Spring is here which means a new Clifton Hill Spring Schedule that features more fun and longer hours for fun to be had! Now that the sun is shining across Niagara Falls, we’ve officially opened our most famous attractions like the Niagara Speedway and have opened our dining patios for an even more enjoyable experience here on the Hill. We’ve included some of our other favourite activities that you can find around the Niagara region to make your weekend planning with the family or your date night that much easier to plan.
The Niagara Speedway is a world-class attraction that is suitable for any rider over 40″! Now that the weather has started to warm and the snow is officially out of sight, the Speedway is open during the week from 11:00 a.m to 11:00 p.m and longer on the weekends so that you can ride at the most convenient time for you. This track is the largest elevated go-kart track in all of North America and also the first to exist in Canada. Feel the wind in your hair and test out your driving skills!
Dinosaur Adventure Golf
Our 70,000 square ft. golf course is blooming with green vegetation and open for the season! You’ll have a choice between two different 18-hole courses, “Raptor” and “T-Rex”. This mini-putt adventure game feautures 50 larger than life prehistoric creatures that set the backdrop for the course. They make for the perfect photo opportunity, and the dinos have been known to speak up from time to time to either cheer you on or distract you (it’s unclear exactly what they’re saying because we don’t speak dino). Skill testing outdoor fun is ready to be had at Clifton Hill!
This month you’ve got quite a few opportunities to enjoy an epic Niagara firework display that lights up the cascading Niagara Falls. The first show of the season takes place on May 17th at 10:00 p.m and continues over the next two weekends! You can catch a breathtaking display of lights and colours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday over Victoria Day Long Weekend and Memorial Day Long Weekend.
Who’s for renaming Spring to Patio Season? Enjoying a meal and a few drinks outside is a luxury Canadian’s only get to enjoy a few months out of every year, so we’ve got plans to milk it for all that it’s worth! Patios at Kelsey’s Clifton Hill and Boston Pizza Clifton Hill are now open daily weather permitting.
Kick off the summer on Niagara’s best patio with 25% off our appies! $5 roadies of Kelsey’s exclusive brew North of 41. Giveaways and a nacho eating contest. Are you a lean mean “nacho” eating machine? Then ask about our nacho eating contest where the first to finish our Flat Pan Nacho tray will win FREE nachos at Kelsey’s Clifton Hill once a week all summer (until September 1st). There will also be live music all day featuring: Robert Alfieri, Jessica Wilson, Julia Palermo, Nicole Cerminara, Gavin Ray and more!
Kelsey’s Live Music
Kelsey’s on Clifton Hill proudly presents live music for all of your entertainment pleasures! Starting May 3rd the music schedule gets changed to provide you and your friends and family even more opportunities to enjoy some local talent along with your meal. On Friday’s and Saturday’s live music plays from 12:00 – 4:00 and then kicks up again from 8:00 – 12:00. Starting May 6th, music plays Monday through Thursday from 12:00 – 4:00, 5:00 – 9:00, and then again from 9:30 – close.
Wildplay Niagara Falls Zipline
Wild Play in Niagara Falls offers adventure packages suitable for wee ones as young as 5 and everyone above. Here, you can fly past the falls and take part in other epic activities like treetop courses where you’ll jump, climb, and swing! The Mistrider Zipline course floats riders up to 2200 ft in the air and reaches speeds up to 70 km/hr. But that’s only one of the zip line options that gets you up close and personal with the falls. The Mistrider Night-Time zip line takes you to the beautiful waters after dark where you can enjoy the extra beauty of the falls colorfully lit up! The guides at the park will prep you with everything you need to know about the experience, including what to do and how they’ll help if you or someone else gets nervous.
Hornblower Niagara Boat Tours
The Hornblower Niagara boat tours are almost open for the spring! Starting May 18th, you’ll be able to choose from a selection of cruise events like voyaging to the falls during the day, enjoying the fireworks by night from the boat, or other VIP and dining cruise experiences.To remember your adventure you’ll have the rain poncho that keeps you from getting soaked, and of course, memories to last a lifetime.
Hornblower Funicular (Incline Railway)
Starting May 1st, Hornblower Niagara’s new Funicular will transport passengers up and down the 18,000-year-old Gorge. The climate controlled gondolas, feature audio commentary, priority seating and will give riders a full unobstructed view of the Horseshoe and American Falls and convenient access to the Riverside Patio and boarding area.
White Water Walk
For a walk like no other, the White Water Walk features the epic white-water rapids of the Niagara River as your backdrop. Journey down a boardwalk on the edge of the roaring waters that has been known to bring about a sense of calm and peace despite its intensity. The walk is suitable for all ages, and with the exception of two viewings points is also wheelchair accessible. It features a self-guided tour that includes information and stories about the wondrous things you’ll come across during your time here, like all of the Niagara wildlife! You can take your family, friends, and partner down for a walk during the week between 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m and opening earlier on the weekend.
Niagara Parks Greenhouse: Annual Hydrangea Display
Between May 4 – June 3 you can bask in all of the beauty and glory of the newest flower display at the Niagara Parks Showhouse. The Annual Hydrangea Show features huge spheres of flowers that are dazzling shades of blue, pink, and white. The Floral Showhouse is open all year round and offers 7 shows per year so that you can enjoy hundreds of different flowers and plants. The displays are open daily from 9:30 a.m – 5:00 p.m and costs $4 for kids between 6-12 and $7 for guests over 13.
Whirlpool Aero Car
Now open for the season, soar across the Niagara Whirlpool on the historic Whirlpool Aero Car! Ride the air and watch the great hawks surf thermals rising from the gorge. Suspended in space you share their point of view. Far below the torrent of water abruptly changes direction, creating one of the world’s most frightening natural phenomena’s – The Niagara Whirlpool. Mesmerizing. Terrifying. And completely unforgettable! Here’s a peek at the amazing view!
Comic-Con Niagara Falls
Niagara Fall’s Comic-Con is held just steps away from the falls and boasts over 200,000 square feet of exhibitors, photo ops, the chance to meet your favorite celebrities and more. The conference is held on June 7-9 at the Scotia Bank Convention Centre. Tickets to attend can be purchased for individual days or for the entire weekend. They also offer special packages like VIP, Fan Experiences, and other special offers- and kids under 6 get in for free! Some notable celebrity guests include Christopher Lloyd from Back to the Future, Billy Dee Williams from Star Wars, and Jerome Flynn from Game of Thrones. You’ll also be able to spot and maybe even meet with wrestling legends and comic book artists.
Additional Spring Activities and Events
- Wildplay Whirlpool Adventure Course (Open now, weekends)
- Niagara Jet Boats (May 4th)
- Maid of the Mist (Tickets Available May 17th)
- Niagara Falls Women’s Half Marathon & 5k (June 2nd)
- Rick Springfield at Fallsview Casino (May 24th)
- Enrique Iglesias at Fallsview Casino (May 22-23)
- Spirit of the Dance at Fallsview Casino (June 6-13th)
- Queen Victora Park & Oakes Garden Theatre (Early Flora Blooming)
- Marineland Canada (May 18th)
- Virgil Stampede (May 18-20th)
- Spring Handmade Market 13th Street Winery (May 10 -11th)
- Savour the Sights: Jackson Triggs Winery (May 11th)
- Sip & Sizzle: Queen St. Niagara on the Lake (May 6-26th)
- Old Fort Erie War Reenactment (May 25-26th)