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 20th 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 spring on Niagara’s biggest patio!
Kelsey’s boasts the absolute best patio in Niagara! Our patio can be fully enclosed with a retractable roof and windows. It can be heated from above as well as radiant heat from the floor! In season you can watch the amazing street action unfolding on Clifton Hill’s famous street of fun while seated in our outdoor booths, intimate tables or high top seating.
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. 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.
Niagara City Cruises
The Niagara City Cruises (Hornblower) boat tours are almost open for the spring! Starting May 20th, you’ll be able to take the Voyage to the Falls boat excursion departs from Niagara Falls, Canada, and takes visitors on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Take in breathtaking views of the Niagara Gorge, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls, as well as a close encounter with the world-famous Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Feel the thunderous roar, immense power, and wonderful mist (a protective recyclable mist poncho is provided) that these natural wonders bring, or ride after dusk for a light-mist experience with the Falls illuminated.
Hornblower Funicular (Incline Railway)
Starting May 20th, 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 7 – May 29th you can bask in all of the beauty and glory of the newest flower display at the Niagara Parks Showhouse. The Annual Hydrangea Show is one of Niagara Parks’ most spectacular. The majority of the hydrangeas on display are between the ages of five and ten. Our horticulturists start preparing the hydrangeas in the fall so that they can blossom beautifully in the spring. Our crew of growers instals the exhibit in the North and Centre residences in about a week. They start by disassembling and cleaning the previous show. Following large plants, little supporting plants are chosen and put. To ensure that the presentation is always picture-perfect, we keep about 10% of the plants grown for each display in the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse greenhouse.
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 3-5 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! Some notable celebrity guests include William Shatner from Star Trek, Ron Perlman from Hellboy & Sons of Anarchy, James Marsters (Spike) from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Corey Feldman from Goonies & The Lost Boys. You’ll also be able to spot and maybe even meet with wrestling legends and comic book artists.
Additional Spring Activities and Events
- Niagara Jet Boats (May 7th)
- Maid of the Mist (April 29th)
- Jim Gaffigan at Fallsview Casino (April 30th)
- ZZ Top Raw Whisky Tour at Fallsview Casino (May 6th)
- Niagara Falls Fireworks (May 20th)
- Henry Rollins St. Catharines (June 2nd)
- Niagara Falls Comic Con (June 3-5th)
- Big Wreck at Niagara Falls Convention Centre (June 11)
- Queen Victora Park & Oakes Garden Theatre (Early Flora Blooming)
- Marineland Canada (Victoria Day Weekend)
- Paul Anka at Fallsview Casino (May 18th)
- Indigenous Culinary Traditions at Table Rock (Starts June 1st)
- Annual Summer Show at Floral Showhouse (Starts June 4rd)
- Wildplay Whirlpool Adventure Course (Open now, weekends)
- Mother’s Day Brunch @ Queenston Heights Brunch (May 8)
- Virgil Stampede (May 21-23rd)
- Spring Handmade Market 13th Street Winery (June 3-4th & June 10 -11th)
- Sip & Sizzle: Queen St. Niagara on the Lake (Weekends May 6-29th)