Spotlight on Grimsby

CPblog8For most vacationers to Niagara Falls, enjoying a handful of amazing attractions is enough to ensure a fabulous time is had. Getting up close and personal with all that water on the Maid of the Mist or Journey Behind the Falls, touring a world-class winery and sampling its offerings, enjoying an unforgettable meal at one of our excellent farm-to-table restaurants — how could any of that be improved upon?

It’s true that the region’s most famous points of interest and entertainment are not to be missed, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t scores of other opportunities that could be embarked upon, too. The Niagara Peninsula is a region that’s veritably bursting with picturesque vineyards, farms, villages, and towns — all of which could be vacation destinations in their own right.

Here is a closer look at one of those small towns, a quiet place called Grimsby that sits between the shores of Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment.

What to Do

Grimsby has a lot to offer a visitor looking to get active. Situated right on the Bruce Trail, the hiking around the town is superb, granting breathtaking views throughout some of the nicest patches of Carolinian Forest in the area. The region has an incredibly diverse ecosystem, and while you’re out and about, you’ll see a wealth of plants, animals, and birds. The Niagara Escarpment is home to 36 different species of amphibians and reptiles, 53 different species of mammal, and over 350 species of birds. Keep an eye out for unusual plants like the Walking Fern, too.

CPblog9Also, because Grimsby is right on Lake Ontario, water fun is easily had and very popular. Whether you enjoy fishing, boating, swimming, lazing in the sun, or wading, you can do it all in Grimsby, and the view from the beach is almost always sublime.

Should you or anyone in your party enjoy hitting the links, there are also a handful of golf courses nearby, and if you’re just into casually strolling about, Grimsby’s downtown has plenty of shops and galleries. Be sure to pop in to the Grimsby Public Art Gallery that sits within their public library on Carnegie Lane. Free and open to the public, it often showcases work from local and regional artists.

Where to Eat

Grimsby also boasts plenty of excellent places to eat — no small feat for a town of just 26,000. You can enjoy a low-key meal and a great cup of coffee at Station One Coffeehouse, or you can sit in splendor at The Restaurant on Peninsula Ridge. This restaurant’s French-inspired cuisine is exceptional, and the fine dining experience it provides is top-notch as well. If you want something a little less fancy but just as tasty, reserve a table at Syndicate Restaurant, a farm-to-table restaurant that also brews its own beer. You can also find great Thai and Greek food not too far off the beaten path, and the pizza at Amici’s is second to none.

So, spend a day in Grimsby the next time you come to Niagara Falls. Quaint and beautiful, the town and immediate surrounding area can give you a glimpse of Niagara that will make you fall in love with the region all over again.

The Musical Month of May In Niagara

CPblog5Niagara Falls is always a great place to enjoy a vacation, whether you love the great outdoors or a great casino. It’s a place where fun and memorable times can be had by almost any type of person. And, thanks to our reputation as a world-class tourist destination, a lot of great entertainment makes the trek to our neck of the woods—especially from the world of music.

Here is a look at just some of the great musical acts that will be taking the stage in Niagara Falls sometime during the month of May.

I Tenori

For lovers of classical singing and the opera, a night at Fallsview Casino Resort’s beautiful theatre is in order when the three tenors known as I Tenori come to town. Luca Vissani, Dionigi D’Ostuni, and Gianluca Paganelli are three exceptional vocalists and performers, and they’ll share the stage to perform classics that range from popular music—”Singing in the Rain,” “I Will Always Love You,” and “My Way”—to opera—”O Sole Mio” and “Una Furtiva Lagrima.” There are eight different opportunities to see this amazing act between May 4th and May 8th, and tickets start at just $35.

3 Doors Down

For two nights, May 12th and May 13th, one of the biggest rock bands in the world will take the stage at the Avalon Ballroom for an intimate performance that will showcase songs that range across their storied career.

A six-time platinum-selling band, 3 Doors Down first broke onto the world’s music scene in the early 2000s with their massive hit, “Kryptonite.” Fans can be sure they’ll also hear favorites like “When I’m Gone,” “Let Me Go,” “Citizen Soldier,” and “Here Without You.” Don’t miss this once in a lifetime chance to see this great act in a smaller theatre. Tickets start at just $50.

