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warof1812The American occupation of Niagara began on May 27, 1813, and lasted until December 10th when they withdrew to Fort Niagara. Despite American promises of security for lives and property, American forces plundered and harassed town residents. As well, fighting continued as small bands of British soldiers, militia and native warriors frequently attacked American outposts and, sometimes, even penetrated into the town. On the evening of December 10th as the British forces approached the old town from Four Mile Creek, they could see the orange glow in the sky.

By the time they entered the town, as W. Hamilton Merritt recorded in his journal, Nothing but heaps of coals, and streets of furniture that the inhabitants were fortunate enough to get out of their Houses, met the Eye in all Directions. He explained that he was confident that he had the authorization from his superiors to withdraw to the American side and burn the town, thus denying the British troops any shelter during the approaching winter.

Outgunned on the lakes and suffering set backs on land, the Americans started a fleet to counter the British ships. The Americans eventually took control on all the lakes except Lake Ontario. It was on Lake Ontario that the building of massive ships reached its zenith. This floating monster was one of the most heavily armed ships in the world and the Americans scrambled to build a more powerful 130 gun ship the USS New Orleans. However, there was one major problem with launching huge ships on Lake Ontario at the end of the War of 1812 there were no canals and these great ships could not leave Lake Ontario.

rendevouscanadaRendez-vous Canada is the largest international tourism conference and marketplace. It is an excellent opportunity to connect overseas and American travel companies with Canadian businesses. The Canadian Tourism Commission has been operating this event for over 12 years and is happening in Niagara Falls May 26th to May 29th, 2015 and hosted at the Scotiabank Centre.

Several local hotels are participating and delegates are encouraged to book accommodations within the room blocks of the official Rendez-vous Canada Host hotels.

Niagara Airbus is please to be the preferred transportation partner for RVC 2015. Delegates who are not arriving within the official RVC posted airport shuttle dates and times, Niagara Airbus is pleased to offer a $99.00 round trip shuttle and $59.00 one way shuttle from Toronto Pearson International Airport. A 10% discount on all private exclusive services for all airports, including, John C. Munro Hamilton International, Billy Bishop Toronto Island, and Toronto Pearson International Airports.

To make a reservation and receive a discount you simply need to go to www.niagaraairbus.com at the beginning of the booking page, you will need to insert the RVC Discount Code – 220 where you see Conference/Promo code and the applicable discount will automatically be calculated. For additional reservation instruction please refer to On-line booking instruction document.

Book online and manage your own bookings using the RVC Discount Code – 220 or call Niagara Airbus reservations at 905-374-8111.  In addition you can email airsales@niagaraairbus.com, should you have any inquires or questions regarding bookings.

The RVC Discount Code – 220 is valid for travel from May 17 to June 7, 2015.

If you are in Niagara Falls, or anywhere in the Niagara Region it is possible to take a taxi to either the Toronto International Airport, or to the Toronto City Centre Airport. And in reverse, is it possible to come from the airport to Niagara by taxi.

Yes, but there are two concerns with taking a taxi.
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