June 2023

Summer Fun in Niagara: Activities for the Whole Family

Looking for fun outdoor activities in Niagara this summer? Look no further! Niagara Falls has long been a popular destination for tourists, drawn by the awe-inspiring power of the Falls themselves. There's something for the whole family to enjoy. Take a stroll through the beautiful vineyards or cool off near the mighty waterfalls. Whatever your interests, Niagara has plenty to offer for a memorable summer vacation.

Check out the Niagara Parks Attractions:

From thrilling rides and games to beautiful gardens and scenic views, there's something for everyone. Take a ride on the Niagara SkyWheel or explore the beautiful and peaceful Butterfly Conservatory. You can even take a journey behind the Falls for an unforgettable experience. Don't miss out on all the fun and adventure that Niagara Parks has to offer this summer!

There's no better way to experience it than with the Niagara Parks Adventure Pass. This pass gives you access to some of the top attractions in the area, making it the ultimate way to see and experience everything that Niagara Falls has to offer. The Niagara Parks Adventure Pass is the perfect way to experience all these attractions and more, all while saving money and avoiding long lines. There are three options to choose from starting at just $59 plus tax. The Adventure Pass Classic includes three of Niagara Parks’ breathtaking attractions and offers discounts at various culinary locations and gift shops.

Journey Behind the Falls

Journey Behind the Falls offers a different perspective than you've experienced before, taking you behind the Falls themselves. You'll descend deep into the bedrock, then emerge into tunnels that lead you right behind the cascading water. You'll feel the spray on your face and hear the roar of the water as you stand just feet away from this awe-inspiring sight.

White Water Walk

The White Water Walk takes you on a peaceful stroll along the Niagara River, where you'll see the rapids up close and personal. You'll walk along a boardwalk that's suspended above the swirling water, giving you a unique and tranquil perspective on this powerful force of nature.

Niagara's Fury

Niagara's Fury is a 4D experience that brings the history and power of Niagara Falls to life. You'll don special ponchos and enter a theater, where you'll be immersed in a thrilling ride that takes you through the creation and evolution of Niagara Falls. It's a fun and educational experience that's perfect for all ages.

Niagara Parks Power Station

The Niagara Parks Power Station is a fascinating piece of history that played a crucial role in transforming Niagara Falls into one of the largest hydroelectric power sources in the world. This impressive facility was built in the early 1900s and was the first hydroelectric power station to be built on the Canadian side of the falls. Today, visitors can explore the power station and learn all about its history and technology. The attraction offers a unique look at the inner workings of the power station, with interactive exhibits that allow visitors to see how the turbines and generators work to harness the power of the Falls, including a descent 180 feet beneath the power station to discover a 2,200-foot long tunnel that opens up to a stunning panoramic view. One of the highlights of the power station is the chance to see some of the original equipment or stick around for Currents: Niagara's Power Transformed for a magical and illuminating show of light and sound.

Visitors can get up close and personal with giant turbines and generators, as well as learn about the construction of the power station and the challenges faced by its builders. In addition to its historical significance, the Niagara Parks Power Station continues to play an important role in meeting the energy needs of the region. It's a must-see for anyone interested in the history and science of hydroelectric power and a great way to learn about the incredible engineering that went into harnessing the power of Niagara Falls.

Photos by Niagara Parks

Summer Kicks off with Niagara Grape & Wine Festival:

The Niagara Grape and Wine Festival kicks off this month! This festival is the perfect opportunity to sample the best wines and local cuisine in the region. You can explore a variety of vineyards and wineries and learn about the wine-making process from local experts. The festival also features live music, food vendors, and fun activities for the whole family. Whether you're a wine connoisseur or just looking for a fun day out, the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival is the perfect way to experience the best of wine country.

The Summer Series launches on June 16 with the seasonal Discovery Pass Program where each pass entitles you to six seasonal wine and culinary pairings from participating wineries across the region. Other exciting events include the TD Tailgate Party which will be held this year at Palatine Hills Estate Winery. Celebrate summer and good times with a menu of premium VQA wine, live entertainment, and seasonal culinary favourites like pizza, BBQ, and more. Finally, Brunch by the Lake at Charles Daley Park is a morning of premium VQA wine, wine-based cocktails, and the return of the Brunch Battle. Tickets are on sale now for all events.

