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Take a peaceful stroll surrounded by evergreen scenery at Dufferin Islands Park. Enveloped by lush green vegetation, a series of small bridges and footpaths take visitors over calm bodies of water, connecting several small man-made islands throughout the park. Spanning roughly 4 ha (10 ac), the park houses the annual Winter Festival of Lights. Bring a picnic basket and have a peaceful lunch in the company of ducks, who socialize in the ponds nearby. Use our Niagara Falls trip itinerary planning app to arrange your visit to Dufferin Islands Park and other attractions in Niagara Falls.
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Dufferin Islands Park reviews
This is a great place to visit which I keep recommending to everybody who is into nature as it is a great sanctuary to all kind of migrating birds and saw lots of geese families some with up to 12...
This is a great place to visit which I keep recommending to everybody who is into nature as it is a great sanctuary to all kind of migrating birds and saw lots of geese families some with up to 12... more »
Beautiful small walking park. Beware the geese they have squatters rights. I was enchanted by the lovely ponds and little islands.
Beautiful small walking park. Beware the geese they have squatters rights. I was enchanted by the lovely ponds and little islands. more »
Wonderful grounds and just a great place to take a photo shoot with your friends or just on your own. Very peaceful
Wonderful grounds and just a great place to take a photo shoot with your friends or just on your own. Very peaceful more »
Beautiful Lighting, especially Canadian "Noah Ark" with Dove flying Great presentation. Donations are optional at end of the trail, we opted for drive through the trail but if you want you can park the car and walk through the trail. Must visit place if you are coming to Niagara Falls.
Great kid friendly trail for a pleasant day very near to the falls Have picnic spots
Slightly upstream from the falls to enjoy the tranquility of this park. Free to visit, but parking is $5 / hour. Great place to visit when you need a break.
There is never enough time to explore everything in Niagara Falls or in the Niagara Region, but if you have a bit of time or need a calming experience after all the hubbub, make this your destination. What appears like a loop around several islands caused by a meandering river actually came about in the early 1900s. It was a little appendice to the river which was transformed into a natural area. Previously a rowdy party destination known as the Front (late 1800s). It became a popular swimming and paddleboating destination for decades, when the 10 acres area was rehabilitated into parklands, but these forms of entertainment were also banned for safety reasons. Now a naturalized area full of trails and discovery, with washrooms, ample parking and picnic tables. There are many points of access to the islands (bridges and footpaths) for you to explore indigenous vegetation or observe birdboxes and bird feeding station. It makes taking elder family members in an unspoiled nature setting as easy as possible. Bring binoculars. This venue hosts a Winter Festival of Lights.
Great place to walk in nature. If you walk across towards the Niagara River you can see the barge that sank there years ago and possibly a rainbow over the falls. It's paid parking so remember to get your $40 parking pass (on line or at the meters) which is good for a year in almost all the parking lots including the big lot at the falls, the butterfly Conservatory, Dufferin Islands, Queenston Heights and more.
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