Canalside is a revived Lake Erie terminus, complete with shops, restaurants, a skating rink and over 1,000 activities a year.


Canalside Buffalo is the broadway of the city’s downtown area. Multiple activities every single day make this one of the most sought out attractions in the entire area.

Concerts, summer story time, and yoga show just how versatile Canalside Buffalo truly is. This spectrum just shows that truly anybody can have a great time down by the river, no matter what age or interest.

Spend the day and enjoy food, entertainment, and events all throughout!

Located at the 1825 terminus of the Erie Canal and only 1.3 miles from the nearest Amtrak station, this is a must-see destination along the Buffalo waterfront. Nestled between several Buffalo tourist attractions, like Silo City and LaSalle Park, this is the perfect stop along the way for some sightseeing and fun!

Throughout the year, the waterfront venue hosts concerts and festivals, and offers fitness classes, ice skating lessons, children’s programs, history tours and more!

Each event is either free or low cost and open to the public.

LaSalle Park

A highlight of the Buffalo area is the largest waterfront park. The park is located between Lake Erie and Niagara River. Historical aspects of the park include Colonel Francis G. Ward Pumping Station of the Buffalo Municipal Water Authority.

“I have two children, ages 8 and 10. We have had season passes for the botanical gardens for two years and love it! We go every season, and we always have a great time. It really is our family happy place!”

—Catherine2205789, TripAdvisor

Take Amtrak to Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens

Enjoy the beauty of nature from New York via Amtrak to Buffalo-Exchange Station in Buffalo—Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount!

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