What’s Open in Niagara Falls: Things to Do in Niagara Falls This Summer During COVID-19

Niagara Falls is welcoming tourists once again this summer. Many attractions reopened on June 18th with physical distancing and other COVID-19 safety measures in place. Most of the attractions will reopen by end of July 2021.

Before You Go:

 
  • Buy Tickets Online as Timed Tickets will be offered at many places.
  • Face masks are required at some attractions.
  • GO Transit train service between Toronto and Niagara Falls: four return trips running daily from Union Station on Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays.

Places to Visit & Things to Do in Niagara Falls

The Niagara Falls

See the three falls – Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls.

Where: 6650 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls

Oakes Garden Theatre

Why You Should Go: Oakes Garden Theatre is the beautiful garden entranceway to Queen Victoria Park, the area of Niagara Parks that showcases the Niagara Falls and provides a perfect panoramic view of both the American and Horseshoe Falls.

Where:5851 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls

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Queen Victoria Park

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Why You Should Go: Queen Victoria Park offers a stunning collection of unique native and international plants with beautifully maintained gardens.

Where: 6345 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls

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Safari Niagara

Why You Should Go: Safari Niagara is home to over 1000 animals of native and exotic mammals, reptiles and birds.

When:

June 12 – September 6, 2021 | 9am – 6pm

September 7 – October 11, 2021 | 10am – 5pm

Where: 2821 Stevensville Road, Stevensville

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Niagara Skywheel

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Why You Should Go: The Niagara Skywheel is Canada’s largest observation wheel and the best places to see memorable views of the Horseshoe and American Falls, the Niagara River and other landmarks, while towering 175 feet over the Niagara Falls horizon!

When: Opens July 1st

Where: 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls

Zipline To The Falls

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Why You Should Go: The Wildplay Zipline’s flight without feathers is the coolest way for humans to soar through the sky with amazing world-famous views of Niagara Falls! Will on the ride, riders will dangle from a thrilling 67 metres (220 feet) high above the Niagara River!

When: Opens on June 30th.

Where: 5847 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls

Whirlpool Adventure Course

 

Why You Should Go:You’ll start with a training session on the ground to get comfortable using the ziplines and the continuous belay system. Then, you’ll climb up a ladder and start making your way from tree to tree by walking across tightropes, climbing up cargo nets, sliding down ziplines, flying through the air on rope swings, leaping onto swinging logs, and balancing on wobbly bridges.

When: Open daily. Weekdays: 10am-9pm | Sat, Sun: 9am – 9pm

Where: 5651 River Road, Niagara Falls

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Niagara Go-karts

Why You Should Go: Niagara Go-Karts provides fun for the whole family, visitors will have a blast maneuvering your ride around the beautiful course.

When: Open daily

Where: 7104 Kinsmen Ct, Niagara Falls

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Niagara Falls Incline Railway

Why You Should Go: The Falls Incline Railway improves the link between the Niagara Parks attractions in a fun and unique way!

When: Opens on July 1st.

Where: 7001 Portage Rd, Niagara Falls

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White Water Walk

Why You Should Go: The White Water Walk allows visitors to experience a first-hand lesson in the raw power and peril of the Niagara River’s Class 6 white-water rapids. The roar of the river provides a deceptive calmness, the perfect ambiance for a walk among the many viewing platforms that put one right at the river’s edge. The White Water Walk is perfect for those looking for an up-close and personal view of nature’s power.

When: Open | 10:00am – 6:00pm

Where: 4330 River Road, Niagara Falls

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Whirlpool Aero Car

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Why You Should Go: The Whirlpool Aero Car soars high above the racing Niagara River, where it will transport you through the air in an antique cable car. While, far below, the torrent of water abruptly changes direction and creates one of the world’s most mesmerizing natural phenomenon – the Niagara Whirlpool.

When: Opens on July 1st.

Where: 3850 Niagara Parkway

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Niagara Speedway

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Why You Should Go: Niagara Speedway is a mixture of traditional throttle powered go-karts with the added thrill of an elevated roller coaster style track.

When:Opened on June 14, 2021 – Hours Vary. Verify before travelling.

Where: 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls

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Dinosaur Adventure Golf

Why You Should Go: Dinosaur Adventure Golf is one of the nation’s largest miniature golf courses with a massive 70,000 square foot playing surface! The course features two 18-hole courses: ‘Raptor’ and ‘T-Rex’, 3 ponds with fast-moving rapids and bubblers, a 50 foot high “active” steam-erupting volcano and 50 realistic and life-sized dinosaurs.

When: Open daily.

Where: 4952 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls

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Niagara City Cruises

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Why You Should Go: Niagara City Cruises. previously called Hornblower Niagara Cruises offers the amazing The Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour that brings guests on a journey of a lifetime where they can enjoy stunning views of the Niagara Gorge, American, and Bridal Veil Falls, and come face-to-face with the famous Canadian Horseshoe Falls.