Photos by Niagara Grape & Wine Festival

Celebrating Grand Openings in Niagara:

Ren's Asian Restaurant

This family-owned restaurant in Niagara Falls provides a wide range of Asian dishes including Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisine all made with fresh and locally-sourced ingredients. Try out the Cantonese Chow Mein or the Seafood Tai Dop Voy! Located at 4487 Drummond Road.

Photos by Ren's Asian Restaurant

Spicy Cocina Chicken Hut

Nutritious Jamaican food made with love. Located at 6095 Dunn Street in Niagara Falls, stop by and try out some Jamaican favourites including delicious Jerk Chicken, Oxtail, Fried Plantain, or the popular Sorrel drink!

Photo by Spicy Cocina Chicken Hut

What's Happening in Niagara:

Here are a few of our featured events for the month of June:

Pride Hieee Tea

June 4, 2023 from 3:30 pm

Robertson Hall, St. Catharines

An afternoon of high tea, open to all, with a splash of camp! Enjoy a day with music, photos, insightful conversation, and delicious high tea treats surrounded by friends. This is a free event that requires registration in advance.

Photo by Pride Niagara

Crystal Forest: Spring Mystical Market

June 10, 2023 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ridgeway, Fort Erie

The 2023 Spring Mystical Market highlights handcrafted Artist's Jewellery, Indigenous Art, plants, clay, oddities, candles, over 25 vendors, Healers & Intuitives, and food.

Photo by The Crystal Forest

Annual Niagara Glen Clean-Up

June 17, 2023 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Niagara Glen, Niagara Falls

Celebrate the 100th anniversary and annual clean-up of the Niagara Glen. There will be lots of fun activities including a Birds of Prey meet and greet, plant sale, bouldering workshops, games, and more, while you spend the day helping preserve the beautiful hiking trail. Registration is free and required in advance.

Photo by Niagara Parks

Best Deals: Hot Deals for Niagara

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Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview

Promotional Code: LPR

Valid stay dates: September 4, 2023 - December 21, 2023

  • Spacious Cityview Room
  • Receive $70 dining voucher at Ruth's Chris Steak House 
  • Receive $30 voucher for the Keg Steakhouse & Bar overlooking Niagara Falls 
  • Receive $30 dining voucher at Outback Steakhouse
  • Receive $30 dining voucher at TGI Friday's Restaurant & Bar 
  • Receive $15 dining voucher at IHOP Restaurant
  • Receive admission for up to 4 to four attractions in the Funzone Fallsview location, Select four of the following attractions: Apocalypse Lazer Tag, Galaxy Lazer Tag, Glow in the Dark Mini Golf, Haunted Hallways, Torture Chambers, Maze Mirrors
  • Receive admission for up to 4 to four attractions located in the Funzone Clifton hill location: Lazer maze, Cannon Blasters, Time Freak, Lazer Tag

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview 

Starting at $195 CAD per night

Stay Until June 29, 2023

  • Luxurious two-room suite accommodations 
  • Free Made-to-Order Breakfast
  • Complimentary Evening Reception including two alcoholic drinks 
  • $30 Voucher for Fallsview Dining at the Keg Steakhouse + Bar 
  • $20 dining voucher at TGI Fridays Restaurant & Bar 
  • $20 dining voucher at IHOP Restaurant

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Wyndham Garden Niagara Falls Fallsview


Available until June 30, 2023

  • Comfortable, Spacious Accommodations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • $20 dining voucher at Vittorio's Italian Eatery (located inside the Fallsview Casino on the Concourse level)*
  • $20 dining voucher at TGI Fridays Restaurant & Bar*
  • $15 dining voucher at IHOP Restaurant per night*
  • $25 slot voucher for Fallsview Casino or Casino Niagara*
  • $25 Outlet Collection of Niagara Gift Card + exclusive VIP Discount Card for select retailers

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All Best Deals are subject to change without notice.

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