Niagara Falls Region FREE Attractions

Here is a complete list of over 50 free attractions in Niagara Falls Region across Canada and USA. From parks and museums to art galleries and concert venues, there is a plethora of options for visitors on a budget.

1812 Battle Re-Enactments at Old Fort Erie (FREE)

Witness the fierce fighting of 1814 which turned Old Fort Erie into Canada’s bloodiest battlefield. Ongoing events throughout the weekend at Canada’s largest 1812 reenactment. Watch the Fort come alive during special lantern tours after the Saturday evening battle. Camps and battles free to the public. 350 Lakeshore Rd. Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada (905) 871-0540. Old Fort Erie is located in the town of Fort Erie approximately 30 kilometres (19 … Read more »

30 Mile Point Lighthouse in Niagara USA (FREE)

Even today, Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse is quite isolated, being some distance from any major port or city. This is because the lighthouse wasn’t built to guide mariners to a safe harbor, but rather as a coastal light, warning mariners of shoals and guiding them along this portion of Lake Ontario. Prior to the establishment of the lighthouse, at least four ships had sunk near Thirty Mile Point, including one … Read more »

Bruce Trail Niagara Section (FREE)

Bruce Trail Niagara Section Highlights The Bruce Trail is the oldest and longest marked hiking trail in Canada. It is currently 885km long with over 400km of side trails. More than 400,000 visits are made to the Trail as people walk, snowshoe, watch wildlife, take photographs and admire the glorious scenery of the Niagara Escarpment. Niagara Section: Queenston to Grimsby Website: www.niagarabrucetrail.org Website: http://brucetrail.org/places/9 Distance to Tobermory: 893.9 km Exploring: … Read more »

Carnegie Art Center - Niagara USA (FREE)

Hours: Wednesday – Friday: 12-3 pm Saturday: 12-2 pm Admission: Free Address: 240 Goundry Street North Tonawanda, NY 14120 Phone: 716.694.4400 Fax: 716.995.0180 Email: office@carnegieartcenter.org Website: www.carnegieartcenter.org Click for Carnegie Art Center Official Website

Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University USA (FREE)

The Castellani Art Museum serves as a cultural resource for Niagara University and its surrounding community and an attraction for regional and international tourists. Exhibitions of nationally known and emerging contemporary artists and traditional folk arts are presented each year. Artist talks, workshops and educational programming accompany each exhibition. Niagara County’s only collecting art museum, the Castellani has a permanent collection of over 5700 works of art, including well known … Read more »

Chippawa Battlefield Park (FREE) - The longest and bloodiest military operation of the War of 1812

The Battle of Chippawa was the first battle that marked the start of one of the longest battles of the war of 1812. On July 3rd, 1814, American forces crossed the Niagara River from Buffalo to take Fort Erie marking the beginning of the Niagara Campaign of the war of 1812. Of the 4000 British, Canadian, and Native forces who bravely fought in the Battle of Chippawa, over 800 lay … Read more »

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