I love this time of the year because it means getting into the car with the whole clan and cruising from little hideaway to little hideaway for unique antiques and gifts. There’s nothing better than finding some hidden treasures for the whole family…and getting out and making it a fun thing to do in Niagara for the day. What if you are not familiar with the Niagara Region? Where do you find these gift ideas and how do you get there? I will count down for you a few of my favourite places to go and then I guarantee you will find something really unique that you can bring home as a souvenir. Something that you won’t find anywhere else.
1. Souvenir City Headquarters:
Conveniently located right on the Niagara River Parkway, it’s a beautiful drive into Niagara On The Lake right from the Niagara Falls itself. Souvenir City is a 15,000 square foot facility chalk full of Canadian and Niagara Falls based items and gifts. They hold everything from unique memorabilia such as vintage Niagara Falls ashtrays, piggy banks and plaques to sports souvenirs, youth clothing and dolls…the perfect selection for the whole family to locate a particular item tailored just for them!
4199 River Rd., Niagara Falls, ON
8 am – 11 pm
2. Canada Trading Company:
If you are looking for top quality souvenirs to commemorate your visit to Niagara Falls, look no further than right in the heart of tourism grand central on Clifton Hill! The Canada Trading Company has a vast selection of collectibles that I haven’t seen anywhere else. Constantly supplying new up-to-date stock, the staff provide knowledge and know how to the latest new arrivals and vintage favourites. Clothing for the whole family, figurines, water globes, wind spinners, handcrafted jewellery, and an amazing display of Native artwork and collectibles are just some of the items that you will find here!
4950 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, ON.
905-358-3295 x 2073
*Open 7 days a week, all year long*
3. Jordan Antiques Centre:
Located inside the Niagara Region, but not in Niagara Falls itself is one of my absolute favourite Spring and Summer antiquing locations. Just a short, scenic 20 minute jaunt from the Niagara Falls, Jordan, Ontario is a gorgeous, quaint small town that is surrounded by farmland, vineyards and vintage housing. If you are an antique collector looking for a destination to explore, Jordan Village is for you! Twenty-six full time antiques dealers were carefully selected that provide optimum stock presentation and suitability to Jordan Antiques Centre’s mix. My husband and I love to explore this street from top to bottom and never come home empty handed. Bring your camera for gorgeous photos of the countryside!
Jordan Antiques Centre, 3836 Main St., Jordan, ON.
905- 562- 7723
Open daily from 10 am – 5 pm
4. Lakeshore Antiques and Treasures:
Take a drive into Niagara On The Lake and you will arrive at Lakeshore Antiques and Treasures. It is 7000 square feet of one of a kind items from the collections of multiple local antique dealers. There is a wide selection of Canadian souvenirs to take home from your Niagara Falls visit, from new artwork to vintage treasures. There are 16 rooms to maneuver through–each room featuring different themed products for sale. Definitely a must-see!
855 Lakeshore Rd., Niagara On The Lake, ON.
Open daily 10 am – 5 pm
5. Fun Factory:
If you are looking for quirky, Niagara Falls fun novelty, gaming and gift items, loop right back around to Clifton Hill again! The Fun Factory is located almost towards the bottom of Clifton Hill. You will discover some of the most popular gift items to hit the market. From novelty clothing and Niagara Falls travel mugs to Austrian Crystal and fashion jewellery, you are bound to find it here! The Fun Factory also features the Wax Hand Emporium where you can make replicas of your own hand in coloured wax…probably the most unique souvenir from your Niagara Falls family vacation that you can get! This store makes gift buying a fun filled experience!
4848 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, ON.
905-358-3295 x 3008
*Open 7 days a week, all year long*
Of course there are plenty of stores and hidden gems in the Niagara Region, but these are my top 5 picks to guarantee a gift, an antique, a collectible and that extra special something for yourself or for any one of your family or friends. For more information on fun things to do in Niagara Falls and other general tourist information, subscribe to my blog posts and feel free to leave a comment on any other really unique stores that you have come across in Niagara. Share your information as I would love to hear it and check them out!