What to do and see in Ridgeway, Canada: The Best Places and Tips

December 19, 2017 Velvet Mowry

Discover the best top things to do in Ridgeway, Canada including Crystal Beach, The Sanctuary Centre for the Arts, Safari Niagara, Old Fort Erie, Pleasant Beach, The Welland Canal, Port Colborne Port Promenade, Niagara Falls, Fort Erie Historical Museum, Planks Canada.
Restaurants in Ridgeway

1. Crystal Beach

Crystal Beach, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
Excellent
42%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 186 reviews

Crystal Beach

Reviewed By Bob C

Julius Banfai was telling me that when he was growing up in Crystal Beach, an annual feature of the Labour Day festivities was to take a coffin, set it ablaze and push it out into Lake Erie as the symbolic burial of summer. Apparently the tradition has gone by the wayside because the kids got frightened by the coffin! I missed the parade this year but heard it was a great success with parachuters dropping in along the route. I hope to make the event next year!

2. The Sanctuary Centre for the Arts

209 Ridge Road North | L0s 1n0, Ridgeway, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada +1 289-321-0502
Excellent
89%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 18 reviews

The Sanctuary Centre for the Arts

Reviewed By DeniseOnTheRoadAgain - Buffalo, New York

Great shows in a lovely venue! I have attended everything from rock Concerts to art festivals to casual dinners and have always been inspired by the beautiful building, the simple elegant interior and the very professional (yet also community minded) management. The Sanctuary and Brimstone add vibrancy to our local community!

3. Safari Niagara

2821 Stevensville Rd, Stevensville, Fort Erie, Ontario L0S 1S0, Canada +1 905-382-9669
Excellent
44%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 465 reviews

Safari Niagara

Safari Niagara is a 150-acre nature park with over 1000 animal, bird and reptile species, located only 10 minutes from Niagara Falls. Safari Niagara is the ultimate summer fun destination for people of all ages and abilities. The park is completely interactive with educational shows and tours*, animal feedings and a petting farm. Admission is all-inclusive, providing unlimited use of the ropes course*, safari rides*, splash pad, fishing, kite flying, pedal bike go karts*, jumping pillows*, paddle boats and more. Safari Niagara's Amphitheatre offers Concerts. Safari Niagara's Holiday events and Summer Celebrations are sure to have something for everyone, including face painting, food trucks and more! Off season rates from May 14th-31st and September 5th-October 10th 2015 available. For more information on the Concerts and events, park information, hours and pricing, visit our web site. Safari Niagara will be closed August 10th for a Private Function. *June 1st or later - Labour Day only. Weather Permitting.

Reviewed By Sheumais - Niagara Falls, Canada

I came during Customer Appreciation Day as the admission fee was only $5. The place was packed out! It was a beautiful hot day.
It was great that the park was operating the maximum number of trams for all the people that were there. A few times I had to wait for two trams to go by before getting a seat.
I didn't use the food facilities because the were so expensive. (ie bottle of water $3).
I went primarily for photography ops. While there were lots of animals, there were not that many good opportunities for two reasons: 1. It was a hot day, many of the animals had left the open outdoors to go into their shelters; 2. Most of the animals are behind fencing that interferes with photography. On that note, it's apparent the park did not think too carefully about enclosure structures. Many of them had large cross beams that were about 5 feet from the ground right in the way of most camera angles to the animals. I'm now rethinking if I should purchase an annual membership next year.
It's a great park for families and just about anyone wanting a great day out but if one is going for the photo ops, they will be disappointed.

4. Old Fort Erie

350 Lakeshore Road, Fort Erie, Ontario L2E 6T2, Canada +1 877-642-7275
Excellent
64%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 210 reviews

Old Fort Erie

Reviewed By Kevin A - Hawick, United Kingdom

Had a great visit to Fort Erie this pm. The fort is pretty cool and the guys and girls in period costume really made it come to life. Good audio visual displays with some interactive exhibits. The musket firing display was fun and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. Oh and a great ice cream on the way out.

