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Wow has Buffalo been busy with the waterfront....beautiful

Canalside is the area where the Erie Canal met the Lake Erie.....once a dingy, questionable area it... read more

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kathy b
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Fillmore, New York
Could have stayed all day

We came back to experience this area on a Saturday and we are glad we did. We went kayaking and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Paula W
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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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44 Prime St, Pick Up Point Is the Old Shooters Restaurant Parking Lot., Buffalo, NY 14202-4140
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Reviewed yesterday

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 5 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 Augusto V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not a big crowds person so I'll start with that. This is a nice area that's right on the water. The day we were there it was full of stand alone booths with people selling artwork, jewelry, etc.. There are battleships and a museum...More

Thank Winnie A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Buffalo Water Front has gone through a rebirth. It is so much fun to visit. There is so much to do. Sightseeing, kayaking, paddle boarding. River cruises, tours, cocktail cruising, dinner cruising. Concerts, health and wellness events. There is always something going on.

Thank tfiordaliso
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to just walk. I often start right near the Marina and walk a loop including with the observation tower at one end & the Cotter Fireboat at the other. Restrooms are available as many treats: ice cream, drinks, burgers etc. There are plenty...More

1  Thank Mar Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hard to wrap your arms around all the activity at Canalside. We enjoyed the Buffalo River boat tour.. Other types of cruises were also available. There are benches for those who simply wish to sit at the dock of the bay. And, larger scale events...More

Thank charles c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was so much more than we expected. Great for young families and all ages. Clean. Not too crowded.

Thank LindaB2846
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’d read several articles that said this is one of the great developments in Buffalo but it was less than we expected. There were plenty of people but not much to do or see other than a couple of food vendors and 1 bar/restaurant, Liberty,...More

Thank Janet-M-1030
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful day to walk along the water. Naval area to see battle ship, submarine and air force equipment. Additional charge for admission. Lots of tour boats, anything from a large historic tour, sailboat or even a tiki bar boat. Restaurants along the water. Benches to...More

Thank Vicki H
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sparegular2013
May 15, 2018|
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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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July 9, 2017|
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Beaky B
June 26, 2017|
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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
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