Latest Posts April 16, 2018 10:12 am
If you want to experience the best sights, attractions, and events in Niagara Falls but don’t want to worry about the planning or driving, Magnificent Tours has you covered. Magnificent Tours is Niagara’s largest tour company and offers a number of great seasonal tours that bundle together all of the best sights, attractions, and experiences that Niagara Falls has to offer. Here are two of the best that you should check out this spring:
Sip and Sizzle Wine Tour
Experience VQA wines paired with grilled food creations on a Sip & Sizzle Wine Tour.
Sip & Sizzle is a wonderful spring event where more than 20 wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake offer delicious grilled food paired with VQA wines during each weekend in May. And Magnificent Tours will help you discover the very best of this event on their Sip & Sizzle Wine Tour which will take you to six (possibly seven if time permits) wineries to experience the best barbeque and wine in Niagara. It’s a six hour tour experience that includes full transportation by coach bus and an expert tour guide.
Sip & Sizzle tour stops include:
- Chateau des Charmes for 2016 Rosé, Cuvée d’Andrée paired with house smoked salmon on an herb scone with cranberry compote.
- Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery for 2017 Gewurztraminer paired with Harissa grilled chicken thighs on K2 grain salad.
- Coyote’s Run Winery for 2016 Positivity paired with Smokin’ Buddha’s sizzling beef slider, garnished with pickled carrot and daikon, cucumber, okonomi, mayo, and a sprinkle of coriander. (Vegetarian option available.)
- PondView Estate Winery for 2016 Semi Dry Riesling paired with the best sandwich combination this side of Havana – grilled Cubana mojo pork slider on a brioche bun.
- Strewn Winery for 2014 Gewurztraminer paired with a Sizzling Sampler Trio: Tandori chicken, grilled pineapple and vegetable samosa.
- Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery for 2016 Wayne Gretzky Founders Cabernet Merlot paired with spiced pork chorizo sausage and 99 whisky mustard.
- Riverview Cellars for 2016 Bianco Riesling Gewurztraminer paired with Japanese gyoza, fried pork dumplings topped with wasabi mayo and soy.
Book your tour tickets today and get ready to experience spring’s most delicious event!
Niagara Spring & Summer Scenic Tour
There are a lot of sights to see and things to do in Niagara Falls this spring, and one of the best ways to experience everything is by embarking on Magnificent Tours’ Niagara Spring and Summer Scenic Tour. This 6 hour experience features hotel pick-up and drop-off, full transportation by coach bus, an expert tour guide, and passes to:
- Journey Behind the Falls
- Hornblower Niagara Cruises
- Butterfly Conservatory
- White Water Walk
- Souvenir City
Don’t miss out on all of the excitement and start planning your Niagara Falls adventure today! April 2, 2018 3:36 pm
With spring here and summer on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to start planning a getaway to Niagara Falls. And in the next few weeks, a number of Niagara’s top attractions are opening their doors for the season, offering incredible Niagara Falls experiences that you won’t want to miss. Here are some of the best things to do in Niagara Falls this spring:
Hornblower Niagara Cruises
Reopening April 12th, 2018 (weather permitting)
Hornblower Niagara Cruises boat ride.
Hornblower Niagara Cruises is one of Niagara’s most iconic attractions, offering boat rides to the base of the American and Bridal Veil Falls, and into the basin of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. You’ll get as close as possible to the amazing waterfalls and experience their thundering roar and awe-inspiring power.
Choose between the Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour, Voyage to the Falls Evening Boat Tour, Falls Illumination Cruise, and Falls Fireworks Cruise and get ready to experience the sights and sounds of one of the world’s most beautiful natural wonders.
WildPlay Zipline to the Falls
Reopening week of April 29th (weather permitting)
One of Niagara’s newest attractions – WildPlay Zipline to the Falls – is reopening this spring, offering riders the chance to soar on zip lines facing the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls, and dangle from a 67-metre high vantage point. The fully-guided experience also lets riders speed along the edge of the Niagara River Gorge and end at a beautiful Falls observation landing.
White Water Walk
Reopening Saturday April 14th (weather permitting)
Take in incredible sight of the Niagara River’s Class 6 white-water rapids on the self-guided White Water Walk. This unique attraction features an impressive Riverside Boardwalk that runs along the river’s shoreline and allows you to take in the sight of powerful rapids, crashing waves, and 410 million-year-old rock layers in the Niagara Gorge from viewing platforms.
