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Nominated for Best Resort in Ontario

Monday, July 29th, 2013

coverToronto4Kids launched its Best of Toronto4Kids segment and they have presented a fourth category recently, Best Family Resort in Ontario.

Sheraton on the Falls has been nominated as 1 of the Top 25 potential Best Resorts in Ontario. Sheraton on the Falls offers guests the best Fallsview rooms, excellent family getaway packages, fantastic dining options including Rainforest Café, Planet Hollywood and Hard Rock Café.  Sheraton’s proximity to the Falls is like no other hotel in the city.  Sheraton management and staff pride itself on providing superior guest experiences at a family friendly price point.

Cast your vote today for Sheraton on the Falls as topping the Best Resort in Ontario, visit Toronto4kids.

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Niagara Falls attractions for the whole family

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

coverWith hundreds of different entertainment options located in Niagara Falls, there is never a shortage of things to do. If you’re looking for fun activities to keep your children entertained, while maybe even learning something, take a look at the activities listed below which are located close to the Sheraton on the Falls.

Niagara Helicopters: One of the best ways to see Niagara Falls is from high above on a Niagara Helicopters tour. Fly over the falls, the Niagara River and a large section of the Niagara Region. This family friendly attraction is a thrill for all ages and should be on every visitor’s to-do list.

Butterfly Conservatory: The Butterfly Conservatory, located on the Niagara Parkway, across from the falls, features over 2,000 colourful tropical butterflies floating freely among lush, exotic blossoms and greenery. Paths wind through the rainforest setting, past a pond and waterfall and the Emergence window, where butterflies leave their pupae and prepare to take their first flight. The Conservatory is located on the grounds of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, a 10 minute walk north of the Falls.

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark: Three acres of warm water fun, designed for kids and parents, makes for the ultimate mid-day break. Take in the 16 water slides, wave pool, hot springs and outdoor sun deck and pool, all located in the Falls Avenue Resort, two minutes from the falls. The waterpark is connected via indoor walkways to three hotels and much more.

Rainforest Café: When you’re looking for somewhere to grab lunch or dinner, take a break at the Rainforest Café, featuring a regular indoor thunderstorm that turns the rainforest into a wild house every thirty minutes. The kid friendly menu has something for every eater, big or small. Also not to be missed are the live animals such as Smiley the shark, two huge aquariums full of tropical fish, a snake and much more, all making the Rainforest Café the most exciting restaurant in Niagara Falls.

Adventure City: Adventure City is the ultimate attraction for kids of all ages where rides like Tour Bus Swat Team, Traffic Slam Bumper Cars, Safari Miniputt, and Jungle Friends Funhouse spark the excitement and imagination while on vacation. This fun-filled city within a city is located in Niagara Falls Entertainment Complex on Falls Avenue.

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The Amazing Race Canada launches its new season from Niagara Falls

Friday, July 19th, 2013

amazingraceniagara1The Amazing Race Canada began its new season on CTV Monday July 15thThe filming of The Amazing Race began in early May this year in Niagara Falls.

Crew and Cast members stayed at the Sheraton on the Falls the night prior to filming at the Oakes Garden Theatre which is located directly across from the Sheraton.

Contestants were positioned on the lawn of Oakes Garden Theatre and then ran towards their cars that were parked on River Road.

The show’s Wikipedia page said the starting line for the race would be in Niagara Falls, with a visit to the Butterfly Conservatory.

The Amazing Race Canada is based on the Emmy-winning U.S. T.V. series and has grown in popularity in recent years.

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So much to do at Casino Niagara

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

BlackJack Table. Friends having a good time!With Casino Niagara located adjacent to the Sheraton on the Falls, you can access it directly through the indoor Falls Avenue walkway from the Sheraton, which means gaming fun is just steps away.

Casino Niagara is of course known for its many table games, slot machines and poker room, but there is more than just gaming at Niagara Falls’ iconic hotspot.

Yuk Yuks Comedy Club: Yuk Yuks is known around the world for featuring some of the funniest stand up comedians and the Niagara Falls Casino Niagara Yuk Yuks is no exception. Yuks Yuks runs Thursday and Friday at 9:00PM and Saturday at 8:00PM and 10:30PM at Casino Niagara.

The Sports Section: If you’re into sports, The Sports Section at Casino Niagara is for you! From the regular season through to the playoffs, you can enjoy the game from plush seating, on 12 HDTVs – and 18 more in the Off-Track Betting area – this is the place to be to fully experience the excitement of every adrenaline charged moment. Make sure you join us for all the major sporting events including pay-per-view spectaculars.

Silver Aces Live Entertainment: Silver Aces Live Entertainment features blasts from the past with tribute artists and cover bands playing your favourites. Running every Wednesday from 3:00PM and 6:00PM, July will have tributes to Roy Orbison, Garth Brooks and Patsy Cline.

Lucky’s Steakhouse: The retro, art deco feel of Lucky’s Steakhouse is a must visit location on the second floor of Casino Niagara. With specialties like Lobster Tail and Shrimp Sizzler and Roast Prime Rib and Yorkshire Pudding, you will definitely find something to tide you over between the roulette table and slot machines.

