Celebrate your Dad with a Niagara Falls Father’s Day

Celebrate your Dad with a Niagara Falls Father’s Day

This year, why don’t you do something different for your dad? Has the thought of honouring your dad with a Niagara Falls Father’s Day ever crossed your mind?

To find out if Niagara Falls is the right fit for your dad, ask yourself these simple questions?

  1. Does your dad like to golf?
  2. Is your dad into adventure?
  3. Is he a risk taker?
  4. Does he enjoy wine or craft beer
  5. Is he into really good food?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, you have got to check out all the exciting activities happening during Father’s Day weekend.

Niagara Golf Courses

Niagara is filled with some top-notch golf courses, but if your dad is an avid golfer then this list of Niagara Golf Courses is no surprise.

Here are some of the favourites (suggested by some pretty seasoned golfers):

Grand Niagara

Legends on the Niagara

Battlefield or Ussher’s Creek


Peninsula Lakes

Thundering Waters


Niagara is definitely not lacking in the adventure department. From Hornblower Niagara Cruises, Whirlpool Jetboats or the newish WildPlay Niagara Ziplining, there’s a lot of action-packed attractions in our neck of the woods.

Hornblower Niagara Cruises

Warning! You will get wet (really wet), but it’s so worth coming face-to-face with Mother Nature on this 700 passenger state-of-the-art catamaran.We promise that you won’t just like it, you’ll love it. There’s also a whole bevy of tour options to choose from: Voyage to the Falls (Day or Night Cruise), Illumination Cruise or Fireworks Cruise.

Whirlpool Jet Boats

I think we’re starting to see a trend here, because with this Niagara Falls Attraction, you are going to get even more wet than Hornblower Niagara Cruises (if that’s even possible). Check out the testimonials, videos and packages to see if you’re up to the challenge.

Wildplay Niagara Ziplining

This Niagara Falls Attraction tops the adventure charts. If your dad is looking for a bit of a thrill on Father’s Day then this is the attraction for him. Soar across the sky while getting some pretty spectacular views of the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls How high you might ask? How is 670 metres (2,200 feet), at speeds of 70+ kph (40+ mph) for you?

Check out all of the other incredible adventurous Niagara Falls Attractions. From Journey Behind the Falls to the Niagara Helicopters, there is something that is sure to give your dad that adrenaline boost he’s craving.

Risk Taker

If you answered “yes” to risk taker, may we recommend hitting the slots at either the Fallsview Casino or Casino Niagara? After all it is his special weekend, so his chances of winning just might be a slightly bit greater than most <insert wink here>.

The Fallsview Casino is just 593 footsteps away from the Courtyard Marriott Niagara Falls hotel. With over 3000 slots, 130 Table Games and the largest Poker Room in Canada, your dad is sure to have a lot of fun. And if he’s a Sammy Hagar fan, you can check out Sammy Hagar and the Circle on June 21st or 22nd at 8:30pm at the Avalon Theatre.

And while we are on the topic of music, ArtPark in Lewiston, New York has a great list of upcoming performers during ‘Tuesdays in the Park’ and the best part is that tickets start at only $17:

Canadian Hall of Fame Randy Bachman and 54-40 – June 20th

Brian Setzer’s Rockability Riot with Special Guest Big Bad VooDoo Daddy – June 27th

The list goes on all throughout the summer

Casino Niagara is also fun and only 1107 footsteps away from our hotel. Their casino features 1300 slot machines, 30 gaming tables and a poker room. The best part is that the Courtyard Marriott Niagara Falls is smack-dab right in the middle of both Niagara Falls Casinos.

 Really Good Food

 Niagara Falls Rib Fest – June 17th – 19th

You know it’s good when RibFest is celebrating their 13th Year of grilling some fine ribs and other grilled BBQ goodness. And the nice part is that the money raised during this event goes back into the community. They have contributed to Rotary House, Pathstone Mental Health, Breakfast School Program, GNGH Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of Niagara, Habitat for Humanity and Literacy Niagara (to name a few).

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar

What dad doesn’t love steak and seafood? And when you dine at The Keg Steakhouse + Bar, you know it’s a name that you’ve grown to trust over the years – mouthwatering steaks and succulent seafood – what’s not to love? Come and check out the Keg Steakhouse + Bar located right in the lobby of the Courtyard Marriott Niagara Falls hotel. There are daily cocktail specials from $5 every evening. Monday is Traditional and Sugared Mojitos. Tuesday is extra tasty with Strawberry Mules. Wednesday is pretty wicked with Dark & Stormys. Thursdays will make you thirsty with their Keg Margarita specials. Friday is all about Cinnamon Tequilas. Saturday is extra special with their Caesar Diablos and Sunday is Red & White Sangria night. If your dad likes music, you have to come and experience the Keg Lounge on Friday nights from 8 – 11pm where our local musicians takeover the lounge area. Plus Oast House Barn Raiser pints are just $5 on Fridays. We look forward to seeing you!


Beer and Wine Tasting

Niagara is exploding with some fantastic Niagara Wineries and the ever-growing microbreweries, like Niagara O’ast House Brewers, Silversmith and Exchange.  So be sure to hop on over to one of these incredible Niagara microbreweries – your taste buds will thank you!

Niagara O’ast House Brewers


Exchange Brewery


If your dad prefers tipsy grapes over beer, Niagara is the place to be. With over 70+ wineries to choose from, he’s sure to find something that pleases his palate. Here’s your online Niagara winery guide to all things grape related in the region.

The Homegrown Wine Festival on June 17th – 18th is made for all Fathers out there (37 wineries, 80 wines, 12 chefs….hello…what are you waiting for?).

Have we convinced you to do something different? A Niagara Falls Father’s Day is pretty different indeed. You’ll need a place to rest your head after your golf/adventure/risk-taking/food and beverage loving weekend. Stay at one of the most father-friendly Niagara Falls hotels, the Courtyard Marriott. Check out all of our hotel packages. From One Night to Two Nights and some packages that are jam packed with fun, you’re sure to find something that your dad will approve.