3 Reasons to Head to Niagara’s Wine Country This November

image001For anyone who loves wine, every day is a perfect day to visit Niagara’s wine country. The landscape is always lush and nearly without equal. The tours and tasting rooms are top-notch, and the wine — well, the wine is internationally renowned, so you know it’s always going to be worth your time. That being said, Niagara’s wineries also do an excellent job of curating a wide variety of events for oenophiles of all persuasions. For the November visitor to Niagara, here are three of those events.

1. Fabulicious

Fabulicious is a wine- and food-centered event that takes place twice a year — once during the dark and cold of February and once during the crisp and cooling month of November. This year’s November event is slated to take place between November 12 and November 19, and it will involve over 15 excellent restaurants in quaint and endearing Niagara-on-the-Lake. Enjoy specialty, prix fixe, three-course menus at discount prices at some of the Niagara region’s most prized farm-to-table restaurants. Both lunch and dinner are offered at most of the participating restaurants. Lunch is only $25, and dinner is just $35. While you’ll have to pay for wine on top of those fees, the reduced rates, plus the excellent wine pairings available are more than worth it. Especially if you love exceptional food complemented by world-class wine, come to Fabulicious in November, and get your fill of both.

2. Savour the Sights

A dinner experience offered by Jackson-Triggs winery, Savour the Sights is a night of near-hedonistic delights. Enjoy five courses of the best cuisine in the region, painstakingly prepared from the bounty of local farms. Each course is paired with an award-winning wine from Jackson-Triggs, and each course takes place in a different location of the winery. A progressive dinner that could only happen in Niagara, the entire evening and meal take place on-site at Jackson-Triggs for just $135 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and lasts from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on November 14. Get reservations and tickets ahead of time, as the number of people who can experience the night is limited.

3. Annual Nouveau Release Party at Reif Estate

image003If you’re up for a night of eating and drinking that’s a little more casual but no less Niagara-flavored, take part in the Reif Estate Winery’s Annual Nouveau Release Party, held this year from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on November 19. A tradition that never fails to excite, this year’s party will feature Reif Estates’ Gamay Nouveau and Kerner Nouveau.

Just like they do in the Beaujolais region of France, Reif Estates sets aside the third Thursday of each November to pop open the delightful, young Nouveaus — those bright, bold wines that are traditionally drunk in the same year their grapes were harvested after being fermented for just a few weeks. For just $25, you’ll not only enjoy fresh and delicious wine, but also oysters, local charcuterie, and local, artisanal cheese.

So, come to Niagara during the month of November. Whether you want the first fruits of this year’s harvest or a feast fit for a king, the region will be bursting with wine-centered opportunities.

4 Reasons October Is the Perfect Month for Your Niagara Falls Vacation

image001It’s not uncommon for people from all over the world to get an itch to visit Niagara Falls. For over 100 years now, it’s been one of the world’s most popular destinations. While most visitors make their way to the falls and surrounding area during the balmy summer months, autumn has an appeal that’s hard to deny. From the thinned out crowds to the fantastic foliage, here are four reasons October is the perfect month to take your Niagara Falls vacation.

1. Hornblower Niagara Cruises Still Operates

One reason people are often more inclined to visit the area during the height of the tourist season is due to the fact that all the fun rides and attractions are going full-tilt. While October does see some reduction in hours and entertainment, for the most part, the fun is still accessible. In particular, Hornblower Niagara Cruises is still in operation during the month of October. There is simply no better way to get up close and personal with Niagara Falls than through this remarkable boat ride. If you want to experience the power and splendor of the falls while getting doused with spray and deafened with what sounds like thunder, you can do it just as easily in October as you can in July.

2. The Crowds Are Gone

Some people genuinely enjoy the thrill of a crowd, but if you aren’t one of them, planning an October trip is a perfect way to see the Falls without triggering your agoraphobia. Reservations at the area’s finest restaurants are easier to get. Tickets to shows are more readily had. Just strolling around town or gazing at the Falls is more easily accomplished when the happy glut of visitors has mostly gone home. It’s true that the summertime crowds can feel electric thanks to the energy and cosmopolitan nature of the thousands upon thousands who show up to experience the place. If you don’t need that sort of electricity, however, October’s slower and less-peopled pace is ideal.

