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    Cham Shan Temple - Buddist Temple

    by JennysTravels Updated Jul 13, 2006

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    Ten Thousand Buddha Temple of Peace
    Also known as the Cham Shan Temple, this Buddhist temple seems out of place with some of Niagara's brash attractions. And while visitors are welcome, it is a temple as opposed to a tourist attraction. For those interested in architecture or Buddhism, the Ten Thousand Buddha temple should not be missed. Open daily from 9am to 5pm. Services at 5am, 11:30am and 4pm.

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    Brock's Monument

    by JennysTravels Written Jul 3, 2006

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    In 1824, the first monument memorializing British Major General Isaac Brock was erected at Queenston Heights. The white limestone tower was 65 feet (19.8m) tall. Inside this tower was a circular staircase inside the viewing area at the top of the tower. The bodies of Major General Brock and his aide de camp Lieutenant Colonel Macdonell were entombed at the base of this tower. The monument was dedicated on October 13th 1824.

    On April 17th 1838, Benjamin Lett, an Irish Canadian rebel sympathetic to the Mackenzie Rebellion and a group of saboteurs set off an explosive blast at the base of Brock's Monument causing irreparable structural damage.

    The bodies of Brock and Macdonell were disinterred from the vault and reburied in the Hamilton family cemetery in Queenston.

    On October 13th 1853, construction of the new Brock's Monument was begun. It was designed by Toronto architect, William Thomas. It was completed in the autumn of 1856. The tower is 184 feet (56m) tall and inside has a 235 step circular stairway to a small twelve foot diameter observation deck/pod at the top. It was paid for from public donations.

    At the beginning of the construction of the new monument, the remains of Brock and Macdonell were disinterred from the Hamilton cemetery and reburied in a vault underneath the monument.

    On April 5th 1929, during a heavy gale, the outstretched arm of the statue of General Brock broke off and fell to the ground below. It broke into three large pieces weighing one thousand pounds. The arm and the entire upper portion of the statue needed replacement. Scaffolding was build around the tower to the very top to allow workers to reconstruct the statue of General Brock.

    Brock's Monument continues to stand as a sentinel atop the Niagara Escarpment at Queenston overlooking the beautiful lower Niagara River area. Access to the top observation pod is allowed.

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    Niagara's Newest Attraction

    by JennysTravels Written Jul 6, 2006

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    Towering 175 feet above the city, The SkyWheel offers brilliant views of Niagara Falls. Each fully enclosed gondola is climate controlled all year round. 42 Gondolas with a maxiumum of 6 passengers per gondola. This is Canada's largest observation wheel. Ride duration is 10 minutes. Wheelchair accessible.

    $9.99 Adult and $5.99 Child

    SkyWheel SkyWheel SkyWheel Me with Canadian Falls & Skylon Tower. In ShyWheel The Gondola
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    Ity bity Chapel of Love

    by JennysTravels Written Jul 30, 2006

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    The Living Water Wayside chapel.

    I found the following on a website:

    Local News - Many local people don’t know it by name, but they are quite familiar with the small, white chapel along the Niagara River Parkway halfway between Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake.

    It’s called the Living Water Wayside Chapel. It has a white picket fence out front and there’s a small parking lot for a few cars at the side of the building.

    A small sign inside the chapel states it was built in 1969 by the Niagara Falls Christian Reformed Church where service is held at 10 a.m., Sunday, at 4878 Jepson St., in Niagara Falls.

    The chapel contains only two pews and at the back there’s a locked donation box and a spiral ringed notebook for visitors to sign and leave their comments.

    There have been countless visitors over the years. This past month comments were left from people across Ontario and Canada and foreign countries that include Korea, Germany, Poland and China.

    Rev. Gary Sweetman, of Niagara Falls, who operates Niagara Weddings Canada, is often called upon to perform traditional or personalized ceremonies.

    Over the years, Sweetman has married a cross section of people from all walks of life, including a judge from London, England, and a member of the Hells Angels motorcycle club.

    The chapel wasn’t initially intended for weddings. It was a place for people to stop and rest for few minutes while walking along the parkway. They might wish to say a small prayer or meditate for a few minutes before continuing on their way. Visitors can also pick up a small booklet and leave a donation.

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  • Amazing Illusionist - The Greg Frewin Theatre

    by Scrapper1 Updated Sep 23, 2005

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    I recently attended The Greg Frewin Theatre with my family. We were amazed. I would highly recommend this to everyone and anyone. They offer dinner before the show which we took advantage of and we were very pleased. The atmosphere is phenomenal, the staff are very helpful and the meal was very impressive. After dinner the show started. We were not expecting to see what we saw. My children are still talking about Greg. They cannot wait to return. If you want to see a Las Vegas Style Show you must go see this show. It is amazing. You will not get this type of entertainment anywhere else in Niagara. We have already planned our next trip to see this show. My kids even had their picture taken in a cage with one of the tigers. Very impressive. I

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  • Greg Frewin Show

    by traveller441 Written Nov 20, 2005

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    This was a great show. It runs non-stop for 90 minutes and had all Las Vegas could offer. Showgirls, lots of surprizes, fantastic magic illusions, tigers, humour and lots of audience participation. A very enjoyable experience for my entire party.

