Bird Kingdom Niagara Falls Canada

We had been looking forward to a last day trip of the summer last week for some time. We were driving up to Niagara Falls (about 3 hours) and planned on spending the day visiting many attractions. As we got closer and closer the weather got worse and worse.  We stayed positive and hoped it would clear up. 

Luckily for us one of the places we planned on visiting was The Bird Kingdom.

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The Bird Kingdom is open every day of the year. This beautiful tropical free flying aviary is home to over 400 birds. We spent almost 2 hours casually walking through every room and interacting with the animals. Since it is a tropical environment it is quite humid. You may want to dress in layers so you can remove a jacket or sweater. 

The building that houses this attraction was the original Spirella Corset Factory, built in 1907. It was one of the first poured concrete buildings ever made in Canada. The building then became home to the famed Niagara Falls Museum in 1958, with its world-renowned collection of Egyptian artefacts. Amazingly, it was discovered the museum had been home to the actual mummy of King Ramesses I! Unfortunately for the museum, that fact wasn’t discovered until after the museum closed and the mummy was safely returned back to Egypt.

The parking was separate from other Falls attractions and covered. Perfect for a rainy day like when we went. There is also a few small cafe style restaurants in the building making it perfect when travelling with hungry children like we were. 

When we arrived we were greeted by three tropical birds. One was a blue and gold Macaw like we have at home. My husband and the bird hit it off and a small crowd was watching them interact. Once inside we followed the painted bird foot prints to the various sections. Bird are not the only animals that call the Bird Kingdom home. There are also bats, reptiles and other small animals.

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Explore the many exciting facets of the Bird Kingdom:

  • MAIN AVIARY400 birds flying free in 50,000 sq. feet of tropical rainforest featuring a 40 ft. waterfallread 
  • SMALL AVIARY Where over 40 species of smaller birds make their home
  • ENCOUNTER ROOM Get up close and personal with exotic reptiles and birds from around the world. 
  • JAVANESE TEA HOUSE A 125-year-old nobleman’s house from the island of Java
  • NOCTURNAL ROOM Where it’s light at night and dark at day, featuring bats, owls and nocturnal animals
  • MACAW MARKET Featuring avian themed collectibles and gift items
  • DAREDEVIL PUB Offering Pizza, hot dogs, fries, cold drinks and more!

Seeing the expressions on my family’s face as the birds flew around them was amazing. Paths surrounded by tropical plants and streams as well as a water falls created an atmosphere that was easily enjoyed by all of us. This is a great place for any age to spend some time and get up close and personal with nature. 

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Our favourite part of the day was the Lorikeet Feeding. For $2 we got a small cup of nectar to feed the birds. The birds that climb all over your head, arms and everywhere else. Seeing my family covered in birds was awesome. DD loved this so much. Her dad got her two cups to feed the birds. She was not happy when she got pooped on but she stayed in the caged area and enjoyed ever minute of it. 

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An experience like none other! Come visit us in our Main Aviary to take part in a for a lorikeet feeding.

What are lorikeets? The Rainbow Lorikeet, (Trichoglossus haematodus) is a medium sized species of Australasian parrot which is native to the eastern seaboard of Australia, eastern Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Lorikeets range in length from 25–30 cm (9.8-11.8 in) with an average wingspan of 17 cm (6.7 in). Their plumage is very bright and colourful, and they love welcoming guests to the Bird Kingdom at daily feedings.

I highly recommend you check out the Bird Kingdom next time you are in Niagara Falls Ontario. It is very affordable as well there are offers for discounts and coupons online

Have you had the chance to visit The Bird Kingdom? What was your favourite part?

Comments

  1. Although birds aren't my favourite type of animal, I still think it would be very cool to check out the Bird Kingdom. How cool that even in the middle of winter, you can go visit a tropical rainforest and see tropical birds!

    Looks like lots of fun, I had no idea it was there.

  2. Neat. I've been to Niagara dozens of times but never knew this place existed. Great review.

  3. Lyne Proulx says

    I have only been to Niagara once and didn't have a chance to visit the Bird Kingdom. After reading this, I definitely missed on a lot. Great attraction and thanks for sharing. Just pinned it!

  4. I have never been! We are planning on visiting next year! My daughter would love that Lorikeet feeding!! Great pictures

  5. what a great way to spend a rainy day!
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  6. I enjoyed your visit to the Bird Kingdom. Especially liked the part about the birds flying all around and over the children.

  7. seems like such a neat place, but I would be freaked by the birds flying around free…..
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  8. Elva Roberts says

    September 3-This Bird Kingdom sounds like a wonderful place to visit, feed the birds and yourselves. I haven't been there, did not even know about it. If I am ever in the vicinity again, I will certainly go for a visit.

  9. What an awesome outing! This is the first I've heard of Bird Kingdoms, but I'm definitley adding it to my list of places we Must visit.
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