Whirlpool Aero Car
Reopening Saturday April 14th (weather permitting)
Suspended by six sturdy cables over the Niagara River and Whirlpool, the Whirlpool Aerocar is an antique cable car attraction that takes riders over the Class 6 white-water rapids of the Niagara River to two points on the Canadian shore. Designed by renowned Spanish engineer, Leonardo Torres Quevedo, the Whirlpool Aero Car has been operating since 1916 and offers a thrilling ride over the Niagara River that you can’t get anywhere else.
Falls Fireworks Series
Starting on Victoria Day Weekend (May 18th – 21st)
Fireworks over Niagara Falls
Canada’s longest-running fireworks series is coming back for its 25th year this spring with an expanded fireworks schedule featuring 111 shows. The Falls Fireworks Series kicks off on Victoria Day weekend, with shows taking place:
- May 18th to June 17th on weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and holiday Mondays
- June 18th to September 3rd daily
- September 7th to October 8th on weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and holiday Mondays
Also opening this spring in Niagara Falls:
Two brand new Fallsview dining experiences are also opening in Niagara Falls this spring on Falls Avenue Resort:
Stay tuned for opening dates! March 22, 2018 11:12 am
Experience the very best of spring and Easter in Niagara Falls by checking out any of these exciting events and destinations all season long.
Falls Illumination & Fireworks Series
The Canadian Horseshoe Falls in spring.
Horseshoe Falls, ongoing
The 25th year of the Falls Fireworks Series kicks off this spring with an extended fireworks schedule featuring 111 shows. The series starts on May 18th and will include shows on:
- May 18-June 17- Weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and holiday Mondays
- June 18-September 3- Daily
- September 7-October 8- Weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and holiday Mondays
And in celebration of Easter Sunday, the iconic Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls will be illuminated in yellow lights. This illumination will add a bit of spring cheer to the Niagara Falls skyline and will coincide with the nightly illumination of the Canadian Horseshoe, American, and Bridal Veil Falls from 8pm-1am.
Take in the sight of the fireworks and illumination from the brink of the Falls at Table Rock Welcome Centre, in beautiful Queen Victoria Park located just across the street, or from a Fallsview guestroom at one of Niagara’s top hotels.
Easter Egg Hunt
Fireman’s Park, March 30th
If you’re celebrating the Easter long weekend in Niagara Falls and looking for a special activity which children will love then stop by Fireman’s Park on Dorchester Road in Niagara Falls for their annual Easter Egg Hunt. Beginning at 11am, this fun and exciting Easter event will include a hunt for 500 pounds of chocolate eggs, a meet & greet with the Easter Bunny, bouncy castle, face painting, free Starbucks coffee, and more.
Daffodils in Niagara’s Queen Victoria Park.
Falls Avenue Resort
Have an amazing Easter dinner in direct view of Niagara Falls at one of the city’s best Fallsview restaurants including Fallsview Buffet and Massimo’s Italian Fallsview Restaurant, both located inside the Sheraton on the Falls hotel. Fallsview Buffet features live-action cooking stations and sweeping views of Niagara Falls from floor-to-ceiling windows, while Massimo’s Italian Fallsview Restaurant offers a modern and refreshing take on authentic Italian cuisine and amazing views of the Falls.
Shaw Festival’s 2018 Season
Shaw Festival Theatre, April 4th– October 28th
The Shaw Festival Theatre’s 2018 Season begins on April 4th, featuring a lineup of incredible plays like The Magician’s Nephew, The Hound of Baskervilles, Grand Hotel, Mythos: A Trilogy – Gods. Heroes. Men., Of Marriage and Men, and more. Located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, The Shaw offers world-class theatre in the heart of Niagara’s wine country and is a must-visit destination while in Niagara this spring.
Queen Victoria Park
Queen Victoria Park, located directly across the street from the Horseshoe Falls, comes alive in spring when over 500,000 daffodils come into bloom. It’s a beautiful sight to see and is complimented by expansive grass areas perfect for picnicking, magnificent magnolia trees, tulips, carpet bedding displays and more.
And just down the road is the Floral Showhouse which is currently hosting its annual Spring Show featuring tropical plants, orchids, succulents, primula, calceolaria, cineraria, and more. March 14, 2018 2:53 pm
The Canadian Horseshoe Falls.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and all things Irish in Niagara Falls with a number of exciting events happening throughout the city this March 17th.