Jarvis Church

CPblog6The frontman for The Philosopher Kings, Jarvis Church is a legendary Canadian singer and performer, who has enjoyed wide-ranging success with his band, as a solo artist, and as a record producer. One of the two co-producers of Nelly Furtado’s huge, first album in 2001, he has kept busy since then with other production gigs, including tracks for Esthero, K’naan, and Stacie Orrico. A fabulous performer and soul singer, he will be on stage at the Scotiabank Convention Centre one night only on May 14th. Tickets are $40.

BJ Thomas

An American pop singer who enjoyed a string of hits in the 1960s and ‘70s, BJ Thomas is slated to play the Fallsview Casino Resort’s Avalon Ballroom on May 21st. His biggest hit to date has been “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head,” but he also recorded and made popular songs like, “I Just Can’t Help Believing,” “Hooked on a Feeling,” “Whatever Happened to Old Fashioned Love,” and “Eyes of a New York Woman.” A five-time Grammy award winner, Thomas is still a compelling and electric performer and the chance to see him live shouldn’t be passed up. Tickets start at $25.

So, bring your love of music with you when you visit Niagara in May. Whether you can’t get enough of soul music, rock and roll, or operatic crooning, Niagara Falls has something you won’t want to miss.

4 Reasons to Take Time Out to Enjoy the Niagara Folk Arts Festival

CPblog3The Niagara region, like the majority of places throughout North America, boasts an impressive diversity of people and cultures — all of which have helped shape the place into something extraordinary. This heritage is something Canadians take very seriously, and in the Niagara area, it’s celebrated in a big, big way at the Niagara Folk Arts Festival each and every May.

The country’s oldest, continually-running heritage festival, the Niagara Folk Arts Festival lasts from May 6th through May 30th, and it offers ample opportunity for locals and visitors alike to explore the traditions and cultures of the people who call the region home.

If you happen to be coming to Niagara for a vacation during the month of May, set aside some time to take in the festival. From the food and the dance to the music and the art, the Niagara Folk Arts Festival is always a joy to attend.

1. Folk Arts in the Street

Enjoy two amazing days of cultural and heritage performances as dancers, singers, actors, storytellers, and musicians take the stage inside the Robertson Theatre, located in the F1rstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines.

Surrounded by cultural craft and art booths, hands-on activities for children and adults, delicious food trucks and booths offering a wide variety of traditional foods, the day offers a small and thoroughly entertaining glimpse into Canada’s far-reaching heritage. Free to the public, the performances will take place on May 28th and 29th from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday and 6pm on Sunday.

CPblog42. Cultural Culinary Crawl

Set to take place on Tuesday, May 10th from 6 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. in downtown St. Catharines, the Cultural Culinary Crawl is a feast unlike any other. Ticketholders start the evening on a guided walking tour of the St. Catharines’ downtown before making their way to four different culinary stops. Tickets are just $35, and the evening promises to be educational, entertaining, and delicious.

3. Underground Railroad Tour

The final stop for many enslaved people fleeing the United States before the Civil War, the Niagara region has long reveled in its role helping slaves escape the brutality of their condition and resettle as free people. On Saturday, May 30th at 2 p.m., this tour will take attendees on Underground Railroad-related sites throughout the area.

See the gardens just outside the church Harriet Tubman attended and helped to build. Step into the space where the NAACP was first envisioned. See where Josiah Henson — the man who inspired Uncle Tom’s Cabin — first experienced freedom. A guided tour unlike any other, it is a celebration of black heritage in Canada and of Niagara’s role in the Underground Railroad.

4. Jump-Up

Enjoy a night of Caribbean-themed food and music in Market Square in St. Catharines from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Friday, May 27th. Live Caribbean and Jamaican music will be played throughout the evening, and the Caribbean BBQ Pit’s food truck will be offering authentic cuisine from the islands. It’s a perfect way to celebrate the start of summer.

Join with us in celebrating our heritage by taking some time out to enjoy the Niagara Folk Arts Festival. No matter what time you visit in May, something is bound to be happening, and the chances are good that it will look, sound, smell, and taste good.

Wings For Life: A Run You Don’t Want to Miss

CPblog1If you’re a runner, then you probably already know the thrill of participating in races for charity. Not only is it a chance for you to improve upon your best time and enjoy the thrill of friendly competition, but it’s also a chance for you to help out a good cause and make the world a slightly better place.

Well, the Niagara region is full of opportunities to lace up your sneakers, and if you’re looking for a run to coincide with your May vacation, Wings for Life has the perfect one for you. Set to take place on May 8th, it’s a race that will be happening all over the world, and you can take part in it here in Niagara Falls.

