Events in Niagara Falls for the summer of 2011

Upcoming Events in the Parks

June 17 – August 26, 2011
Friday Night Frights at Old Fort Erie
A popular tradition – hear the eerie stories of the ghosts of Canada’s bloodiest battlefield. Call for more information: (905) 871-0540.

June 24 – September 4, 2011
RCMP Officer Meet and Greet
Canada is known for many things but nothing is more notable than the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Come to Table Rock Centre, located at the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls during the summer on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to meet a RCMP officer for photos and to answer questions.

July 30 & 31, 2011

Simcoe Days at the Mackenzie Printery

Why is the Civic Holiday also known as Simcoe Day? Find out at the Printery. Stop by the Mackenzie Printery on “Simcoe Day” and learn how the nation’s oldest printing press helped John Graves Simcoe shape the province of Upper Canada.

August 6 & 7, 2011

The Siege of Fort Erie, 1814

Witness the battles of 1814 that turned Old Fort Erie into Canada’s bloodiest battlefield. On-going events throughout the weekend with Canada’s largest Battle of 1812 re-enactment taking place. Special evening lantern tours through the fort after the Battle re-enactment.

August 13 & 14
Art in the Gardens from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
See the beauty of fine art by local Artisans from the Parkway Artist Guild showcased in the dazzling manicured Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and Arboretum. Visitors and art enthusiasts alike can saunter at leisure through the exhibits that are pleasantly laid out along the walkways that run throughout the 99 acre garden. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Botanical Gardens, 2405 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls.

August 28, 2011 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Annual End of Summer BBQ at Queenston Heights

Join the fun at Queenston Heights Restaurant Patio, high atop the Niagara Escarpment, at the foot of Brock’s Monument. Cost is $30 Adults; $18 Children. Space is limited. Call 905-262-4274 for reservations.

Niagara Floral Clock

Photo taken on May 19, 2010

In 1950 Ontario Hydro built a Floral Clock on the north side of the Sir Adam Beck Generating Station No. 1. It was inspired by the famous floral clock built in 1902 in Princes St. Cardens in Edinburgh, Scotland. Westminster chimes and speakers are housed in the ivy-load tower which rises above the clock dial at the rear. They instone the quater hour, and strike on the hour. Continue reading