Summer Games Closing Ceremony Coming to Queen Victoria Park

  • Celebrating Canada’s next generation of top athletes with a spectacular Closing Ceremony on August 21 in Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Falls 
  • Free all-ages event featuring live entertainment with musical guests Toronto’s POSEY and The Tragically Hip’s Guitarist, Paul Langlois
  • Closing Ceremony set for August 21: free public event at Queen Victoria Park featuring entertainment from Paul Langlois, Toronto’s POSEY and more
  • Helpful tips for visitors, road closures and more information available at niagaraparks.com/events

Niagara Falls, ON – Niagara Parks is proud to collaborate with the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games, set to formally conclude with the final Parade of Teams in a spectacular Closing Ceremony overlooking Niagara Falls, on Sunday, August 21 from 7 – 10 p.m. in Queen Victoria Park.

All are invited to celebrate our Nation’s young athletes with free live entertainment overlooking the iconic views of Niagara Falls. The special evening will feature a variety of Indigenous performances, and music by Toronto’s POESY and The Tragically Hip’s guitarist, Paul Langlois, in support of the Gord Downie – Chanie Wenjack Fund to take action to improve the lives of First Peoples in Canada.

The family-friendly event will close with a special evening illumination of Niagara Falls and fireworks grand finale at 10 p.m. The presence of police, security and first responders will be on-site to ensure everyone’s safety throughout the night. For more event information, please visit visit niagaraparks.com/events

Road Closures

Scheduled road closures to support the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games Closing Ceremony will be in effect on Sunday, August 21, from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. as follows:

Falls Avenue – Southbound access to Grand View Bus Management at Falls Avenue will be closed. Tour Operators and WEGO will be granted access to the northbound lanes of Grand View Bus Management by entering southbound on the Niagara Parkway at Clifton Hill. 

Niagara Parkway/River Road – The Niagara Parkway from Clifton Hill to Murray Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic. 

Helpful Tips for Visitors

Convenient Event Parking – Special event parking is available at Falls Parking, Lot A, (across from Table Rock Welcome Centre), with an accessible pedestrian pathway to the event at the corner of Murray Hill and Niagara Parkway. Ample parking is also available at Rapidsview Parking (7651 Niagara Parkway), which includes a free WEGO shuttle to Table Rock Center.

Falls Incline Railway – The Falls Incline Railway is a fully-accessible option for those traveling from the upper Fallsview tourism district, linking visitors to the pedestrian pathway in Queen Victoria Park. 

WEGO Bus Transportation – Live in Niagara Falls? Leave your car at home and let us do the driving! For routes and schedules, please visit wegoniagarafalls.com/routes.

Designate a Meeting Spot – Niagara Parks recommends that friends and families attending the celebration take a moment at the beginning of the evening to assign a designated time and location as a meeting place, should individuals become separated following the show’s conclusion. Please ensure everyone in your party is aware of this location, particularly children attending the event.

About the Gord Downie – Chanie Wenjack Fund

The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund is part of Gord Downie’s legacy that embodies his commitment, and that of his family, to improving lives of First Peoples in Canada. In collaboration with the Wenjack Family as they continue the conversation that began with Chanie Wenjack’s Indian residential school story, to aid our collective reconciliation journey through a combination of awareness, education and action. To learn more and to donate, please visit downiewenjack.ca.

About the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games

At the peak of Niagara’s boldest summer yet, more than 5,000 up-and-coming athletes, their coaches and support staff will gather in the Niagara Region to compete for the podium in Canada’s largest multi-sport event. From August 6 to 21, 2022, Niagara will surge stronger than ever on the national stage. The 2022 Canada Games, made possible thanks to funding and support from the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, the Niagara Region, and the Canada Games Council, will give rise to new legacies of ambition, confidence and compassion that will inspire generations to come. For further information, please visit niagara2022games.ca.

About Niagara Parks

Since its establishment in 1885, Niagara Parks has remained a self-financed agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, entrusted to preserve and protect the land surrounding Niagara Falls and the Niagara River. Today, Niagara Parks boasts gardens, a horticulture school, recreation, golf courses, restaurants, heritage and historic sites, gift shops and, of course, Niagara Falls. In short, natural landscapes, history, family fun, hiking, culinary delights, attractions and adventure.

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