Andrew Hind

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Snowy Scenes and a Soothing Spa

Winter brings its own unique joys. If you find the right setting—that beautiful, natural spot where snow mounds up like fluffy pillows or quaint historic communities where snow drapes from heritage buildings like Christmas garland—there is no season more beautiful. Places like these are where you’ll be inspired to get out and play in the …

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Cranberries For The Holidays

Vibrantly festive with their red hues, cranberries are the quintessential holiday accompaniment. Harvested during October and early November, these juicy, buoyant gems signal that the joyful Christmas season is just around the corner. One of the most enduring symbols of the holiday, cranberries are a staple of Christmas tables across all of North America. A …

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Buried History at Butler’s Burial Ground

Niagara-on-the-Lake is rich in history. It lies in every building, down every street, and at the end of every country lane. While much of this history is on full display for tourists to see, some of it is almost hidden from view, requiring some effort to unearth. Such is the case with Butler’s Burial Ground, …

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Navy Hall

Overshadowed History at Navy Hall

Ontario is separated from the United States by the Niagara River that flows east between lakes Erie and Ontario, first through the mighty Niagara Falls and on below the cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment until it empties into Lake Ontario. At this strategic location, on the Canadian side, the British built military establishments to protect …

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A Royal Welcome – Grand Duke Alexei’s Niagara Visit

Throngs of cheering and adoring people, each one eager to get closer to the Royal, to draw near enough to see his handsome face and perhaps even say hello, crowded the railway station in Niagara. The Royal waved casually and distractedly to the masses; his attention was focused on the majesty of the thundering waterfall …

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The True North Strong, Free and 150

On July 1, 1867 the British colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were united into one Dominion of Canada, culminating a process that began three years earlier. Upon Confederation, the former province of Canada was split into the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.It was, in many ways, the birth of modern Canada and …

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Stars Come To Niagara

Over the years, among the 15 million annual visitors to Niagara Falls there have been a number of Hollywood legends. Often times, they sneak in with little fanfare and sneak out almost unnoticed. Other times, celebrities arrive with more publicity, temporarily—and sometimes unintentionally—detracting attention away from the Falls and onto themselves. JIMMY STEWART Awkward yet …

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