The flowers at Queen Victoria Park hadn't all bloomed yet when we were there in April, so I didn't see too much of the park's famous flowers. Still, some early bloomers lit up the gardens around the falls. A gift shop and visitor center is in the park. You could certainly wander around Queen Victoria Park for quite a while.
Accross the street from the falls is Queen Victoria Park. It's manicured lawns, flower gardens, and small ponds are the perfect place to relax. This park is part of a system that sits along the Niagara River between Fort Erie and Niagara-on-the-Lake. With 2792 acres stretching along 35 miles, you should be able to find a quiet spot for a picnic...far away from the crowds!
Queen Victoria park is located across from both sets of falls. A cliffside walkway winds down from the Table rock center down to where you can catch the Maid of the Mist. Niagara Falls is known for it's gardens, the flowers are just gorgeous! When we were there the tulips were in bloom. The were so big you would need two hands to hold a bloom!
At the time they were in transition from one planting to another. The gardeners were taking out all of the tulips to make room for new flowers. They gave out the tuplips and bulbs to anyone who wanted one. You could have your very own piece of the gardens of Niagara Falls right in your own yard.
Across from the Victoria Park Resturant horse drawn carriages wait to take you for a ride around the area. We did not take a ride on them, but it looked like a nice leisurely way to spend about 20 minutes.
The parkland adjacent to the Canadian "Horseshoe" Falls is truly a royal garden setting and yours to enjoy free of charge.
From early Spring to late Fall, Queen Victoria Park's many acres of colourful gardens bloom profusely.
Go and meet the locals.
Two legged locals take these guys for granted, but when you come from one of the dryest nations on earth you tend to think that they are quite cute!
My wife and I strolled through the gardens before dinner and the light show.
This long stretch of park is one of the best places to view the falls. You are very near Horseshoe Falls from here . You can even see the top of the them and also get a nice view of Bridalveil Falls as well. There is a constant mist over part of this park, so be prepared to get wet or bring an umbrella.
Besides the beauty of the falls are the gorgeous gardens and flowers in this park! There had to be almost a hundred huge hanging baskets here. They are very lush and am I sure don't really need to get watered that often because of all the mist.
Parking is $9.00 or you can pay more( I think it was $13) for premium parking which is right near the falls.
QVP is literally the "heart" of The Niagara Parks Commission. Bounded by the escarpment, the Niagara Gorge, and the Niagara River, the park features a valuable collection of unique native and international plant material from around the world.