Includes Niagara Falls Summer Events Guide
TORONTO, June 30, 2022 – Aside from the plethora of usual things to see and do in the Niagara Falls area and of course aside form witnessing the jaw-dropping view of one of the world’s natural wonders, perhaps a visit to a local winery, the butterfly museum, and all the other popular tourist attractions, Niagara Falls Tourism has put together a list of new attractions and upcoming summer events. For those looking for a fun and eventful Staycation (see Ontario tax credit info below), or anyone else headed an hour south(-ish) along the QEW from Toronto, here’s a taste of what you can expect in Ontario playground this summer.
What’s New in Niagara Falls Summer 2022
THE TUNNEL (Niagara Parks Power Station), OPENING JULY 1, 2022
The architecturally stunning Niagara Parks Power Station opened to the public in 2021 with exhibits during the day and CURRENTS: Niagara’s Power Transformed, a breathtaking immersive sound and light experience each night. In July2022, the second phase of the Power Station opens. Travel 180 feet down the Tailrace Tunnel in a glass walled elevator to emerge beside the thundering base of the Horseshoe Falls on a spectacular new viewing platform extending into the river. More information here.
WALKS (BY CITY CRUISES)
Walks provides some of the most exclusive and beautifully designed small group tours in the industry, with special access to some of the world’s most iconic landmarks and attractions as well as unique cultural experiences delivered by expert local guides.Now available in Niagara Falls, some of the exclusive Niagara Falls Walks experiences include Exclusive First on the Boat Tour plus the Illumination Tower Experiencewhere participants light up the Falls, literally!
REDSKITCHEN + WINE BAR (Fallsview Casino Complex)
Immerse yourself in a modern sophisticated dining experience where the menu is always evolving to showcase seasonal flavours. REDS offers fresh market specialties from their scratch kitchen,crafted cocktails andan extensive carefully curated wine list. Breads and desserts are baked fresh daily.
RIPLEY’S SELFIE STUDIO COMING SOON!
Interactive installations become a playground for endless creativity, feed-worthy content, and lasting memories. 23 themed installations feature unique props and scroll-stopping colorus to create last memories and make your social feed pop! More Information here.
TRICK ART BOX
Canada’s first 3D trick art gallery augmented reality experience allows visitors to become part of the art as it comes to life in more than 30 fun photo opportunities. More information here.
WEDDING AND FASHION MUSEUM
Explore three centuries of fashion at this exhibit featuring displays of vintage wedding and fashion attire. Three galleries include wedding attire plus fashion and accessories from the 1750s to present. More information here.
MAPLE LEAF PLACE – NIAGARA BEER & WINE PATIO AND BOTTLE SHOP
An all-new Niagara Beer & Wine -Patio & Bottle Shop. Taste a variety of local offerings including new featured craft brew ‘The Golden Maple Lager” made with Maple Leaf Place Maple Syrup (Ontario farmed product) in collaboration with local award-winning brewery Brimstone Brewing Co.Also available ‘to go’ from the Bottle Shop:assorted Craft Beer flavours, Niagara Ice Wines, Sparkling Wines and Red & Wine Wines. More information here.
NIAGARA FALLS RIDERS – 2022 Polaris Slingshot
There’s a new open-air vehicle popular with visitors exploringt he Niagara region. Niagara Falls Riders provides premier luxury, latest and advanced 2022 model Polaris Slingshot, EBike and E Scooters rentals in the Niagara Region. Guided tours and multiple renting options available. More information here.
Niagara Falls Summer Events 2022
INDIGENOUS MONTH AT NIAGARA PARKS
National Indigenous Month recognizes the historic contributions of Indigenous Peoples to the development of Canada and the strength of present-day Indigenous communities and their promise for the future. Niagara Parks joins a number of local organizations in hosting special events, ceremonies and programming throughout the entire month of June. Join the opening ceremonies at the Landscape of Nations Commemorative Memorial in Queenston Heights Park to celebrate the start of Indigenous Month. Learn more about opening celebrations here.
• NIAGARA FALLS ILLUMINATION FOR NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY (June 21, 2022)
On the evening of June 21, 2022, Niagara Falls will be illuminated in celebration National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. Please see the illumination calendarfor specific times and further details.Click herefor a list of Indigenous tours, events and programs in Niagara Falls.
