View of Queen Victoria Park - Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara Falls is full of natural beauty, and Queen Victoria Park is the ideal location to view it. Situated opposite the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls, this parkland is home to a valuable collection of unique native and international plants and beautifully maintained gardens. Established in 1885 by the Niagara Falls Park Act and opened in 1888, Queen Victoria Park is operated by the Niagara Parks Commission and is considered the centerpiece of the Niagara Falls recreational tourist area.

Spring brings over 500,000 bright and welcoming daffodils, magnificent magnolia trees, and breathtaking tulips to Queen Victoria Park. The summer months feature carpet bedding displays and thousands of bedding plants, including Fuchsia and Lantana standards, cannas, and coleus. Chrysanthemums and kale are used in the fall to provide interest after the arrival of Jack Frost. During the winter months, the stark branches of trees and shrubs create visual and special interest for visitors, especially when beautifully covered with the freezing mist of the Falls.

Walking through the Park beside the Falls, from Clifton Hill to beyond Dufferin Islands, you can enjoy a rock garden, hanging baskets, a Hybrid tea rose garden, and attractive carpet-bedding displays. Park benches and well-groomed lawns provide pleasant venues for relaxation and photography. Queen Victoria Park celebrates every season in style, making it a year-round destination.

But Queen Victoria Park is not just about plants and flowers. This park is also known for its outstanding events, including the New Year’s Eve and Canada Day celebrations, the Winter Festival of Lights, and numerous other cultural and community events. For decades, it has been an international gathering place for guests looking to experience the natural beauty of Niagara Falls.

Another attraction located in close proximity to Queen Victoria Park is Dufferin Islands. Take a short walk along the Niagara Parkway from Table Rock Centre and discover ten acres of paradise. Winding paths and wooden footbridges connect small, secluded islands and offer a tranquil escape in the heart of Niagara Parks. You may be surprised at the wildlife you find in this popular escape, Niagara’s hidden secret.

When you get hungry, head to Queen Victoria Place Restaurant, located in the heart of the park. This modern yet rustic restaurant offers a locally sourced menu, Niagara VQA wine list, and a diverse craft beer selection. The distinctive green copper roof and walls of boulder stones that came from the riverbed south of the Horseshoe Falls make this restaurant an iconic landmark.

Enjoy a memorable evening in Niagara Falls with a jaw-dropping fireworks display against the backdrop of the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls. For over 25 years, the Falls Fireworks Series at Niagara Parks has dazzled visitors with over 100 spectacular fireworks displays each year. Join us throughout the year at Queen Victoria Park to enjoy Canada’s longest-running fireworks series!

Parking is available by the Table Rock Visitor Centre, which usually has parking available. During the summer months, the lot may fill to capacity, and parking at a satellite lot may be necessary. A shuttle is provided from the parking lot to the visitor center. If you are staying in the Fallsview Hotel district, you may want to try the incline railway for a small fee.

Queen Victoria Park is the ideal location to experience the natural beauty that is Niagara Falls. It offers not only stunning flower displays and beautiful gardens but also outstanding events, wildlife, and iconic landmarks such as Dufferin Islands and Queen Victoria Place Restaurant. From the Power Station north to the Rainbow Bridge, this parkland is open year-round and provides visitors with spectacular views of Niagara Falls during pleasant weather. Come and experience the heart of Niagara Parks!