In Niagara, Canadians are proud of many things, including being Canadian and knowing how to have a good time. Canada Day is quickly approaching on July 1, and it's time to start making plans to celebrate. Whether you're a local or just visiting for a week, you can get in on all the fun.
One evening you can head over to the Niagara Falls Illumination, where hundreds of LED lights give the falls an ethereal beauty you won't forget. Or perhaps, after a day of sipping and savouring wines on your Niagara wine tour, you end up at Ravine Vineyard for their much-loved pizza oven, live music, and magical fireworks. With so much to choose from it's hard to know what is a must-see. This year, check out a variety of Canada Day festivities and the Jackson Triggs Concert Series which takes place all summer long.
Take part in this fun celebration in downtown Niagara Falls at Queen Street and the surrounding area. Choose to participate in a 1K or 5K run or walk, or pick a spot on the race route and cheer the participants on. At 11am, the OPG Niagara Falls Canada Day Parade begins and winds its way around the downtown streets.
On the main stage, you can tap your toes and listen to a variety of tribute bands ranging from ABBA, Cher, Elton John and more. There's even a birthday cake for the first 3,000 visitors! Throughout the day, there are vendors selling crafts and food. For kids, there's an Enchanted Fairy Land, free rock-climbing wall, inflatables and more. The celebration includes a car show and demonstrations of extreme sports. This is truly a party with something for everyone.
End your Canada Day celebration watching the fireworks from Rennie Park in Port Dalhousie (St. Catharines). The fireworks launch from Henley Island, and you'll have a prime spot to gasp in awe.
Each year, Jackson-Triggs Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake hosts a series of concerts at its outdoor amphitheatre. The concerts start in June and run through September. Some of the biggest artists this year include Sam Roberts Band, Alan Doyle, and The Sheepdogs.
While enjoying the concert, you can sample wine and enjoy an evening under the stars. Pair your concert experience with the vineyard's Cellar Dinner, where you enjoy a gourmet meal in the wine cellar. You’ll also get advanced seating when you attend the dinner. If you want a light meal, you can opt for food in the Entourage Room until 7:30pm.
The ampitheatre opens at 7pm for the general public. You don't need to bring your own chairs, but you might consider bringing an umbrella if rain is in the forecast. If you need a snack or fresh glass of wine during the concert, you can visit the Hospitality Tent, where you can purchase a snack put together by some of Niagara’s best chefs.
With more than 100 wineries and vineyards, the Niagara region is ideal for planning a private wine tour to celebrate Canada Day. Wheelz Niagara offers custom wine tours that include the biggest wineries, such as Peller, Inniskillin and Jackson-Triggs, along with smaller vineyards. Tour the wineries themselves or enjoy a glass of wine as the sun sets over a picturesque vineyard.
Wheelz is your local guide, driven by people who are passionate about showing off Niagara, and we’re ready to make your summer celebrations more fun. Celebrate responsibly this Canada Day with Wheelz Niagara - we would love to do the driving for you, taking you on a very memorable, very Canadian tour. Contact us today to book!
We booked a private wine tour with Viator. Our local agency was Wheelz. Our guide/driver was knowledgeable of the area. He picked us up at our hotel and took us to 7 wineries in the Niagra on the Lake area. He knew all the best wineries and offered us coupons for free tastings at some of the stops. He had a great recommendation for lunch and never rushed us through the stops. I would use Wheelz again!Happy Tourist from Wisconsin See More