Niagara Falls in the Spring

Niagara Falls in the Spring

Spring is officially in the air and we can feel it despite the fluctuating temperatures. With Spring, comes thoughts of rejuvenation, renewal and this sense of bravery and courage to do something new, go somewhere you’ve never been….

Niagara is blossoming with some great events this Spring that you won’t want to miss.

Easter Events

Easter Egg Hunt Firemen’s Park – April 19th – 10am – 3pm – over 500 pounds of chocolate eggs, face painting, pony rides and more (we had you at 500 pounds of chocolate – didn’t we?)

Get Fresh in the Valley – it’s the perfect way to celebrate Spring and Easter. Experience a self-guided tour of 17 wineries paired with some of Niagara’s finest farm to table cuisine

Niagara Markets

Everyone loves a great Spring Market, after months of hibernation.

Etsy Market – April 28th

This is Niagara Etsy’s second Spring Market, so you know it’s going to be good. Plus it’s being held at one of Niagara’s newest wineries, The Hare Wine Co.

9th Annual Handmade Market – May 10th – 11th

We can’t believe it’s been 9 years since the Handmade Market launched in Niagara. In those 9 years, this Market has grown and this year there will be over 150 artisans, plus spectacular wine from 13th Street Winery. This is a favourite venue, that many ladies look forward to every year.

Live Well Health and Wellness Fair – May 4th 

This is a fun and feel good annual event for those individuals interested in taking care of their overall health. Featuring wellness speakers, vendors, amazing promotions and prizes, plus some delicious and healthy cuisine.

Niagara Falls Attractions

Some of our favourite attractions are open for business again (or open soon)!

Hornblower Niagara Cruises

One of Niagara’s most memorable experiences will be opening around May 10th

Wildplay Niagara Falls

Whirlpool Adventure Course – is now open. Find the perfect course for you and your favourite adventure seeker!

Mistrider Zipline to the Falls – is also open! This is such a breathtaking way to experience the Falls.

Whirlpool Jet Boats – opening April 27th. Get ready to be stoked and get soaked!


These are just a few of our favourite things to do in Niagara during the Spring!

Check out our latest Sip, Sip Hooray Spring Package, which includes accommodations and a bottle of wine/bucket of 6 beer (while quantities last). Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate Spring!

Looking for hotels near Niagara Falls for your next tournament?

Looking for hotels near Niagara Falls for your next tournament?

At the Courtyard Marriott Niagara Falls we’re big fans of welcoming new sports teams to our Niagara Falls hotel. This time of year is a great time to book your next Niagara Falls Tournament, whether it be for a Niagara Falls hockey tournament, basketball, volleyball, dance or another sport.  Our location is key, as we are just minutes from great restaurants, the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights and the Gale Centre (should you have a Gale Centre hockey tournament).


  • Don’t miss the 36th Annual Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights – experience millions of sparkling lights over an 8km route until January 31st, plus new displays such as the Passage and Impulse until November 30th
    • You also can’t miss upcoming displays like the Loop, an illuminated musical installation, which is coming November 30th
  • Our area is close to a lot of breathtaking year-round Niagara Falls attractions, such as Journey Behind the Falls, Butterfly Conservatory and the Bird Kingdom – it’s a great time of year to visit
  • Clifton Hill – it’s just minutes from our location and is called the “Street of Fun” for a reason, because there is so much to do
    • Sky Wheel (birds eye view 175 feet above Niagara Falls with view of the city and Niagara Falls )
    • Go Karts (Canada’s first elevated Go Kart race)
    • Haunted Houses (Enjoy a night of scares at many of the Clifton Hill haunted houses)
    • Arcades (Canadian Midway is everything that you want in an arcade)
    • Museum (At the Ripley’s museum everyone is a kid again)
    • American/Canadian Falls (Experience a breathtaking view of both Falls)
    • Mini Putt (Think of Jurassic Park and Mini Putt combined)

So much to do within the hotel

Within the hotel, there is so much to do for kids of all ages.