About Wings for Life

Wings for Life is a non-profit research foundation that’s working to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The money they raise — including the money they’ll raise from this particular run — is used to fund clinical trials and scientific research all over the globe in a concerted effort to make spinal cord injuries and the paralysis that so often accompanies it a thing of the past.

The Run

CPblog2This year’s Wings for Life World Run will take place simultaneously throughout the world, and the organizer for the Niagara Falls race is Red Bull Canada. All over the planet, regardless of age, gender, or location, runners will set off at 7 a.m. EST. The race has no set distance, time, or finish line. It simply ends when each runner is overtaken by what’s known as the event’s “Catcher Car.”

The Catcher Car is a unique part of the Wings for Life World Run, and it works like this: At 7:30 a.m. EST — half an hour after the runners have already set out — every Catcher Car heads out on the race route all over the world, and they all maintain the exact same pace. As time passes, each car speeds up at the same rate and at the same time so that they’re all covering the same amount of distance and always going the same speed.

Each time the Catcher Car catches a runner, that runner’s race is over. All over the globe, runners are caught until, finally, just one runner remains. That runner is declared the winner of the day’s races. In addition, an overall male winner is declared, and an overall female winner is declared. The overall Canadian winner will also be named.

In Niagara Falls, the race begins at Kingsbridge Park and heads north along the Niagara Parkway until the intersection of the Parkway and Murray Street. There, runners will turn south so they can enjoy passing the waterfalls two times. For roughly eight more miles, the runners will stick to the Parkway before heading west into Fort Erie, and from there, they will race on country roads that will take them through Welland and Thorold all the way to Lundy’s Lane. In other words, you’ll see some beautiful sites along the way.

Regardless of why you run, the fact that you can is a blessing. Join in helping those with spinal cord injuries by participating in the Wings for Life World Run on May 8th. You’ll have an entire planet of runners to compete against, and the luscious backdrop of Niagara to run against.

Spotlight on Niagara Falls’ Firehall Arts Center

CPblog7Community theatre is one of the most important and under-heralded cultural resources in most communities. Besides being an outlet for creativity, it also acts as a gathering place for ideas, different outlooks, and it’s almost always a beacon and source of community pride.

Because Niagara Falls is one of the most-visited destinations in North America, locals and visitors never want for entertainment — much of it world-class. Even if we weren’t able to attract the best and brightest stars from around the globe however, there would still be plenty of excellent creative activity going on here, especially in theatre, dance, and other forms of live art thanks to the Firehall Arts Center. So come to Niagara Falls and experience it for  yourself.

The History

It all started back in the fall of 1961, when the Niagara Falls Music Theatre Society was formed. Chartered as a non-profit community theatre in 1963, the group’s first productions were held at Niagara Falls Collegiate Vocational Institute’s auditorium. In 1967, however, the group was able to secure the Walnut Street Firehall. Initially used as just a rehearsal space and performance space for one-act plays, in 1975 the space became the Niagara Falls Music Theatre Society’s official home, and they renamed it the Firehall Theatre.

The space needed renovation, so even though the group continued to rehearse and put on productions throughout the year, they also worked to convert their home into a true theatrical space. They undertook an addition that included a box office, a lounge area, and a coatroom, financing the work through funds secured at the federal, provincial, and city levels. The society’s members donated much of their own time, resources, labor, and energy to the projects, as well. The renovations and addition were finally completed in 1982.

CPblog9How It Works

Firehall Theatre runs on the passion and work of dedicated volunteers. Many different people from the community are involved throughout the season. Direction, lighting, acting, choreography, music, set design, set building, costumes — without the hard and knowledgeable efforts of people committed to quality community theatre and the arts, not a single performance would ever get off the ground.

Of course, securing the rights to shows, gathering materials, paying the bills, and keeping up the center all cost money, which is why Firehall is dependent on donations and ticket sales to keep itself operational. Many people in the community buy season tickets, which enable them to attend every show during a season, but if you’re just in town for a night or a week, you can also purchase individual tickets to shows. The price for adults is $18, and seniors, children, and students are just $16.

What You Might See

Over the years, almost every type of productions has been performed. From Shakespeare and Chekov to modern dance, the sky has always been the limit. If you’re planning on coming to town over the month of April, two plays will be showing: “Dead Metaphor,” which will take place between April 2nd and April 23rd, and “Just Words,” which will show between April 27th and April 30th.

Regardless of the time of year, however, there’s always something worth giving your time and self over to at the Firehall Arts Center — just one more reason Niagara Falls makes for such a great vacation destination.

