A Guide To Attractions In Niagara Falls Perfect For The Holiday Weekend!

What are your plans for Victoria Day Holiday Weekend? While Victoria Day does not technically occur in summer it is for many the unofficial start to the warmest season of the year, and a pre-cursor to the travel season in Niagara Falls. With this in mind, here are a few of the top attractions, experiences and things to do in Niagara Falls over the course of the holiday weekend.

Fallsview Rooftop Pool & BarFallsview Rooftop Pool & Bar

The long weekend marks the opening of the only Rooftop Pool & Bar in Niagara Falls with a view of Niagara Falls. Located at Sheraton Fallsview, the rooftop amenity is an outdoor experience unique to Niagara Falls. Not only does the seasonal venue include a refreshing pool, but also a bar area where guests can cool down or unwind with a beverage of choice and some light bites.  The Fallsview Rooftop Pool & Bar features 10 private Cabana that can be reserved, 4 of which include breathtaking views of Niagara Falls. Each Cabana provides elevated comfort, patio seating for up to 6 people, two elegant-styled loungers for sunbathing, privacy walls, and a conversation set for added comfort. Bottle service is also available (surcharge).

Fireworks Over The Falls

Canada’s longest-running FREE fireworks series resumes on Friday May 19th, 2023 and runs each night through Canadian Thanksgiving on Monday October 9th, 2023.  The 144 nights of fireworks displays will light the sky above the Falls, for an experience and backdrop only Niagara Falls can provide. The iconic displays are one of the most popular attractions in Niagara Falls, bursting above the Falls in pops of brilliant colour that are sure to delight audiences of all ages. The displays take place at 10:00pm each night and are the perfect compliment to the nightly illumination of the Falls which bathes the Falls in a rainbow of colours.  Fireworks and illumination can be viewed from a number of locations, including Fallsview guestrooms & suites at the hotels in Niagara Falls with views of the Falls.

Fallsview Fireworks Experience

For those hoping to combine the two diversions above, we are excited to welcome Sheraton Fallsview’s Fireworks Experience back for the summer season. Guests will be able to reserve a table at the Fallsview Rooftop Pool & Bar to enjoy the breathtaking fireworks displays in a luxe experience that also includes an exclusive table with premium reserved seating, a bottle of prosecco for two and an artisan cheese board.  This impressive experience is the perfect end to a day spent in Niagara Falls enjoying attractions, and should be high on your list of things to do in Niagara Falls. This experience is available starting Friday May 19, 2023!

Niagara Parks Attractions

A collection of world-class attractions located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, these attractions are an opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the Niagara River, its famous waterfalls, as well as the rich history and culture of the region. From the awe-inspiring views of the Horseshoe Falls and American Falls from various viewpoints, to the iconic boat tours to the base of the Falls,Niagara City Cruises Niagara Parks attractions provide a unique and unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages. Popular attractions include the Tunnel which opened last summer, Niagara Glen hiking trails, the Butterfly Conservatory, and the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens. With so much to see and do, Niagara Parks is a must-visit destination for anyone planning a trip to Niagara Falls.

Magnificent Tours Niagara Falls

Make the most of your time in Niagara Falls and let the expert guides at Magnificent Tours show you the best attractions in Niagara Falls. Visitors will see, hear and feel the Falls with admission to top attractions including Niagara City Cruises, Journey Behind the Falls included in each tour. An additional stop along the way at Whirlpool Rapids Observation Deck provides exceptional sightlines and photography opportunities. Two styles of tours are available; one is a compact three hours and the other is a day tour perfect for those with more time to explore. Both allow guests the chance to sit back, relax and take in the sights and sounds as transportation is included.  The Victoria Day weekend marks the start of the Magnificent Tours season and it is great time of year to get out and see all that Niagara Falls has to offer.

GO Train/WEGO Combo Ticket

GO Train
photo courtesy Metrolinx

Travelling to Niagara Falls is faster and easier than you may think. GO Train and Niagara Parks are collaborating on a special promotion featuring round-trip travel to Niagara Falls from Union Station via GO Train, and WEGO Bus Transportation passes once you arrive in Niagara Falls.  The GO/WEGO Combo Ticket starts at $25.00 and be purchased for a single riders or a Group (up to 5 guests, maximum 2 adults).  On weekends and holidays, two Lakeshore West Line trips will travel to Niagara Falls departing from Union Station. Trips to Toronto from Niagara depart later in the day. Upon arrival at Niagara Falls GO Station, visitors will be able to use their WEGO passes to get to the local attractions on the hop-on and hop-off bus route. If the Niagara GO Train isn’t available, take the Lakeshore West GO Train to Burlington and transfer to GO Bus Route 12 to get to Niagara!

With an exciting array of attractions, experiences, and breathtaking sights in Niagara Falls, we would recommend that you give yourself time to explore all that Niagara Falls has to offer. Reserve your Niagara Falls getaway for a visit that delivers unforgettable adventures and excitment.

Happy Victoria Day weekend, and may your time in Niagara Falls be filled with incredible memories!