  • An indoor and outdoor pool to relax and unwind after one of your Niagara Falls hockey tournaments
  • We also have an arcade with some of the latest arcade games – what kids doesn’t love that?
  • We also have three on-site restaurants:
    • The AM Café – serving a full hot and cold breakfast buffet with your morning favourites, including a customized omelette station
    • The Keg Steakhouse + Bar, which is connected to the lobby serving mouth-watering steaks and seafood and a great kid’s menu
    • TGI Fridays – right next door serving your favourite comfort food classics – burgers, sandwiches, pasta dishes and more
    • Plus a Starbucks Coffeehouse – right next door – who doesn’t love Starbucks?

Now it’s Time to Book your Team for your next Niagara Falls Hockey Tournament or Sports’ Tournament

  • If you are with a team of 10 or more, you can receive great rates at group prices. Contact our Sales Manager to make your reservation (905-353-4037 or
  • You can also book online or call our 1-800 number – 1-800-771-1123


We look forward to having your team stay with us!


Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights 2018

Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights 2018

The 36th annual Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights is in full swing and this year it is even more spectacular than ever!! Picture millions of twinkling lights over an 8km route nightly until January 31st, 2019.

NEW this YEAR!!

The Loop – new display at the Canada One Factory Outlet – November 30th – January 3rd

 Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights

This illuminated musical installation, featuring a distinctive retro-futuristic look, uses cylinders two meters in diameter. People are invited to sit down inside and activate the mechanism, causing beautiful images inspired by 13 fairy tales to come to life.

Light Art Collection – November 3rd – January 6th

 New for the 2018/2019 Winter Festival of Lights, the Light Art Exhibition will feature exhibits from the Amsterdam Lights Festival. Seven unique Light Art pieces will be on display along the Niagara Parkway.

Today I Love YOU – inspired by Italian light artist, Massimo Uberti


Light Piano 2.0 – created by Arion de Munck and Mark Ridder from the Netherlands

 Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights


Open Lounge – created by French light designer, Geraud Periole

Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights


Flower from the Universe – created by artist Titia Ex from Amsterdam

Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights


Infinite Support – created by various artists from the Netherlands

Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights


Our House – designed by artist Tom Dekyvere

Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights

Angels of Freedom – created by Israel’s OGE Group 

Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights

Fireworks over the Falls

Every Friday night starting at 9pm during the Winter Festival of Lights you can enjoy a spectacular Fireworks display over the Falls. During the holidays you can experience nightly Fireworks over the Falls from December 22nd – 30th.

New Year’s Eve in Niagara Falls

This year ring in the New Year in Niagara Falls with your favourite friends and family! New Year’s Eve in Niagara Falls will definitely be a night to remember with a free concert showcasing this fantastic line-up of musicians, starting at 8pm in Queen Victoria Park!

  • Burton Cummings
  • Walk off the Earth
  • The Sheepdogs
  • Avenue Inn

During this unforgettable event, there will also be two magnificent fireworks displays launched from the Niagara Gorge and the Skylon Tower at 9:00pm and Midnight!

After all this excitement, you are going to need a place to rest your head. Check out our Niagara Falls Packages and find the one that best suits you! From grown-up fun to family fun, there’s a package for everyone!

What’s Happening in Niagara Falls This Weekend

What’s Happening in Niagara Falls this Weekend

The countdown to Halloween begins…Here are some of our Favourite Things to do In Niagara Falls For Halloween…

Frightmare in the Falls – October 27th – 28th

Don’t miss two days of frightening good fun with appearances from some of your favourite horror film characters from Gremlins, Halloween, Friday the 13th, Chucky, Texasaw Chainsaw Massacre, and Cujo. Plus a jam-packed workshop schedule

Drummond Hill Cemetery Tour – October 26th – 27th 

Come and spend an evening visiting one of the most historic cemeteries in Canada. It promises to be an evening of fright, history and fun, as you’re given a glimpse into the lives of people from our City’s history.

All Hallows’ Eve Ghost Tour – October 26th – 27th

Experience a chilling historical ghost tour where you’ll tour the eerie grounds and barracks of Canada’s bloodiest battlefield by torch and candlelight and learn about some of the most frightening stories in Old Fort Erie: Captain Kingsley and the famous “No Heads, No Hands” story (to name a few)…Plus the annual burning of a Guy Fawkes Effigy…

It’s a Howling Good Time at Howells – Daily until Halloween

This is a place that screams or in this case “howls” fun for kids. From the haunted spook barn, to the corny cobb maze and the train-o-saurus rex ride (plus so much in between – like picking your perfect pumpkin and snacking on their famous pumpkin donuts), it definitely is a Howling Good Time at Howells.

