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Horseshoe Falls

Fallsview District (Niagara Falls, Canada)

have arrived in Niagara! The Scotiabank Convention Centre, in Niagara Falls, Canada (SCCN), is now open! As Niagara’s largest innovator of the unconventional, the 288,000 sq.ft. conventions and meetings facility completes the large and colourful tapestry of experiences that form this vast and exciting region. Visitors and guests of the SCCN enjoy quick and easy access to:

fun and dynamic entertainment only found in Niagara; the breath-taking natural beauty of the mighty Niagara Falls; and a whole region rich in history, culinary delights, and year-round cultural activities.

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Make your next event in Niagara Falls, Canada an undeniable success, filled with UnConventional Experiences that are Vivid,

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Naturally Entertaining…

Your successful meetings start here

Attractions for every taste

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Naturally Inspiring…

Naturally Delicious…

Aspire to greatness

Explore vineyards and fine dining

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Naturally Extreme…

Naturally Fun…

Calling all thrill-seekers and daredevils

Embrace the kitsch

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Naturally Spectacular…

Naturally Resourceful…

One-of-a-kind natural wonders

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PRODUCTIVE Naturally inspired business gatherings

Word is… “What I really love about Niagara Falls is that it runs the gamut. You can go on a tour of wine cellars, or play Whack-a-Mole, or go see the gorgeous natural beauty of the Falls. There are so many attractions for so many different tastes that there’s no opportunity

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to go wrong in Niagara Falls.” Jennifer Holstein, director, practice and member services Ontario Physiotherapy Association, Toronto Annual conference, March, 2013 Photo: Creative Media

Get Ready to Energize Niagara Falls will take your breath away, and it’s not just because of the magnificent view. A four-season destination rich with culture, history, recreation, entertainment, world-class cuisine and natural wonders,

More than 14 million people visit Niagara Falls each year.

Jamie Kennedy

Massimo Capra

Niagara Falls is a naturally inspired destination. Niagara Falls is on most people’s

What better way to energize your

“bucket list” as an ideal destination

meeting, event or convention than

for doing business and having fun.

by taking inspiration from the in-

Niagara Falls is perfectly positioned

credible power of the Falls? It’s easy

to host highly productive business

to do business here and, with more

gatherings, and because the city

than 16,000 guestrooms, the city

is constantly reinventing itself and

can accommodate groups of any

improving, no two meeting experi-

size and has the flexibility to work

ences are ever the same. It’s no

within any meeting budget.

wonder that delegates are so eager to visit Niagara Falls, and bring along their families and partners so that everyone can enjoy all the fun and excitement the city has to offer.

Niagara Falls will impress you with its diverse choice of unique and stylish meeting venues. Whether you prefer one of the international brand conferencing hotels, or any of Niagara’s independent venues, you’re certain to find just the right location to complement your program.

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BRIGHT IDEA The Falls were first illuminated in 1860 to mark a visit by the Prince of Wales. Ask Niagara Parks about having your organization’s colours featured in the nightly illumination of the Falls. Best of all, it’s free!

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Take Your Meetings To The

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Scotiabank Convention Centre Opened in 2011 to enthusiastic reviews, the Scotiabank Convention Centre is the region’s newest and largest meetings and events facility. The flexible, 288,000-sq.ft. facility can host huge events of up to 10,000 people. The Centre was designed with meeting planners in mind – from the 82,000-sq.ft. exhibition hall to the intimate 1,000seat theatre. Designed to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards, the Convention Centre is committed to sustainability and community leadership. In the kitchen, where menus are created in partnership with celebrity chef Anna Olson, chefs source the freshest seasonal ingredients from local farmers and suppliers. The Convention Centre is easy to get to and conveniently located Scotiabank Convention Centre

across the street from several Fallsview Boulevard hotels.

