Safari Niagara Reopens on May 14 – Know Before You Go

Safari Niagara is a great day trip when you’re looking for a wild family adventure! We love visiting and have some recommendations for your next visit.

Safari Niagara Has Something For Everyone

We’ve been going to Safari Niagara for years now and always try to make it out at least once annually. Initially, we were drawn there by my animal-loving kids, but there is so much else to do besides look at the furry and feathered friends. It’s one of our favourite day trips to take with kids.

On our first visit, my kids were 5 and 7 years old and they took advantage of everything the park had to offer – everything! We toured around the animal exhibits, hopping on and off the Gator Express tram that circles the entire zoo. Kids loved the novelty of the hop-on-hop-off rides and I loved knowing I could avoid an exhaustion meltdown while in the far corners of the grounds.

The absolute must-do attractions according to my kids are the Sky Quest ropes course and the splash pad. There is a mini ropes course that was perfect for them when they were wee, and a massive one that they love to do now. The height is challenging enough for an adult, but not too scary that a kid won’t give it a try.

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My little girls on the mini ropes course in 2016
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A friendly stranger saying hello from Papa Steve’s Farm
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Safari Niagara in Summer 2022

Everything (but food) is included with your admission fee when you visit Safari Niagara! Here is what you can expect to enjoy on your next visit:

  • Bounce a Rooz inflatable pillows
  • Carousel for all ages
  • Catch and Release fishing in the pond
  • Children’s play area
  • Paddleboats (included in admission, but weather permitting)
  • Papa Steve’s Farm gives you up-close views of small animals
  • Safari Speedway lets you race around on peddle cars
  • Sky Quest ropes course is free but needs to be pre-booked, so do that as soon as you arrive
  • Walk Through Budgie Exhibit is home to over 500 birdies that free fly all around you
  • The splash pad is open with some minor regulations in place such as social distancing.

Attractions except for Splash Pad, Sky Quest and Sky Tykes are available on weekends only from May 14 to May 29, 2022 then 7 days a week starting June 1st – Labour Day only.  Please note that all attractions are subject to close at any time, weather permitting. Splash Pad, Sky Quest and Sky Tykes will be available mid-June, weather permitting.

Other good to know facts for visiting this year:

  • Washrooms are open
  • Wagons are available to rent, but not wheelchairs or strollers for 2022
  • Food is available for purchase and you can bring in your own food as well

Do I Need To Wear a Mask at Safari Niagara?

Wearing a mask is not mandatory while walking the grounds at Safari Niagara in 2022. For all activities and the trams we have reduced the number of users at a time, guests must maintain social distancing both prior to and while on the activities. We have implemented scheduled sanitizing practices. To ride the trams, masks are required and they are available for purchase if needed.

giraffes and the girls
Snapping selfies with the giraffes in 2019

How Much Is Admission To Safari Niagara?

Safari Niagara offers 2 price points – called “shoulder season” and “in-season” rates.

Shoulder Seasons: From May 14 to June 10, 2022 then September 6 to October 10, 2022

Adult passes (ages 13-64) are $32.95 plus HST
Child passes (ages 3-12) are $25.95 plus HST
Senior passes (ages 65+) are $25.95 plus HST
Children 2 and under are free.

In Season: Regular Season Rates are from June 11 to September 5, 2022

Adult passes (ages 13-64) are $39.95 plus HST
Child passes (ages 3-12) are $32.95 plus HST
Senior passes (ages 65+) are $32.95 plus HST
Children 2 and under are free.

 If you would like to purchase tickets now, click here.

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