Spring Blossoms in Niagara Region

Public Tours / by Bus
12 Hours
  • Itinerary

    THIS TOUR WILL OPEN FOR BOOKING on 1 MARCH 2023
     
    Tour's duration: approx. 12 hours 
    3 Pick-up locations: Scarborough, York Mills, and Mississauga 
    Date: SUN 21 May 2023 (Victoria Day long weekend) 
    Group size: Maximum 50 participants 
     
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    EXPERIENCE NIAGARA PARKS IN BLOOM 
    Celebrate the arrival of spring and delight in the sights, sounds and aromas of Niagara Parks this weekend. Enjoy the stunning magnolias and flowering Japanese cherry trees throughout the Park, before making your way to lunch at one of Niagara Parks’ certified restaurants. Niagara Parks truly has something for everyone on this  
     
    ITINERARY   
    10:00 AM: The 1st Pick-up location is Scarborough Town Centre (Please arrive 15 Min before the departure) 
    10:30 AM: The 2nd Pick-up location is York Mills Station 
    11:00 AM: The 3rd pick-up location is: Mississauga. See below details for pick-ups/parking* 
     
    12.00 – 12.30 PM: Centennial Lilac Garden 
     
    12.45 – 1.15 PM: Queenston Heights Park and the Brock's Monument
    Queenston Heights Park combines leisure and history in one scenic location. Nestled high atop the Niagara Escarpment in the north end of Niagara Parks, Queenston Heights Parks offers picturesque hiking trails, picnic areas, tennis courts, two picnic pavilions and a children’s splash pad. Queenston Heights Park is also home to the Landscape of Nations Memorial and serves as the southern terminus of Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpath, the Bruce Trail. At the entrance to this historic park, see the grand carpet bedding displays that surround both the Brock and Laura Secord Monuments.
     
    1:15 PM – 2:30 PM: Enjoy a Delicious Brunch Buffet at Queenston Heights Restaurant. 
     
    2.30 PM: Drive towards Niagara Falls through the scenic “Niagara Parkway”.   
     
    3.00 – 3.30 PM: Visit Floral Showhouse, a garden oasis with seven shows per year, something new is always in bloom. Celebrate the arrival of the spring season with a visit to our Annual Hydrangea Show at the iconic Floral Showhouse!

    3:30 – 6:30 PM: You will have 3 hours of free time in Niagara Falls and you have 2 options: You can enjoy your free time to explore the beautiful attractions of Niagara Falls on your own //OR// you can join your tour guide to see some of the attractions (on foot)
     
    NIAGARA FALLS - OptionalFREEActivities 
    • Walk along the Niagara Parkway from the Table Rock Welcome Centre, perched directly above the Horseshoe Falls to Bridal Veil Falls and American Falls 
    NIAGARA FALLS - Optional Activities (with admission fee) 
    7.00 – 7.30 PM: A quick supper /washroom stop at The Eatery. This place is the food court of the Outlet Collection at Niagara.
     
    7:30 PM: Drive back to Toronto. 
    8:30 PM: drop-off @ Mississauga 
    9:00 PM: drop-off @ York Mills Station 
    9:30 PM: drop-off @ Scarborough Town Centre 
     

    Price & Inclusions

    Per person: $ 
    **The prices are per person, in Canadian dollars.
    **The prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
    **Children 8+ are welcome on this tour and at the same price as adults.
    **There is no deadline for booking but since most of our tours sell out quickly, we recommend booking asap to avoid disappointment.

    What’s included: 
    • * Round-trip transportation on a deluxe highway motor coach with a washroom
    • * A Brunch buffet at Queenston Heights Restaurant
    • * Visit Centennial Lilac Garden, Niagara Floral Clock, Queenston Heights Park, and Brock's Monument
    • * Admission to Floral Showhouse, Annual Hydrangea Display
    • * Free time in Niagara Falls (you can join our guided walk and see many attractions on foot)
    • * Tour is conducted by a professional the tour director
    • * All gratuities
    What’s NOT included: 
    • * Breakfast and dinner 
    • * Admission to some optional activities (some need pre-booking)
    • * Water and snacks
    • * End Plastic Pollution: we will no longer offer single-use plastic water bottles on our tours since many of them end up in our landfills, lakes, oceans, and rivers. We encourage you to bring a refillable water bottle.  
     

    Pickup

    PICK-UP Locations  

    1st pick-up location: Scarborough Town Centre - The address is (Cineplex Cinemas Scarborough, 300 Borough Dr, Scarborough, ON M1P 4P5). The bus stops directly outside the Cineplex movie theatres at the Scarborough Town Centre. This pickup location is suitable for day trips. IF YOU NEED TO PARK YOUR CAR: Park anywhere near the movie theatres. Free parking all day. Cars cannot be left overnight after 2 AM.

