Ontario’s Niagara Parks in Full Bloom for Mother’s Day Weekend

An Invite to Moms and All from the Niagara Parks Commission

Posted May 11th, 2017 on Niagara At Large

Niagara Falls, Ontario – Celebrate the arrival of spring and delight in the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of Niagara Parks in bloom, this Mother’s Day weekend.

Tulips in bloom with American Falls in the background. Photo courtesy of Niagara Parks

Enjoy the stunning magnolia trees and flowering Japanese cherry trees, as you make your way to an afternoon tea or a fabulous Mother’s Day brunch at any of Niagara Parks’ FeastON certified restaurants, all of which are strong supporters of our local economy, featuring Ontario farm-fresh produce and products and a selection of outstanding local wines and beers. Niagara Parks truly has something for everyone on this special weekend, including:

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at Historic McFarland House
Sunday, May 14 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
15927 Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Niagara Parks’ oldest property, McFarland House, promises a memorable Mother’s Day for all who visit. Costumed guides offer interpretive tours of the residence, portraying life in Niagara in the 1800’s. Reservations are required for the popular afternoon tea in the conservatory, which is known for its large selection of loose leaf teas and an assortment of homemade, fresh-baked goods. For reservations, please call (905) 468-3322. McFarland House will be open daily from 12 p.m. to 5: p.m. beginning on Sunday, May 14. Tours of McFarland House are also available: $6.25 for adults and $4.05 for children six to 12 years of age (All prices $CDN + taxes).

Photo courtesy of Niagara Parks

Mother’s Day Brunch at Niagara Parks Restaurants
Sunday, May 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Spoil your mom and treat her to a spectacular brunch prepared by Niagara Parks’ talented culinary team. Each of Niagara Parks’ FeastON certified restaurants celebrate the unique tastes and culinary profile of the Niagara Region, while providing stunning views, garden settings and fantastic service. Reservations are recommended. For menus or to book online, visit

  • Elements on the Falls Restaurant (905) 354-3631
  • Queen Victoria Place Restaurant (905) 356-2217
  • Queenston Heights Restaurant (905) 262-4274
  • Legends on the Niagara Golf Course (905) 295-2241
  • Whirlpool Restaurant (905) 356-7221

Annual Hydrangea Display at the Floral Showhouse
7145 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The annual Hydrangea display features stunning floral spheres bursting with magnificent colours of blues, pinks and white, throughout the warm, tropical setting. Surrounded by an array of blooming magnolias and tulips along the upper Niagara River, the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse also features a new outdoor art installation, Life on Display. Admission to the Floral Showhouse is $5 for adults and $3.75 for children six to 12 years of age (All prices $CDN + taxes). Season Pass upgrades are also available for an additional $5.          

Spring Blossoms along the Niagara Parkway
The timing is perfect during Mother’s Day weekend to take in all of the spring blooms that can be found throughout the 40-hectare (99 acre) Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and School of Horticulture and all along the scenic 56-kilometre Niagara Parkway from Fort Erie to Niagara-on-the-Lake. Be sure view the spectacular Canada 150th Celebration Garden Promenade throughout Queen Victoria Park that is comprised of 30,000 festive red and white tulips generously gifted to Niagara Parks by the Canadian Garden Council and Vesey’s Bulbs of Prince Edward Island.

Niagara Falls Adventures For All
Create lasting family memories this Mother’s Day weekend by purchasing the Niagara Falls Adventure Pass. The pass includes admission to four incredible Niagara Parks attractions – Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara’s Fury, White Water Walk and Hornblower Niagara Cruises – with two days’ unlimited ridership on the WEGO bus transportation system and over $100 in bonus coupons. For more information or to purchase the pass online, visit
www.niagaraparks.com or any participating Niagara Parks attraction or Welcome Centre.

About The Niagara Parks Commission – Ontario’s NPC  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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