Escape to Niagara Falls’ gardens and nature areas for a much needed break from the day to day. Or just escape virtually by watching the video tours below and learn what our beautiful garden parks and nature areas are all about:
Oakes Garden Theatre
This spectacular garden is the entranceway to Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Parks’ centerpiece that showcases the Falls. Located at the foot of Clifton Hill, this is the perfect spot for a superb panoramic view of the American and Horseshoe Falls. This historic garden leads visitors to the well-travelled Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Falls’ most lush nature area by the Falls.
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Queen Victoria Park
Queen Victoria Park is the crown jewel of Niagara’s Parks, and is the main area to go to view the majestic Niagara Falls. Landmarked by the Niagara escarpment, the Niagara Gorge, and the Niagara River, the park features a prized collection of both indigenous and international flora for the world to enjoy.
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A beautiful garden setting The Park’s signature garden offers a tranquil respite from the hustle and bustle of Niagara’s tourist district. Just ten minutes north of Clifton Hill, enjoy close to 100 acres of meticulously maintained gardens, home to the charming Butterfly Conservatory as well as the outdoor classroom for the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture. Don’t miss its world-famous rose garden featuring over 2,400 roses.
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This horticulture wonder is located 8.8km north of Clifton Hill adjacent to the Centennial Lilac Garden and Sir Adam Beck Generating Stations. Observers marvel at the beauty of nature and human creativity with this clock. It is based on one found at Princess Street Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland, originally built in 1903. It was during a business trip there, Former Ontario Hydro chairman Dr. Richard L. Hearn, was inspired by the clock and petitioned to have one built in Niagara.
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Dufferin Islands is a secluded park that is unique in that it houses a series of tiny islands. They are all fused together by bridges and footpaths. This area is a miniature paradise with the introduction of fish, bird feeding stations and bird boxes, as well as environmentally appropriate vegetation.
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