Enjoy Easter Long Weekend Activities at Ontario’s Niagara Parks

 An Invite to All from the Niagara Parks Commission

Posted April 13th, 2017 on Niagara At Large

Photo courtesy of Niagara Parks

Niagara Falls, Ontario  – Make a visit to Niagara Parks part of your Easter long weekend plans and check out the fantastic lineup of springtime activities and events from April 14 through to April 17.

Final weekend of Northern Owls exhibit at the
Butterfly Conservatory
Holiday Hours April 14 – 17, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
(Last ticket sold ½ hour before closing)
Live Raptor Demonstration: April 15, 11:00 a.m.,
1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
This is your last chance to get up close and personal with some incredible owls and raptors as the Northern Owls exhibit prepares to wrap up on April 17.

Presented as part of the provincial government’s Ontario 150 funding program, the exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum features 10 different specimens of Northern Owls. There will also be a live outdoor raptor demonstration featuring birds provided by the Canadian Raptor Conservancy on Saturday, April 15 and one final demonstration on Saturday, April 22, to celebrate Earth Day.

Inside the tropical climes of Niagara Parks’ popular Butterfly Conservatory

The fully accessible Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory is located at 2565 Niagara Parkway, on the grounds of the Niagara Parks’ Botanical Gardens and School of Horticulture. For detailed information on the Conservatory, its admission and parking rates, as well as Niagara Parks’ attraction packages, please visit www.niagaraparks.com.

Niagara Parks’ Annual Butterfly Conservatory Easter Word Scramble
Holiday Hours April 14 – 17, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Last ticket sold ½ hour before closing)
2565 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON
Children will be encouraged to look for “signs” of spring hidden throughout the Conservatory. Each sign will contain a clue with a letter that will help solve an Easter riddle and provide a lucky child with the chance to win a grand prize gift basket donated by Niagara Parks’ Pop & Lolly’s Candy Shop. Admission to the Butterfly Conservatory (including the Northern Owls exhibit) is $14.55 for adults and $9.45 for children six to12 years old, plus tax. Children five and under are free and parking is $5.

Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse Easter Display
Floral Display Hours April 8 – 28, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
7145 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON
The annual Easter show features a cross display of lilies surrounded by colourful and fragrant spring flowers such as daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and azaleas.

Don’t miss the live baby chicks and bunnies who join the resident songbirds throughout the duration of the Easter display as they welcome the arrival of spring. Just adjacent to the Showhouse, you will find the captivating outdoor art installation, Life on Display, also part of the province of Ontario’s 150 funding program, which interprets life in Ontario over the past 150 years.

The display features repurposed vintage pieces acquired from Durham Region’s former Cullen Miniature Village. Open daily, admission to the Floral Showhouse is $5 for adults and $3.75 for children six to 12 years old, plus tax. Children five and under are free. Season pass upgrades are also available for an additional $5 and parking is also $5.

Niagara Parks Easter Programming
Holiday Hours April 14 – 17, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Table Rock Complex – 6650 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON
Niagara Parks’ Table Rock Complex, located right at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls, offers great attractions, shopping and dining options for all.

Throughout the Easter long weekend, Niagara Parks Heritage staff will be on hand with free interactive displays that celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada and the province of Ontario. Visitors will learn about Niagara Parks’ fascinating heritage sites and how their history fits into the larger narrative of Ontario and Canada over the past 150 years.

Photo courtesy of Niagara Parks

Easter Sunday Brunch at Niagara Parks
April 16, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Join us on Easter Sunday as the talented Niagara Parks Chefs team prepare their fabulous Sunday brunch offerings. Each of the Feast ON certified menus at Niagara Parks’ restaurants feature the freshest local ingredients and reflect the unique culinary profile of the Niagara Region. For menus and further information, please visit
www.niagaraparks.com/dining. Reservations are recommended.

Featured restaurants:

  • Elements on the Falls Restaurant (905) 354-3631
  • Legends on the Niagara Restaurant (905) 295-2241, ext. 218
  • Whirlpool Restaurant (905) 356-7221
  • Queenston Heights Restaurant (905) 262-4274

Niagara Falls Adventure Pass
Create lasting family memories during the holiday long-weekend when you purchase the Niagara Falls Adventure Pass. The Adventure Pass Classic includes admission to four incredible Niagara attractions – Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara’s Fury, White Water Walk (scheduled to open April 15) and Hornblower Niagara Cruises – with two days’ unlimited ridership on the WEGO bus transportation system and over $60 in bonus coupons.

The Adventure Pass Classic is $56.95 for adults and $36.95 for children (6-12 years old), plus tax. Children five years and under are free. For more information or to purchase the pass online, visit www.niagaraparks.com or any participating Niagara Parks attraction or Welcome Centre.

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.

For more information, visit www.niagaraparks.com

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One response to “Enjoy Easter Long Weekend Activities at Ontario’s Niagara Parks

  1. I took my Kids to see the Owl exhibit at the Butterfly Conservatory last weekend. They got see two baby Owls, and the Butterflies are always amazing! Wonders of nature, on display! I learned about the Owl exhibit here, when you first wrote about it a couple of months back. Thanks Doug!


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