Haunt Manor  – Daily until Halloween

If being spooked is your thing – you have to check out Haunt Manor (I’ve heard from a friend that it’s pretty scary – this friend is a very reliable source). Firstly it has a pretty haunting past. Just west of the historic Battle of Lundy’s Lane historic graveyard where the bloodiest battle in history took place in 1812, the 220 year old farm still remains where two soldiers resided and died during the war, the Pew family. To this day reports of their appearances are still happening, including the mother and two children in the attic (sound scary enough for you?). From the famous haunted hayride to seven themed haunted houses to choose from (Dark Raven Manor, Dead End Diner, Inn at Bates Motel + more), you might be left with some pretty haunted memories after visiting Haunt Manor!

There are so many things to do in Niagara Falls for Halloween. After all this frightful fun, rest your head at night at the Courtyard Marriott Niagara Falls hotel, we have a variety of packages to choose from!


Niagara Falls in August

Niagara Falls in August

Can you believe already August?! Where did July go? We’re down to our last month of Summer before the kids are back in school? Before we’re back to routine? Before it’s Fall? How did that happen?

Okay, let’s keep calm. We still have all of August to enjoy!! And there are some great events happening in Niagara Falls in August! Some really great ones, we promise. If you haven’t been to Niagara Falls this Summer, you have to check out all of the fun that’s happening right beneath our feet…well because we’re just footsteps from so much of the fun.

We also feel the need to separate the fun into two categories. Many of us have children and we truly do love them, but there are times when we need a little grown-up time <wink, wink>.

Niagara Falls Family Fun

Clifton Hill

It’s literally 417 footsteps from our hotel. No need to pack up the car, just walk out the front doors of the hotel and you’re there in less than 5 minutes. It’s a kid haven…we all know. And each year it gets better and better. If you purchase our Kids Love Niagara Package, the Clifton Hill Fun Passes are part of the experience, which means that you and your family can enjoy the following fun-filled attractions: Niagara SkyWheel, Movieland Wax Museum, Dinosaur Adventure Miniature Golf or Wizard Golf, Ghostblasters Dark Ride, Wild West Coaster, plus the new Zombie Attack and 5 Bonus Midway Tokens. You can also just purchase the Fun Passes if you’ve already booked your accommodations. Plus they just launched the hottest new attraction, the Niagara Speedway and trust us, this is a fun experience for the whole family. Just make sure you use the bathroom before you line up (we might have a little experience in this department).

Science Sundays

If you love nature and believe in keeping your children involved in educational activities during the Summer, then Science Sundays is for you. Every Sunday in August, visit the Niagara Glen Nature Centre for some fun science demonstrations which take place at 11:30am and 2pm (demonstrations are approx. 10 -15 minutes). You can continue the fun by participating in the Nature Exchange. This program allows families to learn, trade and collect natural items that help them learn about the world around them.

Whirlpool Adventure Course

This attraction is really close to the Niagara Glen and can be enjoyed before or after fun with science. If your kids are adventurous, this is the perfect experience for them. Your kiddos will be suspended high above the Niagara Gorge, overlooking the swirling waters of the Niagara Whirlpool. There are three self-paced courses which include dozens of climbing, ziplining and jumping courses. We promise you’ll never hear a “Mom, I’m bored” moment during this action-packed. adventure.

Safari Niagara

With this attraction, you will have to hop in the car. It’s a 20 minute car ride, but well worth it. Safari Niagara is a whole day adventure. It’s home to over 1000 native and exotic mammals, reptiles and birds. There’s also free educational shows, a splash pad, and kid zone area with a park, sandbox, and popular activities like Sky Quest Ropes Course and Bounce-A-Rooz jumping pillows. Us “local” folk have been many times and continue to enjoy this attraction once or twice each summer.

Grown-up Fun

We understand that as grown-ups you need an afternoon or night without your loving children. So trust us when we say there is plenty of fun-filled activities to keep you busy.

