Independence Day in Niagara Falls


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Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th 1776.  Today, Independence Day means family getaways, backyard bbq’s, and a whole lot of partying!

It’s the optimal reason to get away, let loose and have fun! Just across the border from Niagara Falls, USA is the “Street of Fun by the Falls”, Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls, Canada.  With attractions, games, dining and entertainment, you are guaranteed to have a great time no matter what age you are.  Everything is open early and closes in the wee hours of the morning, so you won’t have to miss out on any good times. Grab ahold of the Clifton Hill Fun Pass for 6 of our amazing attractions! Buy online in order to get another bonus admission to the Niagara SkyWheel. Two times the fun!

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Fun Pass Attractions

Niagara Falls Fireworks

One of the main events people come to see in Niagara Falls for Independence Day is the Holiday Fireworks Display.  

If you time if right, you may be able to catch this spectacular show from the Niagara SkyWheel — 175 feet from the ground, and at the peak of Clifton Hill for a memorable view! The fireworks start at 10:00 pm sharp in Queen Victoria Park.


Dinosaur Adventure Golf

Beside the SkyWheel is the Dinosaur Adventure Golf; a 36 hole prehistoric miniature golf adventure featuring 2 distinct 18 hole courses to choose from — T-Rex Trek, which is a family fun adventure OR Raptor Run, a challenging course for your competitive streak! Here you can enjoy a relaxing tropical setting, complete with 50 foot tall volcano and waterfall! Just watch out for the towering dinosaurs that come complete with sound effects!


The Zombies Are Here!

Take dead aim! Zombie Attack challenges you to survive brain-hungry zombies in a multi-sensory adventure, featuring real-time 6D graphics. Compete against your family and friends in the scoring battle to prove who is champion of mankind!


The Niagara Speedway

Our most talked about and newest attraction is our Niagara Speedway elevated go-kart track! Unique to Canada, it combines the adrenaline inducing thrill of kart racing with the remarkable experience of a roller coaster ride. The course is spread out over four acres, and runs through a four-story helical spiral followed by a two tiered coaster style ramp that runs into another spiral. This ride is fun for the whole family! (height restrictions do apply)


Kelsey’s Clifton Hill

Getting hungry waiting for the fireworks to begin? You need to check out our newly renovated and expanded KELSEYS Original Roadhouse, located only minutes away from Queen Victoria Park at the top of Clifton Hill. We now feature Niagara’s largest patio bar with live entertainment all day and evening long.

KELSEYS features a menu with a great selection of appetizers and entrees perfect for sharing. They offer signature beverages to cool you down such as the Two-Handed Sangrias, and the “Beerita” which is a traditional frozen lime Margarita made with Tequila, and topped with an upside-down Corona. These are just a few Summer beverages to enjoy that are unique to KELSEYS. Live entertainment out on the covered patio will entertain you all day long!


Niagara City Cruise

It’s easily one of Niagara’s favourites! The Niagara City Cruises is a thrilling new way to experience Canada’s most spectacular wonder of the world. They will take you on the ride of your life! An intimate tour that gets you as close as possible to the breathtaking flow of water, power and mist that is the magnificent Niagara Falls. Within the Niagara Great Gorge, the catamarans will journey past the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and into the very heart of the famous Horseshoe Falls. Night cruises available!

Niagara City Cruises is located on the Niagara Parkway at the north end of Queen Victoria Park, close to the Rainbow Bridge and the Oakes Garden Theatre at the foot of the Clifton Hill tourist area.


Greg Frewin Wild Magic

Experience the magic of illusion with one of the best magicians in the world, Greg Frewin, as he brings his Las Vegas-style performance to the Greg Frewin Theatre in Niagara Falls, Canada. Recognized by his peers the world over as ‘The International Grand Champion of Magic,’ his Wild Magic Show — featuring real tigers and exotic birds from around the globe — has been hailed as jaw-dropping magic in a family-friendly environment. It’s the quintessential component of any Niagara Falls vacation..​

The Greg Frewin Theatre features a true Las Vegas style show, and just a 5-minute walk from Clifton Hill, the “Wild Magic Show” runs at 6:00 & 7:30 pm on Independence Day, July 4th. Click here for ticket information and pricing.


Parking for Independence Day 

You will find plenty of parking over the Independence Day weekend at the Clifton Hill lot in the map below. Over 700 vehicles can be accommodated and it’s only a 5 minute walk down Clifton Hill to the fireworks show, the Niagara Parks attractions, WildPlay’s MistRider Zipline to the Falls, and the Niagara City Cruises.

It’s also just steps away from the Fallsview district for those of you who wish to do a little gambling at the Fallsview Casino Resort.

Key Features:

  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Security patrolled
  • 2 ways in, 3 way out of this lot
  • Central to viewing the Niagara Falls, Clifton Hill, and the Fallsview District.
  • Well illuminated Parking lot

Niagara Falls Border Crossing

We can help you prepare for crossing the border into Niagara Falls, Canada! A little preparation will go a long way, helping to simplify the process of entering from the United States.

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Entry Into Canada

All travellers entering Canada must use the ArriveCAN app within 72 hours before arrival into Canada. You must also be prepared to show your ArriveCAN receipt to your airline, train or border official when seeking entry into Canada.

Randomized, mandatory COVID-19 testing is still in place, regardless of vaccination status, however, those who are randomly selected for testing will not have to isolate while they wait for their results.

Children who are less than 5 years old are not required to test, regardless of their vaccination status. 

When you enter Canada, a Canada Border Services Agency officer may ask to see your passport and a valid visa, if one is necessary. If you are a citizen of the United States over the age of 16, you will need a Passport, a Passport Card or Enhanced Driver’s Licence (only issued by certain states) to enter Canada. If you are travelling by air, you are required to have a passport, regardless of age.

As of March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada, will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa.

Inadmissibility: You may be deemed inadmissible to Canada (not allowed to enter the country) by the Border Services Officer for a number of reasons. Reasons for inadmissibility include involvement in criminal activity (which may include impaired driving convictions), human rights violations, organized crime, etc.

For further information about documentation required and border procedures please visit the Canada Border Services Agency’s website.


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