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Things to do in Niagara Falls This Long Weekend

Victoria Day is quickly approaching, indicating that summer is on its way! A long weekend is always welcome and loved by everyone! It’s an opportunity to fit in an extra day of adventure and enjoyment into a weekend. The Victoria Day weekend falls on Monday, May 23rd this year. Niagara Falls is the ideal destination to spend a long weekend with family, friends, or maybe that special someone who makes your heart skip a beat. Let’s take a look at the things to do in Niagara Falls this long weekend.

With the warmer weather comes a slew of new activities, like outdoor patio eating, sightseeing at Niagara’s most breathtaking vistas, taking in nature’s splendour, and, of course, fireworks! Don’t miss the very first fireworks spectacular at Queen Victoria Park on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 10 pm if you’re planning a Niagara Falls Victoria Day weekend getaway!

We are listing out things to be done during this long weekend at Niagara Falls for Victoria Day from Friday, the 20th May 2022 and Monday, the 23rd of May 2022.

Family and Kids Activities for Victoria Day Celebrations – The List of Things To Be Done This Long Weekend At The Falls!

Victoria Day festivities in Welland and Fireworks At The Falls

Come out to celebrate Victoria Day with some family fun, music, and fireworks. Lawn games, A 9-hole mini-golf course, Laser tag, caricatures, and other activities are available.

Welland Canal
, Niagara Falls, Canada.

Music composition by Caitlin Miller and The Repeatles. This is suitable for all ages and entry is completely free. It is being organized at the Welland Community Wellness Complex, Lincoln Street, Welland, on Saturday between 6 PM to 9.30 PM, followed by the scintillating fireworks over the Falls at 9.30 PM.

Fireworks At Falls For The Year 2022 – Weekend Fireworks on Victoria Day

Niagara Parks presents a breathtaking show of Canada’s longest-running fireworks season against the backdrop of the beautiful falls. Visitors were wowed by the Falls Fireworks Series at Niagara Parks, which featured shows over both the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls. From May to October, a total of 144 shows are scheduled, giving you plenty of opportunities to experience the amazing fireworks display while taking in the fascinating views of the Falls! The length of each show will last up to 5 minutes max.

If the weather does not permit, fireworks displays may be cancelled at the final minute owing to unforeseen wind changes. To find out if fireworks are being cancelled, call 1.877.642.7275.

These fireworks can be viewed by all age groups free of cost.

Fireworks over Niagara Falls

Fireworks start on Victoria Day (May 20, 2022, Friday) and end by Thanksgiving Monday (October 10, 2022) 10 PM.

Best Locations to View the Fireworks are through the Falls Promenade which is behind Table Rock Visitors’ Center, Grand View Marketplace, Queen Victoria Park, Journey Behind the Falls area, Niagara Falls State Park New York viewing areas, Niagara SkyWheel, Skylon Tower, and finally if you want something breathtaking and unique, take the Falls Fireworks cruise which is paid one to view the Fireworks.

The Virgil Stampede

A group of neighbors banded together fifty-four years ago to organise Victoria Day fireworks. The Virgil Stampede celebrates today with rides, games, exciting events, and delicious food – every year we complement something new, and this year will be even better than before.

The projected Pump Track model will benefit from the Stampede’s net proceeds this year.

This has been scheduled from May 21st to May 23, 2022, at Virgil Sports Park (Niagara-On-The-Lake), 1565 Four Mile Creek Road, Virgil, ON Canada. The tickets for adults cost 5$ and children below 10 years have free entry and admission is free for all on Sunday, May 22, 2022.


May 21, 2022 – Saturday: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

May 22, 2022 – Sunday: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

May 23, 2022 – Monday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

May 23, 2022 – Monday: 9:30 PM – Fireworks

NOTE: The Virgil Arena Grounds does not have any parking available this year.

The Niagara Falls Illumination

Learn about the history of the Niagara Falls illumination, which began in 1860 with the usage of 200 Bengel lights to illuminate the gigantic falls in honour of the visit of the Prince of Wales. They’ve kept the tradition going with beautiful lights that alter depending on the occasion with three separate zones of light shine. The lights will be turned on for Victoria Day this year at 10 – 10:15 on May 21st.

How, Where and When: The American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls are transformed into a spectacular show of flowing colours every evening beginning at sunset with the help of special lights located in the Illumination Tower, near to Queen Victoria Place.

Niagara Falls at Night – Falls Illumination

A special illumination is a part of the evening illumination of the Falls, with a 5-minute colourful display running three times every half hour, commencing at 9.30 PM each evening and ending at 10.30 PM, 11.30 PM and 12.30 AM.

Visitors of all ages and families can view the illumination free of cost.

Schedule and Timings of Illumination for this Long Weekend at Falls: May 21, 2022, to May 23, 2022, at 6650 Niagara Parkway, River Road, Niagara Falls.

The best locations to view the Illuminations are the Promenade along the Falls behind Table Rock Visitors’ Center, Niagara Falls State Park of New York viewing locations near the Falls, and Queen Victoria Park. The parking here is paid with public transit accessible.

The Fireworks Cruise, Niagara City Cruises

Nothing beats the sight of exploding fireworks over the edge of Niagara Falls to make your cruise unforgettable. Take a 40-minute Falls Fireworks Cruise from Niagara Falls, Canada, to see Niagara Falls at night. Set sail for panoramic views of the skyline, spectacular illuminations, starry skies, and, of course, sky-lit fireworks.