Wine and Craft Beer

There are over 100 wineries to choose from, so you’ll have to keep coming to Niagara every season to experience them all. Here are some of our favouritesCraft beer is also gaining popularity in Niagara, so you’ll have to check them out as well. Niagara Oast House Brewers is one of our must-experience micro-breweries with seasonal beer on tap and their menu is simply delish!


Niagara is definitely not short of concerts over the Summer. So many concerts, so little time…

Coca Cola Concert Series – this series runs until September 3rd and it’s just a 15 minute walk from our hotel (down hill there, up hill back – sorry).

Thursday, August 2nd – By Design

Friday, August 3rd, – Gypsy Ghosts

Sunday, August 5th – The Small Town Girls

Monday, August 6th – Grand River Ramblers

Thursday, August 9th – Stereo Sunrise

Friday, August 10th – Getting Strange

Sunday, August 12th – Wednesday’s Engine

Monday, August 13th – Stay tuned

Tuesday, August 14th – Vinyl Flux

Wednesday, August 15th – Alfie Smith & Nicole Christian

Thursday, August 16th – Theatre Crisp

Friday, August 17th – Stay tuned

Sunday, August 19th – Big Rude Jake & The Jump Hammer Blues Band

Thursday, August 23rd – The Montebellos

Friday, August 24th -The McFlys

Sunday, August 26th – Jessica Wilson

Thursday, August 30th – The Honest Heart Collective

Friday, August 31st – Ben Hudson

Fort Erie Race Track Concerts

There are lots of concerts happening over the summer at the Fort Erie Race Track, but seriously when was the last time you bet on horses?! It’s a whole lot of fun – especially when you win!

Blues at the Winery – August 11th – It’s the perfect day for the 29th Annual Blues Festival at Truis Winery

Jackson Triggs Summer Concert Series – this venue is definitely intimate and the perfect date night setting! Wine, incredible musicians and the vineyard as your backdrop. You have to be on the ball with this summer series, because the tickets sell out fast.

Terri Clarke – August 16th

Live by the Falls – this venue is just a 15 minute walk from our hotel at the Scotiabank Convention Centre  – Steven Paige is playing on August 22nd

Artpark Concerts – just a 20 minute drive across the border to Lewiston, NY. August is filled with some great headliners and tickets are still available:

The Odyssey – August 4th and 5th

Jeff Beck/Ann Wilson – August 7th

Lindsay Stirling – August 9th

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Adventure with Galactic, Preservation Jazz Band and More – August 14th

The Spinners with David Schulz & Co – August 21st

Boy George and Culture Club, the B-52s and Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey – August 28th

Niagara Falls Attractions

All of our most treasured attractions are listed here. From family friendly attractions, like the Bird Kingdom and Butterfly Conservatory to grown-up attractions like the Whirlpool Jet Boats and Wildplay Ziplining by the Falls.

Spend a night or two in Niagara Falls – there’s certainly so much to do! We’ll help you with the sleeping part – we have lots of packages to choose from!

Niagara Falls in July

Niagara Falls in July

There is so much fun to be had in Niagara Falls during the month of July. From winery events to musical entertainment and getting one with nature (including Mother Nature herself) – there’s a little something for everyone!

Winery Events

13th Street Anniversary Party – July 13th

Who doesn’t love an anniversary party on Friday the 13th – it’s definitely good luck when it involves food, wine and music!

Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration – July 20th – 22nd 

It’s a three-day celebration of world-class Cool Climate Chardonnays paired with culinary specialties prepared by top Niagara chefs.

63 Winemakers │10 Countries │ 165 Wines

Trius Red Presents Rock at the Winery – July 14th

Enjoy Niagara’s Best Classic Rock Tribute Party featuring all your favourite hits from AC/DC (21 Gun Salute) and KISS (Destroyer) tribute bands while enjoying your favourite Trius wine. There’s also food truck fare and vineyard grill favourites will also be served.

Music and Cultural Events

Niagara Jazz Festival – July 19th – 21st and July 27th – 29th

It’s two weekends of celebrating and appreciating all things “jazz” in Niagara (St. Catharines – July 19th – 22nd) and (Port Dalhousie – July 27th – 29th) – we feel it’s applicable to use “jazz hands” while reading this.

Day of 1000 Musicians – July 21st – Firemen’s Park

This sounds like an incredible event! 250 guitarists, 250 bass guitarists, 250 drummers and 250 singers – and the best part is that it is free! Well not the best part, the 1000 musicians coming together is the best part, but the free part is pretty great too!

