From an early age, William “Red” Hill Sr. was fascinated with the Niagara River and Niagara Falls.
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Perhaps it is fitting that one of the most famous barrels in Niagara Falls history was constructed by an English cooper (barrel maker) who performed the first barrel stunt in the falls area.
George L. Stathakis, a mystic and former Buffalo chef, planned to use the money he expected to make after his plunge over the Horseshoe Falls to publish “the secret of life.”
83 years ago today in Daredevil history….The odds were not good on the day Joseph Albert “Jean” Lussier climbed into a rubber ball and headed for the brink of the Horseshoe Falls.
Karel Soucek didn’t just want to take his place among the exclusive list of Niagara Falls daredevils. As he started his stunting career at the falls, Soucek announced — – and emblazoned on all his barrels – that he was “the last of the Niagara daredevils.”
About: Terrapin Point, Goat Island, Niagara Falls, NY 14303 716-278-0340 Description: AMERICAN SIDE. Catering to folks on the American side of the Falls, this restaurant delivers fabulous views from inside the dining room and from spacious outdoor decks. Sleek, contemporary styling adds a measure of panache, and the cuisine mixes flavors and textures to great […]
About: 12 Lock St, Hogan’s Alley, Port Dalhousie, St. Catharines, ON L2N 5B5 905-937-9027 Description: ST. CATHARINES. Ready to shake up your palate? This intriguing restaurant transforms fresh, wholesome ingredients into a variety of international dishes. In fact, savory butter chicken appears alongside linguine with monk fish, ribeye steaks, samosas, grilled trout and Thai-style shrimp. […]
About: 4330 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls, ON 905-374-1221 Description: NIAGARA FALLS. At this location along its route, the Niagara River is channeled through one of the area’s narrowest formations. The power of the water here is astounding, and visitors can catch the strength of the current from an observation platform. Geological layering is also evident […]
About: Niagra Pkwy, Niagara Falls, ON 905-356-1338 Description: CHIPPAWA. If you require a strong dose of nature, Navy Island can deliver it in spades. First populated by Native Americans and used variously over the centuries as a military site and base for shipbuilding, agriculture and tourism, the island now serves as a nature preserve. Lush […]
About: 6650 Niagara River Pkwy, Table Rock House Plaza, Niagara Falls, ON 905-354-1551 Description: FALLSVIEW. If you think Niagara Falls is impressive from the front, try viewing it from the back! This tour takes visitors in an elevator to the base of the waterfall and lets them see, from behind, the sheer magnitude of the […]