Free Things to Do in Niagara Falls

Free Things to Do in Niagara Falls

There’s a lot to do in the Niagara Region, on both sides of the international border. For a tourist, it can seem like a large budget is required to fill a trip with local attractions and opportunities. But outside of admiring natural attractions there are still plenty of ways to have fun in Niagara on a budget.

Niagara Falls Illumination

The actual Niagara Falls are a free attraction, allowing everyone to admire. To see the falls in a new light, just wait until night time. Throughout the year, the falls are lit up from dusk until early morning by an array of hi-tech lighting equipment. It’s been a traditional feature of the falls attractions for over 150 years and has only gotten more sophisticated over time. Sometime the displays are themed, but more often than not it’s a colourful display and the perfect backdrop to a big night out on the town, or just admiring the night-time landscape.

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Closest Hotel to Niagara Falls
Closest Hotel to Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Fireworks

Niagara Falls Illumination and Fireworks

The falls are also the focal point for a regular fireworks display. The yearly schedule varies but these fireworks shows are generally more active in the summer. They’re not just for local holidays, but on most summer weekends onlookers can take a viewing position at vantage points like Queen Victoria Park and watch the show.

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Niagara Falls Concert Series

While at Queen Victoria Park, visitors between May and October might also have the luck of catching one of the free shows regularly on offer in the park’s Illumination Tower. The Coca-Cola Concert Series has been running for twenty years and offers a constant showcase of classic rock and local bands. Be in Niagara during summer or fall and make sure at least one concert is on your to-do list.

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Niagara Parks

Niagara Parks Floral Clock

There are other locations to see around Niagara that don’t cost a cent to see and enjoy – the Niagara Floral Clock, the Botanical Gardens, or even any of the various natural parks along the Niagara River – so keep an open schedule and don’t worry too much about the budget, as long as you can fit some of these inexpensive opportunities into your trip.

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Closest Hotel to Niagara Falls
Closest Hotel to Niagara Falls

With all of these Free activities, visitors to Niagara Falls can spend their travel budget on luxurious accommodations, scrumptious meals or relaxing & illuminating tours.

Speaking of Luxurious accommodations, stay at the closest hotel to The Brink of Niagara Falls, the 4-star:

Marriott on the Falls Niagara Falls Hotel