Looking to celebrate the Canada Day long weekend in Niagara Falls? Clifton Hill is the place to do it! The Hill is the ultimate long weekend destination spot full of tons of fun activities that every member of your family or group of friends will love.
In 2019, this Canada Day marks the countries 152nd birthday which means a huge and exciting countrywide celebration. In the city of Niagara Fall’s, we take this 3-day long celebration seriously and think that you should too. From Friday June 28th through to the big day, July 1st, there are tons of adventures to be had scattered throughout the city. But of course, Clifton Hill will be the main hub for all of the action.
Niagara’s Top Attractions All Within A Block!
There’s no need to run around town, Clifton Hill’s World Famous Street of Fun by the Falls is Canada’s top tourism, family and entertainment destination for holiday weekends.
Fireworks shows take place each night all holiday weekend at 10pm, with a special extended show on July 1st!
Fired from the base of the Niagara gorge, directly across from the American Falls, an epic fireworks display will kick off the holiday weekend celebrations in style! For the 26th year the Niagara Summer Fireworks Season is lighting up the sky with beautiful colours and intricate displays of lights. You’ll be able to catch a beautiful night display every night of the long weekend starting promptly at 10:00 p.m. The show goes on in rain or shine but may be affected by winds. For the most up to date information about fireworks schedules please call 1.877.642.7275.
Of course, the Falls themselves will also be lit up, and in our country’s colours too! The Falls Illumination is a must see for all new visitors and as well as frequent guests. On Canada Day the falls will be lit up ina red and white every 15-minutes.
For the absolute best view of the fireworks, be sure to watch the show from the bottom of Clifton Hill. For a surprising and spectacular view of the show, why not take a ride through the sky? The Niagara Skywheel soars 175-feet above the ground and makes watching the lights over the falls a truly unforgettable experience.
Parking For Canada Day
You will find plenty of parking over the Niagara Falls Canada Day weekend at this lot pictured in the map below. This parking lot has recently been expanded to hold 700+ vehicles. It’s only a 5 minute walk down Clifton Hill to the fireworks show.
Remember, Niagara Falls will be busy for Canada Day — which means parking will be scarce throughout the city. This lot can accommodate plenty of vehicles, and is just steps away from the Fallsview district for those of you who wish to do a little gambling at the Fallsview Casino Resort.
Other Canada Day Weekend Events
Best Canada Day Activities
There is so much anticipation for this year’s Niagara Falls Canada Day celebrations, as we have many refreshed attractions, such as our newest and most exciting, the Niagara Speedway.
The Speedway combines traditional go-karts with the added fun and excitement of an elevated coaster styled track. This our most talked about attraction, with a track that spans 2000 feet and climbs up a 4-story spiral before you head down the ramp!
This our most talked about attraction, with a track that spans 2000 feet and climbs up a 4-story spiral before you head down the ramp! To get into the spirit come dressed in red and white and wave a flag from your kart!
Also very popular is another family favourite for you competitive spirits — the Zombie Attack! Survive brain-hungry zombies in this multi-sensory adventure, featuring real-time 6D graphics. Challenge your family and friends in the scoring battle to prove who is champion of mankind.
Hornblower Niagara Cruises
It’s easily one of Niagara’s favourites! The Hornblower Niagara Cruises let’s you experience Canada’s most spectacular wonder of the world. 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.
Take Hornblower’s new Funicular down the gorge located on the Niagara Parkway at the north end of Queen Victoria Park at the foot of the Clifton Hill tourist area.
One of Clifton Hill’s staples, the Niagara Skywheel is the best way to enjoy the view of the city. Inside of private climate-controlled gondolas, you’ll get to see the hill and surrounding landmarks from up in the sky. With your Clifton Hill Fun Pass you’ll get not but two rids up in the sky!
The best way to catch serious savings on attractions with the family is to purchase our SIX (6) attraction Clifton Hill Fun Pass.
Great Canadian Midway
The Great Canadian Midway is truly an attraction for anyone of any age. This huge arcade center is bursting with color and excitement. Here you’ll find your favorite classic games like pac-man but in state of the art, modern game consoles. Rack up those Midway tickets and redeem for a prize of your choice!
Nothing says summer quite like sipping a beer and eating a delicious meal out on a patio. Just in time for the long weekend, Kelsey’s and Boston Pizza on Clifton Hill have got their patios open so you can enjoy the best spot for people watching and catching some sun rays.
Canada Day Weekend Weather
Time to enjoy that Summer Sun! Canada Day long weekend is looking & feeling fabulous on Clifton Hill! See for yourself, weather link below!
Canada Day Parade
The famous Niagara Canada Day parade will take place on July 1st starting at 11:00 am on Queen Street and surrounding streets in downtown Niagara. The Parade will begin on Victoria Avenue at Armoury Street and continue to Queen Street, ending at St. Clair Avenue. Presented by the Niagara Falls Canada Day Planning Team, this event boasts the title of one of the biggest Canada Day events in the entire province.
The parade will include many highlights like an opening ceremony on the Main Stage at 12:30, entertaining tribute shows throughout the day, a trampoline and power track show, a kid’s zone, food trucks, and more. To make the day run as smoothly as possible, please click this link so you can be made away of the day’s schedule of events as well as any road closures.
Go Transit From Toronto to Niagara Falls
This Summer the popular Niagara Weekend GO Train Service runs from June 21 to September 2, and for Thanksgiving weekend (October 12-14). Packages start at $35 per person and $65 for a group!
The train stops in the Niagara Falls downtown area, where you can take the WEGO bus system, with stops throughout the area including Clifton Hill, Table Rock Centre, and many others.