A Fun-Filled Week of March Break Activities at Ontario’s Niagara Parks

 News from the Niagara Parks Commission

Posted March 7th, 2017 on Niagara At Large

Niagara, Ontario – The Niagara Parks Commission is proud to be presenting another dynamic lineup of special events and activities for guests planning a visit to Niagara this March Break. Enjoy the majesty of the Falls, all while allowing Niagara Parks to provide the perfect combination of engaging historical programming, awe-inspiring natural attractions and our mouthwatering, Feast ON certified culinary experiences that will leave you wanting more. Take it all in at Niagara Parks this March Break:

Northern Spotted Owl

Northern Owls – Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory
March Break Hours: Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Butterfly Café Holiday Hours March 11 to 19: Daily 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
2565 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON
Northern Owls, an exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), is the first of Niagara Parks’ planned Rooted initiatives, developed under the provincial government’s Ontario 150 Funding Program. Designed to celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of both Niagara and the province, the exhibit focuses on the fascinating and less well-known aspects of owl behavior, biology and lifestyle.

Visitors will have the chance to see 10 different specimens of Northern Owls as part of the regular exhibit, as well as live raptor displays and demonstrations throughout the March Break provided by representatives from the Canadian Raptor Conservancy!
FREE Outdoor Live Raptor Display with Demonstration
March 11-12, March 15, March 18
Demonstrations to be held at: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Taking place at the Legacy Garden within the beautiful Botanical Gardens

For detailed information on the Conservatory, its hours of operation, admission and parking rates, as well as how to save on your admission with the purchase of a Niagara Falls Wonder Pass, please visit www.niagaraparks.com.

Interactive Heritage Exhibits
Grand Hall – Table Rock Complex
March 13 to 17: Daily from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
6650 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON
Join us, as we travel back in time to learn more about the fascinating life of rebel publisher William Lyon Mackenzie and how the power of the printed word helped change Canada over the past 150 years. Niagara Parks Heritage Staff will be onsite daily to assist with hands-on displays, allowing individuals an opportunity to print their own unique tribute to Canada’s 150th anniversary!

Niagara Parks’ Old Fort Erie

March Break Matinees – Old Fort Erie
March 13 to 17: Daily Screenings at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
350 Lakeshore Road, Fort Erie, ON
Take in the historic surroundings of the famous War of 1812 battle site while enjoying award winning classics, charming family favourites and culturally important recent releases, shown within Niagara Parks’ storied Old Fort Erie visitor centre theatre. The modern theatre has ample seating, surround sound and a large projector screen to showcase many of today’s finest films. Admission is $5 per person. For a complete listing of all featured films and show times, please visit:

Annual Spring Display at the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse
Open Daily: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m
7145 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON
Spring has sprung at Niagara Parks’ Floral Showhouse! Located just south of the Falls, the Showhouse is currently featuring a seasonal spring display bursting with gorgeous blooms, orchids and exotic tropical plants, all accompanied by the peaceful sounds of song birds. Admission to the Floral Showhouse is: $5 for adults 13+; $3.75 for children six to 12 and children five and under are free (All Prices in $CDN + Taxes). Season pass upgrades are available for an additional $5.

Niagara Falls to be Illuminated in Green for St. Patrick’s Day
March 17 at 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
In partnership with Tourism Ireland’s “Global Greening” campaign, the Niagara Falls Illumination Board will light up Niagara Falls in green on Friday, March 17 for St. Patrick’s Day. The Falls will be illuminated with vibrant green lights for 15 minutes at the top of the hour from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., and will join other world icons such as the Empire State Building, the Colosseum in Rome, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Nelson’s Column in London and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, in honour of this festive day.

Niagara Parks Elements on the Falls St. Patrick’s Day Inspired Menu
March 17 at Elements on the Falls Restaurant at Table Rock
Your table at Elements on the Falls Restaurant is just steps from the edge of the Horseshoe Falls. On St. Patrick’s Day, join us and have the nightly illumination of Niagara Falls transform your dining experience into one you’ll never forget. Featuring the freshest local ingredients and a fantastic selection of VQA wines from the vineyards of Niagara, Niagara Parks and Elements are proud to be a Feast ON certified dining experience. To check out the delightful St. Patrick’s Day themed menu, which has been prepared, visit:

Niagara Falls Wonder Pass
Begin your Niagara Falls March Break adventure with the Niagara Parks Wonder Pass! The Pass is the best value for guests to experience all that Niagara Parks has to offer during March Break and includes admission to the following attractions: Butterfly Conservatory (including the Northern Owls Exhibit), Journey Behind the Falls and Niagara’s Fury. As well, the Pass includes two-day transportation on the WEGO bus system and bonus coupons, including one Free Kid’s Meal at Niagara Parks’ premier dining facility, Elements on the Falls.

Price: Adult (ages 13+) $22.95; Child (ages six to 12) $17.95 and children five and under are free! (all prices in $CDN + Taxes). You can purchase the Pass online at www.niagaraparks.com or in-person at participating attractions and hotels.

The Niagara Parks Commission is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.

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