Niagara Falls Spring Activities & Events

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Spring temperatures have arrived, which means more Niagara Falls attractions are opening, and Clifton Hill’s hours have been extended! Now that the days are long and the sun is shining throughout the region we’ve opened our most famous attractions, like the Niagara Speedway and Niagara City Cruise (Hornblower) boat tour.

There are also bigger events coming to our local casinos with top acts like Billy Idol, Kevin Hart and Sarah McLachlan performing live this Spring. Our open-air dining patios are expanding for an even more delightful dining experience here on the Hill. We’ve also included some regional activities to give you many more options to make your Spring vacation an amazing experience.

Niagara Falls Spring Family Touring parks

Spring Activities

Spring is not just in the air, but also in the gardens and everywhere else in Niagara Falls. You will not be able to ignore it. See below for a listing of all the top Spring time activities:

Niagara Speedway

Status: Open Now!
Hours: Mon-Wed: 1pm to 9pm; Thu: 1pm-Midnight; Fri-Sun: 11am-1am

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 1pm to 9p.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

Dino Adventure Golf Nighttime

Status: Open Now
Hours: M-W: Noon to 9pm; Thu: Noon-2am; Fri-Sun: 10am-2am

Our 70,000 square ft. golf course is blooming with green vegetation and open for the season! You will have the choice between two different 18-hole courses, “Raptor Run” or “T-Rex.” This mini-putt adventure game features over fifty (50) larger than life prehistoric creatures that set the scene on the park like course. They make for the perfect photo opportunity, and the fearsome dinosaurs have been known to speak up from time to time to either cheer you on or distract you while you challenge your friends and family.

Niagara City Cruises (Hornblower)

Hornblower boat tours

Status: Open Now
Hours: Mon-Thu: 10am to 4pm; Fri-Sat: 10am to 6pm

The Niagara City Cruises boat tours is open for the spring! Opened since March Break, 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.

Whirlpool Jet Boats

Whirlpool Jet Boats

Status: Opens Friday, April 28th, 2023
Hours: Vary. Open 7 Days a Week

The best way to access the river gorge is through a Whirlpool Jet Boat tour, which provides an opportunity to see all the emerging Spring colours this month. Jet Boat riders will see all the sights of the whirlpool river gorge as the leaves grow into a kaleidoscope of fauna; they will also get right up-close to Class 5 whitewater rapids on the roaring Niagara river. As you travel at 80 km/h along the Lower Niagara River in the gliding comfort of this extraordinary jet boat, the river guide will fill you in on the intriguing history Niagara’s past, points of interest, and the mechanics of the remarkable vessel you are travelling in. You will be in awe of the jet boat’s 31,000 lbs. of thrust!

Niagara SkyWheel

Niagara SkyWheel aerial photo

Status: Open Now!
Hours: Mon-Wed: 1pm to 9pm; Thu: 1pm-Midnight; Fri-Sun: 11am-1am

Another must-do attraction is the Niagara SkyWheel, which offers picturesque views of the mighty Falls and Clifton Hill. This Giant Wheel offers climate-controlled gondolas keeping you comfortable and safe, as you soar 175 feet above the Falls for an unforgettable experience. As one of Canada’s largest observation wheel, the wheel towers over the Niagara Falls horizon with prime views of the Horseshoe and American Falls, the Niagara River, Niagara Parks and other landmarks.

Wildplay Niagara Falls Zipline

Niagara Zipline in the Falls

Status: Open Now
Hours: Monday – Sunday: 11am to 5pm all week long

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 Funicular

Status: Open Now
Hours: Monday to Sunday: 10am to 6pm all week long

In 1894, the Niagara Parks and River Railway first opened the Clifton Incline Railway.  After many yeas of operation and eventual closure, a new one was constructed, installed, and launched with two state-of-the-art funicular cars. Today’s Niagara City Cruise’s Funicular Incline Railway transports 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. You won’t want to miss out on this one-of-a-kind trip!

White Water Walk

White Water Walk

Status: Open Now
Hours: Mon-Sun: 10am to 5pm

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.

Whirlpool Aero Car


Status: Open Now
Hours: 10am – 5pm

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!

Maid of the Mist

Maid of the Mist

Status: Opens Friday, April 15th, 2023 or Earlier Depending on conditions.
Hours: 9am – 5pm

Marineland Canada

Status: Opens Victoria Day Weekend 2023: Saturday, May 20, 2023
Hours: TBA

Spring Garden Parks

Status: Open Now
Hours: 24/7

Springtime in Niagara Parks provides a plenty of opportunity to get outside and explore. Your will appreciate nature’s splendor across Niagara’s top parks. Everything comes alive in the spring, making it the ideal time to re-energize by going outside, taking a breath of fresh air, and appreciating the grandeur of the season.

Oakes Garden
Botanical Gardens
Queen Victoria Park

Spring Events

Falls Illumination
Ruben and Clay
Ruben & Clay
Billy Idol
Billy Idol
Sarah mclachlan
Sarah McLachlan
Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart
Dane Cook on the street
Dane Cook
Elvis Festival
Elvis Festival
Eli Young
Eli Young Band
Greg Frewin
Taylor Dane Live
Taylor Dane
Carly Pearce
Carly Pearce
Hermans Hermis
Herman’s Hermits

Comic-Con Niagara Falls

Status: Runs June 9-11th, 2023
Hours: Fri Jun 9th from 3pm to 8pm; Sat Jun 10th from 10am to 6pm; Sun Jun 11th from 10am to 4pm

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!

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Niagara Falls Comic Con

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Niagara Parks Greenhouse: Annual Hydrangea Display

Status: May 2023
Hours: Greenhouse Hours May 6th Mon-Sun: 10am to 5pm

This May 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.

Outdoor Patios

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 will be open soon 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.

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