5. Pleasant Beach

Pleasant Beach Rd, Sherkston, Port Colborne, Ontario L0S 1R0, Canada
Excellent
31%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
20%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 29 reviews

Pleasant Beach

Reviewed By Robby G C - Toronto, Canada

As I passed the Pleasant Beach Campground, I noticed that my destination was straight ahead. I parked my car, greeted a man with his son and headed to the beach. There was a boardwalk, which was mostly hidden by sand. I noticed that there was a fence on both sides. That didn’t look good!
The beach was quite small, but the sand was quite soft between the toes. There was quite a lot of wind, which created waves from the Lake Erie. I had gone down from a dune, but there were even more dunes on both sides of this beach. However, it was private domain.
I still enjoyed feeling the touch of sand, the waves and the Sunshine. There is beauty everywhere after all!

6. The Welland Canal

West Street, Welland, Ontario L3K 4E3, Canada +1 905-984-8880
Excellent
58%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 259 reviews

The Welland Canal

Reviewed By Gert M - Welland

It has been promoted for rowing.
Also needs to be appreciated for the MARVEL IT IS.
YOU DONT REALIZE HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TIL YOU LOOK ON MAP.
I USED TO GO TO end of Aqueduct Street, years ago when staying with parents.
There was fence there. I would sit on it at night.
INCREDIBLE. GORGEOUS.
COURT HOUSE AND TOWN ALL LIT UP LIGHTS REFLECTING OFF CANAL.
Welland used to be 50 years ago all indusrty,dirty,smog ridden.
NOW IT IS A PARADISE!!
IT IS TAKING A WHILE TO REBUILD. Canal will be good part of it.
Great place to raise kids or retire

7. Port Colborne Port Promenade

West St., Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada +1 905-834-7604
Excellent
58%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 92 reviews

Port Colborne Port Promenade

Reviewed By 34grannyb - Buffalo, New York

Great place to get an ice cream and watch the ships. The nicest candy shop is right along the canal by the bridge. Great way to spend an hour or so.

8. Niagara Falls

6650 Niagara Pkwy Niagara Falls, ON L2E 3E8, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3Y9, Canada +1 800-563-2557
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 26 reviews

Niagara Falls

Three magnificent falls, two American and one Canadian, mark the point at which the Niagara River rumbles over the Niagara Escarpment.

Reviewed By CA H - Calgary

Always a Treat and a Wonder to see whenever we visit the region. It is always a different experience in each of the 4 seasons. The lights at night are fun to see as well. The power of nature at its best!

9. Fort Erie Historical Museum

402 Ridge Road North, Ridgeway, Fort Erie, Ontario L0S 1N0, Canada +1 905-894-5322
Excellent
68%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Fort Erie Historical Museum

Reviewed By kpgreynomads - Ipswich, United Kingdom

We knew nothing about the history of Canada and this Museum helped to start our information gathering. It was interesting for general events surrounding battles 1812-1866 in the Niagara Peninsular. The curator working there was very helpful with our questions. Thank you.

10. Planks Canada

419 Derby Road | right beside South Coast Cookhouse off the main rd, Crystal Beach, Fort Erie, Ontario L0S 1B0, Canada +1 905-359-0164
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 1 reviews

Planks Canada

Surround yourself with the Calm of Canada ! Planks Canada offers handmade items, made right here in Crystal Beach Ontario. As everything is handmade on location, everything is truly one of a kind. Planks offers a little something unique for everyone, including our coveted custom Crystal Beach Pillows and our very own clothing line, Antler Apparel. Planks also offers alteration and custom sewing services, and welcomes all custom orders of any kind. Come experience the calm of Canada, south coast style!

Reviewed By wavecatcher - Ontario, Canada

Planks is a must-see shop during your visit to Crystal Beach, whether you are spending a day at the Beach or visiting the charming town for a meal or drink. Planks is operated by a uniquely talented local artist who offers gifts for all ages, clothes, jewelry, beach items, gifts, cards and more. All I can say is, "You have to just see it!"

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