Easter in Niagara Falls
Easter weekend is early this year! And it just happens to be on April 1st (April Fool’s Day)….We wonder what the Easter Bunny will be up to this year.
He wouldn’t dare replace those delicious chocolate eggs with a healthy treat…or would he?
Easter is just days away, so there is still time to plan something fun, like perhaps a mini vacation to Niagara Falls?!
There is so much to do in Niagara Falls during Easter Weekend and the focus is always on family and fun (whether it be the traditional or nontraditional kind).
Family Traditional Time
Speaking of traditions, every year the Bird Kingdom has a family special during Easter Weekend.
Here you can explore 3 levels of fun decorated specifically for Easter – reptile zone, nocturnal nook with bats and owls, and a rainforest setting with hundreds of free-flying birds. It’s hours of fun for the whole family. Plus watch out for a special treat for each child on Easter Sunday!
Picture this! Over 2000 butterflies flying free in a lush, tropical paradise! Doesn’t that sound amazing?! This venue is a must for all nature lovers. And what’s especially exciting this Easter is that the Wild Ontaroi Life Exhibit will be here until April 29th. The Butterfly Conservatory highlights the incredible biodiversity in our province and features a variety of species both common and at risk in our communities. Here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll see: a barn owl, American kestrel, porcupine, skunk, wood turtle, spotted turtle, common toad, grey tree frog, yellow spotted salamander, black rat snake, garter snake and gar pike (okay more than a sneak peek). Plus during Easter weekend, there will be a fun scavenger hunt for all the kiddies to enjoy!
This year Heartland Forest will be offering a self-guided Easter Scavenger Hunt! From March 23rd to April 3rd families are welcome to pick up a scavenger hunt from in the Nature Centre or print from the website. This fun activity can be completed by finding the bunnies hidden around Heartland Forest. Bring your finished scavenger hunt from to the Nature Center during operating hours or email your entry to email@example.com. Two lucky families will win a basket of delicious Easter chocolate treats worth $100!! Prize winner to be announced Easter Monday, April 3rd. We happened to go and we’ll give you a hint B _ _ _ Y!
Also fun this weekend, is a Star Night at Heartland Forest on Saturday, March 31st from 8pm – 10:30pm.
Spend the evening showing your favourite people the moon, stars, planets and galaxies through telescopes. It’s free and all ages are welcome.
With a mandate of preservation, education and accessibility, Heartland Forest opened in 2004. Founder Dan Bouwman, purchased the land in 1999, rescuing it from industrial development. Heartland Forest is a registered charitable organization created in memory of his granddaughter, Sydney who passed away in October 2009 from a rare brain birth defect. He wanted to create a place where people of all ages and abilities could enjoy the easy access trails, gardens, carvings, turtle, frog and fish ponds, picnic and interpretative areas.
Such an amazing story and such a wonderful place for our little ones to learn to love nature! Thanks for your leadership Dan!
This is the second year for this fun tradition. Let your kiddies stay up a wee bit later on Sunday night (April 1st) and allow them to experience the Skylon Tower turning yellow (yellow has long been a traditional colour for Easter). You can also share this little nugget of information with them, because as parents we are always trying to tie it back to education (insert wink here).
Easter Egg Hunt at Fireman’s Park – Friday, March 31st at 11am
This is an annual tradition that all families in Niagara Falls enjoy! Plus the best part is that there is no cost and the kids get to enjoy the great outdoors while hunting for eggs.
Get ready for your kids to experience an Easter Eggstravaganza. Warner’s Ranch is so much more than an easter egg hunt, there are pony rides, petting zoo, hay rides and an outdoor play area adventure.
This is something that the whole family can enjoy. Plus it’s fun and educational. At the Floral Showhouse you can experience the extensive rose gardens, ponds, collections of orchids, succulents and other tropical plant species. This is just the beginning of what Mother Nature has in store for us this Spring.
Spring will definitely be in the air Easter weekend. There is so much to do in Niagara that isn’t scheduled. From exploring the quaint town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and their boutiques and restaurants to the 70+ Niagara wineries and microbreweries to all of the fun Niagara Falls Attractions (Hornblower, Journey Behind the Falls, Clifton Hill and so much more).
There’s always something fun happening in Niagara every Season. If you’re looking for something to do Easter weekend, you’ll have to check out all the fabulous things to do for Easter in Niagara Falls – it might be the start of a fun tradition.
Stay at the hotel close to all of the fun, the Courtyard Marriott. We’re one of the most fun-filled Niagara Falls Hotels, with Niagara Falls Packages for everyone.