3. The Weather Is Amazing

image003It’s not as if it ever gets really hot in Niagara Falls. The weather’s remarkable mildness is one of the reasons the grapes produced along the Niagara Peninsula produce such excellent wines. That being said, the autumn weather is often perfect. The sweet chill in the air can often be taken care of with little more than an extra windbreaker or sweatshirt during the mornings or evenings. It can rain a bit, so you’ll want to bring an umbrella and galoshes, but overall, fall in Niagara Falls usually includes plenty of sun.

4. The Fall Foliage

The Niagara region is a very fertile place, and the autumn highlights the ways the changing seasons affect it remarkably. Whether you love to hike or you love driving around the countryside, taking Niagara in during the month of October is often a feast of autumn color that can rival New England. You’ll definitely want to bring your camera.

So, plan your vacation for the Niagara region during the month of October. As these four reasons more than show, it’s the perfect time to visit.

A Few Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Oktoberfest in Niagara

image001One of the world’s most beloved and imitated festivals, Munich, Germany’s Oktoberfest pulls in millions of visitors from around the world each October to celebrate Bavarian culture —especially its beer and food. While many cities and regions boast lively Oktoberfest celebrations, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate the festival in the Niagara region.

From the actual Oktoberfest hosted by the Niagara Brewing Company to the opportunity to take in some of the region’s craft beers in person during the month of October, here are a handful of reasons to plan a visit to Niagara in celebration of Bavarian culture — or at least of beer — by way of Canada.

Niagara Brewing Company Oktoberfest

A brewing company that aims to craft beers that are in keeping with Canada’s rich history and heritage of beer brewing, Niagara Brewing Company is hosting a true Oktoberfest celebration the first weekend of October. The event takes place on October 2 and will allow beer lovers to meet and mingle with Niagara Brewing Company brewmaster, Gord Slater. Enjoy specialty Bavarian beer offerings and amazing food pairings throughout the day.

Harvest Halton

On October 4 in Milton, you can take in a spectacular farm to restaurant experience that will rival any Oktoberfest in Milton’s Heritage Park. Harvest-centered dishes crafted from local farms by award-winning chefs will be paired with amazing beers and wines. Guests can also enjoy live, local music, opportunities to meet some of the region’s farmers, and an artisanal market as well. One of the greatest parts about the Harvest Halton isn’t just the feast for the senses it provides, it’s that it also gives guests a great chance to familiarize themselves with the many microbreweries, growers, and chefs who make the harvest celebration so much fun.

The NC Teaching Brewery

The Niagara College Teaching Brewery is one of the crown jewels of the region’s craft brew and beer making scene. They offer over 600 credit-hour courses, general interest courses, and vocational courses, as well as seminars and programs geared toward anyone who wants to learn more about brewing or start a career in it. Take a tour of either campus — they have one in Niagara-on-the-Lake and one in Welland. Bone up on your beer knowledge and gain appreciation for the hard work and knowledge that goes into each beer you drink during October and the rest of the year.

The Silversmith Brewing Company

image003Silversmith Brewing Company is located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and they offer a fantastic guided tour for $20 for anyone who wants to learn more about their take on the crafting of excellent beer. Home to some pretty stellar and award-winning beers, you can have your own mini-Oktoberfest at Silversmith any time you want to throughout the month of October and beyond.

Just call ahead and make your reservation for either Saturday or Sunday at 11:15 a.m., noon, or 12:45 p.m. A knowledgeable tour guide will take you and your party around their operation, enlightening you and answering questions, and at the end of it all, they will give you beer. Located in an old and restored church, a visit to Silversmith feels a little holy — which is exactly how Oktoberfest should feel. They’ve also got a little restaurant on-site, so you can get your fill of food when you visit as well.

Don’t head to Germany during the month of October. Instead, make your Oktoberfest in Niagara where the food and the beer are second-to-none.

Get Ready for the Niagara Falls International Marathon (or at least the 5k)

image001Believe it or not, running in the Niagara region, especially as summer winds down into fall, is one of the greatest pleasures of area runners’ lives, and much of that pleasure has to do with the changing look and feel of the place. As autumn emerges, the summer foliage starts its deepening into darker, less vibrant greens. Subtle hints of gold, amber, and red begin to show themselves here and there in the many species of trees and bushes.

