Niagara - Shopping & Dining Guide
Niagara Shop and Dine guide provided by Niagara Falls Tourism.
w w w . N i a g a r a F a l l s To u r i s m . c o m ta C Niagara Falls Tourism - Main Tourist Information Centre 5400 Robinson Street, Niagara Falls Ontario, Canada L2G 2A6 Toll-Free 1.800.563.FALLS (2557) Telephone 905.356.6061 Fax 905.356.5567 info@NiagaraFallsTourism.com 22 D ii n n ii n ng g ,, SShho oppppiin ng g && EEvvents ents GGuui de i de D in dex table of Contents 2011-2012 Welcome to Our Wonder................................................................ 4 events Illumination and Fireworks Schedule................................................. 6 CAA Winter Festival of Lights Falls Fireworks Schedule...................... 7 Calendar of Events................................................................... 10-14 casual dining Al Mac's Buffet................................ Canadian/American............... 19 Boston Pizza.................................... Canadian/American............... 20 Bravo Pizzeria & Grill...................... Italian/Canadian.................... 19 Coco’s Steakhouse, Terrace & Lounge..... Canadian/American............... 16 Country Chalet................................ Breakfast................................ 18 Flying Saucer Restaurant.................. Canadian/American............... 22 Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville............ Canadian/American............... 21 Kelsey’s Neighbourhood Bar & Grill.... Canadian/American............... 20 Mama Mia’s Restaurant & Tavern...... Italian.................................... 22 Mandarin........................................ Chinese.................................. 17 Mick & Angelo’s Eatery and Bar....... Italian/Tex Mex...................... 35 My Cousin Vinny’s........................... Italian.................................... 18 Romano’s Macaroni Grill.................. Italian.................................... 23 Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show......... Canadian/American............... 22 fine dining AG................................................. Canadian/American............... 25 Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse............... Brazilian................................ 26 Skylon Tower Revolving Dining Room...... Canadian/American...Back Cover wineries Colaneri Estate Winery................................................................. 27 adventure Niagara Adventures...................................................................... 28 shopping Canada One Factory Outlets......................................................... 34 Duty Free Americas....................................................................... 31 Lundy’s Lane................................................................................. 33 Pen Centre (The)........................................................................... 32 D i n i n g , S h o p p i n g & E v ents G u i de 3 in dex welcome to our WONDER When you visit Niagara Falls, you’re struck by the wonder of it all. Where in the world does the water come from? And where does it go? How high are the Falls, how wide, how deep? How much water rushes over the mighty cataracts, minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour, day-by-day, and season-by-season? You’ll be fascinated to discover the answers to these questions, and more because Niagara Falls continues non-stop, just like the adventures that await year-round. You’ll fall for Niagara in all seasons – winter, spring, summer and autumn. Your journey begins with the rushing waters the Native North Americans called “Onguiaahra” or “Thundering Waters.” Its breathtaking views are highlighted by misty magic and sun streaked rainbows that arch over the Niagara Gorge during the daytime, and illuminated after dark by powerful spotlights that pierce the night. Both visuals offer a different perspective on the natural wonder you believe you have come to know. Seeing the sights and the lights of the magnificent Falls is only the beginning. There is so much to experience in Niagara, it is naturally ‘One Wonder After Another’. 