    2nd pick-up location: York Mills Station. The address is (York Mills Centre, 4025 Yonge St North York, ON M2P 2E3). The bus will stop on the North-East corner of Yonge St. & York Mills Rd - on Yonge Street. The York Mills subway station is in the basement of this building. If it is raining or snowing, you are welcome to wait in the lobby of the office tower until you see the bus stop in front of the building. TO PARK YOUR CAR: Only for day trips, you can park your car in a parking lot located at 3885 Yonge St, Toronto. This is about a 5-minute walk from the pick-up location. This is a pay-and-display parking lot. Covered parking is also available for day trips only in the parking garage at the York Mills Centre at 4025 Yonge St. The parking cost is $20 per day (2020 rates).  CLICK HERE to see on map

    3rd pick-up location: Mississauga - The address is (McDonald's, 30 Courtneypark Drive East, Mississauga, ON L5T 2Y3). The bus will stop outside of the Mcdonald's - on Courtneypark Dr E. You can wait in the Mcdonald's until the bus arrives. The bus will be visible through the restaurant windows. Cars can be parked for the day in the plaza parking lot. Parking is free.

    Tour Attractions

    Queenston Heights
    Nestled high atop the Niagara Escarpment, Queenston Heights Park combines leisure and history in one scenic location. At the entrance to this historic park, visitors are greeted by grand carpet bedding displays that surround both the Brock and Laura Secord Monuments. Facilities include two picnic pavilions, washrooms, a children’s splash pad, tennis courts, a band shell, snack bar, playground and seasonal fine dining at Queenston Heights Restaurant.
     
    BROCK'S MONUMENT
    Brock's Monument is owned by Parks Canada and is located in Queenston Heights Park, which is maintained year-round by Niagara Parks. The monument is open for an interpretive programme daily from May until Labour Day weekend.  
     
    Queenston Heights Restaurant
    A spectacular brunch prepared by Niagara Parks’ talented culinary team. Celebrate the unique tastes and culinary profile of the Niagara region, while enjoying stunning views, garden settings and fantastic service. Each of Niagara Parks’ #FeastON certified restaurants are strong supporters of our local economy, featuring Ontario farm-fresh produce and products and a selection of outstanding local wine, beer and spirits.

    Centennial Lilac Garden
    This is a special visit to Niagara Parks to experience our fragrant Lilac Garden. Located on a ten-acre area just to the north side of the Floral Clock, this collection contains over 1,200 plants with over 200 different varieties. Come out at this special time of year to experience the whole range of colors and gorgeous fragrances. Created in 1967 to commemorate Canada's Centennial Year, the American Rotary Clubs of District 709 contributed funds towards the development of this unique garden

    Floral Showhouse
    While collections of orchids, succulents and other tropical plant species are on display throughout the year, visit from May 3 to June 3 for their especially ‘Springy’ Annual Hydrangea Show. The annual Hydrangea display features stunning floral spheres bursting with magnificent colours of blue, purple, pink and white throughout the warm, tropical setting. Plus, don’t miss the spectacular gardens surrounding the Floral Showhouse, including the instrammable Magnolia Alley – the pink tree framed walkway that leads to the Showhouse building.


    Table Rock Welcome Centre
    Table Rock Welcome Centre is the heart of Niagara Parks - where every year millions of visitors stand close to the thundering water rushing over the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls! The Table Rock Welcome Centre is a retail and observation complex located right at the Falls.


    Queen Victoria Park
    Bounded by the steep Fallsview moraine and the Niagara River Great Gorge, the Park contains a valuable collection of unique native and international plants and beautifully maintained gardens. In Spring, over 500,000 daffodils start the season in their bright and welcoming way. Magnificent magnolia trees, breathtaking tulips and other blooms are all there for you to enjoy. Walking through the Park beside the Falls, from Clifton Hill to beyond Dufferin Islands, you can enjoy a rock garden, hanging baskets, a Hybrid tea rose garden and attractive carpet-bedding displays. Park benches and well-groomed lawns provide pleasant venues for relaxation and photography.
     
    Clifton Hill, known as the "Street of Fun" is one of the major tourist promenades in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The street, close to Niagara Falls and the Niagara River, leads from River Road on the Niagara Parkway to intersect with Victoria Avenue. 
     
    Niagara SkyWheel is a 175-foot tall Ferris wheel in the middle of Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, Ontario. The Niagara SkyWheel gives riders a breathtaking panoramic view of this spectacular natural wonder from the vantage of climate-controlled gondolas. Soak in the awe-inspiring scene year-round, day and night, in total comfort.
     
    Hornblower Niagara Cruises (Niagara City Cruises)
    Canada’s Top Visitor Experience!
    Get ready for an up-close and personal experience with the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and the breathtaking Niagara Gorge.  

    Note

    ** Please READ the itinerary and make sure it suits your interests before making any booking
    ** Our tours are in the ENGLISH language only.
    ** Please dress based on the weather. Comfortable walking shoes are always recommended.
    ** We pre-assign seats based on first paid first served. In case you and your companion booked/paid separately, to be seated together, please let us know at the time of your booking. If you forgot to do so, please send an email to: info@funtours.ca after making the booking.
    ** Itinerary Changes: We reserve the right to make time or itinerary changes, if necessary.
    ** We will no longer offer single-use plastic water bottles on our tours. We encourage you to bring a refillable water bottle.