Coca Cola Concert Series  – until September 3rd

The Niagara Parks Coca Cola Concert Series will feature complimentary live musical performances from favourite local artists until September 3rd in Queen Victoria Park with a picturesque view of Niagara Falls as your backdrop!

Jackson Triggs Summer Concert Series

Don’t miss your favourite Canadian talent and premium, award-winnng Estate wines in an outdoor amphitheatre setting under the stars!

Tickets are still available for:

  • Johnny Reid – July 17th, 18th
  • Matt Andersen – July 19th
  • Finger Eleven – July 20th
  • Terri Clark – August 16th


Water for Life Exhibition – daily until September 9th

This exclusive Cultural International Exhibition is a Canadian Historical Premiere engaging the artistic community from 18 Countries in support of a very special cause; access to clean drinking water.

Get One with Nature

Guided Meditation – NEW this Year

Namaste Niagara opens up the boardwalk at White Water Walk for an unrivaled experience that marries the mindfulness of meditation with the breathtaking power of the Niagara River. Spaces are still available for Sunday, July 29th and Sunday, August 26th.

And we can’t forget all of the AMAZING seasonal and sunkissed Niagara Falls attractions:

Whirlpool Jet Boats – get ready for adventure and fun learning about the history and geology of the majestic Niagara River while experiencing class 5 whitewater rapids

Hornblower Niagara Cruises -it’s a thrill of a lifetime, as this Niagara boat tour gets up close and personal with the thundering roar and power of the mighty Niagara Falls!

Wildplay Niagara Falls Zipline – experience a breathtaking panoramic view of Niagara Falls, as gravity floats riders 670 metres (2,200 feet), at speeds of 70+ kph (40+ mph), along the edge of the vast Niagara river gorge to the Falls observation landing.

Wildplay Adventure Course – it’s a fun and thrilling experience of suspended obstacles and ziplines high above the world-famous whirlpool and Niagara gorge.

Niagara Falls in July is the perfect time to book your getaway! We have a variety of packages to suit every vacation style:

One Night Package

Two Night Package

Romance Package

Girls Getaway

Kids Love Niagara

Get ready to make room for a little Niagara Falls in July Fun!



Canada Day Niagara Falls

Canada Day/Fourth of July Niagara Falls Style

Here are the Top Five Reasons Why you Need to Enjoy a Canada Day/Fourth of July Niagara Falls Style:

#1 – The Falls – With heights of 176 feet and a colossal 150,000 gallons of water crashing down per second (just picture approximately one million bathtubs filled with water every minute) – the beauty of this natural wonder will leave you speechless. Plus everything happens around the Falls – a nightly illumination, Fireworks above the Falls daily until September 3rd and concerts just minutes away.

#2 – The Events

There are so many events happening on Canada Day/Fourth of July weekend and these are just a few:

Annual Summer Floral Show – if you’re a flower lover, you can’t miss this daily show which runs until September 9th.

Guided Meditation White Water Walk – this is an experience like no other which marries the mindfulness of meditation with the breathtaking power of the Niagara River as your back drop.

Celebrate Canada Day with the City of Niagara Falls

  • Friday, June 29th – Niagara Jazz Festival – 4pm – 7pm
  • Saturday, June 30th – Live Entertainment – 1pm – 7:30pm
  • Monday, July 1st – Canada Day Parade starting at 11am and a variety of entertainment until 6pm


Fireworks over the Falls – Canada’s longest running Fireworks over the Falls – daily starting at 10pm

Niagara Falls Illumination – see Niagara Falls transform into a multi-coloured water and light masterpiece daily – daily starting at dusk

Markets, Wine Festivals and Concerts – every week. Here are a few of our favourites:

Outdoor Concerts at Jackson-Triggs – get the best of both worlds, great music and wine in the great outdoors. The July 4th event is sold out, but many shows are still available if you book soon!

Johnny Reid – July 17th and 18th | Matt Andersen – July 19th | Finger Eleven Acoustic – July 20th | Terri Clark – August 16th | Bahamas – August 17th

Port Dalhousie Supper Market – every Tuesday night throughout the summer from 4:30pm – dusk. Fine wine, local food venues and entertainment.

