There are many things to do at the Falls this Victoria Day weekend as we kick off the summer and embrace the warmer weather. Victoria Day long weekend is celebrated in honour of Queen Victoria’s birthday and has been observed even before Canada was formed 150 years ago!
Prepare to be amazed by the magical display of fireworks at the Falls. Queen Victoria Park will be buzzing and ready to go at 10:00 pm. There is no greater place to experience the illumination of the sky than at Niagara Falls. The Falls and the Skylon Tower are illuminated every night of the year, with the fireworks showing us that Niagara Falls is the bright spot of the region. Also, Heartland Forest on Heartland Forest Rd., just a short 5 min. drive from the Falls-view tourist district also treats visitors to an early Victoria Day fireworks and family fun night on Saturday May 20th. Day- time is not to be out done by the artificial light of the night.
Queen Victoria Park, the Botanical Gardens and the Floral Clock are alive with flowers showing off their bright spring colours.
All weekend long you can experience the ride of your life on Niagara’s Hornblower cruises. Get up close and feel the extreme power of the breathtaking Falls. Experience this magnificent wonder of the world like you never have before! This will be the thrill of a lifetime.
Since the Victoria Day weekend is the unofficial kick off to the summer season you may want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. The Whirlpool Aero Car not only offers an open air attraction but truly amazing views of the power the Niagara River has. The rapids below are at times quite hypnotic and are sure to amaze all who get the chance to view.
The Quality Cascade Hotel is just steps away from the Falls and the the Niagara Parkway millions of people come to enjoy a leisurely stroll by the Falls each year. Dufferin Islands just south of the Falls and off the Niagara Parkway consists of several small islands connected by small bridges and footpaths and is a wonderful way to get up close and personal to nature. More adventerous hikers may want to take a hike in the Niagara Glen. Stairways lead down to paths that wind through a beautiful Carolinian Forest, containing boulders left behind as the Falls eroded through the area thousands of years ago. Proper footwear suitable for steep and rugged terrain is highly recommended. The Niagara River Recreational Trail a 56km paved trail runs from Fort Erie in the south to Niagara on the Lake to the North, why not bring your bike and go for a ride. The Niagara Parkway has been said to be one of the prettiest rides in the world.
Many of the areas hotspots and restautant will be offering live entertainment this weekend and if the weather is warm you can enjoy the sounds on the patios. Whether you are looking for indoor, outdoor, or both activities, the Quality Fallsview Hotel Cascade is in the perfect location to have it all. With so much to do this Victoria Day Long Weekend, there is sure to be something for everyone!