Quench Bar: Located in the heart of Casino Niagara, it’s one of the best destinations in the casino for great times and great food. Enjoy a drink from an extensive cocktail menu while watching your favourite sporting event on one of Quench’s multiple TV’s.

If you plan on visiting Casino Niagara, be sure to take a look at the Sheraton on the Falls Ultimate Casino Experience Package. The package includes a One Night Hotel Accommodation, a $50 Casino Voucher for play at Casino Niagara or Fallsview Casino Resort (per couple), Three Fallsview Dining Gift Cards for $40.00 at Windows by Jamie Kennedy, $40.00 at Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra, $20.00 at Fallsview Restaurant, a $40 Credit at the Fallsview Christienne Spa and Two Winery Tasting Passes at Hillebrand and Peller Estates.

 

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A local’s guide of Things To Do in and around Niagara Falls

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

coverThe best way to find the best deals, coolest things to see and attractions that you may not even know about is to get the skinny from a local.

Luckily, we’ve compiled a quick guide from a local to enjoying Niagara Falls! Take a look below for some quick tips on getting the most out of your next visit to Niagara Falls.

More than just Clifton Hill: While there’s a lot of fun to be had on Clifton Hill, you can find spots that are a little less busy but just as fun if you are willing to go a little further off the beaten path. Walk up Centre Street past Victoria Ave. and check out the night life for a whole different experience.

Hike the Niagara Gorge: You can head to the Table Rock Welcome Centre for an up close and personal view of the Falls, or even get a perfect view from on high at Windows by Jamie Kennedy in the Sheraton on the Falls, but one of the local secrets is a little further along the Niagara River. After crashing down the Falls the water races through the narrow gorge where it turns into impressive white water rapids. You can hike down on the free trail that will bring you right along the raging gorge waters to take in the experience for yourself.

The Drive-in Movie Theatre: Head down Hwy 20 just out of town and enjoy a drive-in movie at Can-view drive-in. This old school past time is an incredibly fun way to spend an evening watching newly released movies and is one of the last of its kind in Canada.

Gaming on a weeknight: Everyone thinks that the Niagara Falls casinos are a weekend activity, but the fact is every night can be just as much fun. If you head to Casino Niagara on a weeknight you can avoid long lines and high table minimums. If you’re staying in Niagara Falls through the week, be sure to check out Casino Niagara while you’re there and enjoy everything that they have to offer.

Catch the fireworks: Schedule your Fallsview dinners at Windows by Jamie Kennedy or the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra a little later on a weekend evening and catch the fireworks show over Niagara Falls from the perfect view. The fireworks take place every Friday and Sunday at 10:00PM.

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InterVin International Wine Awards celebrates its 5th year

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

wine pouring 2 glassesNow in its fifth year, the InterVin International Wine Awards has become the best competition for celebrating great wines from home and abroad.
Co-founder and Editor of VINES Magazine, Christopher Waters, is head judge of the InterVin International Wine Awards. InterVin judges, also include our very own Sommelier at Windows by Jamie Kennedy, April Kilpatrick, who will critic in discovering the finest wines available in Canada with results shared with wine lovers across the country. Windows by Jamie Kennedy celebrates farm to table seasonal cuisine, it is located on the 14th floor of the Sheraton on the Falls at Falls Avenue Resort. Sheraton on the Falls is world renown and a 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winning Hotel.
Silver and gold medal winners will be revealed the following month, via press releases and in a special InterVin Awards issue of VINES Magazine, which also spotlights the Top 15 Wineries of the Year and other significant results.

Wine entries are now being accepted. Judging takes place August 13-15 at White Oaks Resort & Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

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I4C Kicks-off and Opening Ceremonies with 8 Chefs. 8 Grills

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

vineyard - summerjpgThe official kick-off of the I4C Wine and Culinary Event launches at Trius Winery at Hillebrand on Friday July 19th at 6:00pm. The Cool Chardonnay World Tour Tasting and Dinner event includes 8 well known chefs preparing a la carte culinary dishes paired with some of the best Chardonnay’s in the World. Meet with over 60 of the World’s best Winemakers and over 100 wines featured. Help host Chef Frank Dodd select which of the 8 renowned chefs has championed the pairing. Tickets for this great event are $ 99.00. Call 905-309-9487 to order tickets or go online to Cool Chardonnay.

Our very own Executive Chef at Windows by Jamie Kennedy Ross Midgley will be presenting his Spatchcock Cornish Hen with grilled local peach, corn and Fleur des Monts polenta. Windows by Jamie Kennedy is located on the 14th floor of the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel. The Sheraton offers a variety of couples packages to choose from including winery inspired getaways.  While staying at the Sheraton guests can dine at Windows by Jamie Kennedy and taste Chef Midgley’s seasonal farm to table dishes paired with great wines from around the world.

Complimentary shuttle service is available to ticket holders for Friday’s Official Ceremonies & Kick Off Party. Shuttles will leave from White Oaks Resort and will stop at a St. Catharine’s’ location TBC. The shuttles will loop throughout the evening. Friday shuttle – begins at 5:30pm. Last shuttle leaves Trius Winery at 10:30pm

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