July 1st is Canada Day! Why not spend it in Niagara Falls! Below we have come up with a few ideas of free and low cost things to do!
Free Events During the Canada Day Long Weekend!
No matter what time of the year you are traveling, getting free stuff is always a great thing! There are many popular attractions and several events throughout Niagara that are free to take part in.
Niagara Falls Canada Day Celebrations
When: July 1st. 2011. Where: Throughout Niagara Cost: Free
Info: Canada day is a big holiday for Niagara Falls and Canada. There are celebrations going on throughout the entire Niagara Region to mark Canada’s Birth.
Starting at 10 am there will be a parade that travels along Morrison Street in Niagara Falls and ends at the Optimist Youth Park. Once there, come and sing the Canadian National Anthem. Celebrations will continue all day long with live bands and other entertainment on the main stage as well as a Canadian Citizenship Ceremony and the Niagara Falls Lions Carnival will be operating in the park.
At nightfall, don’t miss the spectacular fireworks displays over the Falls which will be extra spectacular because as Canada celebrates Canada Day, the US will be celebrating Independence Day during the weekend as well.
When: June 30th – July 03, 2011.
11:00 am to 11:00 pm Where: Mather Arch, Fort erie, Ontario and Canada Riverside Park, Buffalo NY. Cost: Free
Info: This long running event celebrates the good relations that have been maintained between Canada and the United States ever since the end of the War of 1812.
The Fort Erie Friendship Festival is a celebration of live music, games, food and fireworks during the entire weekend.
FREE Public Swimming At All City Pools from 1:00pm-5:00pm
When: July 1st. 2011. Where: All Public Swimming Pools In Niagara Falls Cost: Free
Info: Need to Cool Off on Canada Day? Bring the kids for Free Public Swimming at City Pools in Niagara Falls from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m
The City of Niagara Falls operates five outdoor pools:
E.E. Mitchelson Park
Prince Charles Pool (Drummond Road and Arad Street)
F.H. Leslie Pool (Valley Way and Sixth Avenue)
Niagara Falls Lions Club Pool (Drummond Road and Scott Street)
Buck Hinsperger Pool (Chippawa)
The Falls: The thing that made Niagara Falls the place to see is, of course, the Falls themselves. Niagara Falls on the Canadian side has kilometers of paved sidewalks running along the Niagara River giving visitors spectacular views the whole way along. You can even get within a few feet from the brink of the Horseshoe Falls at the Table Rock Welcome Center .
On top of the above mentioned Canada Day ideas, there are still many other things to do in Niagara Falls throughout the month of July.
Located on Clifton Hill, the Niagara Sky Wheel is hard to miss at over 175 feet (53 meters) tall! Find out more on our Niagara SkyWheel page.
Surround yourself with butterflies from around the world. Check out more details on our Butterfly Conservatory page.
View the City and the waterfalls from high above in a Niagara Helicopter tour. Find out more on our Niagara Helicopter Tours page.
Niagara Falls is home to the Niagara Free Fall Center, one of only a handfull of Skydiving simulators open to the public, it is a great place to get the feel of what it's like to jump out of an airplane without actually having to do so!
Check out our page on the Niagara Freefall Center.
Maid Of The Mist
The Maid of the Mist is the perfect choice if your looking to get up close and personal with one of the largest waterfalls in the world!
Check out our page on the Maid of The Mist Attraction!
Accommodations in Niagara Falls
Plan to stay overnight in Niagara Falls? Below you can find some great hotel deals!