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 152nd 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 starts at 11:00 am on Queen Street located in downtown Niagara and features tons of highlights like an opening ceremony at 12:30 on the main stage, free birthday cake, a children’s zone with rock climbing and other fun games, and tons of food trucks, local vendors and more! For more information on the parade and surrounding events, click here.
Look at the Falls from the Skywheel
Illuminate the Falls is the wonderful reason behind the beautiful colours that light up the Niagara Falls. This July 1st, the falls will light up every 15-minute is red and white. The best place to see this is from none other than up in the Niagara Skywheel. The Clifton Hill Fun Pass gets you not only one, but two rides up in the sky where you’ll get to enjoy the best view of the falls that you’ve ever seen! Each gondola is climate controlled so you can have the most pleasurable experience possible.
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 one 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 for Lunch
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!
Gaming at the 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!
Mini-golf is a fan favorite for long weekend adventures and we know exactly why- because it’s so much fun. These 2, 18-hole courses take you back in time where you’ll befriend (or protect yourself from) huge, life like dinos.
To close 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!
No 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!