Mother’s Day is every day in Niagara Falls
Irish Proverb…” The moment a child is born a mother is also born”.
Mother’s Day is always celebrated in Canada and the United States on the second Sunday in May. It’s a day for everyone who’s had a mother (and believe it or not we’ve all had a mother), or Grandmother to show affection and gratitude to. One gift you can give to this special lady is the gift of time together. Take her away from the daily chores and spend some time with her in Niagara Falls.
There are plenty of things to enjoy.
Queen Victoria Park at the foot of Clifton Hill is literally the “Heart” of Niagara Falls. This lovely park contains a collection of unique native and international plants and a blaze of yellow and white daffodils and vibrant red tulips blooming with new growth.
Walking through this park near the falls you’ll enjoy a rock garden, hanging baskets, a Hybrid tea rose garden and attractive carpet-bedding displays. Park benches and well-groomed lawns provide a wonderful spot to unwind from the daily chores of life. You can even take her on a horse and carriage ride through the park .
Take mom on a-one-of-a-kind boat ride. Niagara Hornblower Curises takes riders on a trip to the base of the falls in the lower Niagara River, the memories will last a lifetime.
The Floral Showcase, along the Niagara Parkway just above the falls opens it’s Hydrangea Show just in time for Mother’s Day and continues until the end of the month. When you’re there be sure to walk behind the Floral Showcase to the lovely hidden garden. Take some photos on the bridge that passes over a small waterway.
Travel north along the Niagara Parkway to the “Prettiest Town in Canada”, Niagara on the Lake. Sir Winston Churchill, when he travelled this same route in 1944 also called the route , “The prettiest Sunday Afternoon drive in the world”. This town is especially spectacular in May when all the new flowers and plants are showing off the best they have to offer. Stop at one of the many fruit and vegetable stands along the parkway and stock up on Niagara’s mouth -watering freshness.
At historic McFarland House in Niagara on the Lake you’ll be able to sit down with your mom for afternoon tea on the patio.
If you stay for the week back at the falls you’ll be mesmerized by the fireworks over the falls on Friday evening.
Before the fireworks, be entertained under the stars by an outdoor performance of a band performing under the Illumination Tower just opposite the falls. Linger after the fireworks and be awed by the nightly illumination of the falls. You’ll dream in technicolour that evening.
Mother's Day Events
- Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory to Host Nocturnal: Creatures of the Night Exhibit
February 7 - May 10, 2015
- Friday Night Flicks
February 20 - September 4, 2015
- TIFF Movie Night at Seneca Queen
March 5, 2015 - March 18, 2016
- Al Bano and Romina Power
May 8 - 10, 2015
- Niagara Folk Arts Festival
May 8 - 31, 2015