4 D i n i n g , S h o p p i n g & E v ents G u i de a hint of History An excursion to Niagara Falls offers more than you could imagine. Niagara Falls has often been called “the world’s most famous address.” While the Falls is certainly our most visited natural attraction, the rest of Niagara is a rich, varied, and rewarding experience, too. Niagara Falls, and the surrounding Niagara Region, have evolved and grown into one of the world’s foremost travel destinations. Millions of visitors a year agree! Niagara’s fascinating history and rich, cultural heritage is the foundation for many interesting discoveries today. Our past sets the tone for our present, and you will find many places to see and things to do. Niagara’s past will keep a history buff captivated. There are archeological remnants of the people who lived in the Niagara area thousands of years ago. Villages from the ancient Iroquois culture reveal an agricultural subsistence, a relationship with the land that even now characterizes much of Niagara. European explorers and missionaries arrived in the New World at the beginning of the 17th century, but did not make their homes here until the War of 1812. This was a turning point in our history, when the fledgling United States army fought British Loyalists who fled America for the new lands that would become Canada. Niagara’s historic sites, battlefields, museums and military re-creations are a memorable journey into the past. History in Niagara is present for anyone who looks with an appreciative eye to times gone by. Did You Know? How much water runs over the Falls? The Horseshoe Falls (Canada) is considered to be the most impressive of the three falls that make up Niagara Falls. It receives approximately 90% of the water of the Niagara River that goes over Niagara Falls. The combined water flow over the Falls (April to October, daytime) is 2,832 cubic metres per second/750,000 US gallons per second. D i n i n g , S h o p p i n g & E v ents G u i de 5 even t s illumination & Fireworks Niagara Falls Illumination Schedule January 1 to January 31............................... 5:00 p.m. - Midnight February 1 to February 28.........................6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. March 1 to March 12*............. Mon-Thurs, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. March 13 to March 31*........... Mon-Thurs, 8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. April 1 to April 30*................. Mon-Thurs, 8:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. *D uring March and April, the Falls Illumination will end at midnight on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. May 1 to August 11..................................... 9:00 p.m. - Midnight August 12 to September 30.......................... 8:30 p.m. - Midnight October 1 to November 4............................ 7:00 p.m. - Midnight November 5 to December 30........................ 5:00 p.m. - Midnight December 31.............................................5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. NOTE: Illumination times are approximate and subject to change according to light conditions. Niagara Parks comes alive with free concerts, spectacular fireworks displays over the Falls and special events throughout the summer season. Look for Event Posters in the Park or visit www.niagaraparks.com for more details. 66 D ii n n ii n ng g ,, SShho oppppiin ng g && EEvvents ents GGuui de i de D CAA Winter Festival of Lights Fireworks During the CAA Winter Festival of Lights, enjoy spectacular fireworks as they explode high over the mighty Falls. Enjoy them from the Table Rock Complex near the brink of the falls, from the comfort of your hotel room or visit one of the many restaurants found nearby. Schedule: Fireworks 2011-2012 Saturday, November 05 – 6:30pm & 8:00pm (approx.) Friday, November 11– 9:00pm Friday, November 18 – 9:00pm Friday, November 25 – 9:00pm Friday, December 02 – 9:00pm Friday, December 09 – 9:00pm Friday, December 16 – 9:00pm Friday, December 23 – 9:00pm Friday, December 30 – 9:00pm Saturday, December 31 – 9:00pm & 12:00am (As part of the New Year’s Eve Party in Queen Victoria Park) Friday, January 06, 2012 – 9:00pm Friday, January 13, 2012 – 9:00pm Friday, January 20, 2012 – 9:00pm Friday, January 27, 2012 – 9:00pm (All dates subject to change without notice. Weather permitting) Did You Know? Do the Falls freeze in winter? Neither Niagara Falls nor the Niagara River freezes in winter. However, in 1848, the waters stopped flowing over Niagara's famous cliff when the Niagara River was plugged temporarily at the mouth of the river in Fort Erie, Ontario. During the winter months, an ice bridge forms at the base of Falls and over portions of the Niagara River below the Falls. D i n i n g , S h o p p i n g & E v ents G u i de 7 en t er t ain men t dining & Nightlife You inns hav from eleg pac If you have a passion for food and a taste for new discoveries, you’ll delight in the quality of Niagara wines, the bounty of Niagara