Spring is here and the warm weather is on its way in, making it the perfect time to book a Niagara Falls getaway and experience the natural beauty of the region. Here is a list of some of the best parks in the area where you’ll be able to spend a relaxing day among incredible gardens, beautiful flower displays, and grassy lawns:
Oakes Garden Theatre and Queen Victoria Park
Located directly across the street from the Sheraton on the Falls hotel, Oakes Garden Theatre is the entrance to the beautiful Queen Victoria Park, which features remarkable flowers, rock gardens, bedding displays, hanging baskets, lawns, park benches, and a tea rose garden. Queen Victoria Park is situated directly across the street from the American and Horseshoe Falls and in spring features 500,000 bloomed daffodils along with beautiful tulips and magnolia trees.
This expansive and historic park is located on top of the Niagara Escarpment and offers amazing carpet bedding displays, the Laura Secord and Brock monuments, beautiful lawns, the entrance to Canada’s famous Bruce Trail, a fine-dining restaurant, and more. It’s a favourite destination among hikers, picnickers, families, and nature lovers and is a great place to have a picnic and relax outdoors.
Dufferin Islands Nature Area
Located just down the street from the thundering Horseshoe Falls, the Dufferin Islands Nature Area is a secluded 10-acre park comprised of footpaths and bridges that connect several small islands together. This magnificent area features fish, bird-feeding stations, indigenous vegetation, and tranquil picnic spots, making it a great place to visit when you’re ready to take a break from sightseeing.