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Went to a few of there festivals at canal side was great so much to do and alot off free activity’s

So much to do a lot of free family activities and festivals. Also paddle boats, ice skating... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A great place for family fun.

A great place to bring the entire family,plenty do and see.also the surrounding area has something... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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.
44 Prime St, Pick Up Point Is the Old Shooters Restaurant Parking Lot., Buffalo, NY 14202-4140
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 1, 2016

We decided to take a long weekend trip to Buffalo and the new Canalside was a definite stop on our itinerary.The park was clean, lively, and full of energy all three nights that we were there. The rib fest was going on as well as...More

4  Thank AtomicTeri
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 21, 2015

Uncovered ditches in plaza are hazardous and led to $$$$ medical bills which have been ignored.help please!

3  Thank dapresc693
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank aliciaashaw
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank hankman1948
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Mary L
Reviewed October 11, 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.

Thank ShamrockOne
Reviewed October 10, 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.

1  Thank higgie_10
Reviewed October 8, 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!!!

Thank tcorn1
Reviewed September 21, 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

Thank Lori T
Reviewed September 18, 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.

Thank kathy b
Reviewed September 14, 2018

We came back to experience this area on a Saturday and we are glad we did. We went kayaking and enjoyed watching everyone have a great time on the water and along the shore. There were places to sit and relax, several ships to visit...More

Thank Paula W
Reviewed September 5, 2018

This park is one of the best place in buffalo to go for a walk. There are several places to visit including the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park The Beach is also a great place to bring kids, it is a huge...More

1  Thank AugustoV01
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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