Canada Day is always a time for celebration; especially in the home of one of the nations greatest natural wonders, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
Canada Day History
Canada Day is the national holiday that marks the first time the nation of Canada came into existence under the British Empire on July 1, 1867.
2015 being a special year in particular for Canadian national pride, with February 15 having marked the 50th anniversary of the Canadian national flag, it just gives all the more reason to celebrate the rich history and vibrant lifestyle that Canada represents.
Canada Day in Niagara Falls
Canada Day is a big day, and if it falls on the weekend then the party just gets bigger (often businesses will declare the following Monday a public holiday, guaranteeing a three-day weekend). In Niagara Falls, a town that already has plenty of ways to have a good time, ups the ante.
Check out the car show along Queen Street, not far from food vendors offering snacks all day. Or head to Taps on Queen for the annual Pepper Palace Wingfest – the local chicken wing competition. Try some of the best wings in town, and don’t miss the ‘Hottest Wings in the Universe’ competition either.
And the list keeps going, even just in Niagara Falls, as the city presents:
Open-stage ceremonies, side walk markets, community demonstrations, free live performances from local music acts – and the Canada Day Parade, marching along Victoria and Queen Street just before lunchtime.
At the end of the night, the iconic Niagara Falls Fireworks are in full flight over the falls, a celebratory way to cap off Canada’s most important national holiday.
Celebrate Niagara Falls and Canada year round at the 4-star Marriott Niagara on the Falls, the closest Niagara Falls Hotel to The Brink of the Falls.