harvests and the diversity of Niagara cuisine. Our chefs focus on fresh, regional produce picked at their peak of perfection. With international influences and regional flair, Niagara cuisine is really fusion food with a unique twist – its wine country influence. Choose from sophisticated and elegant venues or relax in a casual bistro. There are eclectic wine bars and winery restaurants that pair fine Niagara wines with fabulous food; themed restaurants for your fun-loving nature; hearty fare at family eateries; and fine dining with panoramic views overlooking the Falls. Ethnic and international fare served with a regional flavour abound in Niagara. From Asian delights to North American favourites, the restaurants of Niagara Falls offer the best. Like Niagara itself, the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort is gaining a stellar reputation among food lovers and wine connoisseurs for the quality and creativity of the cuisine served there, a reputation due in large part to the property’s signature restaurant. And for after hours, there are many entertaining options for you to enjoy. In Niagara Falls, there are outdoor cafés and bistros, exciting nightclubs, comedy clubs, dinner shows, and gaming venues with top-notch live entertainers and musical sensations. It’s our rich cultural diversity, incorporating a variety of styles that really defines “entertainment Niagara” and our high-quality productions year-round. You’re sure to find something to entertain you. 8 a N D i n i n g , S h o p p i n g & E v ents G u i de Bou sea fam look The amb On to f Wit Nia pro h x in ry You’ll need a place to stay, from luxury spa-resorts to charming inns; Niagara can accommodate every taste and budget. We have style and we specialize in hospitality. You can choose from historic, landmark hotels or brand new complexes with elegantly appointed guestrooms and suites, offering a full package of amenities. ac c ommodat ion s eir accommodating Niagara Boutique inns, Bed & Breakfasts, Casino accommodations, seasonal packages, spa services, romantic getaways and family-friendly hotels, motels and motor inns – whatever you’re looking for, Niagara Falls has it. The accommodations of Niagara Falls offer unsurpassed ambiance, friendliness, attentive care, pampering and comfort. On-site dining facilities range from relaxed, casual family fare to funky, themed restaurants, to upscale, elegant fine dining. With more than 16,000 guestrooms and suites throughout Niagara, hospitality is at the heart of every accommodation property. rty th ffer no s the he afés ners our D i n i n g , S h o p p i n g & E v ents G u i de 9 even t s calendar of Major Events For updated event information please check www.NiagaraFallsTourism.com/Events.html SEASON PERIOD EVENTS Shaw Festival Theatre 2011 Season April 2011 to October 2011 Location: 10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON Canada Call for more information: 1-800-511-7429 Or Visit: www.shawfest.com Fallsview Casino Concerts April 2011 to April 2012 Location: 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, ON Canada Call for more information: 1-888-325-5788 Or Visit: www.fallsviewcasinoresort.com 5th Anniversary Season of IIIuminAqua May 20, 2011 to September 02, 2011 Location: 115 King St., Welland, ON Canada Time: Evenings Call for more information: 905-735-1700 x 2777 Or Visit: www.illuminaqua.com 2011-2012 NFL Football - Buffalo Bills Location: Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York, USA For more information visit: www.buffalobills.com 2011-2012 NHL Hockey - Buffalo Sabres Location: HSBC Arena, Buffalo, New York, USA For more information visit: www.sabres.nhl.com 2011-2012 OHL Junior Hockey - Niagara IceDogs Location: The Gatorade Garden City Complex, St. Catharines, ON Canada For more information visit: www.niagaraicedogs.net 29th Annual CAA Winter Festival of Lights November 05, 2011 to January 31, 2012 Location: Niagara Falls, ON Canada Time: 5:00pm to midnight Admission: Free Call for more information: 905-374-1616 x 26 Or Visit: www.WFOL.com Niagara 64th Symphony Season September 2011 to May 2012 Location: Sean O’Sullivan Theatre Brock University, ON Canada Call for more information: 905-687-4993 Or Visit: www.niagarasymphony.org 10 D i n i n g , S h o p p i n g & E v ents G u i de ada da , USA nada da Niagara Folk Arts Festival May 13, 2011 to May 29th, 2011 Location: Montebello Park, St. Catharines, ON Canada Admission: Free Call for more information: 905-685-6589 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Or Visit: www.folk-arts.ca even t s ents