Niagara Cruises by Hornblower – Niagara City Cruises is located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Experience Niagara Falls from the comfort of two brand new 700-passenger catamarans. The world-famous tour of the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Great Gorge – and an up-close personal encounter with the gigantic powers of the great Horseshoe Falls will be available to visitors.

On May 15, 2014, Hornblower Niagara Cruises began offering historic Niagara Falls boat trips from the Canadian side. In 2021, it was renamed as Niagara City Cruises.

You can also book tickets Toronto to Niagara Falls Day Tour, Falls Fireworks Cruise and Niagara Falls Day and Evening Tour

Voyage To The Falls Boat Tour

Voyage to the Falls

Try the Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour and embark on an adventure that no one will forget. Experience the thundering roar, awesome power, and amazing mist of the American Falls, Canadian Horseshoe Falls, and breathtaking Great Gorge up close and personal. Alternatively, ride after dusk for a light-mist experience (that’s still magical) with the Falls illuminated.


DatesDay of WeekTime Slots*Frequency
May 20 (Fri) – Jun 02 (Thurs)Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday10:00 AM – 7:00 PMBoat sails every 15 minutes. Last departure 7:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, ThursdayCLOSEDN/A
Jun 03 (Fri) – Jun 16 (Thurs)Daily10:00 AM – 6:00 PMBoat sails every 15 minutes. Last departure 6:00 PM
Jun 17 (Fri) – Oct 10 (Mon)Daily9:30 AM – 7:30 PMBoat sails every 15 minutes. Last departure 7:30 PM
Oct 11 (Tue) – Nov 27 (Sun)Daily10:00 AM – 3:00 PMTBD


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Falls Fireworks Cruise

Falls Fireworks Cruise – Nighttime Tour

There’s nothing like a boat and the sight of blazing fireworks over Niagara Falls to make your visit unforgettable for a late-night moment you’ll only discover here. Starry skies, sweeping cityscape views, spectacular illuminations, fireworks that brighten the sky, and your family’s faces await you on our 40-minute Falls Fireworks Cruise.



Saturday9:30 PM – 10:10 PM9:15 PM Sharp

DatesDay of WeekTime Slots*Gate Closes
May 21, May 28, Jun 4, Jun 11 (Sat)
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, FridayCLOSEDN/A
Jun 17 (Fri) – 19 (Sun)Friday, Saturday, Sunday9:30 PM – 10:10 PM9:15 PM Sharp
Jun 25 (Sat) – Jun 26 (Sun)Saturday, Sunday9:30 PM – 10:10 PM9:15 PM Sharp
Jun 30 (Thur) – Sep 5 (Labor Day)Every Night9:30 PM – 10:10 PM9:15 PM Sharp



Niagara Falls Whirlpool Jetboat Tours – Dry and Wet

Niagara Falls City, Canada – May 30, 2010: Tourists riding Whirlpool Jet

Take an exciting trip down the Niagara River on a domed jet boat or an open-top boat for a truly unforgettable visit to Niagara. The tour takes you down the Niagara River and through the renowned whirlpool, but if you pick the open jet boat, be prepared to be soaked!

The jet boat rides are fully guided, and the guide on your boat will keep you entertained throughout your journey that lasts from 45 to 60 minutes and is possibly the most exhilarating Niagara tour available!

Butterfly Conservatory

Butterfly Conservatory – Sights to See on a Day Trip

The Butterfly Conservatory is a great way to spend the long weekend! This royal residence first opened its doors in December 1996. It has a climate-controlled greenhouse with over 2000 exotic butterflies representing 60 distinct species, as well as a gift shop and a 200-seat auditorium. You’ll encounter gorgeous breeds of butterflies up close and personal as you tour the conservatory, floating in the warm air or resting on the pretty leaves and flowers. Self-guided tours are available.

The timings of this conservatory for the Victoria Day Weekend from May 21st through May 23, 2022, are from 10 AM to 7 PM, located at 2565 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Clifton Hill

Niagara Falls, Ontario.Canada – December 03, 2017: View of Clifton Hill, known as the ” Street of Fun”, one of the major tourist promenades in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Clifton Hill is the place to be this Victoria Day weekend! This place is packed with exciting activities that open on time. The Zombie Attack, Niagara SkyWheel, outdoor mini golf at Dinosaur Adventure Golf, plus plenty of eateries, fireworks, and so many others are all available in Clifton Hill. It’s a fantastic place to take the whole family for this long weekend. Your entry to this place has no charge but you can enjoy a few attractions by paying for tickets.

Now, after reading all the above information on Fireworks at Falls to Clifton Hill, you would be planning a few or all locations with family and kids for sure. But there are so many other locations like the Zipline to the Falls, White-Water Walk, Niagara Safari, Whirlpool Aerocar, Bird Kingdom, Happy Rolph’s Animal Farm, Lakeside Park Carousel, Wild Magic, Niagara Falls Wet and Wild Party, etc., which you can plan with family and children.

Simultaneously, you can also book your Niagara Falls Private Tour with us.

We conclude and strongly suggest you make the best use of the Long Victoria Day weekend well planned in advance. Book your tickets now!