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  • Fantastic Magic/Illusion Show

    by obiwan40 Written Sep 12, 2005

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    The Greg Frewin Show was way more than I expected. The dinner before the show was great but the show was even better. It was as good as anything I have seen in Vegas and above the normal quality that is found in Niagara. Pricing was good. $20 for a steak dinner including desert. $40 for the show. The show was huge and included beautiful tigers and showgirls. The theatre was beautiful as well. After the show my son got his picture taken with one of the tigers.

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  • Greg Frewin Illusionist Show

    by nathanrb Written Jul 20, 2005

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    A vegas style illusion show with all the goodies. Large illusions, showgirls, tigers and exotic birds.

    I've seen lots of magic shows in my life but this one really stood out as professional. The magician was excellent and a master showman. He really got he crowd worked up and did some amazing things. The showgirls weren't bad either.

    My wife just about jumped out of her skin when the magician vanished on stage and instantly reappeared in the audience only feet from our table. Overall I'd give it 5 stars.....it was first class all the way! Good for all ages.

    Illusionist Greg Frewin Tiger leaps for a treat! Greg Frewin with assistant
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    Take a Bike or a Hike

    by JennysTravels Written Jul 3, 2006

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    There are plenty of paved and unpaved hiking/biking trails throughout Niagara Region. Every sunday I take to the road and bike the hour to Niagara-On-The-Lake to visit my family. I love the ride, plenty of sunshine, trees and beautiful highlights along the way. There are always plenty of other people doing the same thing. Rollerblading, biking, walking, hiking in the gorge or having a picnic under a tree.

    Queenston Heights Brown's Point.  Niagara-On-The-Lake
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    NIAGARA FALLS AT NIGHT

    by LoriPori Written Oct 9, 2004

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    I don't have a picture as the Falls were very foggy that night, but it is a definite must see.Each evening, year round, The American and Horseshoe Falls are Magically transformed by twenty-one Xenon gas spotlights that produce a rainbow of colours--red, amber, green and blue.

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    get wet

    by kokoryko Written Jan 30, 2006

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    When you visit, you can buy a ticket for "behind the falls". You receive a plastic coat and travel in tunnels till "behind the falls" or to a platform, close to the roaring waters.
    To feel the falls, do not wear the coat; let water moisten your skin, your face, your hair, and, . . enjoy!

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    Niagara Falls

    by Arial_27 Updated Sep 18, 2004

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    The Niagara Falls divide Canada from the U.S and they can be seen from both sides. If you visit Niagara Falls, I would highly recommend riding the Maid of the Mist, the boat that takes you under the falls. It's beautiful.It is also romantic to visit Niagra on the lake at night time, when the falls are lit up to shine different colours. I know a lot of people who have done that for their wedding anniversary.
    Adults can ride the Maid of the Mist for $13.00. For that you go to 5920 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls. It departs every 15 minutes from both sides of the river.

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    Journey Behind the Falls

    by orlandom Updated Jan 24, 2006

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    Here we are at Niagara fall’s and we went in one of the souvenir shop’s and we see ,Journey Behind the fall’s, we Never went so here we go, and we come to Niagara fall’s like 5 time’s a year especially in summer for B.Q ,and karaoke at a night club and sometimes jest for coffee that’s a 120 km drive from Toronto but we never went to see the journey behinde the fall's . But in winter time it's not worth it . Everything is frozen, all the underground tunnels that lead out are frozen except the platform next to the fall everything else is shut so not worth the money in winter as you can see here in my pictures lol.

    Entrence In the Tunnle to the Falls 1 st View of the fall all frozem 2 view 3 view

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    look at the boats

    by kokoryko Written Jan 30, 2006

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    Amazing how lots of people go to gget wet, hear the falls from as near as possible; here the boat looks so tiny, with the majestuous falls behind.
    I did not take the boat but watched for 1 or 2 hours, forgetting everything around (even taking pics)

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  • Cave of the Winds

    by CoAir13 Written Sep 28, 2005

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    In 1955, the cave behind Bridal Veil Falls was destroyed by a controlled dynamite blast because it was in danger of collapsing, which was not only dangerous, but would have altered the flow of the falls drastically. Although you can no longer venture behind the falls, you can get within 20 feet of it! The Cave of the Winds Tour takes you to the base of the gorge onto a series of wooden decks...the most famous of which is "Hurricane Deck". From here you can stand head on to the torrent that is Bridal Veil. Rain coats and special footwear (treaded rain boots) are provided. There is a deck 150 feet from the base that is wheelchair accessible and also for parents with small children. Children must be 42 inches tall to do the tour.

    Adults - $8 US
    6-12 years - $7 US

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