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Spring Has Sprung: Enjoying the New Season in Niagara Falls

A Niagara Falls spring activity is sightseeing in Queen Victoria Park
Spring flowers in Niagara.

Spring is just a few weeks away and as the snow melts and flowers start to bloom, Niagara Falls come to life and offers a number of amazing sights and experiences that will make a family getaway into something extraordinary. Some of the best Niagara Falls spring spots to check out include:

Niagara’s Natural Areas

Queen Victoria Park comes alive in spring with over 500,000 blooming daffodils, magnificent magnolia trees, tulips, carpet bedding displays, and expansive grass areas that are perfect for picnicking. And just steps away from Queen Victoria Park and the Canadian Horseshoe Falls is the Floral Showhouse, which is currently featuring tropical plants, orchids, and succulents in their annual Spring Show.

You can also explore wonderful walking trails in the Niagara Glen, which features 4km of paths winding through Carolinian Forest, leading to stunning views of the Niagara River and the Niagara River Whirlpool.

Fireworks and Illumination

Canadian Horseshoe Falls in spring
The Canadian Horseshoe Falls.

The Falls Fireworks Series is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with a newly expanded fireworks schedule that includes 111 shows. The fireworks series kicks off on May 18th with shows happening: 

  • May 18-June 17- Weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and holiday Mondays
  • June 18-September 3- Daily
  • September 7-October 8- Weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and holiday Mondays

The fireworks are launched from deep in the Niagara Gorge into the skies over the Canadian Horseshoe and American Falls, and are best enjoyed from the brink of the Falls at Table Rock Welcome Centre, in Queen Victoria Park, or from a Fallsview guestroom at the Sheraton on the Falls or Crowne Plaza Fallsview hotels.

Shaw Festival Theatre

The Shaw Festival Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake offers world-class theatre in the heart of Niagara’s wine country. The Shaw’s 2018 season is on now and includes a number of fantastic plays like Mythos: A Trilogy- Gods. Heroes. Men., Grand Hotel, The Hound of Baskervilles, Of Marriage & Men, The Magician’s Nephew, and more.

The Magician’s Nephew is a play that both children and adults will love as it brings to life a part of C.S. Lewis’ beloved The Chronicles of Narnia series in a beautiful and whimsical performance. It will be playing at the Shaw from April 4th to October 13th and tickets can be purchased online or at the theatre.

Plenty of Niagara Falls spring sights and activities are waiting to be experienced, so start planning your family getaway today and get ready to discover all of the beauty and excitement that Niagara Falls has to offer!

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