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Niagara’s Best Destinations the Victoria Day Long Weekend

Victoria Day is a Canadian public holiday celebrated on the Monday before May 25th in honour of Queen Victoria’s birthday. It’s a holiday that has been observed in Canada since 1845 and is a time for people to celebrate the beginning of summer all across the country. If you’ll be spending Victoria Day in Niagara Falls make sure to check out these amazing events and destinations for fun and excitement unlike anywhere else.

Niagara Falls Fireworks

Celebrate Victoria Day in Niagara at a nightly fireworks show
Fireworks over the Canadian Horseshoe Falls.

Niagara Parks is kicking off its 25th year of the Niagara Falls Fireworks Series this Victoria Day long weekend, and is celebrating this special anniversary all season long with an expanded fireworks schedule of 111 shows, including daily fireworks throughout the summer.

This year’s shows will be running:

  • 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

All fireworks displays take place at 10pm and are subject to weather conditions. The fireworks are launched from a unique site within the Niagara Gorge and light up the sky over the magnificent Horseshoe Falls. You can best take in the spectacle from the Niagara Parkway, Queen Victoria Park, Table Rock Welcome Centre, or a Fallsview hotel room.

Experience Canada’s longest running fireworks series and start planning an amazing Niagara Falls summer getaway today!

Party in the Vineyard at Peller Estates

Grab some friends and family and celebrate the long weekend in style at an amazing outdoor party at Peller Estates Winery. Peller’s annual Party in the Vineyard is taking place May 19 – 21 at their beautiful winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, featuring:

  • 20 amazing food trucks and pop-up vendors
  • Live entertainment
  • Award-winning VQA wines

On Saturday and Sunday evening you can experience the 19+ Night Under the Stars with a DJ, interactive games, and dancing, or have some fun with the kids at the all-ages event on Monday afternoon, which will feature live music and exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Tickets for this event are $20 per adult, which includes entrance to the event, one glass of wine, and a souvenir glass. Tickets for the Monday event are $10 for children age 2-18.

Hornblower Niagara Cruises

Massimo's Italian Fallsview Restaurant
Massimo’s Italian Fallsview Restaurant inside the Sheraton on the Falls.

Hornblower Niagara Cruises – one of Niagara’s most iconic attractions – is officially open for the season, offering thrilling boat rides to the base of the American Falls and into the basin of the thundering Canadian Horseshoe Falls. This must-do attraction is a great activity for people of all ages to experience this Victoria Day in Niagara. Available cruises include:

  • Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour
  • Voyage to the Falls Evening Boat Tour
  • Falls Illumination Cruise
  • Falls Fireworks Cruise

See the Falls like never before and embark on a Hornblower Niagara Cruises boat ride!

Massimo’s Italian Fallsview Restaurant & Prime Steakhouse

Falls Avenue Resort has opened two brand new Fallsview restaurants that are waiting to be discovered this Victoria Day long weekend. At Massimo’s Italian Fallsview Restaurant inside the Sheraton on the Falls hotel you can experience authentic Italian cuisine inspired by celebrity chef Massimo Capra, while Prime Steakhouse inside the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls – Fallsview hotel offers contemporary steakhouse dining with a menu of succulent steaks, fresh seafood, and other classic favourites.

Both restaurants feature stunning views of Niagara Falls from floor-to-ceiling windows and are amazing Niagara Falls dining destinations that you won’t want to miss.