MAY Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake â€“ Wine and Herb Festival May 07/08, 14/15, 21/22, 28/29, 2011 Location: Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON Canada Time: 11:00am to 5:00pm For more information visit: www.wineriesofniagaraonthelake.com Niagara Food & Wine Expo May 27, 2011 to May 29, 2011 Location: Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, ON Canada Call for more information: 905-522-6117 x 309 E-mail: Jennifer@townmedia.ca Or Visit: www.niagarafoodandwine.ca JUNE 50th Welland Rose Festival June 02, 2011 to June 19, 2011 Location: Welland, ON Canada Call for more information: 905-732-7673 Or Visit: www.wellandrosefestival.on.ca Robert A Lavelle Memorial Fund Event June 02, 2011 Location: Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, ON Canada Call for more information: 905-357-6222 Or Visit: www.ralmemorial.com Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat June 02, 2011 to June 18, 2011 Location: Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, ON Canada Call for more information: 1-888-655-9090 Or Visit: www.fallsconventions.com Everything To Do With Sex Show June 03, 2011 to June 05, 2011 Location: Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, ON Canada Call for more information: 1-888-997-6222 E-mail: email@example.com Or Visit: www.niagara.everythingtodowithsex.com Springlicious 2011 Beer Wine and Food Expo June 03, 2011 to June 05, 2011 Location: Queen Street, Niagara Falls, ON Canada Call for more information: 905-356-5444 Or Visit: www.queenstreetniagarafalls.com Niagara New Vintage Festival June 18, 2011 to June 26, 2011 Location: St. Catharines, ON Canada Call for more information: 905-688-0212 Or Visit: www.newvintagefestival.com D i n i n g , S h o p p i n g & E v ents G u i de 11 even t s Dance World Cup Canada June 29, 2011 to July 03, 2011 Location: Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, ON Canada Call for more information: 604-945-7469 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Or Visit: www.danceworldcup.com Friendship Festival June 30, 2011 to July 03, 2011 Location: Mather Arch, Fort Erie, ON & Riverside Park, Buffalo, NY Time: 11:00am to 11:00pm Admission: Free Call for more information: 905-871-6454 Or Visit: www.friendshipfestival.com JULY City of Niagara Falls Canada Day Celebration July 01, 2011 Location: Optimist Park, Niagara Falls, ON Canada Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm Admission: Free Call for more information: 905-356-7521 x 3330 or 3332 E-mail: email@example.com Or Visit: www.niagarafalls.ca The 12th Annual Dragon Boat Festival July 23, 2011 Location: Historic Henley, Port Dalhousie, ON Canada Call for more information: 905-984-8880 Or Visit: www.stcatharinesdragonboat.org Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival July 29, 2011 to August 01, 2011 Location: Port Colborne, ON Canada Call for more information: 1-888-PORT-FUN (767-8386) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Or Visit: www.canaldays.ca 129th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta July 31, 2011 to August 07, 2011 Location: St. Catharines, ON Canada Call for more information: 905-935-9771 Or Visit: www.henleyregatta.ca AUGUST The Siege of Fort Erie 1814 August 06, 2011 to August 07, 2011 Location: Old Fort Erie, Fort Erie, ON Canada Call for more information: 905-871-0540 Or Visit: www.oldforterie.com A Peach of a Celebration August 13, 2011 Location: Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON Canada Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm Call for more information: 905-468-1950 12 D i n i n g , S h o p p i n g & E v ents G u i de even t s ada NY 2 SEPTEMBER 159th Niagara Regional Exhibition September 15, 2011 to September 18, 2011 Location: 1100 Niagara Street, Welland, ON Canada Call for more information: 905-735-6413 E-mail: email@example.com Or Visit: www.nre.ca 60th Niagara Wine Festival September 16, 2011 to September 25, 2011 Location: St. Catharines, ON Canada Call for more information 905-688-0212 Or Visit: www.niagarawinefestival.com OCTOBER Ball’s Falls Thanksgiving Festival October 07, 2011 to October 10, 2011 Location: Ball’s Falls Conservation Area, Vineland, ON Canada Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm Call for more information 905-562-5235 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Or Visit: www.ballsfalls.ca Hallowe’en Tours October 14 to October 16, October 21 to October 23, October 28 to October 31, 2011 Location: Fort George, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON Canada