Victoria Day is just around the corner which means that Summer is surely on its way! With the nicer weather comes a plethora of top activities like outdoor patio dining, sightseeing at Niagara’s most amazing vistas, taking in nature’s beauty, and of course- fireworks! Niagara Falls is the perfect place to spend the long weekend with your family, friends, or even that special someone that makes your heart beat a little bit faster. If you’re planning a Niagara Falls Victoria Day weekend excursion, don’t miss the very first fireworks show at Queen Victoria Park, May 17, 2019 at 10pm. Its an extended version with music that can’t be missed!
One-stop-shop: 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.
Here on Clifton Hill, all of your favourite attractions are open for the season just in time for the Victoria Day long weekend. Using your Fun Pass, you’ll be able to enjoy activities like the Niagara Skywheel, Zombie Attack, and outdoor mini-golf at Dinosaur Adventure Golf.
If that wasn’t enough, the entire Niagara Region is bursting with even more options for fun and games 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 Fireworks
Just like previous years, you can count on the full array of colourful explosions in the sky above the falls for Victoria Day weekend. Most noteworthy, the fireworks will take place on Friday, May 17 through to Monday, May 20 at 10 pm for the Victoria Day holiday weekend. The best views are in Queen Victoria Park overlooking Niagara Falls. Please note: all dates are subject to change and dependent upon weather and wind conditions. (more info).
**For a full list of events check out our events calendar.
Clifton Hill The World Famous Street of Fun by the Falls
Clifton Hill really does have everything that you might need in order to make the Victoria Day weekend something worth remembering. This well-known amusement area is known for its uplifting energy and an abundance of activities that anyone of any age can enjoy.
Since most families like to stretch their dollars, save by purchasing Clifton Hill attraction tickets directly online. Simply select from the options that you want, and the quantity needed, and you’ll be all set. Build Your Own Niagara Falls Adventure Today
Clifton Hill is where “FUN” happens everyday! Between restaurants, gift shops, and the nightlife how can you possibly get bored? Most of all, enjoy discounts on attractions when you pick up the Fun Pass, or take advantage of our Family Token Offer to get 160 Great Canadian Midway tokens for $50! ONLINE ONLY SPECIAL!
For lunch or dinner on a newly opened outdoor patio, stop into Kelsey’s or Boston Pizza to browse through hundreds of menu items that’ll satisfy any craving. Once you’re full and energized you’ll be ready to enjoy each of the activities on Clifton Hill…Most noteworthy, the Niagara Speedway, now open for the season!
Visit North America’s largest elevated go-cart track facility. The the first of its kind in Canada! Niagara Speedway is a marriage of traditional go-karts with the added fun and excitement of an elevated coaster. Test your driving skills along the straight away, negotiate the hair -pin turns and climb the elevated ramp as you head for the checkered flag!
Driver $12.00 (Per ~5 Minute Race)
Rider $4.00 (Per ~5 Minute Race)
TICKETS ARE TO BE PURCHASED ON-SITE IN-PERSON
*Prices do not include applicable tax.
Hours of Operation:
|May 13 – 19||11am-11pm||11am-11pm||11am-11pm||11am-11pm||10am-1am||10am-1am||10am-1am|
|May 20 – 26||10am-1am||10am-12am||10am-12am||10am-12am||10am-1am||10am-1am||10am-1am|
*Hours are weather dependent and subject to change.
Niagara Boat Cruises
There’s nothing quite like a boat tour in and around the famous Niagara Falls to celebrate a long weekend. The only question to ask yourself is- how wet are you willing to get?! For a gentle misting, opt for the Hornblower Niagara Cruises. For something a little more immersive (you may want to consider bringing a change of clothes!) we recommend the Whirlpool Jet Boats. For a tour that falls somewhere in between, there’s always the classic Journey Behind the Falls.
Get ready to hop aboard and make your way to a memorable experience, no one ever forgets – the Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour. A trip like no other, get up close and personal with the American Falls and the full-mist of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, or ride after sunset for a light-mist experience (that’s still heavy on the magic) with the illumination of the Falls. For a late-at-night moment you’ll only find here, there’s nothing quite like a 40-minute Falls Fireworks Cruise featuring starry skies, panoramic skyline views, stunning illuminations and, of course, fireworks that light up the sky — and your smiling faces.
The Niagara Falls Region has an impressive number of options for you to be able to enjoy the incredible wildlife and blooming flowers without getting hit with a single drop from the Falls. Fully immerse yourself in the changing of seasons and the awakening of the beauty that comes with the warmer weather by spending an afternoon at the Botanical Gardens. Just next door is the Butterfly Conservatory, an unforgettable experience with nature that will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to enjoy the rest of spring and the summer to come. Don’t forget the exciting White Water Walk with the exciting spring run off driving high volume river flow.
Parking, Driving & Transit Options
Niagara Falls Parking
You may be packing up the car, but the GO train runs from Toronto to Niagara Falls Victoria Day long weekend! For the schedule click here.
Please note: Monday is Victoria Day in Ontario and is considered one of the busier cross-border weekends in the Niagara–Fort Erie corridor. The busiest day being Victoria Day Monday. Travelers taking advantage of the many cross-border activities on Victoria Day, should consider some of the following border crossing tips to limit hassles between crossing the U.S.A. and Canada.
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’s top offerings. To simplify your Niagara vacation plans; check out all our nearby Niagara Falls Hotel options., and get started on planning your trip.
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.
May Long weekend fun is officially here!!! Where else do you need to be, but here!