THINGS TO DO IN NIAGARA FALLS ON MOTHERS DAY
Whether your mom is young or just young at heart, she will certainly appreciate the variety of fun, family activities that abound in Niagara Falls, Canada.
From a slow paced garden stroll to an active guided walk-about through the city, she will remember this Mother’s Day for years.
End the day with a luxury dining experience and you’ve got the recipe for memories of a lifetime!
Here are things you can do in Niagara Falls, Canada for Mother’s Day:
EXPLORE THE GARDENS IN NIAGARA FALLS
Located at 7145 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, a short walk for the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, the Floral Showhouse has been drawing garden enthusiasts to its grounds for over 60 years. Meander through the landscaped paths and escape to this botanical sanctuary for a recess from your city excursions. With three main display houses, Mom and the whole family can enjoy the vast collections of tropical plants, orchids and succulents, in the North, Centre and South Houses, where approximately 20,000 plants thrive at any one time.
Children of all ages will delight in the “Life on Display” miniature village depicting Ontario landmarks, schoolhouses, fire station and everyone’s favourite, model train that chugs its way round the 122 metre (400 foot) track.
Originally a part of the Cullen Gardens 7 Miniature Village in Whitby, this well-loved tradition has made its way to Niagara Falls to captivate visitors from all over the world.
Check the Niagara Parks website for pricing and hours.
Queen Victoria Park
Located at 6345 Niagara River Pkwy, Niagara Falls, directly across from the Canadian and the American Falls, and open 24 hours, this free, self-guided walkabout is not to be missed!
With its groomed lawns, manicured gardens and park benches, this beautiful space is often the backdrop to prom and wedding photos. How about some great Mother’s Day photos too?
Free to explore and fully accessible, Queen Victoria Park is the perfect spot to relax after your invigorating walking tour of Niagara Falls.
If parking is a concern, parking is available in parking lot 1 across from the Table Rock Visitor Centre.
Located at 2565 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens features 40 hectares (99 acres) of award winning landscape designs, trails and abundant blooms, including North America’s largest and renowned collection of Victorian rose gardens. With over 2,400 roses to admire, the experience is nothing short of enchanting.
The Seasonal Bed Displays showcase the artistry of the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, a highly regarded post-secondary diploma program that offers students a chance to show off their design skills to the public. Roses, vegetables and herb gardens abound in this magical maze of landscape design.
Admission and self-guided tours are free. Guided garden tours are also (pricing subject to change, please check the Niagara Parks website to confirm).
Contact: 1-877-642-7275 for seasonal hours of operation.
BOOK A TOUR OF NIAGARA FALLS
Mom and the family will love a professionally guided walking tour of Niagara Falls with Walk Niagara Tours! This is the best all-inclusive walking tour of Niagara Falls and features the most popular and memorable attractions.
With a variety of options and reasonable prices, the whole family will be astounded by the knowledge and enthusiasm of the tour guides and the variety of landmarks and adventures included with this no hidden fees tour.
Our Niagara Falls tours run seasonally between May and November and include priority access to all attractions and create memories that last a lifetime.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-933-3132 to book your tour today.
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TAKE MOM OUT FOR A MEAL IN NIAGARA FALLS
Queen Victoria Place Restaurant
Located at 6345 Niagara River Pkwy, Niagara Falls, this dine in or take out restaurant is an elegant, restored 20th century icon featuring upscale dining with optional courtyard and garden seating. Reservations are recommended at: opentable.ca or 905-356-2217
Queen Victoria Place Cafe
Located at the bottom of Murray Street, directly across from the American Falls, this cafe offers lighter fare with grab-and-go options, should you wish to take your lunch garden side at one of the main attractions in the area. Featuring sandwiches, paninis and a variety of salads, there is surely something on the menu to please everyone!
Secret Garden Restaurant
Located at 5827 Niagara River Pkwy, Niagara Falls, this family owned restaurant features a variety of [popular American fare. Sit on the patio overlooking the
Falls and relax in a casual environment, sure to appeal to everyone in the family. Check out the menu at: secretgardenrestaurant.net or call 905-358-4588.
Skylon Tower Dining Room Revolving Restaurant / Summit Suite Buffet Dining Room
For an extraordinary dining experience, the Skylon Tower Dining Room Revolving Restaurant and the family affordable, Summit Suite Buffet Dining Room are the ultimate in dining adventures. Both restaurants are 775 feet high above the city skyline, but it is the Revolving Dining Room at the top of the Skylon Tower that offers spectacular views of the Falls, the Great Gorge, the Niagara Wine District and the city skyline, while it gently 360 degrees every hour, to give you the best possible views of Niagara Falls’ attractions.
Call toll free to book your reservation today: 1-888-9SKYLON (1-888-975-9566)
Table Rock House Restaurant
Located at 6650 Niagara River Pkwy, Niagara Falls, in the Table Rock Welcome Centre, this is the closest you can dine to the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Floor to ceiling windows offer spectacular views of the Falls by day, but it’s at night, with its coloured illumination, that the Falls really sparkle. Imagine sitting down to an internationally inspired meal and watching the coloured lights glitter against the rush of the Falls.
Enjoy a VQA bottle of wine and reserve your table today at: opentable.ca or 905-354-3631.
EXPLORE POPULAR WINERIES IN THE AREA
While the Niagara Region is well known for its abundant wineries, here a few to check out:
Located in the Monastery of Mount Carmel Spiritual Retreat and Conference Centre at 7020 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls, this is an experience like no other. Rich in history and architecture, visiting this winery will feel like another worldly adventure.
Visit monasterycellars.com for more information.
Wayne Gretzky Winery
Located at 1219 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, this is the only winery that has an ice rink! Number 99 was sure to make his mark on and off the ice with this acclaimed vineyard, tasting room, whiskey bar patio, cocktail lounge and cold beer hut.
Visit waynegretzkyestates.com for more information or call: 1-844-643-7799.
Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery
Located at 1366 York Road St. Davids, this winery offers a farm to table experience all while overlooking the eco-friendly vineyard from the extensive outdoor patio. If ‘refined rustic’ is your style of choice, this beautiful and relaxed atmosphere will take your breath away
Visit ravinevineyard.com or call 905-262-8463 for more information.
EXPERIENCE SOME NIAGARA FALLS THRILLS
Wildplay Niagara Falls Zipline to the Falls
If speed, height and safety are your game, this thrill is for you! Located in the Grand View Market Place at 5920 Niagara River Pkwy, Niagara Falls, this hands free, worry free, fully guided experience will take you to new heights.
Open year round check out their website for pricing and hours.
Imagine blending go-karts with a rollercoaster and you’ve got the Niagara Speedway! Located at 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, this is the fun family adventure that everyone will want to experience again and again.
Contact: 905-358-3676 for more information or check out their website here.
HAVE SOME FUN IN NIAGARA FALLS
Clifton Hill Fun Pass
How about choosing 6 attractions for one low price!
This is the deal that you’ve been waiting for! Options include: the Niagara Skywheel, Dinosaur Adventure, Wizards Golf, Movieland, Zombie Attack, Cosmic Coaster and Ghostblasters.
All attractions are always a hit with everyone in the family. Have a blast and take photos that capture memories never to be forgotten.
Visit cliftonhill.com for more information.
Walk Niagara Tours offers all-inclusive walking tours of Niagara Falls. Our tour guides lead groups 7 days a week between April and November.