Wild Ontario Exhibit at the Butterfly Conservatory
The widely popular Wild Ontario exhibit, created by Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo, will return to theButterfly Conservatory on Saturday, February 17 and will run until Sunday, April 29. The family-friendly, interactive exhibit features live animals native to Ontario, from the common toad to more rare species such as the stunningly delicate barn owl. The bilingual displays set up throughout the Conservatory’s newly renovated exhibit space tell the story of Ontario’s native species, providing thought-provoking facts and anecdotes about their habitats, biodiversity and how citizens can help make a difference in ensuring their survival.
Admission to Wild Ontario is included with regular admission to Niagara Parks’ Butterfly Conservatory, home to over 2,000 free-flying butterflies. Make your way along the stone pathways that wind through a tropical jungle paradise, passing by trickling waterfalls, lush vegetation and the emergence window, where new butterflies leave their pupae and prepare for their first flight. For more information, please visit niagaraparks.com/butterfly
Holiday Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Saturday – Monday)
Butterfly Café: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: Adults $15
Children (6-12 years) $9.75, children five and under are free.
Entry to Wild Ontario is included with regular admission.
Niagara Parks’ Table Rock Centre is the perfect gathering place to take in the magnificent ice structures that have formed within the gorge at the base of the Falls and the unforgettable sight of the nearby trees and lampposts encrusted in a thick layer of frozen mist. Thanks to another recent cold spell and substantial snowfall in Niagara, the “Frozen Falls” continue to draw spectators from around the world, eager for their chance to witness this spectacular, natural winter phenomenon.
Take a break from the cold and venture inside to the Grand Hall of Table Rock Centre and enjoy free interactive heritage displays during the Family Day long weekend from Saturday, February 17 to Monday, February 19. Niagara Parks Heritage Staff will be onsite daily to assist with hands-on displays, sharing fascinating stories and key moments in our collective history, such as the efforts of the “Famous Five” who were instrumental in achieving the right for women to vote in Canadian general elections in 1918. To honour the 100th anniversary of this significant milestone, visitors will be able to try their hand at operating a circa 1920s printing press to print their own quotes related to this crucial step toward equality for all Canadians.
Grand Hall – Table Rock Centre
Saturday, February 17 – Monday, February 19 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Elements on the Falls Restaurant
Complete your daytrip to Table Rock Centre with a memorable meal at Niagara Parks’ signature restaurant, Elements on the Falls. From the awe-inspiring views of the glass dining room perched atop the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, to the mouth-watering menu featuring locally sourced food and drink, Niagara Parks’ Feast On certified Elements on the Falls presents a Niagara dining experience like no other. To reserve your table, please visit niagaraparks.com/culinary
Spring Display at the Floral Showhouse
The perfect complement to any visit to Niagara Parks, the Floral Showhouse is currently featuring the annual Spring Display, filled with stunning floral arrangements, as well as colourful and lush greenery to help brighten your day. The warm and serene setting is bursting with gorgeous blooms, orchids and exotic tropical plants, all accompanied by the peaceful sounds of singing songbirds. Escape the wintery weather and experience this tropical retreat, just a short walking distance from the Canadian Horseshoe Falls!
Hours of Operation: Daily: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: Adults $5
Children (ages 6-12) $3.75, children five and under are free