Photo: Scotiabank Convention Centre

Word is… “A tremendous number of delegate activities, fine dining restaurants, amazing hotel accommodations and simply the beauty of the Niagara landscape continues to impress our members.” Laurie D. Karson, executive director Frontier Duty Free Association, Ottawa Annual convention, Nov. 11-14, 2012

It Just Gets Better If you haven’t visited Niagara Falls recently, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how the city skyline is evolving and improving. That’s because properties are investing millions of dollars to upgrade, expand and keep their offerings fresh. Here’s what’s new: Hilton Hotel and Suites

Sheraton on the Falls:

Marriott Gateway on

Niagara Falls/Falls-

Renovated lobby

the Falls: $15-million

view: New $150-million,

lounge, and the spring

in renovations to lobby,

53-storey tower features

2012 opening of a new

meeting and event

500 suites and three

restaurant – Windows

spaces, guestrooms

new dining options.

by Jamie Kennedy.

and suites.

Easy Come, Easy Go Have you ever planned a perfectly engaging conference,

Niagara Falls is easy to get to, no matter what ride you

only to have delegates arrive frazzled after hours locked in

choose. Take a private car, limousine, or charter Niagara

traffic? And why risk losing all the positive energy of your

Airbus for a direct transfer from Toronto’s Pearson

meeting program because delegates are steeling them-

International Airport. The Hamilton International

selves to face the gridlock all over again?

Airport is a mere 45-minute drive, or consider

Delegate satisfaction is crucial to the success of any meet-

a flight to the Buffalo Niagara International

ing, and getting there and back can make all the differ-

Airport and then hopping into Canada

ence. One of the best-kept secrets about Niagara Falls is

through one of three area border cross-

that it’s an easy 60-minute drive from the Toronto area,

ings. Locally, the Niagara District Airport in

and travellers are heading opposite to the direction of

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., receives private

rush-hour commuters.

flights and offers local sightseeing tours.

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Rail service to Niagara Falls is provided by VIA Rail Canada. Go Transit runs trains to Niagara Falls from June to October.

Marriott Niagara Falls offers 2 five star properties with one brand of service - The very best!

www.niagarafallsmarriott.com

www.marriottgatewayonthefalls.com

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INSPIRING

don’t miss!

Meet our local heroes

Aspire to Greatness

1812 Bicentennial

There are countless ways to be inspired in Niagara Falls – from nature’s wild beauty and the courage of heroes past, to ingenious and creative individuals.

Canadian Heritage has named the Niagara Region as a 2012 Cultural Capital of Canada.

Laura Secord Homestead Photo: The Niagara Parks Commission

Freedom Trail

Feats of Engineering

The War of 1812 was a turning point in Canadian history and

presentations that bring

The Canadian side of the Niagara River

The Sir Adam Beck Hydro Generating Station was built

the Niagara area saw its share of bloody battles between Brit-

history to life. Don’t miss

was the final stop on the Underground

in 1958 and is one of Ontario’s largest hydroelectric

ish and American forces. Several commemorative bicentennial

the area’s three forts (Old

Railroad to freedom for refugee slaves.

facilities servicing cities throughout Ontario, Canada

events are taking place including re-enactments on the actual

Fort Erie, Fort George and

Among the many landmarks: The R.

and the U.S. The 40-minute guided tour includes views

historic battlefields. Curious about what wartime life was like

Old Fort Niagara) and be

Nathaniel Dett Memorial Chapel in

from three observation areas. The eight-lock Welland

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sure to visit Brock’s Monu-

Niagara Falls and The St. Catharines

Canal was built as a water route to connect Lake On-

Nations leaders and warriors played in the conflicts, and the

ment, which is a tomb and a

BME Church (Salem Chapel) believed to

tario to Lake Erie and bypass Niagara Falls. Since 1829,

bravery of iconic figures such as Laura Secord? Speakers from

memorial to Maj. Gen. Isaac

have been attended by Harriet Tubman,

the canal has undergone numerous improvements and

Parks Canada can lead discussions, workshops and keynote

Brock who was killed during

a hero of the Underground Railroad.

today it is part of the St. Lawrence Seaway.

a battle to recapture Queenston Heights. July 2012 will see the grand opening of the Niagara Falls History Museum, home to a significant collection of War

Corporate Trips

of 1812 artifacts. Learn more

Winery Events

at discover1812.com.

Small Meetings. Big Experiences.