When: Openx starting July 1st

Where: 5920 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls

Niagara Glen Nature Centre

Why You Should Go: Niagara Glen Nature Centre is a picturesque nature destination for hiking and bouldering. 4-kilometres of rugged paths run through Carolinian Forest and the Niagara River Whirlpool.

When: Open Daily

Where:3050 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls

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Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours

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Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours

Why You Should Go: The go-to for a wild ride in Niagara, Whirlpool Jet boat ride is a must-do when visiting. The Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour will let you speed through the Lower Niagara River at 80 km/h and receive some amazing views, highlights and history.

When: Opens on July 1st

Where: 55 River Frontage Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake

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Journey Behind The Falls

Why You Should Go: Journey Behind the Falls is unique attraction that offers a stunnig view of the Falls from below and behind.

When:Opened on June 18, 2021, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm/08:00 pm. Closed on select Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Where: 6650 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls

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Old Fort Erie

Why You Should Go: Old Fort Erie allows you to step back 200 years into a time of red coats, black powder and gray fortress walls.

When: Outdoors open: July 2, 2021

Where: 350 Lakeshore Road, Fort Erie

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Laura Secord Homestead

Why You Should Go: The home of Canada’s most famous heroine who saved countless lives through her actions and courage in the war of 1812.

When: Outdoor garden tours open July 2nd.

Where: 29 Queenston St, Queenston

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Fort George National Historic Site

Why You Should Go: Fort George National Historic Site is a military post that defended Canada against American attacks. Nowadays the fort is filled with soldiers, music, a historic powder magazine, cannons and history. It is an authentic 1812 experience that should not be missed.

When: Open (only grounds are open); Indoor: Opens in Stage 3 (End of July)

Where: 51 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake

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Whirlpool Golf Course

Why You Should Go: The Whirlpool Golf Course is an outstanding 18-hole course designed by the renowned golf architect Stanley Thompson, with some of the highest reviews in Canada. All while being set against the beautiful backdrop of the Niagara River whirlpool and gorge.

When: Open

Where: 3351 Niagara River Parkway Niagara Falls

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Butterfly Conservatory

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Butterfly Conservatory

Why You Should Go: The Butterfly Conservatory is a magical attraction that features over 2,000 beautiful tropical butterflies floating freely among lush, exotic blossoms and greenery.

When: Opens onn July 23, 2021

Where: 2565 Niagara Parkway

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Niagara Parks Power Station

Why You Should Go: Niagara Parks’ newest landmark attraction. Completed in 1905, Canadian Niagara Power was the first major power plant on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.

When: Starting July 30th offering daytime guided and self-guided tours daily through August 15th.

Where: 6650 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls

Niagara’s Fury

 

Why You Should Go: The Niagara Fury is a 6-minute, multi-sensory extravaganza where you will learn all about the history and geography of the falls!

When: TBA

Where: 6650 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls

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Floral Showhouse

Why You Should Go: The Floral Showhouse is a lush oasis where beautiful collections of orchids, succulents, and tropical plant species are on display throughout the year, along with floral shows that reflect the changing seasons.

When: Opens in Stage 3 (end of July)

Where: 7145 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls

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Louis Tussaud’s WaxWorks

Why You Should Go: Take a #selfie as you mingle your way through Louis Tussaud’s WaxWorks with your favourite star! From horror villains to Hollywood’s elite, there are lots of wax people for you to meet!

When: Opens in Stage 3 (End of July)

Where: 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls

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Skylon Tower

Why You Should Go: The Skylon Tower includes indoor/outdoor observation of the Falls from 233 meters (764 feet), Two great dining rooms both overlooking the Falls, The Skylon TowerSummit Suite Buffet Dining Room and the Skylon Tower Revolving Dining Room.

When:Opens in Stage 3 (End of July)

Where: 5200 Robinson Street, Niagara Falls

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Zombie Attack

Why You Should Go: In Zombie Attack the zombie apocalypse is upon us all – and only you can save the world! You must survive brain-hungry zombies and prove that you are the champion of mankind in this 6D graphic multi-sensory adventure.

When: Opens in Stage 3 (End of July)

Where: 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls

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Legends On The Niagara

Why You Should Go:

Legends on the Niagara is a one – of – a -kind park that ensures that every shot is a memorable one. The facility has 1,000 acres of natural landscape and two 18-hole championship courses, a 9-hole short course, and a 45-acre, 360-degree, driving range.

When: Opens in Stage 3 (End of July)

Where: 9561 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls

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Bird Kingdom

 

Why You Should Go: Bird Kingdom is the World’s Largest Free-Flying Indoor Aviary! Here you can encounter exotic birds, animals and reptiles as you search for the legendary Lost Kingdom.

