This April marks the 20th anniversary of the largest Easter Egg hunt in the history of Niagara Falls. The date was April 14, 2001, and a group led by Hershey Canada, Canadian Niagara Hotels, Niagara Falls Tourism, the City of Niagara Falls and the Niagara Parks Commission teamed up to set a Guinness World Record.
Organizers and volunteers including Hershey Chocolate World Niagara Falls placed more than 300,000 chocolate eggs throughout Queen Victoria Park, and invited children ages 3-12 to participate.
Grouped into three age categories, participants set out to gather as many of the delicious chocolate eggs as they could find, with hopes of finding special “Golden Eggs” along the way which led to greater prizes. Those lucky enough to gather a Golden Egg were rewarded with exciting prizes such as roller blades and Razor Scooters, and were entered into a draw for the chance of winning the grand prize trip for four to Walt Disney World.
More than 7,000 children participated in the egg hunt, which certified the free Niagara Falls event with the Guinness World Record for the Largest Easter Egg Hunt.