Wine Dinners Transportation Entertainment

• Our newly renovated lobby allows you to work in a more contemporary environment with free WiFi access • An interactive, touch panel GoBoard™ for instant access to meeting information, maps and weather to help plan your day • The Market ™ for around the clock snacks, beverages, and travel essentials • The Business Centre designed for your 24 hour business travel needs • The Keg ® Steakhouse & Bar and T.G.I. Friday’s ® on-site restaurants • Free WiFi access throughout the hotel • Spacious guestrooms designed for both comfort and functionality • Customized meeting packages to match your budget.

When it comes to planning small meetings, consider the hotel that focuses on big experiences – The Courtyard by Marriott, Niagara Falls.

Decor & Theming Onsite Staff

Our 1 Night Meeting Package starts at only

Photos: Tourism Niagara; The Niagara Parks Commission

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Teambuilding

Stay with us during your next business trip and discover what a refreshing approach to travel looks like:

Book a meeting with us and receive up to 50,000 Marriott Rewards ® points to use any way you like.

Biking Tours

$125.95 per night*

* Rate is per room. Single occupancy. Package includes accommodations, breakfast, lunch and meeting room.

5950 Victoria Ave., Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3L7

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EXTREME Pumped up experiences

Calling All

Thrill-seekers and Daredevils White Oaks

Get your heart pumping! Whirlpool

wind tunnel at the Niagara Freefall

of their most popular programs: a

Jet Boat Tours races guests through

& Interactive Center is the place to

geo-caching trek through the near-

the whitewater rapids of the Nia-

be. Don’t be surprised to meet ex-

by Woodend Conservation Park to

gara River on its fleet of “wet jet”

perienced skydivers who come here

decipher clues written in poetry

(get soaked) and “jet dome” (dry)

year-round to practice jumps and

and rhyme; and an extreme trek

boats. Experience the whirlpool

refine their technique. A nice re-

through the Niagara Glen, boulder-

and the towering waves that are

ward for small groups is a 12-minute

ing down to the Devil’s Hole Grand

sometimes called “the Mount Ever-

helicopter tour over Niagara Falls

Rapid of the Niagara River.

est” of whitewater. Journey Behind

and the surrounding area provided

the Falls takes you through 46

by Niagara Helicopters Canada. For

metres of bedrock to tunnels that

teambuilding with larger groups,

lead behind the crashing waters of

experienced Niagara operators like

the Horseshoe Falls. If you’ve ever

Wine Country Tours can organize

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Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours Journey Behind the Falls Indoor skydiving Helicopter tour Geo-caching trek

Rock Solid For something completely different, try bouldering – a type of rock climbing practiced, without ropes, on large natural boulders and at the base of rock faces. The Niagara Parks Commission has created a bouldering program at the Niagara Glen Nature Centre. For more information, search “bouldering” at niagaraparksnature. com/nature-centre.

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Spectacular Heart-pounding thrills How the Falls Were Formed Did you know that the falls at Niagara were formed about 12,000 years ago when melting glaciers formed the Great Lakes? Lake Erie is at a higher elevation than Lake Ontario. Water rushes down the Niagara River spilling over the steep cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment to form the American Falls

Take Another Look

Photo: Creative Media

Natural Wonders Don’t visit Niagara without riding the Maid of the

Just a short walk across the

Mist right up to the base of the Horseshoe Falls, or

Rainbow Bridge is the entrance to

experiencing the thunder behind the scenes with

Goat Island, the oldest state park

Niagara’s Fury. It’s an adrenaline rush unlike any other.

in the United States. (Be sure to bring your passport!) Because it’s

There’s so much to explore in the area. Not far from

situated between the American

the deafening Falls, you won’t believe how silent the

Falls and Canadian Horseshoe

world gets when you walk among the steep cliffs of the Niagara Gorge. Whether driving the meandering

Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens

upper rapids. You can also go

tional Trail, you’ll discover endless pristine parkland,

right down to the water’s edge to

paths and gardens. Don’t miss the 40-hectare Niagara

get a close-up view of the Ameri-

Parks Botanical Gardens, home to thousands of rose

can Falls and a fantastic view of

bushes, a large collection of ornamental trees, ponds

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Maid of the Mist

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The Butterfly Conservatory is North America’s largest glass-enclosed butterfly exhibit featuring more than 2,000 free flying butterflies and 130 species of

Falls, it offers amazing views of the rushing water as well as the

Niagara Parkway or cycling the Niagara River Recrea-

and an arboretum maintained by horticulture students.