When: Opens in Stage 3 (End of July)

Where: 5651 River Road, Niagara Falls

 

Mcfarland House

Why You Should Go: McFarland House has stood for over two centuries and is a monument to taste of Georgian style and pace in Niagara Lake.

When: TBA

Where: 15927 Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake

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Super Putt

Why You Should Go: Super Putt is the perfect family – friendly outting. The course is a perfectly manicured 19 hole mini golf course with a natural setting.

When: Open | Hours vary depending on the season

Where: 7301 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls

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Niagara Segway Tours

Why You Should Go: Niagara Segway tours allow you to explore and learn about the Niagara Region from the comfort of a fun and exciting Segway.

When: Open | Tours are reservation based

Where: 1932 Welland Canals Parkway, St. Catharines

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Mystery Maze

Why You Should Go: In the Medieval World of the Mystery Maze you will discover an adventure that will test your sense of direction.

When: Opens in Stage 3 (End of July)

Where: 4943 Clifton Hill

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Big Top Amazing Mirror & Laser Maze

Why You Should Go: Big Top Amazing Mirror & Laser Maze is an A-Maze-ing Circus that provides fun for all ages!

When: Opens in Stage 3 (End of July)

Where: 4943 Clifton Hill

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Why You Should Go: Strike a pose with the world’s tallest Man and even see a Tibetan Skull. With 10,000 Square Ft. of oddities, Niagara Falls Odditorium is the best place to experience the bizarre and explore the mysterious!

When: Opens in Stage 3 (End of July)

Where: 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls

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Movieland Wax Museum Of The Stars

Why You Should Go: At Movieland wax museum you can see movie, television and music stars and celebrities up close and personal. Visiters are able to take photos with celebrity sensations like Tom Hanks as Forest Gump, as well as Justin Bieber, Hannah Montana, Harry Potter, The Terminator, Marilyn Monroe and Lara Croft just to name a few.

When: Closed- Opening TBA

Where: 4848 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls

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The Haunted House

Why You Should Go: The Haunted House at Niagara is a spooktastic experience that provides a brand-new meaning to the word nightmare.

When: Opens in Stage 3 (End of July)

Where: 4943 Clifton Hill

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Wizard’s Golf

Why You Should Go: Wizard’s Golf is a challenging 18-hole mini golf course that showcases brightly coloured playable exhibits of Galaxies, Atlantis, Time Travel and Retro 60’s. There’s something here for everyone to enjoy.

When: Opens in Stage 3 (End of July)

Where: 4950 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls

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The Fun House

Why You Should Go: The Fun House is a barrel of laughs for both young and old. Visiters will stumble through the rolling barrels and over the spinning floor as crazy mirrors distort their image and into another fun and exciting room.

When: Opens in Stage 3 (End of July)

Where: 4943 Clifton Hill

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Wax Hand Emporium

Why You Should Go:Wax Hand Emporium is place you can make replicas of your own hand in coloured wax. How cool would it be to take home a real-size souvenir of your own hand, just like the wax museum characters at Movieland.

When: Opens in Stage 3 (End of July)

Where: 4848 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls

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Double Deck Tours

Why You Should Go: Double Deck Tours shares stories of Niagara’s adventure, industry, science & mystery, in a lighthearted way while allowing you to see some of the best sights the falls has to offer.

When: Closed in 2021, reopens 2022

Where: 5900 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls

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Visit Niagara-on-the-Lake

 

This quaint town with its well preserved late 19th century buildings is famous for its wineries and a must-visit for all those who are visiting Niagara Falls.

Washrooms:

Following public washrooms open daily from 9:30 am to 5:00pm

  • Queen Victoria Place (ground level)
  • Niagara Glen Nature Centre
  • Butterfly Cafe
  • Table Rock Centre Port-o-lets

Parking lots managed by Niagara Parks

Charges: Free to 26.55 + HST

  • Falls Parking (Lot A), 6635 Niagara Pkwy
  • Floral Showhouse Parking (Lot B), 7145 Niagara Pkwy
  • Rapidsview Parking (Lot C), 7651 Niagara Pkwy
  • Queen Victoria Place, 6349 Niagara Pkwy
  • Dufferin Islands, 6345 Dufferin Isle Road
  • Kingsbridge Park, 7870 Niagara Pkwy
  • Rainbow Bridge, 4348 Hiram St.
  • White Water Walk, 4330 River Rd.
  • Whirlpool Aero Car, 3850 Niagara Pkwy
  • Butterfly Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, 2565 Niagara Pkwy
  • Niagara Glen & Nature Centre, 3050 Niagara Pkwy
  • Queenston Heights Park, 14184 Niagara Pkwy
  • Old Fort Erie, 350 Lakeshore Rd.
  • McFarland House, 15927 Niagara Pkwy

Additional parking is available at various storefronts.

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    1. Michael Lucid

      Snap E Bike Rentals is the best way to get around all the attractions!

      July 14, 2021 at 11:28 AM

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