Blue Jays stars visit Niagara Falls, hit the Skywheel and Power Station Tunnel

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Published January 25, 2023 at 12:51 pm

Toronto Blue Jays stars Vladimir Guerrero Jr and Santiago Espinal take a selfie while riding in the Niagara Skywheel on Jan. 22.

Cancelled for the past few years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Toronto Blue Jays Winter Tours came flying back this month with the ball players meeting and greeting fans.

With two sessions – one in the Vancouver area Jan. 12 to 14, the other in Toronto Jan. 20 to 22 – six Blue Jays hit a number of local attractions, meeting the fan, including an evening stint at Niagara Falls on Jan. 22.

This year, taking part visiting Niagara Falls was Adam Cimber, Danny Jansen, Jordan Romano, Santiago Espinal, Chris Bassitt and All-Star 2021 AL Home Run Champ Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

While in the falls, the players took in a number of attractions including the Niagara Skywheel and the Niagara Parks Power Station where they took the elevator down 180 feet to the 2,200 foot tunnel that leads to the Niagara Falls viewing platform.


The six Toronto Blue Jays players explore The Tunnel at Niagara Parks Power Station.

Since 2011, the Toronto Blue Jays Winter Tour has reached thousands of Blue Jays fans from coast-to-coast. As the country’s only Major League Baseball team, the club has visited more than 20 Canadian cities, including Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal, Fredericton, Halifax, and St. John’s.

This was the fourth time the Blue Jays have stopped in Vancouver (2018, 2015, and 2011) while Toronto was just added to the 2023 Winter Tour schedule.

Due to the pandemic, the Winter Tour was last held in January 2020 (Calgary).

Said the team, “After three years, our annual Winter Tour presented by TD returns! Winter Tour recognizes the passion and pride of Blue Jays fans that extends well beyond Rogers Centre, to millions of fans across the country.”

The team noted the Winter Tour provides Blue Jays players and personnel “the opportunity to acknowledge fans from coast-to-coast-to-coast and to give back to those communities, all while celebrating the game of baseball.

Here, Toronto Blue Jays stars Vladimir Guerrero Jr and Santiago Espinal take their first ever ride on the Niagara Skywheel.

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