Take Another Look

(21-34 metres) and the Canadian Horseshoe Falls (57 metres).

Cycling Routes

Big Bang

Take a cycling tour among Niagara parks, wineries, orchards, farms, villages and historic sites. Transport your own bike by car or aboard VIA Rail’s Bike Train (biketrain.ca). You can also rent bicycles locally.

A great feature of any get-together is the spectacular fireworks display over the Falls. The free show takes place Fridays and Sundays mid-May through mid-September, plus every Wednesday in July and August.

the Niagara Falls cityscape.

Search “Bicycling in Niagara” at niagararegion.ca

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There are more than 40 golf courses

Make the Most of It

diverse, fun activities, you’ll find everything

in the Niagara region ranging from

Planning an unforgettable day of cuisine and culture? Try this

you need in Niagara Falls: Headliner en-

par-3 courses to championship-rated

suggested itinerary: Follow an afternoon winery tour with a gourmet

tertainment, nightlife, fine dining, fantastic

courses such as Royal Niagara Golf

meal at one of Niagara’s four-diamond restaurants. Be sure to ask for

golf… there’s even a gigantic Ferris wheel.

Club, which has played host to the

food and wine-pairing menus. Next, take in a performance at the Shaw

likes of Vijay Singh, Sergio Garcia and

Festival or Fallsview Casino Resort. End the perfect evening with a

Ian Leggatt. The mild climate means

nightcap of Icewine and decadent chocolate truffles.

How many cities can boast not one, but two casinos? Gaming goes on 24/7 at

Greg Frewin Theatre

the Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara. Fallsview Casino Resort is a draw

good old Canadian humour at the Oh

for top entertainers – from Lynyrd Skynyrd

Canada Eh? Dinner Show, which has been

to Kelly Clarkson. For laughs, the Yuk Yuk’s

going strong for 19 years.

Comedy Club is open every Thursday, Fri-

longest in Canada, and the courses are kept in pristine condition. Niagara Parks operates a number of wellgroomed courses along the scenic

The nightclub scene is alive and well in

Niagara River including Legends on

Niagara Falls. Laser lights, techno music

the Niagara and the Whirlpool Golf

Start a magical evening at the nearby Greg

and a massive dance floor can be found at

Course. Thundering Waters Golf Club

Frewin Theatre, home to a Vegas-style

Rumours Nightclub, while the Dragonfly

– professional golfer John Day’s first

magic and illusion show. The theatre also

Nightclub presents a sophisticated, Asian

“signature” golf course in Canada

hosts concerts, comedy and other special

fusion-inspired setting. Treat guests to bot-

– was named the 2011 Niagara Golf

events throughout the year. Take in some

tle service within the VIP section.

Course of the Year.

day and Saturday nights at Casino Niagara.

Fallsview Casino and Resort

the playing season is one of the

The famous Shaw Festival in nearby Niagara-on-the-Lake presents the works of George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries. Highlights of the

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2012 season include Ragtime, His Girl Friday and Misalliance. The 53-metre-high Niagara SkyWheel offers a bird’s-eye view of area landmarks. The gondolas are climatecontrolled and fully enclosed. A great team photo opportunity!

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DELICIOUS Innovative cuisine and world-class vintages = Elevated Cuisine Wine Route

Celebrity chefs… stunning cuisine… four-diamond dining… international flavours… That’s Niagara Falls! This city is a foodie’s dream come true. Big city chefs tionally-renowned and award-winning wineries offer tours, tastings of vintages

Hilton Fallsview

and Icewines, private dining and more. Photos this page: Creative Media

Experts at such wineries as Hillebrand

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and Peller Estates will lead groups through a hands-on process to blend their own wines. Château des Charmes offers tours in English, French, Russian, Mandarin and Japanese. Jackson-Triggs puts on a Summer Concert series in its open-air amphitheatre from June

