The best spring attractions in Niagara
posted on March 15, 2023
Can you feel it? March is here and spring is just around the corner! Spring brings more than just flowers, rain and green grass! It's the perfect time to head outside and enjoy seasonal attractions, events and activities. If you're in the Niagara area, explore these amazing nearby attractions this spring!
Whether you love adventure or your kids do, The Niagara Speedway is an excellent Niagara attraction to visit this spring and is pretty much guaranteed to give you an adrenaline rush! It's the largest elevated go-kart track in North America and the first of its kind in Canada. It's open weekdays and weekends to meet your need for speed 7 days a week.
Niagara Falls Elvis Festival
Love the King? Elvis fans from around the world gather in Niagara Falls each spring to honour his legacy at the Niagara Falls Elvis Festival. Expect epic performances to fill your achy breaky heart from some of the best impersonators in the world. This year's festival runs from April 20th to 23rd at the Greg Frewin Theatre.
A Taste of Niagara on the Lake
Love local food and wine? A Taste of Niagara on the Lake is a fabulous spring event worth exploring. It showcases fine food creations from the area’s top culinary stars (April 14-15). Meals are paired with incredible wines and hospitality. Space is limited with only 130 tickets per date. Call 1-905-321-5462 to book your spot.
Niagara Folk Arts Festival
Looking to enrich your life with more diverse Canadian cultural experiences? Be sure to check out the annual Niagara Folk Arts Festival. The festival is a non-profit organization under the umbrella of Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Center (NFAMC). It uses art in all mediums to provide opportunities for discussions on diversity, artistic cultural expression, encouraging the retention of cultural heritage and traditions, the sharing of cultural activities with the community and to promote understanding and acceptance among the different cultures that make up the Canadian mosaic. Dates for this year's festival are not yet announced but it will likely be in June in 2023.
Niagara Parks' Botanical Gardens
Looking for somewhere in Niagara to enjoy spring in bloom? There's no better place than Niagara Parks' Botanical Gardens! The attraction boasts 99 acres of pristine gardens, located on the scenic Niagara Parkway and the Great Gorge, just a 10-minute drive north of Niagara Falls. Visit to enjoy perennials, rhododendrons, azaleas, formal parterre garden, shade, herb and vegetable plantings, and a rose garden featuring over 2,400 roses. It's also home to a stunning Butterfly Conservatory which boasts about 2000 free floating butterflies. It's one the largest glass-enclosed conservatories in North America! Admission is free! It's open daily, year-round, from dawn until dusk.
Dinosaur Adventure Golf
Dinosaur Adventure Golf at Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls is the ultimate mini-putt experience! Surround yourself with enormous dinosaurs and lush vegetation as you enjoy an 18-hole or 36-hole mini-putt course. It is one of the nation’s largest miniature golf courses. It features three cool decorative ponds with rapids, and a 50-foot erupting volcano. Golfers play through its cavernous volcanic interior on their way to the 18th hole. The attraction boasts a massive 70,000 square foot playing surface and 50 hyper realistic, life-sized dinosaurs. Loud jungle and nature sound effects make the experience feel pretty real. Call 905-358-3676 for hours of operation, ticket prices and helpful information. This attraction closes when the weather doesn't cooperate.
Tour local wineries
Love wine? Spring is a beautiful time to visit the wineries in Niagara region. Winery Tours of Niagara is the largest luxury Niagara Wine Country tour service provider operating in Niagara Falls, Canada. They offer professional, fun, educational and interactive food and wine tour experiences in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Twenty Valley and the Beamsville Bench Wine regions. They have created a wine-tasting expedition led by Niagara’s best and most knowledgeable wine tour guides. You will learn how grapes grow, the proper techniques of tasting wine, what to look for in a quality wine, the history of the Niagara wine region, its wineries and the various wines they produce.
We hope these tips help you enjoy the best of spring in Niagara!