Kids Fun Trip: Niagara Animal Theme Parks Highlights

Marineland, Bird Kingdom, Butterfly Conservatory, Safari Niagara… Don’t miss these Animal Theme Parks when you plan your trip to Niagara Falls if you have kids.

Marineland – Themed Amusement and Animal Exhibition Park

marine-landThe park was founded by John Holer, a Slovenian immigrant who had worked for circuses in Europe before coming to Canada in the late 1950s. It first opened in 1961 as “Marine Wonderland and Animal Farm”. Holer welded two large steel tanks together and brought in three sea lions and charged one quarter for admission and another to feed the animals. The attraction also featured an underwater show featuring two female swimmers. Read more…

Bird Kingdom – A world class tropical adventure in Niagara Falls

Bird Kingdom 10th AnniversaryA world class tropical adventure, located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, is the largest free-flying indoor aviary in the world. More than 400 birds make their home in this multi-level rainforest setting nestled in a building which has housed some of the area’s top attractions of the past. A 40-foot waterfall, tropical plants, and hundreds of birds from around the world put on a show for the public. Many of the 80 species of birds living at Bird Kingdom are endangered or threatened in the wild. The building that houses this attraction was the original Spirella Corset Factory, built in 1907. It was one of the first poured concrete buildings ever made in Canada. Read more..

Butterfly Conservatory – Features over 2,000 colourful tropical butterflies

Butterfly Conservatory 1The Butterfly Conservatory featurs 600 ft. of pathways that provide access for the physically challenged throughout the 1,022 sq. mtre (11,000 sq.ft.) conservatory, allowing visitors a rare opportunity to watch numerous species of butterflies floating majestically among nectar producing flowers such as lantanas, pentas, and passion flowers. Open daily, except Christmas Day, the Butterfly Conservatory is one of Niagara`s premier and most popular attractions. This magical attraction features over 2,000 colourful tropical butterflies floating freely among lush, exotic blossoms and greenery. Read more…

Safari Niagara – Ultimate summer fun destination for people of all ages

Safari Niagara 1Safari Niagara is the ultimate summer fun destination for people of all ages and abilities. The park is completely interactive with educational animal presentations, guided tours, animal feedings and a petting farm. Admission is all-inclusive*, providing unlimited use of the ropes course, bungee, safari rides, splash pad, fishing, kite flying, paddle boats and more. Safari Niagara’s Amphitheatre offers an annual summer concert series featuring popular international recording artists. Read more…