Jackson-Triggs Winery

through September. Imagine toasting the end of a successful

Find out more about the Niagara winer-

and productive day amid the elegance

ies and the Wine Route at wineriesofnia-

of a sun-dappled vineyard. Less than 20

garaonthelake.com. Be sure to ask about

minutes outside Niagara Falls you’ll find

food and wine-pairing menus for groups.

more than 90 vineyards where interna-

INFORMATION Fallsview Casino Resort Annette Bennitz: 1.905.371.7740 or fallsviewcasinoresort.com

Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls Mary Ann Quait: 1.905.353.7124 or niagarafallshilton.com

combination of world-class wineries, farm-fresh meats, fruits and vegetables, and an exciting creative vibe that inspires them to dazzling culinary heights. What could be more memorable than fine dining or smart casual fare set against dazzling views of the Falls? Whether it’s a business meeting for two or a gathering of thousands, no shortcuts are taken in the preparation of memorable meals in Niagara Falls. Enjoy breathtaking views from one of these great restaurants: n

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Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra

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by Jamie Kennedy

(Sheraton on the Falls)

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Watermark Restaurant

(Hilton Hotel & Suites)

Just 30 minutes from Buffalo and 90 minutes from Toronto, it’s easily accessible. The hotels offer 4,366 square metres/47,000 square feet of combined meeting space, with versatile venues that can accommodate small meetings, as well as large conferences. There are more than 1,300 guest rooms between the two hotels. Our attentive staff assist you with every detail, and extend the kind of hospitality that makes each guest feel truly special. Enjoy one of the largest gaming floors in the world at Fallsview Casino Resort. Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls and Fallsview Casino Resort are your Convention Connection, conveniently attached by an enclosed, climate controlled walkway.

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pioneered back in 1984 by Inniskillin Winery. With its rich terroir and cold winters, Niagara

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar

every January when, during the annual Niagara Icewine Festival, wine afficionados raise a toast Must be at least 19 years of age to enter the casino. www.knowyourlimit.ca

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Word is… “During our site visit, I was very impressed by the cuisine, the amount of fresh ingredients, and the sustainability factor that most of the caterers and wineries believe in.” Leslie Hettenbach, CMP, CMM, meetings manager American Urological Association, Linthicum, Maryland Annual meeting, September 2012

• Indoor & Outdoor Observation Decks

Local Pairings

• Summit Suite Buffet Restaurant

If you’re looking for a match made in heaven,

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Inniskillin Pinot Grigio with sheep and goat’s milk chèvre made by C’est Bon Cheese Ltd.

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 Peller Estates late harvest wine or Vidal drizzled A over a bowl of sliced fall-harvested peaches.

Niagara’s Natural Goodness If you’ve ever tasted a tree-ripened peach from the Niagara region, you understand why wine lovers and foodies rave about this area. Niagara is renowned for its vineyards, fruit orchards and field vegetables. Lynn Ogryzlo, author of Niagara Cooks, says we can thank the microclimate created by Lake Ontario to the north and the Niagara Escarpment to the south for the longer growing season. Niagara Falls chefs pick and choose from all the natural goodness the region has to offer including artisanal products such as Icewine syrup which is made from grapes that are allowed to freeze on the vine and are pressed while still frozen.

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GREAT SERVICE

Clifton Hill Photo: Creative Media

Service at your doorstep to Toronto

• Buffalo • Hamilton Airports

• Niagara Airbus is the TRANSPORTATION Leader for conferences, meetings and special events. Large, dynamic fleet offering Door-to-Door service •

Embrace the Kitsch For more than 200 years, honeymooners, movie stars, thrill-seekers and daredevils have felt the magic of Niagara Falls. It’s because there are so many fun things to do.