Falls Green Illumination
Niagara Falls will be illuminated in green lights this Saturday March 17th in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and in partnership with Tourism Ireland’s “Global Greening” campaign. The Canadian Horseshoe, American, and Bridal Veil Falls will be lit up in vibrant green lights from 9pm-1am in 15 minute intervals, along with many other iconic landmarks around the world including the Colosseum in Rome, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Empire State Building, and Sydney Opera House.
Niagara Brewing Company Celebration
Grab all the green gear you can find and head to Niagara Brewing Company on March 17th for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration featuring great beer, live music, and traditional Irish stew. The live music starts at noon and will carry on all night long, featuring a performance from the Danny Boys! And you can take it all in while enjoying delicious draught beer and Irish Stew made with chunks of seared beef and vegetables stewed in a Hennepin Stout broth and served on top of garlic leek mashed potatoes.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Niagara Falls at Niagara Brewing Company.
St. Patrick’s Day at Doc Magilligan’s
From March 15th-18th Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub on Lundy’s Lane will be having an ongoing St. Patrick’s Day celebration featuring a full Irish menu, live music, traditional Irish dancers, and more. The four day celebration includes a St. Patrick’s Day Kick Off Party on Thursday March 15th, St. Practice Day on Friday March 16th, St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday March 17th, and Irish Family Day on Sunday March 18th. Grab your green gear and get ready to celebrate!
March 2, 2018 12:04 pm
Fireworks over the Canadian Horseshoe Falls.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Falls Fireworks Series in Niagara Falls, and in celebration of this milestone Niagara Parks will be expanding their summer fireworks schedule to include 111 fireworks shows happening all throughout the summer.
Kicking off on Victoria Day (May 18-21) and Memorial Day (May 25-28) long weekends, the fireworks shows are a nightly spectacle that draw visitors from all over the world to Niagara Falls. Fireworks shows will be taking place:
- May 18-June 17- Weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and holiday Mondays
- June 18-September 3- Daily
- September 7-October 8- Weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and holiday Mondays
Some of the best places from which to enjoy the Niagara Falls fireworks include the brink of the Horseshoe Falls, Table Rock Welcome Centre, the Niagara Parkway, Queen Victoria Park, and a Fallsview guestroom at one of Niagara’s top hotels.
Experience Canada’s longest-running fireworks series this summer and get ready to discover the beauty and wonder of Niagara Falls at night! February 27, 2018 10:10 am
Falls Avenue Resort is offering a limited-time package for an unforgettable Spring Break in Niagara Falls for stays from March 9th to April 8th. The Spring Break Package will connect you and your family with $300 free in dining and attractions, including four passes to the 3-acre Fallsview Indoor Waterpark. The Spring Break Package starts as low as $139 and also includes:
A Family Suite at Skyline Hotel & Waterpark in Niagara Falls.
Choose between amazing hotel accommodations at one of our four Niagara Falls hotels, including Clifton Victoria Inn, Skyline Hotel & Waterpark, Sheraton on the Falls, and Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview. Each hotel is located just a short walk away from the beautiful Horseshoe and American Falls, and offers luxurious accommodations that the whole family will love.
You and your family will get discounts on some of the best dining in Niagara Falls with Kids Eat Free dining at Fallsview Buffet, The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra or Perkins Family Restaurant.
Attractions & Entertainment
The 3-acre Fallsview Indoor Waterpark in Niagara Falls.
Enjoy some of the best family-friendly attractions in Niagara Falls with four passes to Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, home to 16 thrilling waterslides, a 1,000-gallon tipping bucket, full-size wave pool, year-round outdoor activity pool and sundeck, adult-only Jacuzzis, and much more. And for even more thrills and fun the Spring Break Package also includes four tickets to Adventure City Bumper Cars, Adventure Heroes Laser Ride, and glow-in-the-dark mini putt, as well as free child admission to 4D Extreme Motion Ride.
And for stays between March 10th and 17th, Spring Break Packages will include a bonus four magic show tickets. International award-winning magician Mike D’Urzo will be performing evening shows at the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview, and his master illusions are something you definitely won’t want to miss out on.
Book your Spring Break Package today and get ready for a fun-filled Spring Break in Niagara Falls that the whole family will love! February 6, 2018 2:20 pm
Windows by Jamie Kennedy fresh Grill & Wine Bar’s Fallsview dining room.
Make your Valentine’s Day in Niagara Falls into a romantic and unforgettable affair with a Fallsview dining experience at one of the city’s best restaurants. From farm-to-table fine dining at Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar to live-action cooking stations at Fallsview Buffet, there’s a dining experience for everyone to love in beautiful Niagara Falls.
Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar
Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar, located inside the Sheraton on the Falls hotel, is Niagara’s finest farm-to-table restaurant, offering special menu items tailored to the season, an extensive wine list of local and international wines, and breathtaking views of Niagara Falls. With a romantic atmosphere and spectacular backdrop, it’s the perfect dining destination for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day in Niagara Falls.
With live-action cooking stations and unbeatable views of Niagara Falls, the Fallsview Buffet restaurant inside the Sheraton on the Falls hotel is a great place to dine with your significant other this Valentine’s Day. This unique Fallsview restaurant offers a wide selection of fresh and delicious food, decadent desserts, attentive staff, and a relaxing atmosphere for exceptional dining in direct view of the magnificent Niagara Falls.
Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra
Enjoy a Valentine’s Day meal at the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra.
The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra, located inside the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview hotel, is a top Niagara Falls dining destination, offering modern and innovative Italian cuisine, one of the most extensive wine lists in the city, and sweeping views of Niagara Falls from floor-to-ceiling windows.
The Rainbow Room is offering a special prix fixe Valentine’s Tasting Menu for a limited time, featuring choices like Smoked Panchetta Wrapped Shrimp, Truffle Mac & Cheese, Slow Braised Ontario Lamb Shank, and Peach Glazed Angus Short Rib. And you’ll love the dessert Grand Finale of Passionfruit Tartelette, Salted Caramel Brownie, Macaroons, Mini Cheesecake, Truffles, and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. Make sure to book your reservation today as seating is limited.
Milestones on the Falls
Love is in the air at Milestones on the Falls, located inside the Marriott on the Falls hotel, with their Valentine’s Day prix fixe dinner menu available from February 10th-18th. This special menu allows you to pick an app, entrée, dessert, and glass of house wine and features amazing choices like Portobello Mushroom Chicken, Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Ginger Glazed Salmon, and White Chocolate Cheesecake for a remarkable Valentine’s Day in Niagara Falls.
The Kiss cocktail available at Morton’s Grille Niagara Falls.
Morton’s Grille Niagara Falls
Morton’s Grille is one of Niagara’s newest steakhouse experiences and the first restaurant of its kind in Canada. Located inside the Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa, it offers a casual yet elegant atmosphere and stunning views of Niagara Falls.
Available from February 9th-18th, Morton’s Grille Niagara Falls will be offering a special prix fixe Valentine’s Day dining experience, which begins with a “Kiss”- a signature cocktail blended with Grand Marnier, Raspberry Peach Liqueur, and Prosecco- and features 3 courses of delicious dining choices like Jumbo Lump Crabcake, Grilled Salmon Fillet, Filet Mignon, Cajun Pork Chop, White Chocolate Pecan Bread Pudding, and NY Cheesecake.
Spend Valentine’s Day in Niagara Falls and experience the very best dining that this world-class destination has to offer. January 31, 2018 11:14 am
Have a romantic Valentine’s Day in Niagara Falls with Fallsview accommodations.
Niagara Falls is a romantic destination for couples, offering beautiful sights, incredible dining, luxurious accommodations, and a world-renowned wine region. And Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to experience the best of the city with hotel packages and a number of special events happening all throughout the region.
Ultimate Couples Experience Packages
The Sheraton on the Falls and Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview hotels are both offering fantastic Ultimate Couples Experience Packages that make planning a romantic getaway to Niagara Falls incredibly easy by bundling together amazing accommodation, dining, winery, and spa experiences for you and your loved one to enjoy this Valentine’s Day.
Both packages include one night hotel accommodations at the Sheraton on the Falls or Crowne Plaza Fallsview, three Fallsview dining gift cards, two winery tasting passes, spa credit at Christienne Fallsview Spa, and two cocktails.
Ultimate Spa Experience Packages
Make your visit to Niagara Falls into a relaxing retreat with the Ultimate Spa Experience Package at the Sheraton on the Falls or Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview. Each package includes one night hotel accommodations, a 55-minute Relaxation Couples Massage at Christienne Fallsview Spa, private use of their Hydrotherapy Infinity Tub, decadent chocolate truffles, sparkling water infused with a Cherry Lane elixir, three Fallsview dining gift cards, two cocktails, and two winery tasting passes at Inniskillin and Jackson-Triggs wineries.
Fallsview dining at the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra.