The weather begins to cool, and the crisp air makes breathing in and out on a morning run feel so much more invigorating than when the heat was at its fullest. As the days shorten, it’s easier to head out for sunrise and sunset runs without losing too much sleep as well. Throughout it all, September and October continue to showcase the countryside’s luscious landscape. From the vineyards and waterways to the famed trails in and around St. Catharines, if you’re a runner, it’s the perfect time to plan a visit to Niagara.

The Marathon

Maybe the great weather and amazing foliage is why the Niagara Falls International Marathon is held every October. Much more than just a race, the whole weekend is full of fun, as well as some learning opportunities. Here is a look at some of what the weekend will hold if you’re looking to run a marathon — or at least a 5K — toward the end of October.

Friday, October 23

Starting at 1 p.m. at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, a Health and Fitness Expo will get underway that will last until 7 p.m. During the Expo, runners registered to participate in any of the Niagara Falls International Marathon races can stop by and pick up their numbers and race packets. New registrants can also sign up. Over 20,000 people — runners, volunteers, walkers, visitors, and community members — usually attend the free Expo, where booths, product demonstrations, and exhibits abound — all centered on the theme of running, health, and fitness.

Saturday, October 24

image003One of the many highlights that occur the day before every Niagara Falls International Marathon race day is the Running Room International Breakfast Run that takes place at 8:30 a.m. A free and friendly run, it’s a perfect opportunity to meet racers and runners who are in town to race from all over the world. You’re encouraged to bring a flag that’s representative of the country, province, or state from which you hail. After the run, runners are all invited to take in a complimentary breakfast at the Niagara Falls’ Planet Hollywood. If you happened to miss out on the Expo the day before, its doors will be open once again on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 25 — Race Day!

The highlight of race day is, of course, the running. Whether you plan on participating or spectating, it’s a jovial and friendly time that includes people from all over the globe. Here are just some of the race categories offered:

  • Full marathon
  • Schools marathon challenge
  • 10K
  • 5K
  • Half-marathon wheelchair
  • And more!

Come to Niagara for one of the most enjoyable international events of the year. Whether you run or cheer, the Niagara Falls International Marathon showcases the best of being in Niagara.

Murder at the Old Fort Eerie: A Community Event

image001On September 12, locals and visitors to Niagara Falls can gather at the historic Old Fort Eerie to participate in a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: solving a murder. That’s right: Murder-mystery nights are back at the Old Fort Eerie, and everyone is invited to play a character and solve the crime. Here’s all you need to know about the event before you head up to Niagara Falls with magnifying glass in hand.

About the Old Fort Eerie

The Niagara region has always been a contentious parcel of land; even the Iroquoian tribes fought over the Onandaga flintstone that is rich in the area. When the French moved in during the 17th century, they build a fort, dubbed (however uncreatively) Fort Niagara, on Lake Ontario as their primary post. When Great Britain seized control of New France after the Seven Years War (known in the United States as the French and Indian War) they built a line of communications along the Niagara River and around the northern Great Lakes. Of these, Old Fort Eerie was the very first and served as a supply depot and port for ships traveling to the northern Great Lakes.

During the American War for Independence, Fort Eerie saw its first action. Unfortunately, the combination of fighting and harsh winter weather caused the building to crumble, and a newer, stronger fort — made of Onandaga flintstone — was commissioned to be constructed just above the older one.

During the War of 1812, Fort Eerie changed hands between the British and Americans several times and served as a strategic stronghold during battles in the Niagara region. To this day, Fort Eerie stands amidst the bloodiest battlefield on Canadian soil due to the vicious battles fought for its control.
The British continued to occupy the fort until 1823; after that, it fell into disuse. Some of the fort’s stones were incorporated into nearby St. Paul’s Anglican Church. Irish Republicans called the Brigade of Fenians used the fort as headquarters during their raids around Ontario. It was only much later that the ruins became a landmark for locals and visitors alike, who enjoy exploring the ruins, learning the history, and picnicking on the lawns.

Today, Old Fort Eerie is a testament to the long-lived strife endured by the now-pacific Niagara region. The Niagara Parks Commission ensures the health and safety of the fort and its grounds and holds regular events to keep interest in the structure and is history alive and well.

