origins that date back to the medieval era, benefits are time-tested, and wide-ranging. The salt contains 84 elements and trace elements including negative ions that may reduce inflammation, improve respiratory conditions, provide increased energy and improve overall health and mood.

When planning a visit to Burning Springs Spa & Thermal Pools, be sure to reserve a Day Pass. Either as day use or to enhance an appointment, the pass includes access to the indoor/outdoor Oasis spa areas including the Thermal Pools, Himalayan Salt Sauna, Finnish-inspired Sauna Cabin, indoor Hot Tub, lounge areas, and outdoor fireside relaxation area. This pass is based on availability .

Book Your Appointment or Day Pass 

If a spa getaway fits into your self-care schedule, consider a Unique Spa Getaway at Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa or Marriott on the Falls.  The getaways include one night hotel accommodations, an Oasis Day Pass for Two guests at Burning Springs, and a Fallsview Buffet Breakfast for Two. The spa is located at Marriott Fallsview, and is directly across from street Marriott on the Falls Hotel.

The Niagara Grape & Wine Festival Is Back!

Canada’s Oldest & Largest Wine Festival is Back!  After a two-year hiatus, it’s Grape & Wine Festival Time in Niagara.  The annual event is a celebration of the grape harvest, world-class winemakers, and the Region’s role as one of the most prolific wine producers in the Country.

Young friends with red wineThe festival runs across the last two weekends in September (16-18 & 23-25) and features events for all ages within an easy drive of our Niagara Falls Hotels. Some of the events are time-treasured experiences!

Montebello Park Experience

Grab your friends and get ready for the best party of the year. Head to Montebello Park to enjoy over 100 Niagara VQA wines, mouth-watering local cuisine, 50+ hours of live music, and unique experiences you won’t want to miss.  Entrance to Montebello Park is free, food and drink are available for purchase at the park.

Discovery Pass

Harvest time in Niagara is one of the most beautiful times of the year. What better way to enjoy the harvest than with seasonal wine and culinary pairings designed by some of the best chefs and winemakers in the Region!  Embark on a self-guided tour of Niagara’s award-winning wineries with the Discovery Pass program. Each pass entitles you to 6 unique wine and culinary experiences, all for just $49 ($39 for Driver’s Pass).

Vineyard and barrels

Grande Parade – September 24

Celebrate 70 years of Grape & Wine with musicians, dancers, entertainers, and floats that fill the streets of downtown St. Catharines. Thousands of spectators will be lining the streets, so make sure you grab your spots early!  The parade begins at 11:00am.

Pied Piper Parade – September 17

A special kids’ parade – now with the addition of puppies! In partnership with the Lincoln County Humane Society, our Pied Piper & Pups Parade will include fun for the whole family. Registration begins at 10 AM. Parade begins at 11 AM. End time may vary.

Celebrate Grape & Wine in Niagara with a stay in Niagara Falls and see the spectacular Falls during your getaway!

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Niagara Falls–One Of The World’s Most Popular Bucket List Destinations

A recent travel survey conducted by travel agency Planet Cruise has revealed that Niagara Falls remains at the top of the bucket list for many. In fact, it is the fourth most popular travel destination in the world.

While video and images capture the Falls beauty, it’s not until you have the opportunity to experience the natural wonder in person that you can really appreciate how truly awe-inspiring,Niagara Falls in the Springbreathtaking, and all-encompassing it is. The scenic wonder plays to the senses, from the thundering roar of the cascading water to the feel of the mist that billows from the waterfalls.

The survey compiled bucket list destinations by generation, with baby boomers putting Niagara Falls at the top of their lists.  More than a third of those participating in the survey want to visit the Falls.  After boomers, Gen Z’ers (18-24 years old) were the next largest group with 29% responding that they have a trip to Niagara Falls left on their list.

Other popular destinations across the generations are:

  • Seeing the Great Barrier Reef
  • Seeing the northern lights
  • Seeing the Pyramids
  • Driving Route 66
  • Going on a husky sleigh ride

When checking Niagara Falls off of your list, enhance your experience by reserving a Fallsview guest room or suite, at one of the premier Niagara Falls Hotels or enjoying dinner overlooking the Falls!

Niagara Falls is beautiful year-round, book your getaway today!

Raising The Bar – Jamesons Pub & Cocktail Bar Is Now Open

Well-spirited morning, noon, and night, Jamesons Pub & Cocktail Bar is now open!Jamesons Pub & Cocktail Bar

Located in the Galleria at Fallsview Casino Resort, the new art-deco-inspired location introduces a new dining experience at Canada’s largest gaming resort.  The elevated breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus are classic yet modern and perfectly in tune with the stunning deco setting.

The Niagara Falls restaurant sets itself apart with signature menus that feature modern culinary techniques, on display in every menu on offer whether it’s early morning or late night. The team at Jamesons Pub & Cocktail Bar takes an approach that even the simplest of ingredients can produce an elevated classic that is re-imagined. From breakfast to lunch to dinner and late-night cocktails and eats, the redefining experience is full of sophisticated flavours.

At night, the chic lounge transforms into a space reminiscent of a vintage speakeasy. Specially created handcrafted cocktails add to the atmosphere designed to encourage guests to interact and mingle. Emphasizing a social experience with the vibe-driven approach, Jamesons sets a new standard for upmarket bars in Niagara Falls and is an intimate, interesting and eclectic space to devote to a night out.

You will find the vintage-inspired space in the Galleria of Fallsview Casino Resort, easily accessible from the Fallsview Boulevard entrance.  With offers hours that satisfy a range of tastes and occasions. put Jamesons Pub & Cocktail Bar on your list to experience during your next visit!