Victoria Day is just around the corner which means that Summer is on its way! With the nicer weather comes a plethora of top activities like sightseeing at Niagara’s most amazing vistas, taking in nature’s beauty, seeing the falls illumination and of course- hiking and biking! Niagara Falls offers many outdoor activities to spend the long weekend with your family or that special someone. If you’re planning a Niagara Falls Victoria Day weekend be sure to get outdoors and see Niagara Parks’ vibrant and blooming floral gardens, while the weather is nice. Also, here on Clifton Hill, don’t miss the food venues that will be opening up for the Victoria Day long weekend.
If that wasn’t enough, the entire Niagara Region is bursting with even more outdoor options for open air fun making choosing what to do quite the feat! We’ve created this list of our top recommendations so that you can focus more on enjoying yourself and less on planning.
Niagara Falls is currently under a Provincewide Stay-at-Home Order until at least June 2, 2021.
We take the current situation very seriously and want to ensure the health and safety of our customers and team members.
- Only go out for essential reasons. Both indoor and outdoor gatherings are limited to only people within your household.
- Non-essential travel or visiting other regions is not recommended at this time.
- Face masks are mandatory in all indoor spaces in Niagara Falls and when maintaining a physical distance outdoors isn’t possible. Everyone should maintain a physical distance of 2m/6ft from others not in your group at all times.
The following businesses will be closed during the Stay-at-Home Order:
- Amusement parks, waterparks
- Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments
- Concert venues, theatres and cinemas
- Horse racing (open for training only, no races or spectators)
- Museums and cultural amenities (galleries, science centres, landmarks, historic sites, and similar attractions)
- Outdoor recreation amenities (sports facilities)
- Personal care services (spas, hair salons)
- Tour and guide services
- Zoos and aquariums (permitted to operate for the care of animals)
- At this time Niagara Parks is open for walkthrough access only.
Victoria Day Facts and Information
Victoria Day is a Canadian Public Holiday that takes place annually on the last Monday of May. The holiday exists to honour Queen Victoria’s birthday who was the reigning Queen when Canada became its own country in 1867, but the holiday has been around and celebrated even before Canada was officially a country! Canada continues to celebrate it in various ways across the land, on a specific Monday in May. In Quebec, the same day was, since the Quiet Revolution, unofficially known as Fête de Dollard until 2003, when provincial legislation officially named the same date as Victoria Day the National Patriots’ Day. Additionally, it’s a statutory holiday for six of Canada’s ten provinces and three of its territories.
Not only is it celebrated here in Canada, but also in Scotland. For many of us Canadian’s, Victoria Day means that the summer season is just around the corner which is cause for great celebration… winter in Canada is no joke! When the Queen died in 1901, the parliament declared that her legacy is celebrated at the end of May.
Niagara Falls Illumination
Just like previous years, you can count on the full array of colors of Niagara Falls Illumination on the falls for Victoria Day weekend. Most noteworthy, on Victoria Day Monday the falls will be lit up Purple from 10-10:15pm.
What’s Open in Clifton Hill this Victoria Day Weekend?
Price: $10.99 for Adults and $6.99 for Children (Under 13) plus tax
|Sweets & Treats||11am-12am||11am-12am||11am-12am||11am-11pm|
Tim Hortons Clifton Hill (Take Out Only)
One-stop-shop: Parking on Clifton Hill’s World Famous Street of Fun by the Falls will put you close to many of the Falls’ top outdoor facilities and you will also find many take-out food options including ice cream shops, hotdog vendors as well as Tim Horton’s on Clifton Hill!
At this time Niagara Parks is open for walkthrough access only.
Niagara Falls Hiking
The Niagara Region is an outdoor playground for locals and visitors alike, offering a vast network of trails to explore. The stunning views from a good hike along with the fresh air and serene surroundings will help you reconnect with nature and stay grounded during turbulent times. Experts agree that spending quality time in nature reduces stress, calms anxiety and leads to a lower risk of depression.
Click here to see our list of Epic Hiking Trails in Niagara Falls
Please note: some trails are closed due to travel restrictions in our local area.
Niagara Falls Victoria Day overnight stays!
Clifton Hill comes to life on holiday weekends and is a great time to stay overnight and enjoy Niagara. To simplify your Niagara vacation plans; check out all our nearby Niagara Falls Hotel options., and get started on planning your trip.
The Niagara Parkway is a key destination for cyclists, offering the 54-kilometre Niagara River Recreation Trail, which spans the entire length of the Niagara River corridor from Fort Erie, past Niagara Falls, and into Niagara-on-the-Lake. Riding along the Recreation Trail is a visual oasis that boasts gardens, recreation, hiking, bouldering, golf courses, restaurants, heritage and historic sites, gift shops and the Niagara Falls.
Fort Erie: 350 Lakeshore Rd, Fort Erie, ON L2A 1B1
Fort George: 51 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
Please note: The Canada/USA border remains closed to all non-essential travel until June 21, 2021. Updates will be provided as they become available. Anyone entering Canada is required to self-isolate for 14 days.
LCBO Hours for Victoria Day Long Weekend
|5389 FERRY ST.||10am-8pm||10am-8pm||10am-8pm||Closed|
Both LCBO and The Beer Store will be open during the long weekend. Hours will depend on the specific location.
Generally all the local Niagara LCBO and Beer Stores will be closed Monday, May 24.
|6757 Lundy’s Ln||10am-8pm||10am-8pm||12-5pm||Closed|