Call for more information: 905-468-6621 Or Visit: www.friendsoffortgeorge.ca Niagara Falls International Marathon October 23, 2011 Location: Buffalo to the Brink of Niagara Falls, ON Canada Time: 8:30am to 5:00pm Call for more information: 905-356-9460 E-mail: email@example.com Or Visit: www.niagarafallsmarathon.com D i n i n g , S h o p p i n g & E v ents G u i de 13 even t s NOVEMBER Candy Cane Lane 5K Race & Fun Run November 20, 2011 Location: Best Western Plus Cairn Croft, Niagara Falls, ON Canada Call for more information: 905-374-1616 x 22 Or Visit: www.WFOL.com CAA Winter Festival of Lights Christmas Concert Series November 27, 2011 to November 30, 2011 Location: Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, ON Canada -Daniel O’Donnell & Mary Duff -Ray Stevens & Lorrie Morgan -Ronnie Prophet & Glory-Anne Call for more information: 905-374-1616 x 40 Or Visit: www.WFOL.com DECEMBER TD Rink at the Brink December 01, 2011 to February 29, 2012 Location: Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON Canada Times: Varies Call for more information: 905-374-1616 x 40 Or Visit: www.WFOL.com/TDRINKatTheBrink New Year’s Eve in Niagara Falls December 31, 2011 Location: Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Falls, ON Canada Time 8:00pm to 1:00am Admission: Free Visit: www.niagaraparks.com JANUARY 17th Annual Niagara Icewine Festival January 13, 2012 to January 29, 2012 Call for more information: 905-688-0212 Or Visit: www.icewinefestival.com War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebrations For more information: www.Discover1812.com or www.visit1812.com 14 D i n i n g , S h o p p i n g & E v ents G u i de c asual din in g anada es ada a com a quick BITE Looking for a great spot to grab a bite in Niagara Falls? Well look no further! Whether you’re in the mood for something quick, spicy and exotic, a family friendly eatery, or something a bit more cozy, there’s something to suit your tastes in Niagara Falls. Casual dining in Niagara Falls, includes world recognized brands like Margaritaville, Mandarin, and Boston Pizza to name a few. Looking for dinner and a show for the family? Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show offers a musical celebration of Canada which provides a truly unforgettable dinner experience. Greg Frewin Theatre is a Las Vegas style Magical Review featuring rare and majestic tigers. If you’re in the mood for something ‘out of this world’, try the Flying Saucer restaurant on Lundy’s Lane, a restaurant shaped like a spaceship! The choice of ethnic cuisine is as diverse as the visitors that come to Niagara Falls. From Asian, and Chinese, to Mexican, Italian, and Greek inspired restaurants, your options are endless… bon appetit! D i n i n g , S h o p p i n g & E v ents G u i de 15 0720Coco’s NFT DG March, 2007 c asual din in g COCO'S TERRACE BAR & GRILL JUST UP THE HILL FROM THE FALLS, ACROSS FROM THE CASINO, SERVING UP GOOD TIMES AND GREAT FOOD! • Serving all your favorite beverages, cocktails, brews and wines. • Wood-fired pizza oven for great gourmet pizzas. Take-out available. • Flaming open-hearth grill for perfect steaks, chops and burgers. • Daily house specials and full kids menu. • Nightly entertainment on Terrace from 7:00pm (in season). • Awesome ambiance under starlit Niagara skies • Walk-up pizza bar... where you can sit and watch the world pass by. • Ample free guest parking at rear STEAKHOUSE • PIZZA BAR • LOUNGE AT HOLIDAY INN BY THE FALLS (across from Fallsview Casino) 5339 Murray Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada Telephone: (905) 356-1333 16 D i n i n g , S h o p p i n g & E v ents G u i de NFT Dining Guide 3” x 8.125” 4C c asual din in g A Celebration of Taste. D i n i n g , S h o p p i n g & E v ents G u i de 17 c asual din in g 18 D i n i n g , S h o p p i n g & E v ents G u i de c asual din in g D i n i n g , S h o p p i n g & E v ents G u i de 19 c asual din in g 20 D i n i n g , S h o p p i n g & E v ents G u i de casual dining NEXT TO FALLSVIEW CASINO OVERLOOKING THE FALLS (905)354-1 245 www.margaritaville.ca DiNiNg, ShoppiNg & EvENTS guiDE NFT-MVNF-2010.indd 1 23/06/10 3:18 PM 21 c asual din in g “Like a Trip to the Old Country...” Get Additional 10% off with this Ad ITALIAN EATERY ORIGINAL LOCATION 905-354-7471 5719 Victoria Avenue , Niagara Falls , ON CASINO RESORT LOCATION 905-358-2672 6380 Fallsview Bl , Niagara Falls , ON Served From 6am – 10am BREAKFAST SPECIAL The Best Beef in1.59 Flying Falls Saucer Niagara FEATURING: • Choice Steaks & Seafood • Flame Broiled BBQ Ribs • A Variety of Italian Pasta Combos • Spaghetti & Lasagna • Chicken Wings & Fingers • Large Selection of Hot & Cold Submarines Includes 2 Extra Large Eggs, home fries, toast & jam “Out of this World food, at down to earth prices” $ with drink purchase hours: sun. to thurs. 