About the Murder Mystery Eventimage003

A timeworn fort amidst a notoriously blood-stained battlefield is the perfect place to stage a fun, false murder-mystery party. A handful of actors will guide guests through the details of the murder, and guests will be asked to aid the bumbling investigator to determine the culprit. You can come dressed as your favorite crime-solver to add some flavor!

Adult and children are welcome to attend the event, which will be a thoroughly family-friendly affair. Tickets are required for admittance; the price is $10 per adult and $6 per child. The event takes place Saturday, September 12 at 7 p.m. You should arrive promptly on time to avoid missing any crucial clues!

What to Know About Niagara’s South Coast

image001While most visitors to the Niagara Falls area are most familiar with its eponymous waterfalls, the Niagara region is a vast place home to much, much more. There are scores of wineries, thousands of acres of vineyards, orchards, and farms, countless businesses, a wealth of wonderful people, and more hidden gems than the lucky visitors who happen upon them can shake a stick at.

One such hidden gem is Niagara’s South Coast with its lovely Lake Erie shoreline and small handful of quaint little towns. If you’re heading soon to the Niagara region, and you’re looking for an out-of-the-way experience, here is a little of what you should know about the South Coast.

The Towns

While not the most famous of Niagara’s towns and cities, the five towns             along the South Coast have a lot to offer any visitor. Port Colborne has an impressive and thriving arts and music scene, tons of excellent fishing, and Canal Days — a festival that celebrates tall ships. Wainfleet is a wonderfully small and rural-life centered place. Agriculture and conservation are king in and around it. The Wainfleet Conservation Area and Bog is one of Canada’s largest remaining peat bogs, and it’s a great place for bird watching.

Fort Erie was an important place during the War of 1812, and today, history buffs have plenty to experience there. Pelham is best explained by its motto: “Five villages, one community” thanks to the tiny, quaint villages that make up its township. It’s also home to Canada’s largest sugar maple, a massive tree that’s over 500 years old. Lastly, the city of Welland offers plenty of fun, outdoor activities, and it also hosts the Rose Festival every June.

The Beaches

image003For summer fun that requires water and lots of sand, the coast of Lake Erie is absolutely idyllic. From aptly named Crystal Beach and Pleasant Beach to Thunder Bay Beach and Nickel Beach, the South Coast is a great destination for sun and water lovers. Almost any place you stop is worth spreading a towel out on.

The Festivals

Niagara’s South Coast is home to some of the most interesting and entertaining festivals in the country. Some give visitors a taste of Niagara life from over 100 years ago, while others celebrate the culinary prowess the region is known for. Here are just a few of the many festivals that take place in the South Coast throughout the year:

  • The Marshville Heritage Festival
  • Fort Erie Friendship Festival
  • Wainfleet Fall Fair
  • Niagara Food Festival

The Fort

Old Fort Erie, the site of the deadliest battle in all of Canadian history, has been restored to its former glory. Tour the buildings and grounds to get a sense of military life at the start of the 19th century. For lovers of history — especially British, Canadian, or American history — the fort is one of the best places to visit — not just in Niagara — but in North America.

Head to Niagara’s South Coast for a rich and unforgettable experience of a region already famous for unforgettable offerings.

Niagara Tours That Really Are Fun

image001Taking a guided tour is a great way to experience a new place, whether you’re in a foreign country or just down the road from where you grew up. From titillating historical details to fascinating and hard-to-imaging facts, a tour can acquaint you with a place’s uniqueness and specificity in a way that can better help you orient your time there.

There are plenty of tour companies in the Niagara region that provide exactly such an experience, whether you’re looking for an insider’s view of wine and beer or history and geography. Depending on what you enjoy and want to know more about, you should be able to find something that’s right up your alley. Even if wandering off on your own is your favorite way to discover a place, a good tour can add meaning and direction to your wandering, allowing for more fruitful exploration.

Don’t just go it alone when you head to Niagara. Here are a handful of great tours that will add breadth and depth to your Niagara vacation.

Public Niagara Wine Tours

A tour offered by Niagara Fun Tours, the Public Niagara Wine Tours are available all year round every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The tours take about six to seven hours to complete, and they hit a number of well-known and popular wineries — five in total. You’ll have ample time to explore, taste, and purchase wine at each one, and tastings are free. Multiple pick-up locations are offered throughout Niagara, starting at 10 a.m., so you don’t even have to forego your vacation goal of sleeping in.