When It’s Raining in Niagara…

Before heading out for vacation, most of us work hard to ensure we have all our ducks in a row. We pack with care, making sure all our carry-ons are TSA compliant. We double-check reservations, and alert the post office to hold our mail. We do everything within our power to guarantee that while we are away from home experiencing another place, we have the time of our lives.

Except not everything is within our power. Luggage gets lost. Monsoon-like rains sometimes fall all day and all night. Flights are delayed, and small, insignificant colds blossom into full-grown illnesses right as you check into your hotel. These and other travel headaches can put a damper on even the best-laid plans, but at least when you come to Niagara, a bit of rain won’t be able to keep you from having a great time. Here are just a handful of ways you can play in Niagara when the skies are stormy and gray.

CPblog5The Butterfly Conservatory

Just because you’re being kept indoors by the rain is no reason to forego experiencing the natural world in all its splendor. At the Butterfly Conservatory, you can wander among colorful butterflies from all over the world.

Over 2,000 butterflies representing 45 species flit and float throughout exotic plants and flowers, and if you dress colorfully, you’ll attract plenty of them to you. You can even watch the stages of a butterfly’s development in the Emergence Room where caterpillars spin cocoons and emerge as stunning, winged creatures.

The Casino

The Fallsview Casino instantly renders any type of “bad” weather moot. Sit down at one of over 3,000 slot machines and video poker machines that let you bid anywhere from a penny to $100. There are also plenty of table games to try your luck at, including Craps, Roulette, Baccarat, Poker, Black Jack, and more. If you’re a serious Poker player — or you’d like to be — you can step into the Fallsview’s Poker Room, which is the largest of its kind in all of Ontario.

From Texas Hold’em to Omaha, Poker is king in the Poker Room. Should you want to take a break from the cards, you can relax and watch one of the nine televisions conveniently located throughout the space.

CPblog6Musical Dinner Theatre

There’s musical dinner theatre and then there’s musical dinner theatre, and in Niagara Falls, when the rain is forcing you to stay indoors, you’ll be glad we have the latter. Through April 9th, enjoy the fun of “Into The Groove,” a celebration of music and culture from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s.

Starting April 22nd, you can revel in one of Niagara’s longest running classics, the “Oh, Canada, Eh?” dinner musical theatre show that’s entertained almost a million people over the years. Filled with jokes and songs, “Oh, Canada, Eh?” features Canadian music, culture, and self-deprecating stereotypes. Both shows include a delicious five-course, family-style meal.

So, come to the place where even a lot of rain won’t ruin your good time. From butterflies and gambling to excellent musical theatre, Niagara Falls is a place you can have fun no matter what the weather is doing.

 

3 Tribute Shows to Catch in April

CPblog3When it comes to hearing your favorite songs played by your favorite band, many of us content ourselves with putting on a record, a CD, or Pandora station. Maybe, we’ll even watch a YouTube video or concert special.

After all, catching your favorite acts live isn’t always an option. Sometimes, the tickets are too expensive. Sometimes, their tour doesn’t come close enough to where you live. Sometimes, your favorite band doesn’t even go out on tour anymore.

Well, Niagara Falls isn’t just a place where the best bands and musicians in the world routinely come to play. It’s also a place where the best tribute bands in the world come to play. If you’re planning on being in the Niagara Falls region for vacation in April, and you’re a lover of classic rock, Motown, or Irish rock and roll, you’re in luck. Three excellent tribute acts are slated to take the stage, and while they may not have penned the songs or made those songs famous, their presentation and performances are second to none.

1. Solid Gold Motown

Motown Records got its start in Detroit in the late 1950s, and for decades, that label could be counted on to put out some of the world’s most popular and enduring music. Home to chart-topping acts like Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, and many more, Motown defined the sound of Black America, and the songs made famous by Motown are still some of today’s most treasured tunes.

From April 7th through the 16th at the Fallsview Casino Resort Avalon Ballroom Theatre, the tribute group Solid Gold Motown will revisit the songs and era of Motown’s hey day with an amazing live band and unbelievable singing. Tickets start at just $25.

2. Floyd Factor

Considered by many to be Canada’s best Pink Floyd tribute band, Floyd Factor has been impressing audiences far and wide for 10 years. Specializing in the Pink Floyd songs that mark the height of the band’s illustrious career — namely, those songs that were released between 1967 and 1980 — the show is just as revolutionary as the one Pink Floyd put on with a multimedia experience that includes live music, killer songs, video, lights, and lasers.

