As vibrant autumn colours begin to sweep across the Niagara River corridor, Niagara Parks offers an exciting, diverse lineup of events throughout the month of October.
From thrilling All Hallows’ Eve haunted candlelit tours at Old Fort Erie to a local community reforestation project, fall is the perfect time to plan a visit to Niagara Parks to enjoy one of Canada’s most iconic natural settings.
October 7-9, 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Niagara Parks’ Feast On certified Table Rock House Restaurant will be featuring a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner menu, crafted by award-winning Chef Matt Krupa from October 7-9. The exquisite menu highlights the rich flavours and seasonal delights of Niagara. Features include Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Maple Brined Ontario Turkey Breast, Classic Pumpkin Pie with a Maple Mousse and more.
Table Rock House Restaurant’s Thanksgiving menu offers both à la carte and prix fixe options. To make a reservation and view the full menu, visit niagaraparks.com/thanksgiving.
Fridays & Saturdays, October 13 – 28
All Hallows’ Eve, Niagara Parks’ classic Halloween-themed ghost tours return to Old Fort Erie this month! Prepare for an evening of eerie thrills by embarking on a haunting candlelit ghost tour through the barracks of Canada’s bloodiest battlefield. Guests learn about the fascinating history of some of the most beloved Halloween traditions and see the Officers’ quarters where the bedroom of Captain King’s 8th Regiment of Foot is said to be haunted by his spirit.
Tours last approximately 30 minutes and are suitable for all ages. Guests are encouraged to dress for the weather, as tours will run rain or shine.
Pre-registration is required; reserve your spot at niagaraparks.com/allhallowseve.
Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
On October 28, Niagara Parks, in collaboration with the Niagara Parks Foundation, will host an all-ages community tree planting event at Old Fort Erie. This free, family-friendly event offers a unique opportunity to directly contribute to Niagara Parks’ annual goal of planting 5,000 trees across its properties in order to reach 35% canopy cover by 2028, as part of its Urban Forestry Management Strategy. Parking is complimentary at Old Fort Erie for event attendees. Guests will learn from Niagara Parks staff about conservation and the benefits of directly supporting a local reforestation project.
Registration is required for this event. Niagara Parks staff will provide all materials and tools and guests are encouraged to dress for the weather as this event will be held rain or shine.
To register or learn more, please visit niagaraparks.com/treeplantingday.
Open now through to November 12, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Considered by many to be one of Niagara Parks’ most spectacular seasonal displays, the beloved Chrysanthemum Show is now open at the Floral Showhouse. The design for this year’s show, guided by the theme of discovery, features yellows and whites in the Centre House and traditional autumn hues of oranges, reds and yellows in the North House. Celebrating its 77th year, this timeless annual event holds strong traditions as Niagara Parks’ longest-running floral show.
For more information, please visit niagaraparks.com/fallshow.
To learn more about these and other events happening at Niagara Parks this fall, please visit niagaraparks.com/events.