Conferences and Groups

Christina Pietracupa 905-374-9000 christinap@niagaraairbus.com Paul Mountain 905-357-8652 paulm@niagaraairbus.com

You can’t visit Niagara Falls without strolling

Hershey Store, a great place to find decadent

around the Clifton Hill district. From the gigan-

chocolate treats and nostalgic collectibles.

tic Frankenstein atop the local Burger King, to Dinosaur Adventure Golf and the teetering Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum – this isn’t your average tourist district. The Nightmares Fear Factory is a popular haunted house attraction;

FANTASTIC FACILITY

the Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks features more than 100 true-to-life wax figures; the Guinness

Escape the mid-winter blues at Bird Kingdom, a free-flying aviary with more than 400 exotic birds. You can’t go wrong at any one of the city’s indoor waterparks: The Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, Great Wolf Lodge and The Americana Indoor Waterpark.

World Records Museum is a fantastic spot for

For the fun of it, strap on your skates and

scavenger hunts. Be sure to visit the area’s two

enjoy the TD Rink at the Brink, an ice-skating

huge arcades: The Great Canadian Midway

rink located close to the Falls. Nearby, the city

and Dave & Buster’s. Don’t forget about the

lights up wintertime with a display of more than three million tree and ground lights along a six-kilometre route.

INTERNATIONAL GRAND CHAMPION OF MAGIC

1.866.870.3002 | www.GregFrewinTheatre.com | 5781 Ellen Avenue, Niagara Falls, Canada (Near the top of Clifton Hill)

They Did It First October 1829:

UNIQUE TREAT

250-seat Log Cabin Theatre Award-winning Dinner & Show Meeting Space, Stage & Venue Rental

Sam Patch makes two 33.5-metre jumps from

Word is…

a platform on Goat Island.

June 30, 1859:

“Our Tacky Souvenir Challenge had planners searching

Jean François Gravelet (the Great Blondin),

the city for the tackiest souvenirs they could find under

walks a tightrope over the Falls.

$5. Later, at an elegant vineyard dinner, it was a riot as we opened the gifts. It was kitschy and our guests were really

Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show

Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls

800-467-2071

ohcanadaeh.com

Oct. 24, 1901: Annie Telson Taylor plunges over the Canadian Falls in a wooden barrel.

into it as a great idea for an icebreaker or teambuilding.” Ava Sones, director, insurance sales development and special projects Canadian Tourism Commission

June 12, 1969: The United States “turns off” the waters of the American Falls.

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Contact Niagara Falls Tourism

RESOURCEFUL One call does it all

Vittoria A. Wikston, CMP Director, business development vwikston@niagarafallstourism.com

Ask Us! Niagara Falls Tourism is the

and the greater Niagara region.

official destination marketing

It’s all yours: from convention

organization for Niagara Falls,

and meeting planning to hotel

Ontario. This highly profes-

and venue selection, site inspec-

sional team is comprised of

tions, attendance building and

individuals who have experi-

more. Their complete diagnos-

ence on both sides of the fence

tic approach to responding to

– as corporate planners and as

RFPs ensures they save meet-

property representatives. They

ing planners time and money.

walk the talk! They’ve got the

Niagara Falls Tourism repre-

resources, and the partners, to

sents more than 500 members

ensure your success.

offering professional tourism

Niagara Falls Tourism offers comprehensive convention planning and support services for gatherings held in Niagara Falls

services including destination management, accommodations,

N i a g a r a P a r k s c o m m i s s i o n o w n e d & o p e r at e d

Signature

Convention entertainment

Paula Racher Manager, meetings & conventions pracher@niagarafallstourism.com

Joanne St-Pierre Manager, meetings & conventions

Conference Events at the Brink of the Falls

joanne@niagarafallstourism.com

attractions, food and beverage, retail, special service and sightseeing and receptive operators.

Companion Tour Programmes

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Legendary Golf Outings VIP Programmes Themed Events Customized Falls Illumination

Whirlpool Jet

Legends on the Niagara Golf

Elements on the Falls Restaurant

Whirlpool Aero Car

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naturally inspired N I A G A R A FA LLS, CA N A D A

A Traveller’s Choice Destination

A Top Destination in Canada

A Best Outdoor & Adventure Destination Designated a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve

Niagara Falls forms the perfect backdrop for successful meetings and conventions. To ensure your next event has the wow factor your delegates desire, contact the Niagara Falls Tourism Hospitality Performance Team at 1-800-563-2557.

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