Dufferin Islands Park
Dufferin Islands Park
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SpiceGenius
Montreal, Canada44 contributions
Aug 2020
The park has paths that take you through some wooden areas and by the water. There are a lot of animals to be seen, no need to observe long, they are simply everywhere from local birds, to squirrels, chipmunks, geese, ducks, etc. Although I didn’t do it myself, I noted that people bring sunflowers sends and leave the, in the woods which prompts lots of activity for the fauna. It is beautiful and fun for everyone.
Written August 27, 2020
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,010 contributions
May 2022
Most tourists will come across this park area while driving along the Niagara Parkway, south of the Falls. It can also be accessed from above via Burning Spring Hill, near Marineland. It's a quiet area, good for walking and seeing wildlife. It was
very popular with Canada geese. There are some paths you can take. I had to backtrack on one of them, Canada geese chicks sitting on the asphalt with parents close by. Brings some sandwiches and enjoy a picnic, the avian life in particular squawking away. The area is roughly a half hour walk north toward the Falls. It is hard to imagine such a tranquill place as humming, late 18th century industry with a water-powered saw and grist mill and an iron foundry.
Written May 26, 2022
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gkelly80
London, Canada133 contributions
Nov 2020
We drove through here and did not stay. We wanted to go for a hike and it was more of a gentle walk through the park - but absolutely beautiful. Parking is not free. I'd recommend it if you are looking for nice views and a gentle walk. If you're trying to be a bit more adventurous I would head down to Niagara Falls Glen Trail.
Written November 10, 2020
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DAVID
32 contributions
Nov 2019
Beautiful area to have a family picnic and nice little walk around the park. The car park gets very busy there is no cross walk. If you have kids be careful as some drivers speed past crazily. Overall amazing chill out area and within a few minutes from the falls.
Written September 30, 2020
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sjohnson0505
MI3 contributions
This park is incredible! We found this park accidentally whle trying to find a place to turn around. What an amazing bit of luck for us. It is a series of tiny islands formed from a small diversion of the Niagara River. Each island is connected to the next by a bridge. Large carp can be seen in the water, there are plenty of ducks, geese and other wildlife. We spent over 2 hours there just walking the trails and enjoying the day. My 5 year old son thought this was heaven.

This would not be advised for those who love excitement and constant thrills. This is a quiet, serene natural setting very juxtaposed to the hustle -bustle, crowds and 'noise' of Clifton Hill.

Great place for a family picnic or just to get away from it all! Clean restrooms and FREE parking!

My only complaint is that the stream is becoming a collection site for people's garbage! What a shame that some people are such slobs!
Written August 19, 2008
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Brooke M
Niagara Falls, Canada8 contributions
Jul 2013 • Friends
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.
Written July 16, 2013
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lipslips
ny70 contributions
About a mile south and upstream of the Canadian falls off the Niagara Parkway lies Dufferin Islands park. Dump the kids off at the Waterpark or Madame Tussauds, grab a bottle of wine and a picnic lunch and bike, hike or drive (free parking) over here for a little slice of nature only a mile or so from the Starbucks infested beehive just blocks away. .Red winged blackbirds fly around your head like something out of Hitchcock movie if you approach their nests, and great views of the NF skyline and the rapids just upstream from the falls.

It's not listed as an "attraction" in most of the guidebooks, and you're probably the only person reading this review on Trip Advisor which means you're already probably halfway there. Go the rest of the way. Really nice place to kick back in NF.
Written June 8, 2009
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smooch4u
Adelaide, Australia99 contributions
I was impressed by this place and there is a lot of water here! We had a nice picnic at Dufferin park/island. I recommend you take children there and they can feed the ducks. We took a tour recommended by the hotel we stayed at but I would recommend that you do your own thing. I paid much more than what you should have for the same thing. The tour took us on the Maid of the mist, cave of the winds, and a tour of a hydro station for $80 per person. You can do the Maid of the mist etc for less than $40. It is more convenient with the tour but it depends on your budget. There are fireworks at night on Sun and Wed nights to see at the falls. Food choices are average and only franchises are available. If you have a car then you can drive further out and get cheaper food. I wouldn't recommend the all you can eat breakfast we had. We got ripped off because it advertised all you can eat and poured us coffee which we didn't find out until the end that is not included in the breakfast and was expensive. The orange juice was even more expensive. I think this place should have a menu telling people how much each item costs. Lastly I would recommend hiring a car and driving around Niagara on the lake and visit the wineries. It is a beautiful drive and visit the Botanical gardens. Beware you have to pay for wine tasting over here!
Written August 28, 2009
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sam48820
Webster, NY235 contributions
Jun 2014 • Couples
park the car and take a nice walk through the trails...it is very relaxing and peaceful. Through it all you hear the rush of the falls nearby. very cool.
Written February 19, 2015
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Sheumais
Niagara Falls, Canada449 contributions
Jul 2014 • Friends
This was one of the best places to relax in seclusion in Niagara Falls until about two years ago. Many years ago you could rent a canoe or paddle boat, they are all gone. There were also public swimming areas with waterfalls. Swimming has been closed. It's still a nice area to walk, especially the bush trail, but it's not the same without going for a swim on a hot summer day. This is the location of the best light displays during the Winter Festival of Lights. Only drawback is long queues to see the displays and for some reason the Niagara Parks still insists on harrassing people for donations!? They bring in millions of dollars in sponsorships for this event, they don't need donations and they should not need volunteers! Those should all be paid jobs with all the money the Parks has!
Written July 28, 2014
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