Niagara Falls holding ‘reverse’ drive-thru Canada Day parade


Published June 18, 2021 at 3:09 pm


Since traditional Canada Day parades are unwelcome in these COVID days, the City of Niagara Falls has come up with a unique alternative.

This year, residents will, in effect, become the parade.

A city release said, “Similar to a ‘reverse parade’, performers will be set up in various locations along Queen Street and will feature dancers, jugglers, stilt walkers, inflatables, superheroes, music and more. Spectators will be able to enjoy the entertainment as they drive along in their vehicles.”

The City says the drive-thru parade will take place rain or shine on Canada Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Queen Street in the “Authentic Downtown Niagara Falls.”

But residents have to register in order to drive along.

“You can request your drive-thru parade spot by visiting Please note, there is limited availability, due to street capacity and time restriction,” the City said in the release.

Don’t have a ride? Niagara Falls has you covered.

“Board the free Canada Day Parade Shuttle courtesy of Niagara Falls Transit. The shuttle pick-up location is on Buckley Avenue, south of Queen Street. The shuttle will run every 15 minutes between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Remember to wear a mask on the bus.”

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