Wednesday Supper Market – every Wednesday night throughout the summer enjoy food truck fare, local wine, craft beer and live entertainment

Coca Cola Concert Series – the concert series by the Falls kicks off on Thursday, June 28th and runs straight until Friday, July 6th.

ArtPark Events  – just 20 minutes from our Niagara Falls hotel in Lewiston, New York. Experience ‘Tuesdays in the Park’ (Blue Rodeo with Colin James on June 26th and the Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton on July 3rd). Plus Main Stage concerts all Summer Long!

#3 Niagara Wine Country and the Ever-growing Beer Country. Wow your taste buds with over 70+ Niagara wineries and Craft Breweries.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Wineries

Twenty Valley Wineries

Check out the full guide of Niagara Wineries

Craft Breweries in Niagara 

Winery Events

While these aren’t taking place over Canada Day/Fourth of July weekend, all the more reason to return to Niagara!

Trius Red Presents Rock at the Winery Niagara’s Best Classic Rock Tribute Party featuring all your favourite hits from AC/DC and KISS tribute bands – July 14th – 6:30pm – 10pm

International Cool Climate Celebration – July 20th – 22nd – 63 Winemakers, 10 Countries, 165 Wines. This is a three day event!

Trius Red Presents Blues at the Winery – Music. Wine. Friends. The perfect day in wine country! Join us for our 29th annual Blues Festival  – August 11th

Niagara Grape and Wine Festival – September 15th – 30th – over 100 events, concerts, local wine and cuisine, street parades and more. This is a truly Canadiana experience

#4 The Amazing Niagara Falls Attractions


#5 Two Incredible Casinos The Fallsview Casino and the Casino Niagara, which are both just footsteps away from our Niagara Falls Hotel.

Have we convinced you yet? Start planning your Canada Day/Fourth of July Niagara Falls getaway…you’ll be glad you did.

There’s a package with your name on it. From family fun to grown-up fun, there’s a little something for everyone!


Rosé All Day Niagara – Niagara Wineries

Rosé All Day Niagara – Niagara Wineries

Those words seem to roll off the tongue quite nicely! Rosé All Day is happening all weekend at a few of our favourite Niagara Wineries. From a running event to casual sipping experiences, if you don’t have anything on the agenda this weekend, your taste buds will definitely thank you!

Niagara Wine Country is Turning Pink

And in this case IT IS because of the wine. June 9th is International Rosé Day and what an action-packed day it will be if you have an all-inclusive touring pass.

Here are the stops:

The Yes Way, Rosé touring pass runs from 11 am to 5 pm both days, and includes:

  • One glass of Rosé wine at Peller Estates, Trius Winery and Thirty Bench Wine Makers (5 oz glasses)
  • One Rosé-themed cocktail at Wayne Gretzky Estates
  • Set of 4 souvenir GoVino glass (one from each winery)
  • A delicious food pairing for each wine and cocktail by Winery Chefs


Tours passes are $49 and Not Today Rosé (maybe another day), designated driver pass is $39.

There’s also a Rosé  All Day Run & Sip Party – Trius Winery – June 9th

Running can be fun when wine and a charity are involved! In support of Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga and The Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO), this is the first Rosé All Day Run or Walk. The fun starts at 2:00pm and lasts until 7pm!!

Come back for more fun on June 10th, where you can namaste and drink Rosé at Peller Estates Winery!

Rosé All Day is also happening at Henry of Pelham Winery on Saturday, June 9th.

If you need a place to stay after consuming the Rosé All Day, come our way! The Courtyard Marriott Niagara Falls has lots of packages to choose from – hip, hip, horray!

Niagara Falls Fishing

Niagara Falls Fishing

Many people don’t know this, but Niagara Falls is known for some great fishing!

The Niagara River is in fact listed as one of the Top Ten Places to Go Fishing in Ontario!

At 35 miles long, the Niagara River provides anglers with loads of great fishing spots. The area between the Devil’s Hole and the Niagara Bar offers great fishing for steelhead, salmon and sturgeon. In the lower area of the Niagara River, trout, walleye, bass and muskellunge can be readily caught.

Here’s a great clip of some enthusiastic fishermen patiently waiting for some Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) in the Whirlpool. We are big supporters of the ‘catch and release’ policy.

