Travelling to Niagara Falls brings millions of people to this city each year. Everyone wants to catch a glimpse of one of the natural wonders of the world, and after their visit to this city, they want to bring a piece of their stay home with them.
Whether it be a uniquely Canadian piece, or a strictly Niagara Falls-based souvenir, here are three of the most popular Niagara Falls gift shops that specialize in producing and selling quality merchandise for the traveller.
#1 Canadian Treasures
Where: Located in the Table Rock Centre, 6650 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls
Hours: Daily (except Christmas Day) varied dependent on the season (9:00 am – 6:00 to 11:00 pm)
Pre-packaged, easy to store in luggage products are the best-sellers. These are things that are unique to Canada such as Canadian prints from local artists, maple syrup and maple syrup cookies, and Canada or Niagara Falls printed t-shirts and sweatshirts.
The store has a surplus of everything that is relevant to Canada. Native carvings and collectibles, Royal Canadian Mounted Police souvenirs, jewellery and glassware are just a few products sold here.
For the traveller on the go looking to buy in bulk, they love the sale items like the “3 for $9.99” boxes of Maple Cookies. They are cheap, purely Canadian and the perfect gift for friends and co-workers.
This stores prides itself on environmentally friendly products such as: organic clothing products like bamboo t-shirts and recycled cotton tote bags and recycled and biodegradable plastics and paper products. All their green products are labeled with the Green Products logo.
#2 Canada Trading Company
Where: 4950 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls
Hours: Daily including all Holidays, hours vary dependent on the season (as early as 7:00 am – as late as 2:00 am)
On the street that is alive with attractions and dining, the Canada Trading Company is a leader in selling any kind of Canadian-made products.
There is a large selection of top quality souvenir clothing, figurines, water globes, wind spinners, handcrafted jewellery, as well as an impressive display of Native area artwork, totems, Inukshuks & Moccasins, dream catchers, masks and statues. Maple cookies, Canadian teas and chocolates, toys, and various Canada and Niagara Falls printed purses, coffee mugs, key chains, etc. are sold here. The list is endless!
Canadian made jewellery and clothing are huge sellers here. During the Winter months, the ladies love the warm, wool shawls and infinity scarves, and during the Summer, expect to see a full range of ladies and men’s latest fashions, including footwear. Postcards, pens, key chains, mugs, and other “Niagara Falls” featured souvenirs are always top of the list as well.
#3 Souvenir City
Where: 4199 River Road, Niagara Falls
Hours: Daily (except Christmas Day) varied dependent on the season (9:00 am – 5:00 to 9:00 pm)
Souvenir City is located on the scenic Niagara Parkway, just North of the Whirlpool Bridge and features 15,000 square feet of Canadian items and gifts. They have many motor coach companies who visit the store for shopping, snacks, and a rest break on the way to attractions such as the Butterfly Conservatory and the Whirlpool Aero Car, and for winery and scenic visits to beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake.
They have the largest assortment of maple products in Niagara Falls, which includes everything from candies, syrup, tea, coffee, and chocolates. Other popular items include native crafts, mugs, key chains, magnets, t-shirts, and plush animals.
Bring your camera for photo opportunities with their 15-foot-tall Inukshuk, Mounties, Carved Native, Teepee, Spoons, Thimbles, and a Moose.