In just a few short months, the Niagara Falls weather will warm up, making for sunny spring days. Spring is an awesome time to visit Niagara Falls attractions. Here’s why:
- Temperatures start to climb, from around 41°F/5°C in March, to around 76°F/24°C in June.
- Free Niagara Falls nighttime fireworks shows kick off on May 17, 2019, featuring fireworks on Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sunday’s, plus Victoria Day on May 20 and Memorial Day on May 27.
- The plants and flowers that bloom in spring are amazing to behold. Get ready for a burst of colour at every turn!
Be sure to check out the following fun things to do in Niagara Falls Ontario when you visit in spring. And if you’re looking for the best place to stay in Niagara Falls, look no further than this site.
1. Floral Clock
The Floral Clock is located just north of the Botanical Garden Niagara Parks. It is re-planted twice a year, and in spring it blooms with more than 16,000 gorgeous carpet bedding plants. It’s free to check out this magnificent floral site, which boasts a working mechanical clock, complete with chimes every quarter hour.
2. Botanical Garden Niagara Parks
Speaking of the Botanical Garden, this place is a must-visit in spring. Walk along 40 hectares (99 acres) of beautiful gardens, which feature perennials, shade, herb and vegetable plantings, a formal parterre garden, azaleas and rhododendrons. You have to check out the famous rose garden, too, which has more than 2,400 roses just waiting for you to see and sniff them.
3. Shaw Festival
The Shaw Festival theatre season kicks off every April and features live theatre performances in three Niagara Falls theatres. You can score discounts when you buy packages starting at three plays or more. And beyond watching what’s on stage, you can check out special talks, workshops, backstage tours, children’s activities and more.
4. Spring Holidays
Niagara Falls is a great place to visit to celebrate spring holidays like Easter, Mother’s Day, Victoria Day and Father’s Day. Most Niagara Falls restaurants feature food and drink specials on holidays. If you head to Niagara Falls with loved ones who are celebrating, you can treat them to something special.
Niagara Falls is also a nice destination for holidays because there are so many free things to do in Niagara Falls. Take your family on a hike, visit a farmer’s market, or indulge in a wine or beer tasting.
5. Queen Victoria Park
Niagara Falls has been called the “Daffodil Capital of North America” for good reason. In spring, millions of white and yellow daffodils bloom in Queen Victoria Park, which is close to the Niagara Falls waterfalls. You can also check out a rock garden, a tea rose garden and plenty of international plants and gardens in this stunning park.
6. Centennial Lilac Garden
If you love flowers, you’re in for more of a treat at the Centennial Lilac Garden. It’s right by the Floral Clock and sits on 10 acres, with more than 1,200 plants in 200 varieties. The lilacs are a delight to the senses, beautiful to see and awesome to smell.
7. Niagara Falls Elvis Festival
Love Elvis? You have to check out the Niagara Falls Elvis Festival, April 26-28, 2019. Catch shows from the best Elvis tribute artists from around the world in a Las Vegas-style venue. Performers battle it out in a two-day Elvis competition. Visitors can enjoy yummy food and drinks as they watch the performances.
8. Hornblower Niagara Cruises
One of the coolest ways to experience the Niagara Falls waterfalls up-close is to hop on one of the Hornblower Niagara Cruises. The cruises kick off in spring and are a great time. You’ll get close to the waterfalls (don’t worry, protective clothing is provided), and you’ll be able to see the powerful rushing waters from a unique vantage point.
9. Whirlpool Aero Car
If you’re into cool views of Niagara Falls, you’ll also want to check out the Whirlpool Aero Car, which opens every spring. The aerial cable car travels between two points of the Canadian shore of the Niagara River, high above the Niagara Falls whirlpool. The Whirlpool Aero Car was built in 1913 and has been operating for more than 100 years.
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If you and your family or friends are looking for springtime fun, Niagara Falls is the place to be. It’s great for family-friendly activities, romantic time with a loved one, boisterous times with friends – anything you could ask for.
Seeing the springtime nature in bloom at Niagara Falls is something you have to experience. See more fun things to do in Niagara Falls Ontario, and book your stay today.