Canada Day at Niagara Parks
Niagara Parks is set to mark Canada’s 150th birthday with a full lineup of events over the July 1st long weekend. Celebrate this momentous occasion with two days of entertainment featuring a free performance by Hollerado; the launch of the new Night Lights: Journey Behind the Falls After Dark experience; free admission to Old Fort Erie and Laura Secord on July 1; and bonus Falls Fireworks on Saturday and Sunday.
Free Live Concerts
Join us in Queen Victoria Park, across from the falls, as we kick off the Ontario Live Concert Series at Niagara Parks! Free performances begin at 8 p.m. on July 1 and 2, with additional concerts all summer long every Wednesday.
To kick off Canada Day, enjoy a free concert by award-winning Canadian artists Hollerado on July 1 at 8 p.m. Stay for a special extended Canada Day fireworks display over Niagara Falls at 10 p.m.
More great Canadian indie rock takes to the stage on July 2nd at 8 p.m. with Kasador followed again by Falls Fireworks!
In addition, the Philippine Heritage Band, a marching and concert band based in the city of Vaughan, will be entertaining visitors between Table Rock Centre and Queen Victoria Place beginning at 8pm.
Light up the Wonder With Us
In celebration of Canada and Ontario’s 150th year, we invite you to enjoy Niagara Falls as never before. This special event focuses on the interplay between light and our Niagara Parks Canadian Signature Experience, Journey Behind the Falls.
Enjoy exclusive access to this natural wonder at the base of the Horseshoe Falls at night, underneath the stars, the glow of visitor giveaways, the radiance of the new falls illumination, and of course the thrill of falls fireworks.
Available Monday through Friday, 9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m, beginning July 1. Regular admission to Journey Behind the Falls applies.
Flavour Begins Here
Niagara Parks Culinary presents a specially curated Canada 150 barbeque menu on the front lawn of Queen Victoria Place on July 1 and 2 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Enjoy seasonal dishes made with ingredients from local growers and producers, VQA wines and a selection of local craft beers and ciders. This is an outdoor, licensed event.
Inside, at Queen Victoria Place Restaurant and down the road at Elements on the Falls Restaurant, check out the East Coast Maritimes feature menu, with favourites like clam chowder, steamed Atlantic lobster, baked lemon herb cod fillet, and baked Acadian apple crumble tart. Niagara Parks Culinary will feature specialty menus from the four corners of Canada.
Free Heritage Admission
Old Fort Erie
Travel to the edge of the Niagara River in Fort Erie to experience the sights and sounds of a fort under siege at this War of 1812 National Historic Site. Join British, First Nations, and American soldiers on a tour of the grounds and learn more about Niagara’s pivotal role in the War of 1812. Enjoy free admission on July 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Old Fort Erie will re-open later that evening and to offer community activities from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in front of the Old Fort Erie Welcome Centre.Learn more
Laura Secord Homestead
During the war of 1812, a brave woman set out on a perilous journey in the service of her country and stepped forever into the history and folklore of Niagara. Travel back in time to the lovingly restored Laura Secord Homestead and be enchanted by stories of her adventures and surroundings as interpreted by authentically costumed guides. Enjoy free admission to Laura Secord Homestead on Canada Day!Learn more
Traveling from Toronto?
Getting to the brink of the falls from Toronto just got a whole lot easier. The GO Niagara Seasonal Train service runs weekends throughout the summer months and includes a round-trip GO Train ticket and two-day access to WEGO. Plus, save over 40% off the Niagara Falls Adventure Pass when you add it to your trip!
A round trip from Union Station to Niagara Falls is just $25 for adults and $13.02 for children (6-12). Buy a family/group ticket for just $50, good for 2 adults and 3 children or 1 adult and 4 children.