AN INTERNATIONAL FOUR-SEASON BIRDWATCHING DESTINATION
With its proximity to the Niagara River corridor, one of the world’s most biodiverse places, Niagara Falls is an untapped four-season international destination for bird lovers, adventure travelers and ecotourists alike. More than 280 bird species can be found in the Niagara River Corridor. Over 27 species of gulls, many of them rare, have been found here making it the best gull watching location in the world and a top destination for birders from all over the world hoping to add them to their list. In 1996, the entire Niagara River corridor, stretching 56 km from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario, became the first site in North America to receive international recognition as an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) by major conservation groups in Canada and the United States. The IBA program aims to identify, monitor, and protect the world’s most important sites for birds.
Numbers from eBird show that birdwatching, already considered the fastest growing recreational activity prior to the pandemic, has increased 30% from March 2020 to March 2021. According to eBird 170 species can be sighted at Dufferin Islands alone in Niagara Falls.
Click here to see a full list of birds and birdwatching locations.
NIAGARA FALLS IS BLOOMING
Niagara Falls is surrounded by some of the most spectacular gardens that are ranked among the most beautiful public gardens in Canada and around the world. The gardens and landscaped spaces are open year around and the flowers vary each season offering a backdrop of thousands of changing blooms. Niagara Falls is the Daffodil Capital of North America and also boasts an impressive tulip display, Canada’s largest rose garden, a Magnolia Allee, the fragrant Centennial Lilac Garden, the iconic Floral Clock (16,000+ plants), one of Canada’s largest Botanical gardens, plus a serene Japanese-style garden that is often referred to as the Secret Garden!
Click here for the top 5 Gardens to visit in Niagara Falls.
Coming soon: Calendar of year-round Blooms in Niagara Falls, Sustainable Gardens in Niagara Falls.
WORLD BICYCLE DAY (June 3, 2021)
Celebrate World Bicycle Day in Niagara Falls, one of Ontario’s premier cycling destinations with over 300km of exceptional cycling routes and trails for beginners and pros alike. Whether you rent a bike or bring your own, there are great trails, bike friendly restaurants and self-guided tours to suit every level of cyclist in Niagara Falls Canada. Begin a cycling tour in the Falls and travel along the Niagara River Recreation Trail, which offers over 56 kilometers of breathtaking views, including the Niagara Glen and Whirlpool, finishing in historic Niagara-on-the-Lake. Cycle through the Greater Niagara Circle Route, a 140 km picturesque route along the Niagara Parkway beside Niagara Falls leading you through the lush greenery of the Niagara Escarpment. Niagara River Bike Tours offer two- and half-hour cycling tours showcase the hidden gems along the Niagara River.
Click here for more information including Transit for You and Your Bike, Bike Friendly Accommodations and Bike Rentals.
NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY IN CANADA (June 21, 2021)
NIAGARA FALLS ILLUMINATION FOR NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY
On the evening of June 21, 2021, Niagara Falls will be illuminated in celebration National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. Please see the illumination calendar for further details.
INDIGENOUS TOURS, EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
Click here for a list of Indigenous tours, events and programs in Niagara Falls.
PRIDE IN NIAGARA FALLS (June 28, 2021)
NIAGARA FALLS ILLUMINATION FOR PRIDE
Niagara Falls will be illuminated in rainbow colours in celebration of LGBT+ pride and inclusivity on June 28th. Please see the illumination calendar for further details.