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New bumper cars at the ice rink!

We went last week to fall on our bums ice skating but saw the new bumper cars and figured what the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Buffalo, New York
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Not just for summer anymore!

Traditionally a summer destination offering concerts, local vendors and activities, canalside has... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carol S
Buffalo, 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went last week to fall on our bums ice skating but saw the new bumper cars and figured what the heck! $7 a person and I think it lasts 10 minutes. You can spin in circles and crash into perfect strangers lol. The kids...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MsDnn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traditionally a summer destination offering concerts, local vendors and activities, canalside has much to offer for outdoor winter fun. Head down to enjoy the ice rink! Doesn’t matter if you cannot skate, Canalside offers ice bikes and ice bumper cars which are soooo much fun...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carol S
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

So much to do a lot of free family activities and festivals. Also paddle boats, ice skating, concerts, restaurants exc

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank aliciaashaw
Reviewed 7 November 2018

A great place to bring the entire family,plenty do and see.also the surrounding area has something for everyone!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hankman1948
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

League Of Ukrainian Catholics of America-LUC Buffalo N.Y. St.Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church held its Convention at the Hyatt Place in Amherst October 5-7-2018. We took a narrated boat tour on the Buffalo River. I would like to thank Karen Voit (Spirit of Buffalo-Buffalo River History...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mary L
Reviewed 12 October 2018

There are so many things to do here at the Canalside. Many different boat rides are offered. Lots of Military boats to tour. Park area to enjoy right by the water.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ShamrockOne
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We went at night and in the morning. No activity. I don’t see the hype about this place. Too much construction going on. Just a damper on our trip. No people, no music, no vendors, and nearby restaurants not anything to get excited about.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

Nice park. Chairs around to watch the walkers and the water. Lots of naval history. Not many places to eat thought. However, The Liberty Hound had great Tuna Nachos!!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tcorn1
Reviewed 21 September 2018

On a beautiful very hot day in August we decided to venture down to the Buffalo Inner Harbor which is adjacent to Canalside. Plenty of individuals were following our lead, as there were lots of cars parked on the entryway and in the adjacent parking...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lori T
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Canalside is the area where the Erie Canal met the Lake Erie.....once a dingy, questionable area it has been tranformed into a people friendly waterfront scene with all kinds of tours, restaurants and water activities. Ample parking......You can just sit and relax if you want.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kathy b
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Response from Carsyndaddy | Reviewed this property |
It also depends on how close you want to be... there is plenty of room to relax in the back and just enjoy the music... no matter where you are...
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Response from LeanneS1482 | 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