Fishing Season in Niagara

Lake Ontario Fishing (April – October), is the season for Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon and Rainbow Trout (Steelhead), Brown Trout and Lake Trout.

Niagara River Fishing (mid-October – March), fishing is great on the Lower Niagara River. This time of year is great for Rainbow Trout (Steelhead).

For some fantastic fishing excursions, check out Niagara Fishing Adventures

If you are looking for some amazing Fishing Charters in Niagara (both sides of the border), here are a few suggestions:

1st Choice Fishing Charters, Lewiston, NY

Niagara River Guide Service, Niagara Falls, NY

Niagara River Charter Service, Niagara Falls, NY

Get it Wet Fishing Charters in Port Colborne, Ontario – 905-835-8105

Niagara Falls Accommodations

If you’re looking for Niagara Falls Accommodations, check out the Courtyard Marriott. 

We’re sure that there’s a package that will “catch” your eye!

Photo sources:  Great Lakes Outdoor,,

Niagara Falls in the Spring

Niagara Falls in the Spring

Spring is officially here! With Spring comes renewal, rejuvenation, and some fun! Here’s what’s happening in Niagara Falls this Spring and Mother’s Day!

Niagara Markets

Handmade Market – May 11th – 12th 

In celebration of Mom’s weekend, enjoy the 8th annual Handmade Market at 13th Street Winery. We can’t believe that it’s been 8 years and my how it’s grown. Over 140 artisans, amazing 13th Street Wine, live entertainment in an incredible outdoor setting.

Outlet Collection at Niagara – While this isn’t a traditional market, the Outlet Collection is an outdoor adventure! With over 100 stores, there’s something for everyone!

Winery Events

Sip and Sizzle – May 4th – 27th -Spring is all about sipping and getting the BBQ out for a little sizzle. This signature event features 20 wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake, with each winery offering a VQA and grilled BBQ pairing.

It’s a Mother’s Day Par-Tea at Lakeview Winery – Ice tea and wine…oh my! It’s an afternoon of unique iced and wine infused teas served with a selection of scones, sandwiches and desserts – May 13th – 1:30 – 3pm

Mother’s Day Yoga and Brunch – May 13th – 9:30 – noonish – Between the Lines Winery 

Get in Touch with Nature

Annual Hydrangea Show -May 12th – 27th – This tropical oasis features collections of orchids, succulents, and other tropical plant species.

Mother’s Day Winery and Greenhouse Workshop – May 12th – 11:30am  – 1:30pm – Niagara College


Music and Entertainment

Niagara is filled with music and entertainment, just in time for Spring:

Cabaret – Fallsview Casino – until May 13th

Bowie Lives – A David Bowie Experience – May 11th – 8pm – 11pm

Pitbull – Fallsview Casino – May 22nd – 23rd 

Neil Sedaka – Fallsview Casino – May 25th – 26th

Steven Tyler and Loving Mary – Artpark – June 12th

Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton – Artpark – July 3rd

Barenaked Ladies with Ezra KT Tunstall – Artpark – July 10th

Niagara Falls Attractions

Plus it’s a time when all of the Niagara Falls Attractions are back to life: Hornblower Niagara Cruises (opening Saturday, May 5th), WildPlay’s Mistrider Zipling (opening early May) and Wildplay Aerial Adventure Course (opening mid-April), and Whirlpool Jet Boats. There’s also the year round attractions which give a different perspective based on the season: Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara Helicopters and more.

Niagara Golf Courses

If you love a good, yet challenging game of golf, Niagara is the place to be. Check out our favourite tee time hot spots.

We’re also graced with the presence of the amazing Fireworks over the Falls. Check out the schedule for all of the exciting details.

Our Packages – NEW FEATURES!

Spring is the perfect time to get away! Check out our wide variety of packages. Plus We’ve added some great NEW features to many of our packages – wine tasting, beer tasting, and cheese tasting vouchers. Lots of new and delicious experiences. With our Girls’ Getaway Package we’ve added complimentary one-way taxi service to the Outlet Collection for some great shopping! From One Night to Two Night, Romance, Kids Love Niagara and Our Girls’ Getaway Package, there’s sure to be a package that’s perfect for your getaway style!