Victoria Day Niagara Falls Weekend


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Summer is just around the corner, and what better way to welcome the season than by celebrating Victoria Day? After months of waiting for warmer weather, it’s time to make the most of it by enjoying some fantastic outdoor activities. Whether you want to dine on a patio with a view, explore the stunning scenery of Niagara, or immerse yourself in nature’s beauty, there are plenty of options to choose from. And, of course, no Victoria Day celebration would be complete without an amazing fireworks display!

Niagara Fireworks

If you’re looking for the perfect destination to celebrate this long weekend with your loved ones, look no further than Niagara Falls. Whether you’re planning a family adventure, a romantic escape with your significant other, or a weekend getaway with friends, Niagara Falls has something for everyone.

Make sure you don’t miss out on the very first fireworks display of the season at Queen Victoria Park on Friday, May 19, 2023 at 10pm! It’s the perfect way to end a day full of fun and excitement. So, come join us and experience the beauty of Niagara Falls in all its glory this Victoria Day weekend.

Victoria Day Weather Forecast
Niagara Falls Weather for Victoria Day Long Weekend! (Source)

Discover an extraordinary holiday weekend brimming with non-stop entertainment options at Clifton Hill’s World Famous Street of Fun by the Falls! As Canada’s premier tourism and family entertainment destination, we offer a one-of-a-kind experience that promises to leave lasting memories.

Explore a diverse array of exciting activities, attractions, and dining options, all conveniently located in one place. From heart-pumping rides and games to unique museums and exhibits, Clifton Hill caters to all tastes and ages. Our tantalizing dining options offer a mouth-watering selection that caters to every palate.

Niagara’s Top Attractions All Within A Block of the Falls!

Niagara Falls Aerial View
Clifton Hill Aerial Map

Enjoy all your favorite attractions this Victoria Day long weekend on Clifton Hill! With the Fun Pass, you can experience the Niagara Skywheel, Zombie Attack, and outdoor mini-golf at Dinosaur Adventure Golf. And, with the entire Niagara Region filled with endless options for fun and games, we’ve curated a list of our top recommendations so that you can focus on having fun instead of planning.

Fun Pass

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.


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 FĂŞte 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.

Queen Victoria Day

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.


Victoria Day Weekend Events in Niagara

Niagara Falls Fireworks

Canada’s popular annual fireworks series begins May 19, 2023 and runs to October 9th, 2023!

QUICK FACTS

  • Dates and Times: Friday, May 19 – Monday, October 9, 2023 at 10:00 pm each night,
    (5) minutes duration
  • Best Views: The fireworks displays can be enjoyed from multiple vantage points across the city of Niagara Falls. These include outdoor spaces in Niagara Parks, high above at the Skylon Tower and Niagara SkyWheel, aboard the Falls Fireworks Cruise with Niagara City Cruises, and indoors at the many hotels and restaurants with views of the Falls.
  • Cost: There is no charge to view the fireworks

Niagara Falls Fireworks

Get ready for an unforgettable experience this summer, as the 2023 Niagara Falls Summer Fireworks series is set to commence on Friday, May 19th, just in time for the Victoria Day long weekend. This breathtaking display of pyrotechnics will continue to light up the sky every night at 10:00pm, right through to the grand finale on Monday, October 9th, which coincides with Canadian Thanksgiving. With the shows taking place each night from May until October, there’s ample opportunity for you to witness the awe-inspiring fireworks exhibition, complemented by panoramic views of the iconic Niagara Falls.

But that’s not all! In addition to the fireworks, make sure to catch the Falls Illumination, a mesmerizing showcase of colorful lights that dance against the backdrop of the Falls. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, this is an experience you won’t want to miss. So, plan your visit now, and prepare to be captivated by the beauty of Niagara Falls!

The best views are in Queen Victoria Park overlooking Niagara Falls or catch it on our Falls cam page.  Please note: all dates are subject to change and dependent upon weather and wind conditions. (more fireworks info).

More Victoria Day Weekend Events

Falls Illumination
Hydrangea Show
Hydrangea Show
IBF Lightweight Title Fight
IBF Lightweight Title
Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart
Sip and Sizzle Niagara
Sip & Sizzle
Robert Klein
Robert Klein
Greg Frewin
Piff the Magic Dragon Niagara
Piff The Magic Dragon
Brasa Samba
Brasa Samba
Virgil Stampede

Virgil Stampede 2023: Victoria Day Weekend May 20, 21 & 22, 2023

Fifty-five years ago a group of neighbors got together to organize fireworks for Victoria Day. Today the Virgil Stampede celebrates with rides, games, fun events and great food — every year we add something new and this year will be better than ever. Net proceeds of this year’s Stampede is going to the proposed Pump Track Concept. Get Details

Virgil Sports Park
1565 Four Mile Creek Road, Virgil, Ontario, Canada

Hours:
Sat. May 20: 10:00am – 9:00pm | Sun. May 21: 11:00am – 8:00pm | Mon. May 22: 10:00am – 10:00pm

Admission Cost: Adults $5.00/ea; Children under 10 Free; Free Admission on Sunday
If ride wrist band is purchased in advance entry is free.