• INDIGENOUS SPEAKER SERIES( June 16 and 30, 2022)
This National Indigenous History Month, explore some of Niagara’s past and present Indigenous connections with this online speaker series featuring commentators specializing in Indigenous history, art and culture. The Indigenous Month Speaker Series is delivered as a live-streamed, digital event. Tickets grant access using any computer, tablet or mobile device for these live, interactive sessions.Tickets are $15 per event, or $35 for the series(first event took place on June 2). All sessions begin at 7:00PM. More information here.
NIAGARA FALLS ILLUMINATION FOR PRIDE
(June 23-30, 2022)
Niagara Falls will be illuminated in rainbow colours in celebration of LGBT+ pride and inclusivity from June 23-30. Please see the illumination calendar for specific times and further details.
FALLSVIEW CASINO BACKYARD BBQ
(June 23 –September 1)
A new outdoor food and drink market featuring local food and drink vendors, free live music, overlooking Niagara Fallsfrom 4-10:00 pm daily. Vendors include: nacho Pable, Cheese Secrets, Moksha Indian Bistro, What A Jerk, Marble Slab Creamery, Johnny Rocco’s Pizza Wagon, Fallsview Backyard Eats. All ages welcome.
NIAGARA GLEN: CLIMATE CHANGE EXHIBIT
(June 10 –July 22, 2022)
Niagara Parks hosts a new travelling exhibit, Our Climate Quest: Small Steps to Big Change, created by Science North of Sudbury, Ontario. Free all-ages exhibit open daily, June 10 -July 22 in the Niagara Glen Nature Centre. Interactive experiences designed to empower youth and inspire climate action. This project was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada. More information here.
GREAT CANADIAN BUTTER TART FEST NIAGARA
(July 9, 2022)
Top bakers from across Ontario come together to share this favourite Canadian Treat! Tickets are $5. 12 and under are free. 11am –4pm at the Gale Centre. More information here.
Immersive Art Experiences in Niagara Falls
Visitors who stay one or more nights in Niagara Falls can immerse themselves in the art of both of these awe-inspiring experiences:
BANKSY 360: EXCLUSIVE NIAGARA FALLS PREMIERE (Opening July 21, 2022)
Banksy 360°: The World’s Most Elusive Street Artist is an unauthorized immersive exhibit created in collaboration with Bristol, England-based author Marc Leverton. Marc wrote the book Banksy: Myths and Legends and is a Senior Lecturer at Bath Spa University. Banksy 360° debuts a brand new imaginative and immersive art experience. Using cutting-edge projection technology crafted by renowned audiovisual designers, Banksy 360° creates an engaging journey into the work of one of the world’s most notorious graffiti artists. See over 50 of Banksy’s works come alive across multi-media surfaces, and every detail is maximized allowing participants to be surrounded by moving images of the artist’s work and influences. Opening July 21, 2022, the exhibit runs Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at the Niagara Falls Convention Centre until September 3, 2022. More Information here.
IMMERSIVE VAN GOGH (Opening July 20, 2022)
Van Gogh Niagara Falls is an immersive experience featuring the work of one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of western art.Van Gogh Niagara Falls brings over 300 of his most popular works together in a dynamic show that is not to be missed. Come surround yourself in Van Gogh. More information here.
2022 Year of the Garden
Where better to celebrate 2022 Year of the Garden than in Niagara Falls where some of Canada’s most beautiful public gardens and landscaped parks can be found. While blooms are spectacular each season, spring is one of the most colourful times to visit. Niagara Falls is the Daffodil Capital of North America, boasts an impressive tulip display, Canada’s largest rose garden, a Magnolia Allee, a fragrant Centennial Lilac Garden, iconic Floral Clock with 16,000 plants, one of Canada’s largest Botanical gardens, plus a Japanese-style garden tucked behind the historic Oakes Garden Theatre. Visit here for the top 5 Gardens to visit in Niagara Falls.
• June 4, 2022 – Beginning June 4th, splash into summer immersing yourself in the lush blooms of the Annual Summer Show at the iconic Floral Showhouse.
How to apply for the Ontario Staycation tax credit
Ontario residents can take advantage of up to 20% back on accommodation expenses when they enjoy an overnight getaway in Ontario. Learn more here.
SOURCE Niagara Falls Tourism