Marineland (official name Marineland of Canada Inc.) is a themed amusement and animal exhibition park in the city of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Owing to its proximity to the falls and other natural park areas and its blend of animal attractions and rides, it is one of the main tourist destinations in Niagara Falls, Canada.
The 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. In 1964 Holer added two dolphins, along with a few other animals and the attraction became known as “Marineland And Game Farm”. By 1966, a 2,000 seat “aquatheatre” was completed along with a “grotto” of aquariums and shops. In the 1970s Kandu the killer whale became the park’s major attraction, the “And Game Farm” part of the name was dropped. Although it was still referred to as “Marineland And Game Farm” until the mid 1980s in television and radio advertisements. It was also around this time that the park began adding rides such as Dragon Mountain to encourage teenagers and younger children.
Slogan Everyone loves Marineland
Location Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates 43°03′56″N 79°04′21″WCoordinates: 43°03′56″N 79°04′21″W
Owner John Holer
Previous names Marine Wonderland and Animal Park, Marineland and Game Farm
Operating season May – October
Roller coasters 2
With Marineland’s Fun Card Season Pass, you can enjoy unlimited admission to the park. Purchase an admission ticket to the park and for just $5.00 more you can visit as many times as you want throughout the season.
Opens May 18, 2013 and runs to October 13, 2013
OPERATING SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
8375 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 0C8