Author: Megan Pasche

Day Trips from Niagara: Taking in a Ball Game

Day Trips from Niagara: Taking in a Ball Game
The season of baseball is upon us again, and one of the best side trips from Niagara is to Toronto where you can grab a cheap seat and check out a Blue Jays game at the Rogers Centre (map). Toronto is about a hours drive away from Niagara, or a hour and half long train ride. During the summer weekends,...
April 28th, 2010 | Niagara | Read More

Wine and Herb at Niagara’s Wineries

Wine and Herb at Niagara’s Wineries
All throughout May you can come down to Niagara and celebrate something the Region is becoming increasingly famous for: wine.  During all weekends in May, you can spend time exploring 22 participating wineries when you purchase a Wine and Herb touring pass. Each stop will feature a wine accompanied...
April 24th, 2010 | Niagara | Read More

Photo Friday: A Lake Ontario Sunset

Photo Friday: A Lake Ontario Sunset
    One of my favourite things about summer in Niagara, is the beautiful sunsets that happen on an almost nightly basis. Prime viewing spots include either the beach or dock in Port Dalhousie (map), or a bench along the waterfront trail in the North End of St. Catharines. There’s nothing...
April 23rd, 2010 | Niagara | Read More

The Niagara Falls and Great Gorge Adventure Pass

The Niagara Falls and Great Gorge Adventure Pass
The Adventure Pass is a great way to save some money if you are planning to do several attractions while you are in the Niagara Region. The pass is valid from April 15th until October 24th, and allows you to go on four different attractions: Maid of the Mist, Journey Behind the Falls, White Water Walk...
April 22nd, 2010 | Niagara | Read More

Photo Friday: Niagara SkyWheel

Photo Friday: Niagara SkyWheel
The Niagara SkyWheel (map) is one of the newest attractions to be added on Clifton Hill, and it seems like all the cool tourist cities are adding one of these giant wheels these days. The view from this ferris wheel is pretty much unprecedented, as not only do you have a great view of Niagara Falls,...
April 16th, 2010 | Niagara | Read More

Haunted Niagara, An Unofficial Tour

Haunted Niagara, An Unofficial Tour
Niagara has been reputed to be one of the most haunted places in Canada. Now whether or not that’s true, I can’t say, but I can attest to the fact that there are definitely some places in the area that appear to be very haunted.  Personally, I’m a chicken, so I would only ever visit...
April 14th, 2010 | Niagara | Read More

Vintage Hotels Culinary Festival

Vintage Hotels Culinary Festival
Vintage Hotels, a chain of high end hotels in Niagara on the Lake is starting a new tradition this year with the first annual culinary festival. Starting April 10th, and happening each weekend until May 2nd, this festival will be a mix of cooking demonstrations, seminars, and dinners provided by some...
April 12th, 2010 | Niagara | Read More

Photo Friday: The Niagara Glen

Photo Friday: The Niagara Glen
The Niagara Glen is one of the most popular places in the Niagara Region for hiking. With over 4km of trails that follow along the rushing Niagara River, the Glen is the perfect place to spend a warm day. Photo Credits: Megan Pasche 1 places are mentioned in...
April 9th, 2010 | Niagara | Read More

IlluminAqua-Fire, Music, Water

IlluminAqua-Fire, Music, Water
IlluminAqua is a concert series that takes place in Welland, Ontario from May to September. Bands play on a floating stage, with pods of fire lighting up the Old Welland Canal in the background.  Concerts happen at the Merritt Park Amphitheatre (map), which is located in downtown Welland. Tickets are...
April 8th, 2010 | Niagara | Read More

Rib Fest: St. Catharines Meatiest Festival

Rib Fest: St. Catharines Meatiest Festival
Residents all around Niagara look forward to the August long weekend because that means it is time for St. Catharines Annual Rotary Ribfest.  Coming into it’s 10th year, the Rib Fest takes place every year at Montebello Park (map) in Downtown St. Catharines and makes for a messy, albeit very tasty,...
April 2nd, 2010 | Niagara | Read More

