It’s the holiday season…again? Well, not in the traditional sense, but the combination of Valentine’s and Family Day this coming weekend means we at Niagara Parks are gearing up to welcome both families and couples looking for a mid-winter escape!
Family Day may still feel new, as far as Civic Holidays are concerned, but it gives some much needed respite from the doldrums of February. After all, why not celebrate a long weekend at a time of the year when usually only the weeks feel long!
Of course, for many families this introduces a different problem: finding affordable, family-friendly activities that keep both kids and parents entertained. We Are the Insects is a travelling exhibit from the Montreal Insectarium, now on display at our Butterfly Conservatory from February 6 to March 28, and it aims to do just that.
Visitors will have the opportunity to see a wide variety of unique and exotic insect specimens in both mounted and live form. Get up close with giant cockroaches, praying mantis and colourful beetles while learning about the important role that insects play in our ecosystem and how their advantages and adaptations have allowed them to thrive. Entrance to this exhibit is complimentary with your Butterfly Conservatory admission. Bundle your ticket with our Wonder Pass and save on other top seasonal attractions including Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara’s Fury and WEGO bus transportation! Special Note: As a reminder, the tropical climate of the Butterfly Conservatory is an awesome escape from the previously mentioned doldrums of winter.
So that’s bugs, but what about couples and love-birds, you ask?
Niagara Falls has a well-earned reputation as one of the most romantic locations on earth. The brink of the Horseshoe Falls has played host to countless proposals and charming evening strolls making it an obvious Valentine’s Day destination for tourists and locals alike. With this in mind, our chefs at Elements On The Falls Restaurant at our Table Rock Centre have crafted a spectacular Valentine’s Day Menu that will be sure to impress that special someone. Enjoy an exclusive three-course dinner with your choice of appetizer, entree and dessert along with the closest view of the Falls. See the full menu here, and call (905) 354-3631 to make your reservation. This limited time menu is available from February 12 to 14.
So your dinner is planned, but there is one more essential component to any Valentine’s Day celebration, flowers! Check out the Spring Show at the Floral Showhouse, and annual favourite of both gardening enthusiasts and those just looking to welcome the spring season a little early in a picturesque setting. Admission is just $5 for adults (and Wonder Pass holders save 20%) and can be paid at the door. We hope to welcome you for a weekend of fun, romance and culinary delights February 12 to 14 at Niagara Parks!