If you’ve always wanted to catch Pink Floyd live, Floyd Factor is the next best thing. They’ll be performing live at the Seneca Queen Theatre at 8 p.m. on April 23rd. Tickets start at $24.75.

CPblog43. The International U2 Tribute — Desire

The following weekend at the Seneca Queen Theatre will feature Desire, a U2 tribute band that has a lot more in common with the real U2 than just a set list. Friends since high school just like the band whose songs they’ve mastered, The International U2 Tribute — Desire leaves audiences feeling as though they’ve just experienced Bono, Adam, The Edge, and Larry live in concert.

Hear songs from every album across three decades of amazing pop and rock and roll music. If you love U2, you owe it to yourself to get to the Seneca Queen Theatre on April 30th at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $19.75.

Get your fill of great music with a trip to Niagara Falls. As these three tribute acts show: There’s always something good going on in Niagara.

3 Reasons to See Jay Leno in Niagara Falls

CPblog1Unless you’re someone for whom vacations are set in stone thanks to work or school schedules, it can be difficult to decide just when the time is right to head out on a trip. Should you go during the height of the tourist season when the hustle and bustle is at its most interesting but most annoying? Should you select dates that coincide with holidays, or should you base your vacations around reducing your stress level, leaving just after your biggest work projects are completed?

There is no single answer to these questions and those like them, and when you’re headed to a destination like Niagara Falls, it’s easy to see why. Regardless of the season, Niagara is one of the most entertaining and beautiful destinations in the world. Summer, winter, holidays, Wednesdays? They’re all great times to visit.

That being said, now and again something occurs within the region that’s so special it’s able to tip the scales toward a legitimate answer to the question, “When should I take my Niagara Falls vacation?”

On April 21st and 22nd, one of the world’s best-loved comedians, Jay Leno, is slated to take the stage at the Fallsview Casino, which makes that week in April the perfect time to visit. Whether you’re a lifelong fan or you just want to head out for an evening of entertainment you won’t forget, here are three reasons to see Jay Leno when he performs live in Niagara Falls.

1. He Got His Start in Stand-Up

Most people know Jay Leno from all those years he spent as the host of The Tonight Show, but he actually cut his teeth as a comic by performing stand-up around the country. After moving to Los Angeles after college to do some writing for a sitcom, Leno decided his best chance at making it in the funny business was through stand-up. He booked and performed as many as 300 shows a year from the 1970s until he took over The Tonight Show in 1992. So, if you want to see a master at his craft, you’ll want to see Leno live and on stage.

CPblog2The Venue

The Fallsview Casino boasts one of the finest and most intimate performance venues in all of North America. The Avalon Theatre Ballroom has seating for just 1,500, which means you’ll be able to see every eyebrow lift, shoulder shrug, and grimace Leno makes.

Completely devoid of a nosebleed section, every seat in the Avalon Theatre is comfortable, and no matter where you sit, you’ll feel close to the stage.

He’s Actually Interesting

Another reason to see Jay Leno live is that he’s actually a pretty interesting person. An avid motorcycle and classic car fan, he writes a regular column about vehicles titled, “Jay Leno’s Garage.” He’s been married to his wife, Mavis, since 1980, and he’s impressively self-deprecating — especially about his chin.

If you’re on the fence about when to visit Niagara Falls, and you love to laugh, book your stay so that it overlaps with one of America’s funniest men. Tickets to see Jay Leno start at just $80.

When You Need a Book in Niagara Falls…

cpblog1Of all the pleasures afforded the traveler, the opportunity to dive into a good book unencumbered by work or responsibility surely ranks near the top of the list. Whether you prefer humor and fiction or romance novels and philosophy, being able to take just a week away from the demands of daily life can give you enough room to finish a book or two — even amidst a heavily scheduled vacation itinerary.

For those times you forget a book or you’ve already finished the stash you brought with you, here are a few of the places you can find a book, magazine, and even a cup of tea when you travel to Niagara Falls.

Fiction Addiction Books and More

A used bookstore with over 24,000 well-catalogued books, Fiction Addiction is a great place to start your search for the perfect book while vacationing in Niagara Falls. Open every day but Sunday, the store is completely computerized, so if you’re looking for a particular book, you can call ahead, and they’ll be able to tell you whether or not they have it in stock, which can save you a lot of time.

They’ve also got a book return program that lets you return a book you purchased there and receive a credit for the next one, ideal circumstances for the voracious vacation reader who forgot his books at home.

