Experience the Best of Niagara Falls During Quebec’s Construction Holiday

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Every summer, Quebec’s Construction Holiday signals the height of the travel season. Established in 1970, this two-week break begins on the second last Sunday of July, which for 2024 means July 21st through August 4th. Though not an official statutory holiday in Quebec, the Construction Holiday significantly influences summer vacation plans for workers throughout the province. While it primarily caters to construction workers, many others in Quebec also align their vacations with this annual tradition.

A popular destination during this time is Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls, offering a plethora of family-friendly activities and attractions.

Clifton Hill: The Street of Fun by the Falls

Clifton Hill buzzes with excitement, offering something for everyone in the family. From hundreds of arcade games at the Great Canadian Midway and Strike Games to a ride on the Niagara SkyWheel, North America’s largest observation wheel, boredom is simply not an option here!

This vibrant street is packed with attractions, shopping, and dining options, all just steps away from the iconic falls. For the best experience, grab a Clifton Hill Fun Pass to enjoy six top attractions with a $30 savings.

Fun Pass

Thrill at the Niagara Speedway

One of the most talked-about attractions is the Niagara Speedway, an elevated go-kart race course that reaches 42 feet high and features a four-story helical spiral.

Following this, a two-tiered coaster-style ramp leads into another spiral. Drivers must be at least 58 inches tall, while passengers need to be 40 inches tall. Get ready for an exhilarating ride!

There is no age requirement to ride, however drivers must be 58″ (4’10”) tall, and to be a passenger, children must be 40″ (3’4″) tall. Get ready for a thrilling ride!

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Enjoy the Views from the Niagara SkyWheel

No visit to Clifton Hill is complete without a ride on the Niagara SkyWheel. This giant observation wheel offers stunning panoramic views of Niagara Falls and the surrounding area, both day and night. It’s a perfect way to take in the beauty of the falls from a unique vantage point.

The Niagara SkyWheel’s fully enclosed gondolas are each equipped with heating and air conditioning for year-round comfort and enjoyment. The ride duration varies from eight (8) to twelve (12) minutes with spectacular aerial views for miles in every direction. Evening rides offer dazzling views of the glittering lights of Clifton Hill and the surrounding Niagara skyline.

Niagara SkyWheel Aerial View of Niagara Falls
Niagara SkyWheel

The Niagara SkyWheel is located in the heart of Clifton Hill and is open every season. Call 905-358-4793 for hours of operation, ticket prices and group booking information.

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Stay Close to the Action

To make the most of your visit, choose a hotel on Clifton Hill, close to all the top attractions. For recommendations on family-friendly, affordable accommodations, check out our article on the best Niagara Falls hotels just a block from the Falls and Clifton Hill.

Niagara Falls Hotels Near Clifton Hill
Niagara Falls Top Hotels Near Clifton Hill

Howard Johnson
Sheraton on the Falls
Courtyard Marriott

Nightly Fireworks

From now until October 14th, 2024, enjoy nightly fireworks over Niagara Falls at 10:00 pm (weather permitting). For the best view, arrive early at Queen Victoria Park during the Civic Holiday weekend.

  • Niagara Falls Fireworks
  • Niagara Falls Fireworks
  • Niagara Falls Fireworks

Stroll Through Oakes Garden Theatre

At the foot of Clifton Hill, you’ll find the beautifully maintained Oakes Garden Theatre, a perfect spot for a leisurely stroll and stunning photos. The natural beauty here is a testament to the efforts of the Niagara Parks.

Oakes Garden Theatre

Explore the Niagara Glen

Embrace nature with a guided hiking tour of the Niagara Glen. Departing from the Niagara Glen Nature Centre, these tours explore rare spring blooms, diverse birds, and unique wildlife. Ensure you wear proper footwear for the rugged terrain.

Niagara Glen

A Unique View from the Whirlpool Aero Car

For those who prefer a more relaxed experience, the Whirlpool Aero Car offers a breathtaking tour of the Whirlpool and Niagara Glen. Capture incredible photos from this one-of-a-kind vantage point.

Survive Zombie Attack

Located across from the Niagara Speedway, Zombie Attack is an intense multi-sensory adventure featuring real-time 6D graphics. This thrilling experience is sure to be a family favorite!

Zombie Attack

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WildPlay Adventures

For adrenaline junkies, WildPlay’s MistRider Zipline to the Falls offers a high-speed descent over the gorge from the Grand View Marketplace to the Niagara Gorge below. Suitable for ages 7 and up, this attraction includes four side-by-side lines stretching 670 meters (2200 feet).

WildPlay’s Whirlpool Adventure Course features three self-paced courses filled with climbing, ziplining, jumping, and swinging obstacles.

Sail with Niagara City Cruises

Launching from the Canadian side near the bottom of Clifton Hill, Niagara City Cruises brings you as close as possible to the powerful flow and mist of Niagara Falls.

More Great Activities Nearby

Dino Golf
Dino Adventure Golf
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Toy Store 4d Ride
Toy Store 4D
Bird Kingdom
Greg Frewin
Victoria Park
Ripley’s Museum
Jet Boats
Canadian Midway
Wizards Golf

Fallsview Casino
Casino Niagara
Casino Niagara

SkyWheel Niagara

We warmly welcome our friends from Quebec to Niagara Falls this Construction Holiday. Come and experience the excitement and beauty that Niagara Falls has to offer!

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