Enjoy the Beauty of Ontario’s Niagara Parks this May 18th to 21st Victoria Day Long Weekend

A News Release from Ontario’s Niagara Parks Commission

Posted May 11th, 2018 on Niagara At Large

25th anniversary of Canada’s longest running fireworks series kicks off May 18

Take advantage of the long weekend GO Train service from Toronto to Niagara

The world renown Horseshoe Falls in Niagara

Niagara Falls, Ontario – Niagara Parks’ walking trails, hiking areas, pristine gardens and world-renowned golf courses, situated all along the Niagara River invite guests to enjoy the summer-like temperatures and get outside this Victoria Day long weekend.

Join in the celebration and activities planned, including the return of Canada’s longest-running fireworks series, which kicks off on Friday, May 18. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, the popular Falls Fireworks series is presented by Niagara Parks, with support provided by the Tourism Partnership of Niagara and the Government of Ontario.

With special holiday shows over the Victoria Day (May 18 – 21) and Memorial Day long weekends (May 25 – 28), each fireworks display will take place at 10 p.m., following the schedule below*:

  • May 18 – June 17 – Weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and holiday Mondays
  • June 18 – September 3 – Daily
  • September 7 – October 8 – Weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and holiday Mondays

*All fireworks displays are subject to weather conditions. For more information and to view the fireworks schedule online, please visit niagaraparks.com/fireworks.

Experience Niagara Parks in Full Bloom

Niagara Parks is in full bloom in time for the Victoria Day weekend with blossoming fruit trees, colourful tulips and lush greenery all along the Niagara Parkway. Recent investments to improve the cycling infrastructure along the incredible Niagara River Recreation Trail has made it even easier to explore Niagara Parks by bike.

Plan a pitstop at the Niagara Glen Nature Centre to learn more about the diverse environmental features of the Niagara Glen before choosing a hiking trail within the newly marked trail system that identifies the over four kilometres of paths that wind through the pristine pocket of Carolinian forest overlooking the Niagara River.

Long Weekend GO Train Service to Niagara

The popular GO Niagara Seasonal Weekend Train service will be running from May 18 – 21 and resume a regular weekend schedule during the summer months beginning on June 22. Once again, Niagara Parks has partnered with Metrolinx to offer packages that combine round-trip travel on the seasonal GO Train to Niagara with the popular WEGO bus system that travels throughout Niagara Parks, the City of Niagara Falls and to the Town of Niagara-on-the Lake.

Niagara Parks’ Niagara Glen Nature Centre, with a spectacular view of the lower Niagara River

GO Trains running on Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays during the summer months will feature three bike cars with room for 18 bikes on each. Guests also have the option to add on a Niagara Falls Adventure Pass and save on attraction admissions. Learn more at: niagarparks.com/go.

Niagara Adventures for All

The purchase of a Niagara Parks Adventure Pass is the best way to experience all that Niagara Parks has to offer. 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 niagaraparks.com.

About Niagara ParksSince its establishment in 1885, Niagara Parks has remained a self-financed agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport, entrusted to preserve and protect the land surrounding Niagara Falls and the Niagara River. Today, Niagara Parks boasts gardens, a horticulture school, recreation, golf courses, restaurants, heritage and historic sites, gift shops and, of course, Niagara Falls. In short, natural landscapes, history, family fun, hiking, culinary delights, attractions and adventure.

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