People who have visited Niagara Falls regularly over the years know this, for sure – the evolution in the tourism industry and its entertainment offerings has been vast.
It wasn’t too many years ago that if you wanted to see a big-name stage show or musical act perform in Niagara Falls – well, you were out of luck.
Boy, things change.
Now within a five-minute walk you have two superb places to watch and be entertained.
First, there is the Niagara Fallsview Casino, with the Avalon Ballroom and its magnificent sound quality for music of all kinds, and there is the Scotiabank Convention Centre with the Fallsview Theatre well-suited to everything from concerts and stage plays to video presentations.
And soon to be on board, as of July 2019, is the new 5,000-seat theatre adjacent to the Fallsview casino – a state of the art venue big enough to host the greatest names in show business.
Now the area is known as the Fallsview Boulevard Entertainment District and it encompasses more than just those big players.
The district is dotted with fine restaurants and enough smaller entertainment venues that pretty much any night of the week you can find live music playing somewhere.
Just a sample of what’s coming up in the near future: TV chef Anna Olson is at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse; Canadian music legends April Wine will play the convention centre; and the comic Godfrey is at Yuk Yuk’s.
Then there’s the upcoming Frightmare In The Falls Halloween event, regular comedy shows at the convention centre … it goes on and on.
It’s a long, long lineup of entertainment that you can find on the website FallsviewBoulevard.com.
And it’s all only about a half-kilometre from the Horseshoe Falls.
The days of Niagara Falls being only a summer destination are so far in the past, they’re ancient history. It’s not a 24/7 city anymore – its 24/365.