Experience a romantic dinner overlooking the magnificent Niagara Falls at Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar, The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra, and Fallsview Buffet Restaurant. Windows by Jamie Kennedy is a wonderful farm-to-table restaurant that offers a seasonal menu featuring Niagara-inspired dishes, while the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra offers modern and innovative Italian cuisine. And Fallsview Buffet restaurant features live-action cooking stations for a one-of-a-kind dining experience in direct view of Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls Illumination
Take a romantic stroll along the Niagara Parkway and take in the beauty of the American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe Falls illuminated in pink and red lights for Valentine’s Day. The iconic Skylon Tower will also be illuminated on February 14th and if you’ll be in the city on the weekend make sure to check out the spectacular fireworks show over the Horseshoe Falls on Friday night at 9pm.
Start planning your romantic Valentine’s Day in Niagara Falls today and get ready to be amazed! January 18, 2018 10:07 am
The Canadian Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
For unforgettable travel experiences in and around Niagara Falls, embark on a thoughtfully crafted signature tour with Magnificent Tours and discover all of the natural beauty, exceptional entertainment, and premium wineries that the region has to offer.
Winter’s Best Tour
The Winter’s Best Tour is perfect for people who only have a few hours to spare in Niagara Falls and want to experience the best sights and attractions that the city has to offer. This 3 hour tour is fully guided, features full transportation by comfortable coach bus, and gives you VIP access to three of Niagara’s top attractions, so you won’t have to wait in long lines.
The tour includes stops at Journey Behind the Falls, Floral Showhouse, and the Niagara Falls Aviary, along with bonus passes to the Niagara SkyWheel and Imax Theatre Niagara Falls to enjoy at your own leisure.
Icewine Festival Tour
Discover the wonder of Niagara’s world-famous wine country on a special Icewine Festival Tour this January. The tour is a 6 hour journey through Niagara-on-the-Lake, featuring stops at Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery, Trius Winery at Hillebrand, Konzelmann Estate Winery, Peller Estates Winery, Reif Estates Winery, and Inniskillin Estate Winery where you will sip and savour premium Niagara Icewine and take in the beauty of picturesque vineyards.
The Icewine Festival Tour is taking place on select dates in January, is fully guided and also features full transportation by coach bus.
Experience premium wines and decadent chocolate creations on a Days of Wine & Chocolate Tour.
Days of Wine and Chocolate Tour
Experience the perfect pairing of wine and chocolate on a Days of Wine and Chocolate Tour on select days in February. This 6 hour tour will bring you to seven amazing wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake where you will indulge in premium VQA wines paired with decadent chocolate-infused creations like spiced chili brownies, Ghirardelli dark chocolate rye cookies, cocoa and spice dusted pork, and more.
The Days of Wine and Chocolate tour is a one-of-a-kind experience and is fully guided and includes full transportation by coach bus.
Niagara Wine Tour
The Niagara Wine Tour is a signature Magnificent Tours experience that features wine tastings at three of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s top wineries, including Inniskillin Winery, Konzelmann Estate Winery, and Reif Estate Winery. It also features shopping time in Niagara-on-the-Lake’s historic downtown district, an expert tour guide, and full transportation by coach bus. January 5, 2018 9:51 am
The Winter Festival of Lights’ laser light show.
This month is your last chance to experience Niagara’s annual Winter Festival of Lights, featuring an 8km illumination route of dazzling displays and sparkling trees. The festival also features laser light and fireworks shows, and is a must-do winter event from now until January 31st.
This year’s Winter Festival of Lights features three-dimensional Canadian wildlife displays, the world’s largest Canadian-American flag, the illumination of the iconic Skylon Tower and Toronto Power Generating Station, a three-dimensional Projection Mapping Show, and more. The Horseshoe, American, and Bridal Veil Falls are also illuminated in beautiful lights every night and spectacular fireworks are launched into the sky over the Falls every Friday night at 9pm.
There is no admission fee to view the Winter Festival of Lights’ stunning illuminations and it’s a great activity for people of all ages to enjoy. The cold temperatures and snowy weather that Niagara Falls experienced in the last few weeks has transformed the area into a winter wonderland and there’s no better time to experience its breathtaking beauty than this January. And make sure to check out the other great events happening this month in Niagara like the Niagara Icewine Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Icewine Village, Country Superstars at Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Theatre, Winter Wonderland Food Tour, and more.
Grab your coats and mittens and head to Niagara Falls for a wonderful winter adventure unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.