**For a full list of events check out our events calendar.


Niagara Activities:

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 popular 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 the Clifton Hill FUN PASS directly online and save up to $30 off. Simply select your offer and the quantity needed, and you’ll be all set. 

Fun Pass Card

Clifton Hill is where “FUN” happens everyday! Between restaurantsgift 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 Midway Token Offer to get 160 Great Canadian Midway tokens for $44.25! ONLINE ONLY SPECIAL!

MIDWAY TOKEN DEAL: 160 TOKENS FOR $44.25 +tax
SkyWheel Victoria Holiday Deal
SKYWHEEL DEAL: SAVE $1 OFF ADULT/CHILD TICKETS

Ways to Relax on Clifton Hill

Open Air Patio Dining!

Kelsey’s Clifton Hill

Kelsey’s Patio Overlooking the Speedway!

For lunch or dinner visit one of the newly opened outdoor patios on Clifton Hill. 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!


Race on the Niagara Speedway

Niagara Speedway

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!

Ticket Pricing:
Driver $13.00 
(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:

Fri. May 19thSat. May 20thSun. May 21stMon. May 22nd
10am-1:30am10am-1:30am10am-1:30am10am-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?!

Whirlpool Jet Boats (details)

For a gentle misting, opt for the Niagara City 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.

Niagara City Cruises (details)

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.


More Victoria Day Activities

Falls Illumination
Movieland
Cosmic Coaster
Cosmic Coaster
Niagara Helicopters
Niagara Zipline
Oakes Garden
Niagara SkyWheel
Dino Adventure Golf
Fallsview Waterpark
Greg Frewin Theatre
Wizards Golf
Bird Kingdom
Ghostblasters
Great Canadian Midway
Ripley’s Museum
Zombie Attack
Queen Victoria Park
Nightmares Fear Factory

Nature Adventures

White Water Walk

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.


Niagara Falls Hiking

The Niagara Region is a true paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, providing a diverse and extensive network of trails to discover. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, there’s no shortage of opportunities to immerse yourself in nature and experience the breathtaking scenery.

Embarking on a hike in this region is an excellent way to reconnect with the great outdoors, take in stunning views, and breathe in the fresh air. With its serene surroundings, a hike through the Niagara Region’s lush forests and rolling hills can help you find inner peace and stay grounded during these uncertain times.

In fact, studies show that spending time in nature can have numerous health benefits, including reducing stress, easing anxiety, and lowering the risk of depression. By exploring the trails and parks of the Niagara Region, you can enjoy these benefits and rejuvenate your body and mind.

From challenging treks to more leisurely walks, there’s a trail for everyone in the Niagara Region. Whether you’re seeking adventure, solitude, or just a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life, a hike in this beautiful area is sure to leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized.

So, lace up your hiking boots, pack a water bottle and some snacks, and hit the trails in the Niagara Region. Your mind, body, and soul will thank you for it!

Click here to see our list of Epic Hiking Trails in Niagara Falls


Nearby Parks

Queen Victoria Park
Dufferin Islands
Botanical Gardens
Historic Plaques
Oakes Garden Theatre
Brock’s Monument

Niagara Biking

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


Niagara Falls Victoria Day overnight stays!

Holiday weekends are always a vibrant and exciting time on Clifton Hill, and there’s no better way to enjoy Niagara than by spending a night or two in the area. If you’re looking to simplify your vacation planning process, take a look at the various hotels located nearby Niagara Falls.

With a wide range of accommodation options available, you can easily find a hotel that suits your needs and preferences. Whether you’re looking for a cozy and comfortable room, a luxurious suite, or a family-friendly hotel with lots of amenities, there’s something for everyone in Niagara Falls.

Sheraton Fallsview
Sheraton Fallsview

Staying in the area also gives you the chance to fully experience all that Niagara has to offer, from the stunning natural beauty of the Falls to the numerous attractions and activities available. Take a leisurely stroll down the promenade, explore the shops and restaurants of Clifton Hill, or try your luck at one of the local casinos.

Howard Johnson
Starting at $193/Night
Country Inn Clifton Hill
Country Inn & Suites
Starting at $224/Night
Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
Starting at $284/Night
Double Tree Inn Clifton Hill Pool Areas
Double Tree Resort & Spa
Starting at $276/Night
Courtyard Marriott
Starting at $239/Night
Old Stone Inn
Old Stone Inn
Starting at $363/Night

By planning your trip in advance and selecting the right hotel, you can make the most of your time in Niagara Falls and create unforgettable memories. So, start your vacation planning today by checking out the nearby hotel options and getting ready for an unforgettable trip to one of Canada’s most popular destinations!


Clifton Hill Parking

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 facilities and you will also find many food and beverage options including ice cream shops, hotdog vendors as well as Boston Pizza on Clifton Hill!

Clifton Hill Parking Lot

Niagara Border Crossing

Proof of vaccination and re-entry testing will no longer be necessary for travellers entering Canada by land, air, or water.

Victoria Day Niagara Crossings

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.

Click here for full border crossing details: https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid


LCBO Niagara Falls

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 22nd, 2023.

Friday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Holiday Monday: Closed


With so much to offer, Niagara Falls is the ultimate destination for a fun and memorable Victoria Day weekend. Don’t miss out on the chance to create unforgettable memories with your loved ones in one of Canada’s most beautiful and exciting locations!



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