Taste the Town Tours

A walking tour of food and culture, this Niagara-on-the-Lake tour is suitable for people of all fitness levels and ages. Walk through what’s been called “the prettiest town in Canada,” while learning about its history, sampling its top-notch cuisine, drinking its excellent local beers and wines, and discovering more about it and the Niagara region than you thought possible in a two and a half hour stint.

Microbrewery and Cider Tour

image003A five-hour guided tour also offered by Niagara Fun Tours, this beer and hard cider tour takes place every Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. starting the middle of September and going through the end of December. Free tastings are par for the course, and you’ll be able to sample everything from local IPAs and ales to seasonal lagers and stouts. Pack a lunch or grab a bite at any of the breweries’ restaurants. For the lover of beer and/or hard cider, it’s a perfect introduction to everything you’ll want to drink during your time in Niagara.

A Niagara Falls Day Tour

For the visitor who wants to get a good overview of the place before embarking on any specifics, a Niagara Falls day tour is perfect. Whether you focus your time on Niagara Falls proper, or you head out into wine country to get a feel for the fertile and stunning farmland that grows so many excellent grape varieties, a day tour can help orient you to the place in a way that a book or website won’t. Fall for Niagara has a number of tours available.

Take a guided tour of Niagara, and discover more quickly some of what makes the place so magical.

How to Play Euchre: Canada’s Most Popular Card Game

image001Canadians are a remarkably fun-loving people, and like all fun-loving people, the ways in which they entertain themselves can run the gamut. Maybe it’s due to the lengthier winters, but, especially when it comes to indoor games, the sky is the limit. From balderdash to cribbage, Canadians love to gather together for a friendly indoor board game or card game.

Whether you’re hoping to gain some Canadian friends on your trip to Niagara and you want to be able to hold your own should you all sit down to a game, or you just want to get a feel for what many of the locals enjoy doing in their spare time, here is a look at how to play the game of euchre, arguably Canada’s most popular card game.

The Game

A four person, partnered card game that’s played with a reduced deck, there are almost as many forms of euchre in Canada as there are hockey teams in the NHL. The most popular one, however, is the British form of the game. The deck is comprised of all the aces, kings, queens, jacks, tens, and nines, plus one joker. Five cards are dealt to each of the four players, and the goal for each partnered team of two is to take at least three out of the five tricks.

After the deal, the next card in the deck is turned over. At this point, the player to the left of the dealer can select that card’s suit as trump for the hand, or she can pass to the player on her left. If all the players pass, then the card is turned over, and each player now has a chance — in turn — to call up a different suit that then becomes trump. If all players pass, and the choice ends up with the dealer, he has to choose a suit that then becomes trump.


image003The cards rank as follows: The joker — also called the Benny — is always the high card, followed by the jack of the trump suit — the Right Bower — followed by the jack from the same color suit that isn’t trump — the Left Bower — followed by the ace on down to the nine. Suit must always be followed unless a player has no card in it, at which point he can trump in or play another suit. Tricks are won by whoever plays the highest card each hand. Three tricks wins a team one point, and five tricks wins a team two points.

When a team who called trump fails to get at least three tricks, it’s known as being “euchred,” and the opposing team gets two points. If a player “goes alone,” she plays without her partner against the other two. If she wins all the tricks, her team gets four points. If she gets three tricks, she gets one point. If she’s euchred, the other team gets four points. Each game is played to 11.

Strategy and keeping track of what cards have been played is key in the game of euchre, but like all games, the real goal is enjoying the company of the people you’re with.

3 Cooking Classes in Niagara

image001The Niagara Peninsula boasts some of Canada’s finest vineyards and wineries, which necessarily requires the area to also serve some of the country’s finest food. After all, what’s a great glass of wine without a great meal to accompany it? Fine dining farm-to-table restaurants are so common throughout the region that getting a world-class meal is part and parcel of coming to Niagara at all.

Because of this emphasis on fine food and wine, a number of renowned cooking schools have sprung up over the years to train those who would continue the traditions of local culinary excellence. For the foodie headed to Niagara on vacation, these cooking schools provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn some of what makes the region’s dining so spectacular. Here are just some of the opportunities that exist for lovers of food eager to learn a few, new tricks when they head to Niagara.

