Magical Greg Frewin wows Niagara Falls

(Adrian Brijbassi/

Greg Frewin uses fire and water — and a beautiful woman — in this illusion that you can see when you visit his Niagara Falls theatre. (Adrian Brijbassi/

Photo by Adrian Brijbassi Columnist

NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO — Greg Frewin is Canada’s finest magician and guests to his theatre in Niagara Falls will never leave anything but mesmerized by his feats of imagination and sleight of hand. This photo was taken during a recent performance where Frewin showcased his array of entertaining tricks, which feature parrots, a goose, and more than one tiger.

As you can see, beautiful women also share the stage, including in this act that features a water feature (it is Niagara Falls, after all) and a levitating partner. Frewin is from nearby Stoney Creek and spent much of his career travelling the world, wowing audiences with his illusions. In 2009, he was named the World Magic Awards Magician of the Year.

Three years ago, Frewin set up his eponymously named theatre near tourist-heavy Clifton Hill. He fills the 600-seat theatre whenever he performs. In a city that too often feels desperate in its mimickery of Las Vegas, Frewin is perhaps the only attraction in town other than the Falls themselves that rivals anything you might see in Sin City.

Tickets to his show start at $34.98 per adult and $24.98 for children between 3-12 years of age. Find out more on the theatre’s website.

This image was taken with a Nikon D7000 camera body at ISO 1250, aperture 5.6, and shutter speed 1/60 of second. The lens used was a 16-85mm zoom set to 85mm.

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Adrian is the editor of and his articles are frequently syndicated by the Huffington Post and appear in the Globe & Mail. He makes regular appearances on CTV News, TSN Radio and CJSF Radio, talking about travel, sports, creative writing and journalism. A former editor at the Toronto Star and New York Newsday, Adrian has won numerous awards for his travel writing and fiction, and has visited more than 30 countries. He is also a judge for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and spearheaded the Top 50 Restaurants in Canada list that debuted in April 2012.