Niagara Falls Stories and Tips

"Oh Canada Eh?"

Oh Canada Eh? Photo, Niagara Falls, Ontario

This little show is a fun, informative dinner theater experience. The dinner consists of family stylle servings of chicken, ribs, fish and veggies. Seating is at long tables that hold about 8 people. Beverages are not included in the price of your ticket. Alcoholic beverages are available - local beers are a favorite - but you also have to pay for iced tea and colas.

The show's characters are also your servers (there are others that are not on the stage who will keep your glass full and clear the table when necessary) and they ask for audience participation. Our show had most of the girls getting louder cheers during the performance than the boys did. I'm sure that the plea that our female server gave (it seems that there is a running "bet" as to who will generate the most cheers and the losers have to do the laundry of the others) won the hearts of our table since there were only two men there.

Trivial Pursuit is the vehicle for the bits and pieces woven together for the show. The information given to you during the performance explains the pride of the locals in the accomplishments of their fellow countrymen and women. My favorite part of the show was when they sang songs composed and performed by Canadians. So many of my personal favorites are on that list.

The only "problem" that I could see is that the theater is in an area studded with "gentlemen's clubs". It is the oldest tourist area and it does not wear age well. The theater is in a newer building and has adequate free parking on premises. Be sure to arrive on time since they will not start serving until the audience is seated. We had to wait over 15 minutes for a tour bus to arrive. We were hungry and the wait seemed a lot longer while we waited for those late arrivals to be seated.

Enjoy the show and the dinner. It is a wonderful diversion for families who are often tired of the "tourist rat race".

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