Niagara Falls is the collective name for three massive waterfalls on the Niagara River (the short river that drains Lake Erie into Lake Ontario): the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls. As the river straddles the Canadian-American border, so, too, do the waterfalls. Horseshoe Falls is the
Ontario is located in central eastern Canada and one of the ten provinces of Canada. Almost 40 percent of Canada’s population lives in Ontario. Land wise it is the second largest province.
In Toronto stands a The Gibraltar Point Lighthouse, that very well may be haunted. If you are a ghost hunting buff and love historical mysteries then the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse is a place not to forget. There are many different versions of the story told in and around the area.
If stones could speak, the bedrock of the Ottawa River in Ottawa, Ontario, would never stop talking. Throughout the years, the river that runs through the capital of Canada has borne all manner of watercraft, from the birch-bark canoes of Algonquin hunters to the iron-hulled steamboats of the Union Forwarding & Railway Company.
Another site of diverse military history in Canada is of course Fort York. Originally designed to protect the area that we know today as Toronto, it was a fortress to be reckoned with, built from the ground up by the British and some Canadian militia.In 1793 a man named Simcoe
Recently a controversy has come up around the naming of the new City of Ottawa Archives Building. In a nutshell, Mayor Jim Watson proposed naming the building after former Mayor Charlotte Whitton. That started a verbal war with the Canadian Jewish Congress. They brought out old arguments saying that Charlotte Whitton
Canada's first hovercraft was an Alligator Boat. For the purposes of this story let's assume that a hovercraft is a boat that can move across land or water. OK? In that case, Canada's first hovercraft was an Alligator.In the later part of the 19th century and into the 20th century, the
It was June 13, 1833, just east of the small town of Perth, Ontario that a pistol duel was about to begin. The duellers were Robert Lyon and John Wilson, two young lawyers from the town. It is stated that Lyon was sweet on a young local lady named Elizabeth
When you think of crime and gun fights, you may think of the American west of the 18oo's. In the span of a few months, back in the 1920s, the old west was in fact the old east and the location was Port Perry, Ontario. Port Perry was a sleepy
The swastika is a happy symbol perverted by the Nazis in World War II. The swastika, from the Sanskrit for "good luck", is as ancient as the sea. The symbol has been found from Scandinavia to Africa to North America and Asia. It was the symbol of the Aryans, a race
North America’s Great Lakes are many things:They are an immense inland waterway. They provide a link to ocean commerce through the St. Lawrence Seaway. They form part of the longest ‘undefended’ border in the world, if you ignore the armed patrol boats and gunnery ranges.It is not difficult to believe that these legendary