Discover the best top things to do in Ridgeway, Canada including Crystal Beach, The Sanctuary Centre for the Arts, Safari Niagara, Old Fort Erie, Pleasant Beach, The Welland Canal, Port Colborne Port Promenade, Niagara Falls, Fort Erie Historical Museum, Planks Canada.
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4 based on 186 reviews
Julius Banfai was telling me that when he was growing up in Crystal Beach, an annual feature of the Labour Day festivities was to take a coffin, set it ablaze and push it out into Lake Erie as the symbolic burial of summer. Apparently the tradition has gone by the wayside because the kids got frightened by the coffin! I missed the parade this year but heard it was a great success with parachuters dropping in along the route. I hope to make the event next year!
5 based on 18 reviews
Great shows in a lovely venue! I have attended everything from rock Concerts to art festivals to casual dinners and have always been inspired by the beautiful building, the simple elegant interior and the very professional (yet also community minded) management. The Sanctuary and Brimstone add vibrancy to our local community!
4 based on 465 reviews
Safari Niagara is a 150-acre nature park with over 1000 animal, bird and reptile species, located only 10 minutes from Niagara Falls. Safari Niagara is the ultimate summer fun destination for people of all ages and abilities. The park is completely interactive with educational shows and tours*, animal feedings and a petting farm. Admission is all-inclusive, providing unlimited use of the ropes course*, safari rides*, splash pad, fishing, kite flying, pedal bike go karts*, jumping pillows*, paddle boats and more. Safari Niagara's Amphitheatre offers Concerts. Safari Niagara's Holiday events and Summer Celebrations are sure to have something for everyone, including face painting, food trucks and more! Off season rates from May 14th-31st and September 5th-October 10th 2015 available. For more information on the Concerts and events, park information, hours and pricing, visit our web site. Safari Niagara will be closed August 10th for a Private Function. *June 1st or later - Labour Day only. Weather Permitting.
I came during Customer Appreciation Day as the admission fee was only $5. The place was packed out! It was a beautiful hot day.
It was great that the park was operating the maximum number of trams for all the people that were there. A few times I had to wait for two trams to go by before getting a seat.
I didn't use the food facilities because the were so expensive. (ie bottle of water $3).
I went primarily for photography ops. While there were lots of animals, there were not that many good opportunities for two reasons: 1. It was a hot day, many of the animals had left the open outdoors to go into their shelters; 2. Most of the animals are behind fencing that interferes with photography. On that note, it's apparent the park did not think too carefully about enclosure structures. Many of them had large cross beams that were about 5 feet from the ground right in the way of most camera angles to the animals. I'm now rethinking if I should purchase an annual membership next year.
It's a great park for families and just about anyone wanting a great day out but if one is going for the photo ops, they will be disappointed.
4.5 based on 210 reviews
Had a great visit to Fort Erie this pm. The fort is pretty cool and the guys and girls in period costume really made it come to life. Good audio visual displays with some interactive exhibits. The musket firing display was fun and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. Oh and a great ice cream on the way out.
3.5 based on 29 reviews
As I passed the Pleasant Beach Campground, I noticed that my destination was straight ahead. I parked my car, greeted a man with his son and headed to the beach. There was a boardwalk, which was mostly hidden by sand. I noticed that there was a fence on both sides. That didn’t look good!
The beach was quite small, but the sand was quite soft between the toes. There was quite a lot of wind, which created waves from the Lake Erie. I had gone down from a dune, but there were even more dunes on both sides of this beach. However, it was private domain.
I still enjoyed feeling the touch of sand, the waves and the Sunshine. There is beauty everywhere after all!
4.5 based on 259 reviews
It has been promoted for rowing.
Also needs to be appreciated for the MARVEL IT IS.
YOU DONT REALIZE HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TIL YOU LOOK ON MAP.
I USED TO GO TO end of Aqueduct Street, years ago when staying with parents.
There was fence there. I would sit on it at night.
COURT HOUSE AND TOWN ALL LIT UP LIGHTS REFLECTING OFF CANAL.
Welland used to be 50 years ago all indusrty,dirty,smog ridden.
NOW IT IS A PARADISE!!
IT IS TAKING A WHILE TO REBUILD. Canal will be good part of it.
Great place to raise kids or retire
4.5 based on 92 reviews
Great place to get an ice cream and watch the ships. The nicest candy shop is right along the canal by the bridge. Great way to spend an hour or so.
5 based on 26 reviews
Three magnificent falls, two American and one Canadian, mark the point at which the Niagara River rumbles over the Niagara Escarpment.
Always a Treat and a Wonder to see whenever we visit the region. It is always a different experience in each of the 4 seasons. The lights at night are fun to see as well. The power of nature at its best!
4.5 based on 18 reviews
We knew nothing about the history of Canada and this Museum helped to start our information gathering. It was interesting for general events surrounding battles 1812-1866 in the Niagara Peninsular. The curator working there was very helpful with our questions. Thank you.
5 based on 1 reviews
Surround yourself with the Calm of Canada ! Planks Canada offers handmade items, made right here in Crystal Beach Ontario. As everything is handmade on location, everything is truly one of a kind. Planks offers a little something unique for everyone, including our coveted custom Crystal Beach Pillows and our very own clothing line, Antler Apparel. Planks also offers alteration and custom sewing services, and welcomes all custom orders of any kind. Come experience the calm of Canada, south coast style!
Planks is a must-see shop during your visit to Crystal Beach, whether you are spending a day at the Beach or visiting the charming town for a meal or drink. Planks is operated by a uniquely talented local artist who offers gifts for all ages, clothes, jewelry, beach items, gifts, cards and more. All I can say is, "You have to just see it!"
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