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“What's at the Top of the Falls? Dufferin Islands Park”

Dufferin Islands Park
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Ranked #22 of 138 things to do in Niagara Falls
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

We planned our visit to Dufferin Islands for the last day of our visit to Niagara Falls. Duffering Islands Park is located on the Canadian side of the Falls. The "green" WEGO (bus) line dropped us off just north of the park (at the end of the bus line), and we walked the short distance south to the Park. Can you say "ducks and geese?" There were many flocks of both birds, some sitting as close to us as two feet from the walkway. Dufferin Islands is a series of "islands" connected by bridges. Walking from one island to the other proved to be a relaxing experience. In addition to the ducks, geese and waterways, the pathways wound past some huge, old trees. The Park gets a lot of use. Families were having picnics, joggers were jogging, walkers were out with their dogs. Although it's a large Park, my husband and I felt safe walking on the paths. At one point, we came upon two city workers who appeared to have saved some old bread that they probably rescued from one of the restaurants along their trash pick-up route. It must have been a regular activity, because as the tossed the bread scraps into the lagoon, geese, ducks and seagulls went "psycho" trying to get in on the feast. The two workers looked like they were having a good time doing the feeding, and we enjoyed the bird drama. When we left the island portion of the Park, we hiked across the street to get a view of the water that was surging over the Falls. We leaned over the rail at the site of the old power plant to get a feel for the power of the water. Our visit to Dufferin Islands was memorable and one we'd recommend to others, especially if you want a great escape from the crowds at the Falls.

4  Thank divaw0rld
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

I went back to Dufferin Islands in July 2013 as part of my 'lets do free stuff in Niagara Falls' tour. While it may not be as picturesque as Niagara Falls or the Niagara Gorge it is a cool place to be on a hot day.

Located at the south end of the Niagara Parks development area it is walking distance from the rest of the Niagara Falls Attractions like the Journey Behind the Falls and Maid of the Mist.

Bring a swimsuit and towel in the Summer.

5  Thank Brooke M
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

We had driven through Dufferin Islands many times over the years, lately to see the special lights display During the Christmas Holiday Season .
On this trip we discovered there is a lovely walking path going all through the Islands, it was so peaceful and beautiful, a variety of shrubs and trees, ducks and birds, and geese of course. Small waterfalls are seen through out. A really lovely walk and we were very surprised that there were no goose droppings on these paths.
Would definitely walk this again on any clear day.
Would be a lovely spot for a picnic lunch.
Bonus, the parking is free.

2  Thank Ervin & Mary C
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

You can go there with your family have a pic-nic,feed the ducks and sit back and relaxe.you can go for a walk go up and down the bridges and see the nature....Beautifull..........

3  Thank Julia S
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

The Niagara River is diverted through this small channel of Islands and picnic areas. Little bridges connect the islands and there are areas throughout to rest and picnic. A swimming area is set up in the summer time. A short walk to the greenhouse, Old generating building and the falls. Usually very shady for those hot summer days. In the winter is a long line of cars driving through enjoying the festival of lights displays. This is a very busy spot especially on weekends. Restrooms are usually very clean and the park is very safe thanks to the Niagara Parks Police. If you are looking for a free attraction for the family and a place to enjoy this is it.

2  Thank norm n
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