Daytrips from Niagara Falls: Port Dalhousie

Daytrips from Niagara Falls: Port Dalhousie
One of my favorite summertime activities in Niagara is going to Port Dalhousie for the day; it never really gets old. It’s not a huge place by any means, but on a sunny summer day there is more than enough to keep you busy. “Port” as it is called by locals, is a tiny village located...
March 31st, 2010 | Niagara | Read More

The Laura Secord Trek: A Little Niagara History

The Laura Secord Trek: A Little Niagara History
The Niagara Region is preparing for the 200 year anniversary of the War of 1812 and it is going to be a huge celebration.  Many activities, tours and re-enactments are taking place already, paving the way for what is sure to be a fun filled festival in 2012. The Niagara 1812 Bicentennial Legacy Council...
March 29th, 2010 | Niagara | Read More

Sleeping Cheap in Niagara on the Lake

Sleeping Cheap in Niagara on the Lake
If you are going to be in the Niagara Region on April 6th or 7th,  your timing is perfect. On April 6th and 7th, many bed and breakfasts in Niagara on the Lake are offering their rooms (which include a hot breakfast) for only $65 a night. All proceeds will be donated to charity during this weekend!...
March 24th, 2010 | Niagara | Read More

Niagara Butterfly Conservatory

Niagara Butterfly Conservatory
I admit I was skeptical before I went to the Butterfly Conservatory (map)for the first time, especially after I heard that the butterflies land on you.  I’m just not one for insects, no matter how beautiful they may be. Once I set foot inside though, my mind was quickly changed. I was practically...
March 23rd, 2010 | Niagara | Read More

Much More Than Gambling at the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort

Much More Than Gambling at the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort
Although it might not match up looks wise to some of the grand casinos in Las Vegas, Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort (map) still manages to hold its own. Even if you are not a gambler, there is always tons of entertainment going on, as well as several great restaurants. On the gaming end, there is 200,000...
March 22nd, 2010 | Niagara | Read More

A Brief Overview of Niagara’s Geography

A Brief Overview of Niagara’s Geography
The Niagara Region is actually made up of 12 different municipalities: St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Niagara on the Lake, Fort Erie, Port Colborne, Welland, Wainfleet, Pelham, Thorold, Grimsby, Lincoln and West Lincoln. Each of these cities has their own municipal government, but there is also a regional...
March 17th, 2010 | Niagara | Read More

Pet Friendly Hotels in Niagara

Pet Friendly Hotels in Niagara
More and more often, people are travelling with their pets, rather than leaving them at home in a kennel or with a sitter, and as this trend catches on, hotels find themselves having to adapt in order to cash in on an increasingly growing market. There are several hotels and motels in the Niagara area...
March 17th, 2010 | Niagara | Read More

Celebrating Differences at the Niagara Folk Arts Festival

Celebrating Differences at the Niagara Folk Arts Festival
The Niagara Folk Arts Festival is Canada’s oldest running cultural festival, and has grown into a jam packed two week event. This is a festival filled with ethnic food, dances, music and shared customs, and it is all done in a spirit of understanding each other better. Ethnic clubs around Niagara host...
March 11th, 2010 | Niagara | Read More

Wintertime in Niagara Falls

Wintertime in Niagara Falls
Many people probably put Niagara very low on their places to travel during the wintertime, and it makes sense, as the weather here can get particularly unpleasant at times during the winter months. But what a lot of people don’t know is that visiting Niagara Falls in the wintertime can be a wonderful...
March 10th, 2010 | Niagara | Read More

Art in the Mountains

Art in the Mountains
Griffis Sculpture Park is nestled high up in the mountains in the town of Ashford Hollow, N.Y, about an hours drive from Niagara, making it a great day trip. The sign pointing up into the hills is easy to miss, and the roads which eventually lead to the sculpture park, twist and turn, making it easy...
March 6th, 2010 | Niagara | Read More