This Canada Day Long Weekend in Niagara Falls is going to be a filled with lot's of exciting things to do for people of all ages. Here are some of the things going on in the area.
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.
Canada Day Celebrations In Niagara Falls
When: July 1st 2012.(Canada Day) 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.
Jay Cochrane Skywalk 2012
In Niagara Falls
When: June 29th to September 14, 2012 Starting @7pm nightly Where: From the top of the Skylon Tower to the top of the Hilton Hotel. (Look up) Cost: Free
Info: With a long wire walking career and many world records under his belt, Jay Cochrane will be returning to Niagara Falls this Summer for more thrilling tightrope walking events.
When: June 29th – July 02, 2012.
11:00 am to 11:00 pm Where: Mather Arch, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada and Riverside Park in 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.
Day and Night Views of Niagara 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 .
During the day, the falls are amazing to see as people can really get a feeling of just how powerful and huge they really are. At night, both the American and Horse Shoe Falls are lit up with the Falls Illumination and on Fridays, Sundays and Holidays like Canada Day there is also a fireworks display to help celebrate this natural wonder.
When: Saturday, June 30th, 2012. Where: : The Commons at Butler's Barracks
Niagara on the Lake (Just minutes from the Falls). Cost: General Admission Tickets $69.50
To help mark the 200th anniversary of the war of 1812, the Tragically Hip will be playing a music festival on the grounds of Butler's Barracks in the town of Niagara on the Lake.
The show will also include the bands "Death Cab For Cutie", "The New Pornographers" and "The Rural Alberta Advantage".
Additional Info: For tickets to this show go to the Ticketmaster website. Or check out TheHip.com for more details.
More Things To Do In Niagara Falls for Canada Day Long Weekend
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!