The bookstore is also a pleasure to browse, so if you find yourself in need of a low-key, book-centered afternoon activity, spend it in Fiction Addiction.

R&B Novel-Teas

One of the gems located in the heart of the continually improving Q District in Niagara Falls, R&B Novel-Teas is a teahouse and cafe with a small library for in-store reading as well as an assortment of new and used books available for purchase.

Closed on Sundays and Mondays, this small bookstore and teahouse encourages contemplation and conversation in addition to reading. If you want a delicious cup of tea to accompany your newly purchased book, head over to R&B.

Alphabet Bookshop

cpblog2Yet another great reason to stop in and visit Port Colborne, the Alphabet Bookshop specializes in the kinds of books collectors adore: first editions, rare prints, the hard-to-find, and the very old.

While it may not be the best choice if what you’re after is a paperback edition of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” for anyone who loves the mystique and wonder in bound editions as well as the smell of old paper and dusty book jackets, this bookshop will provide plenty of opportunity to while away an afternoon.

The Write Bookshop

Located in St. Catharines, The Write Bookshop has been a part of the downtown St. Catharines’ shopping scene since 2001, when it was opened as a store called Hannelore’s Downtown Fine Books. Today, it’s owned and operated by the original owner’s brother and his wife, and it boasts an inventory of over 100,000 used books spread across two magnificent floors. It’s a treasure trove of almost every category and genre under the sun — a place booklovers can happily lose themselves for hours.

Don’t fret if you’ve left your book at home when you head to Niagara. From downtown to Port Colborne, the region is teeming with fine bookstores guaranteed to have something to spark your interest and imagination.

4 Reasons to Stay at the Niagara Falls Crowne Plaza Hotel

cpblog5Niagara Falls is one of North America’s most popular destinations, and it has been that way for well over 175 years. Upon completion of the Erie Canal back in 1825, the region finally became accessible for anyone who wanted a chance to stand within the mighty and awe-inspiring presence of the waterfalls for which the region is named, and since that time, millions of people have chosen to do just that.

These days, if you travel to Niagara Falls for vacation, it’s possible to have a stellar time without catching sight of the waterfalls at all. It would be a shame, yes, but it also would be possible. From gambling and shopping to wineries and musical dinner theatre, the vast variety of entertainment offered throughout the region is second to none, and the hotel accommodations are some of the best in the world.

While it’s true that there are scores of hotels, motels, campsites, and the like scattered throughout the Niagara Peninsula, Niagara Falls Crowne Plaza Hotel is second to none. Here are four reasons to book a room at the Niagara Falls Crowne Plaza Hotel if what you’re looking for in a Niagara Falls experience is comfort, class, and unbeatable hospitality.

1. A Fallsview Room

Fall asleep to the glowing waterfalls at night, and wake to their majesty every morning. One of the many treasures available to guests of the Crowne Plaza Hotel is a fallsview room. Choose from rooms that showcase the American Falls or the American and the Horseshoe Falls, including superior view rooms with floor to ceiling windows that offer a view of the waterfalls that is absolutely picture perfect.

2. Coffee

cpblog6While nearly every hotel room in North America offers some access to a small coffeemaker in-room, staying at the Niagara Falls Crowne Plaza Hotel offers that and then some. A Starbucks Café is situated in the lobby of the hotel, so anytime you want a cup of coffee, a perfect latte, or a hot tea and a scone, all you need to do is take the elevator down and stock up on your favorite treats.

3. Location

Situated in the center of all the best Niagara Falls action, when you stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, getting around the highlights of the city is a breeze. Located directly across from the waterfalls themselves, the hotel is part of the Falls Avenue Resort Complex that offers guests over 1,200 rooms, a 3-acre indoor waterpark, street-level access to all the fun on Clifton Hill, direct indoor access to Casino Niagara, 12 restaurants, and more. When you stay at the Crowne Plaza, you stay where the action is.

4. Room Service

Room service is one of the many amenities required by the world’s most discerning guests, and when you stay at the Niagara Falls Crowne Plaza Hotel, the room service is provided by none of other than The Rainbow Room. One of the region’s finest restaurants, The Rainbow Room offers the best in re-imagined, locally sourced, and expertly prepared cuisine that’s been dreamt up by one of Canada’s most beloved and talented chefs: Massimo Capra.

Do yourself a favor, and, when you book the vacation of a lifetime, be sure to stay in the hotel that offers unparalleled views of the falls and the best room service in town.

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