Canada Day Guide
Discover below, your ultimate guide for having the best Canada Day weekend in Niagara Falls! With this guide, you are guaranteed to make the most out of celebrating Canada’s 155th birthday! Niagara Falls is home to some of the most exciting family day activities and of course- home to Clifton Hill, your ultimate destination for family fun.
Find a Place to Park
The first step to having a fantastic day on the hill is finding a convenient place to park. Thankfully, our new lot boasts over 700 parking spaces located just steps away from Niagara’s best attractions. Of course, the earlier you can get into the lot means you’ll get your pick of the crop. For more information on our parking lot- click here.
Get Some Breakfast
Chances are that this is going to be a very full and exciting day for you and your family and friends. In order to keep yourself energized to make the most out of the day you’re going to want to fuel up with a healthy and hearty breakfast. Your options for breakfast are plentiful with Wendy’s and Tim Hortons located conveniently for all of your breakfast (and caffeine needs).
Head to CTC for Some Canadian Gear
The Canadian Trading Company is fully stocked with tons of gear to deck you out in the best white and red accessories and outfits. Here at CTC you’ll be able to find a huge selection of t-shirts, sweaters, baseball caps, temporary tattoos, stickers, and of course…Canadian flags.
Once everyone has got all of their swag on, it’s a great time to whip out the phones and cameras and find the best spots on Clifton Hill to take photos. Pro tip- look for our zombie friend, a giant ice cream cone, and huge dinosaurs!
Watch the Parade
The Niagara Falls Canada Day parade is one of the biggest celebrations for Canada’s birthday in the whole province! Months of planning goes into organizing this epic event. The parade runs from 11:00 am to 12:30pm and starts at Victoria Avenue & Armoury Street located in downtown Niagara Falls. For more information on the parade and surrounding events, click here.
Gaze at the Falls from the SkyWheel
The Niagara SkyWheel is one of the best ways to see the Falls…especially at night during Fireworks and the Falls Illumination. Each gondola is climate controlled so you can have the most pleasurable experience possible. The Illumination Board are the wonderful people behind the beautiful colours that light up the Falls at night. This July 1st, the falls will be lit from 8:30pm to 2am, though from 10-10:15pm they will be lit red and white for Canada Day. There will also be fireworks setting off at 10pm on Canada Day.
Race Down the Speedway
Arguably one of Clifton Hill’s most popular attractions in the Speedway. Part go-kart race part coaster ride, this attraction is for everyone in the family to enjoy. It’s the perfect activity to partake in before lunch because all of that adrenaline and competitive energy is sure to get you hungry.
Find a Patio and Eat Outside
Now that summer is officially here, we’ve opened up both of our outdoor patios. Both Kelsey’s and Boston Pizza have great outdoor seating options where you can enjoy the summer breeze and do some memorable people watching of other families and groups of friends enjoying their long weekend adventures. Both restaurants have comprehensive menus full of options that anyone no matter their dietary restrictions that be satisfied. The kid’s menu are sure to take into account picky eaters too!
Get Your Game on at the Great Canadian Midway
When you buy your Clifton Hill Fun Pass online, you’ll receive bonus tokens to use at the Great Canadian Midway! This huge arcade centre is home to hundreds of arcade games- classics and brand new state of the art games. Play to win those special golden tickets to redeem for prizes!
Go On a Golfing Adventure!
Mini-golf is a fan favorite for long weekend adventures and we know exactly why- because it’s so much fun. Dinosaur Adventure golf offers two, 18-hole courses take you back in time where you’ll befriend (or protect yourself from) huge, life like dinos. Its also great for some friendly competition among your family and friends.
Dine Out on the Hill!
To cap off the day, head to any of our top Niagara Falls restaurants like Boston Pizza, Kelsey’s, Wendy’s, or Tim Hortons. The best part about going out for dinner is not worrying about the cooking or cleaning!
Catch the Fireworks
Canada Day would ever be complete without a fantastic fireworks show! During the long weekend, there will be fireworks every night starting promptly at 10:00 pm. Watch the sky light up with epic colors and shapes in a wonderful Canada Day themed displays of lights!