6am - 3am fri. & sat. Steps away from the FALLS & CASINO NIAGARA 6am - 4am The Latest Delivery In Niagara Falls: FULL SERVICE 5019 Centre St | Niagara Falls Ont | 905-356-6110 FULLY LICENSED BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER 905-356-4553 6768 LUNDY’S LANE •NIAGARA FALLS 22 D i n i n g , S h o p p i n g & E v ents G u i de c asual din in g Fresh. Simple. Authentic. Italian Mediterranean Dining T S D i n i n g , S h o p p i n g & E v ents G u i de 23 fin e din in g an exquisite EVENING Delectable international cuisine is the cornerstone of Niagara Falls fine dining, and the Niagara wine region lends a regional flair and complement to the diverse options. Elegant Fallsview dining and Niagara wine bars are as abundant as family-style Niagara restaurants and casual pubs and grills. Whether you desire Asian or Indian, contemporary American or seafood, the world awaits in Niagara Falls fine dining. Looking for a dinner with a view? Skylon Tower’s Revolving Dining Room, Edgewater’s Tap & Grille, Terrapin Grille, Coco’s Terrace Steakhouse, The Watermark and 17 Noir are just a few that will astound all of the senses! A spectacular backdrop of the Falls perfectly complements the gourmet cuisine. Pamper yourself tonight at one of Niagara’s fine dining establishment. Did You Know? Why is Niagara famous for wines? Within a 30 minute drive of Niagara Falls, you will find an impressive array of Niagara vineyards. The region is home to numerous wineries, many of which produce award-winning wines, including the region's famous ice wines. Wine-producing grapes only grow in two geographical belts around the globe – one just north of the equator, and one a little bit south of it. These are the only areas with the right mixture of sun, rain, and temperature. Niagara sits on similar latitude to the famous Bordeaux Region of France and parallel with California‘s Napa Valley – making the Niagara climate ideal. 24 D i n i n g , S h o p p i n g & E v ents G u i de fin e din in g Did You Know? How many people have gone over the Falls in a barrel? There have been a total fifteen people that have attempted to go over the Horseshoe Falls in a barrel or makeshift craft, since 1901. Of those that intentionally went over the Falls, five died. Two people (Steven Trotter and David Munday) went over the Falls twice and lived to tell their tales. D i n i n g , S h o p p i n g & E v ents G u i de 25 fin e din in g a W Nia com you Ca our SPECIAL $3995 per person ALL YOU CAN EAT FIRE ROASTED CUTS OF MEAT OVER 70 HOT AND COLD BUFFET ITEMS INCLUDED 26 D i n i n g , S h o p p i n g & E v ents G u i de Ou faci uniq is Ic Fro Fes and ther You Niagara is the New World wine region that has really come into its own over the past quarter-century. here, you can taste fine pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet, and other award-winning wines, including our famous icewine. wineries a trip to WiNE CouNTRY our wineries range from large, elaborate winemaking facilities to small, family-run estate operations, all offering unique vintages. one of those great wines, of course, is icewine. From the Niagara Wine Festival to the Niagara Food Festival events in the fall, to Niagara icewine Festival and Days of Wine & Chocolate celebrations in the winter, there are so many wine and culinary events to enjoy. Youâ€™ll want to come back again and again. Tradition, the driving force of our passion for family, life and all it encompasses. Come enjoy our wines and experience the passion at our new winery and retail store. DiNiNg, ShoppiNg & EvENTS guiDE 27 adven t ur e golf & outdoor Adventure There are several places to see the Falls up close and personal – from downstream along the river boardwalk or through the Niagara Glen, the beauty of the Falls is revealed in all its splendour. Or take in a spectacular aerial view of the Falls by helicopter. Rim tours and glen hikes, geology and nature walks all provide exciting and different excursions. Hiking and biking paths abound but one of the best is the Niagara River Recreation Trail. The trail winds past places of historical and cultural interest, wineries, vineyards and beautiful scenery. Niagara contains an extensive system of rivers and lakes for swimming, sport fishing, water skiing, leisure boating, sailing, canoeing and kayaking. There’s jet boating along the Niagara River for