Monthly Archives: August 2013

Mackenzie King Estate Reopens To The Public

After being refreshed, the estate that shows the life and times of Canada’s 10th prime minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King has been re-opened to the public.  Set in the Gatineau Hills, the Mackenzie King...

Six Flags Great America Announces Goliath Coaster For 2014!

Coaster enthousiasts take note!  Next Spring Six Flags Great America is set to debut Goliath, the fastest wooden roller coaster in the world.  It will feature the world’s tallest,  steepest drop and will boast...

Disney Parks Unleashes the Villains on Friday the 13th!

Continuing with their Limited Time Magic, Disney Parks will unleash some dastardly villains on September 13 — Friday the 13th.. Both Disneyland Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort will stay open...

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

Located in North Tonawanda, the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is a fun place to stop to learn about how carnival rides were created years ago. This is not a huge museum, but it is...

Lyme Disease More Prevalent than Previously Thought

Summer may be over for most families, but summer weather isn’t! And that means that families are still spending their time outdoors. While this provides many benefits to families (exercise, connection to nature and...

Universal Studios Plans to Extend Renowned Backlot for Zombie Fright during Halloween Horror Nights

This year, Universal's premier Halloween experience is going to be unlike anything they’ve ever featured before. The contemporary urban streets, towering skyscrapers and brick-shaped facades will be extended, and the undead will walk the...

Castle On The River ~ Old Fort Niagara

What started as a trip to see the Tall Ships, has turned into a Summer of learning about the War of 1812 and visiting some of the famous sites in and around our area. ...

Going Back in Time at Dundurn Castle in Hamilton

This Summer I have enjoyed touring the province learning more about our history and heritage.  There are so many interesting historical sites that have been preserved and restored to their former grandeur. We have spent...

Visiting Niagara Falls From Both Sides Of The Border

When I was a child we would visit Niagara Falls during the Summer. An incredible feat of nature, the falls truly are spectacular regardless of how many times you see them. Always a fascination...

Daytripping in Ontario ~ Visiting Safari Niagara

Located just outside of Niagara Falls, Safari Niagara is a gem that I hadn't heard of until this Summer. My boys have loved visiting the Niagara Falls area quite a bit this year.  Looking to...