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44 Prime St, Buffalo, NY 14202-4140
+1 716-436-7100
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Good for a short stroll near the canal

A nice area to visit. During the summer, there are vendors and even locals who help with excercise... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hy R
Orlando, FL

Very nice relaxing, the boat rides looked good, didn't have yhe time, though. There was some street... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brooklyn, New York
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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.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice skating” (55 reviews)
“paddle boats” (36 reviews)
44 Prime St, Buffalo, NY 14202-4140
+1 716-436-7100
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice area to visit. During the summer, there are vendors and even locals who help with excercise routines, etc. Not the most exciting place, but it's free and it's scenic. On the street parking can be found, but fills up quickly.

Thank Hy R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice relaxing, the boat rides looked good, didn't have yhe time, though. There was some street parking, could get crowded on the weekend.

Thank marv426
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Alot of things to do. We went on a ghost walk later that day. There is a military ship you can explore. You can watch the boats go by. Nice sunset.

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I live in Buffalo, so I go there very often. They are always improving the grounds to make everything nicer. There is always some fun event going on there, whether it is a play or a band performing. They also have great food. Make sure...More

Thank joeleone1234
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I, visiting from Australia fell in love with Buffalo and this beautiful area. Wonderfully restored and oozing with history. We were lucky with great weather and basked in its beauty. Thank you Buffalo.

Thank Mrs. Diane W
Reviewed May 22, 2017

It's nice to see so much coming to life on the waterfront. Still has a long way to go, but so much to do and see. I recommend you being a tourist in your hometown - it is so worth it.

Thank Chewiesmom2
Reviewed May 22, 2017

This was just a wasteland a decade ago. A nice place to enjoy the canal, take the kids, get something to eat, walk the park, tour the boats. A nice days' worth of good, clean fun.

Thank Tim W
Reviewed May 18, 2017

The entertainment and food are very good. You can either sit back, relax and enjoy the sounds, sights and food or jump right in and party. Family friendly but leave pets at home. If you come in a boat, you can fish a little, watch...More

Thank bingo-player1
Reviewed May 15, 2017

Nice place for a stroll offers greenery and water downtown with historical placards and industrial information on the buffalo waterfront.

Thank Christopher F
Reviewed May 8, 2017

Whether it's cold or warm, I love going to Canalside. In the winter you can ice skate for relatively cheap and warm-up indoors with hot chocolate by the ice or at Tim Horton's across the street. When you pay admission you get a colored wrist...More

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Beaky B
Is there anywhere for kayakers to dock their kayaks? I paddeled from Gallagher beach to canal and it would have been nice to dock and enjoy canal side on land also. This is a big deal for us kayakers. Thank you.
June 26, 2017|
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Response from Leanne S | 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
Thanks! We are looking for a casual dinner restaurant at Canalside area that has good views at night of the illuminated grain silos. Heard it was a beautiful thing to see while dining.
April 19, 2017|
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Response from CanalsideBuffalo | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your inquiry! We would suggest the Liberty Hound, a table on their outdoor patio will provide a great view of the Illumination. If you're looking to dine indoors, Panorama on Seven inside the... More
Thank you! We plan to visit Canalside for a casual dinner (coming from Virginia) and wish to dine where there is a good view of the illuminated grain silos (grain elevator building with changing lights). Can you recommend any restaurants with good sightlines for the lights? Many Thanks,
April 19, 2017|
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Response from Jamakin15 | Reviewed this property |
The LIBERTY HOUND is a very nice, casual and not expensive choice to dine where there is a patio and a great view of all that is happening at Canalside, Buffalo New York. The food is good (especially the Cioppino!) and... More