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Canalside is at the heart of Buffalo's waterfront revitalization. Located on 21 historic waterfront acres that hosts hundreds of events and hundreds of thousands of visitors annually, Fun Happens Here.
44 Prime St, Pick Up Point Is the Old Shooters Restaurant Parking Lot., Buffalo, NY 14202-4140
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Canalside has something for everyone in every season! In the summer enjoy a peaceful time in Adirondack lawn chairs or a lively concert. In winter it really comes alive with ice skating, curling, ice bikes or ice bumper cars! Easily mixed in with visits to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RobM682
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Holiday music, lights, hot cocoa and ice skating lent itself to a fun family night! Register on-line before you go to make it easier to get on the ice without the wait. They have a separate line for pre-registered guests. A fun family experience if...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jlruggio
Reviewed 1 week ago

Going to Ellicottville the past 3 years, elected to add a night just to enjoy the evening skating experience here. EXCELLENT venue... downtown Buffalo in the midst of lit office buildings and a clear star filled night plus 'oldies' on the speakers. Price was most...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Janstroh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit downtown Buffalo and hop on the free train to Canalside. Even on a cold winter day there is plenty to do. Wander round the Navel shipyard and park. Join in or watch ice skating and the fun ice bikes. Warm up at the several...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank David L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This holiday Season the family and I went to Canalside to ice skate. We had a wonderful outdoor experience. The ice was well maintained, the skate crew indoors were helpful and prepared for the holiday rush. I would like to see more seating areas both...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MikeE391
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went down to Canalside to check out the activities and signed up for the bumper cars. It was $7 for about 7-8 minutes but it was well worth the cost. We had to wait about an hour and a half so we took a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sket101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was very busy for Christmas vacation so we weren’t able to try the ice bumper cars. At 3pm, all the tickets were sold out for the whole day (open until 7pm), so we’ll need to go back! Ice skating, ice bikes, and curling were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TrpReviwr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Canalside to try out the ice bikes and to do some ice skating. We had a great time! The ice bikes were $12 for 30 minutes, which was more than enough time. The ice skating was really fun, but bring your own skates...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Leahlefler
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

We went last week to fall on our bums ice skating but saw the new bumper cars and figured what the heck! $7 a person and I think it lasts 10 minutes. You can spin in circles and crash into perfect strangers lol. The kids...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MsDnn
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Traditionally a summer destination offering concerts, local vendors and activities, canalside has much to offer for outdoor winter fun. Head down to enjoy the ice rink! Doesn’t matter if you cannot skate, Canalside offers ice bikes and ice bumper cars which are soooo much fun...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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15 May 2018|
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Response from Carsyndaddy | Reviewed this property |
It also depends on how close you want to be... there is plenty of room to relax in the back and just enjoy the music... no matter where you are...
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Response from LeanneS1482 | Reviewed this property |
We kayak and don't know of any place right at canal side. there is a kayak rental site but I doubt you'd be able to leave your kayaks there. We launch at Wilkison point on the outer harbor and paddle into the Buffalo River... More