1. Wine Country Cooking School

Located at Strewn Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, the Wine Country Cooking School is the first winery-centered cooking school in all of Canada. They offer day-long, hands-on classes for chefs of all skill levels every Saturday from January through the end of November, and because they’re a wine-centered cooking school committed to working with local and seasonal produce, you’ll not only cook up a delicious meal for yourself, but you’ll do so while exploring the relationship between food and wine. For oenophiles who want to learn to cook in a more wine-centered way, the classes at the Wine Country Cooking School are ideal. Classes are open to individuals or couples, and should you be traveling in a group, you can inquire as to a group cooking class as well.

2. The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute

image003Located in the center of downtown Niagara Falls, the classes and instructors at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) won’t just help you prepare an excellent meal, they’ll also equip you with a host of real-world cooking and kitchen tips to take back home. Learn in a state-of-the-art facility with some of Canada’s most well-known chefs, while getting more familiar with local vegetables, fruit, cheese, meat, and fish. You’ll thoroughly enjoy eating whatever they have you prepare during your time in class at NFCI.

3. The Good Earth Food and Wine Company

One of the original farm-to-table restaurants in the area, the Bistro at The Good Earth Food and Wine Company has been serving up excellent local food since 1998. Wholeheartedly committed to the earth and producing delicious wine and food from its bounty, the good people at The Good Earth Food and Wine Company offer cooking demo classes throughout the year.

While the demos aren’t cooking classes per se, the chefs at The Good Earth Food and Wine Company do an exceptional job of showcasing the skills require to pull off the amazing meals they make, and at the end of it all, you get to eat what they’ve cooked up, while enjoying some of their amazing wine.

Come to Niagara and bone up on skills related to providing yourself with the one source of pleasure we all get to engage in multiple times a day: Eating! With these cooking classes and others like them, you can not only enjoy the excellent food in the region, but you can also become a better cook while you do.

What to Expect at the Niagara Falls’ Survival Expo

image001Niagara Falls is a world-class destination for scores of reasons, and while the waterfalls and the wine arguably remain the biggest draws to the place, the area hosts fascinating events all year round that create plenty of other reasons why a visit to Niagara is almost always in order. One such event that’s coming up in the beginning of August is the Survival Expo, a showcase of vendors, speakers, organizations, and more that specialize in everything from disaster preparedness and homesteading to the off-grid lifestyle.

Whether you truly want to be prepared in case human civilization re-enters the Dark Ages, or you simply want to know how to live a more basic and elemental life, the Survival Expo is both entertaining and educational. Here is some of the information you’ll need to attend, as well as a few of the highlights of what you can expect to find at this year’s Expo.

About the Survival Expo

The Survival Expo was started by a group of people who share a desire to learn and practice a more basic and prepared way of living. As the largest Survival Expo in all of Canada, the Niagara Falls’ Expo is a way for people who are already engaged in survival-centered living to share their knowledge, expertise, products, skills, and more with other people who want to learn. This year’s Survival Expo will take place over the weekend of August 8 and 9 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, and it will feature over 100 exhibitors, dozens of seminars, and thousands of attendees. The Expo is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $10 per day, or you can pay $18 for a two-day pass.

The Seminars

image003The seminars offered at this year’s Survival Expo cover a wide range of topics for anyone interested in being prepared for either a four-day backpacking trip in the Canadian wilderness or a doomsday scenario in which the vast amount of resources we all depend on day-to-day suddenly disappear or go on the fritz. Seminars cover a wide range of topics that deal with everything from home defense to foraging. Some of the seminars being offered include:

  • Survival Medicine. Learn everything about emergency first aid from wound care to suturing in this seminar.
  • Edible Wild Food. If the grocery stores no longer stocked food or you found yourself lost in the woods, this seminar will show you what you can forage for food.
  • Urban Beekeeping. If you want fresh, local honey in the city, this seminar will show you how to keep bees in an urban environment.
  • Self-Defense. If your physical self is ever threatened, this seminar will show you how to properly and smartly respond.
  • The Art of Urban Survival. Since most people live in urban areas, any disaster or true national emergency might necessitate surviving in an urban area. Learn how to do so with this seminar.

Head to Niagara Falls for the vacation of a lifetime, and learn survival skills at the same time by spending some time at the Survival Expo.

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