the adventurous, and of course, the famous boat cruise that takes passengers on a wet ride near the base of the Falls. One of the reasons outdoor activities thrive year round in Niagara is golf. Tee off at one of more than 40 excellent courses in the Niagara area. We’re enjoying a golfing boom, and with one of the longest golf seasons in Canada, Niagara has become Ontario’s golf destination of choice. The Niagara Region has one of the highest concentrations of golf courses in North America and many consistently earn high ratings from some of the world’s top golfers and major golf publications. Niagara offers an excellent selection of quality courses, ranging from the private club to the semi-private and public to executive par 3’s. “WE BUILD ADVENTURE...YOU CHERISH THE MEMORIES” Tours of... Tour With • Niagara Falls Canada Us For ... • Niagara-on-the-Lake Great • Niagara Falls USA Adventure • Toronto Packages • Winery Tours Leaving Call Bob for Reservations Daily and Group Rates Ask about 1-888-640-TOUR (8687) our 1/2 Price Specials www.niagaraadventures .com TM 28 email firstname.lastname@example.org D i n i n g , S h o p p i n g & E v ents G u i de sh oppin g a shoppers Paradise You can’t leave Niagara without doing some serious shopping! In Niagara, there are plenty of places to shop, great variety to keep the discriminating shopper pleased, and souvenirs to bring home to treasure. The Galleria Shops and Dining at the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort is a streetscape of boutiques and eateries that winds throughout the resort, offering visitors a wide selection of fashion, art, jewelry, souvenirs and cuisine from around the world. For the bargain hunter, no day is complete without a visit to Canada One Factory Outlet, an excellent selection of over 40 brand name stores. From trading posts to First Nations arts and crafts stores, from toys and games to bird and nature stores, from Hershey’s chocolate to cranberry glass, Niagara Falls has it all. Malls like the region’s largest, The Pen Centre, and others provide established, brand name stores. Don’t miss the historic shopping district in the Olde Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. There are high-end designer fashion stores, and charming boutiques filled with one-ofa-kind gifts and collectibles, fudge and candy stores, old fashioned bakeries, and much more. D i n i n g , S h o p p i n g & E v ents G u i de 29 sh oppin g Across the region, local harvest items have been transformed into gourmet delights. Jams, jellies, preserves, syrups, condiments, dips and sauces – all made with local ingredients like peaches, grapes, pears, apples, tomatoes, herbs, berries and more. Unique souvenir stores are sprinkled across the region, with such Canadiana paraphernalia as Eskimo carvings, maple syrup products, native crafts, Royal Canadian Mounted Police gifts and clothing and accessories. And before you leave, visit a Duty Free Shop, where you can stock up on brand name merchandise like wine, liquor, beer, tobacco, fragrances, jewelry, china, crystal, clothing, sunglasses, specialty foods, gifts and more, all at discounts of up to 50%, and no taxes. Did You Know? Why is Niagara Falls called “The Honeymoon Capital of the World”? Niagara Falls received its reputation as the "Honeymoon Capital of the World" when the daughter of Aaron Burr, the 3rd Vice-President of the United States, chose to honeymoon in Niagara Falls in 1801. A few years later, Jerome Bonaparte, Napoleon's brother, and his bride did the same and, thus, a tradition was born. Now over 50,000 Niagara honeymoons are arranged each year. 30 D i n i n g , S h o p p i n g & E v ents G u i de sh oppin g Did You Know? What is the foam in the water below the Falls? The foam in the water is a natural phenomenon. It is actually calcium carbonate which comes from the mist as it evaporates while going over the Falls. The calcium carbonate mixes with decaying algae to create the foam. As it moves downstream, it will remix with the water and disappear. This foam is also present around the Whirlpool. Where is the Niagara River deepest? The deepest spot in the Niagara River is just below the Horseshoe Falls. The water is roughly 170 ft (52 m) deep. The erosion from the tumbling water has gouged into the river bed, creating a depression almost as deep as the falls are tall. D i n i n g , S h o p p i n g & E v ents G u i de 31 sh oppin g We’re all about good taste Discover an array of food selections and eateries at Niagara’s largest shopping destination. 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