My family was recently invited to checkout MarineLand in Niagara Falls, Ontario. It’s always been a place that we wanted to visit, and has been on our bucket list since we first saw their TV commercial. So instead of telling the kids we were going to MarineLand, I decided to play the following Video. As you can imagine I was greeted with screams of joy.
Current Admission Rates:
|Regular Rate ( 13+ yrs. )
$44.95 CDN Funds
|Child ( 5-12 yrs. )
$37.95 CDN Funds
|4 years of age and under are FREE.|
Parking at MarineLand is free and they also allow visitors to bring in their own food and beverages, which is great for families that are on a tight budget.
Kiska the killer whale is a show off. While we watched from up top she skimmed around a bit but was standoffish, however when we went down below where we could get a great view of her pool she seemed to start almost posing to give us the best possible view and the best possible effect.
The King Waldorf Stadium show is conveniently located next to the main entrance, and features dolphins, beluga whales, sea lions and walruses. This was my son’s favorite feature at MarineLand, it appeared to calm him. It’s not the first time I’ve heard from others that dolphins appear to calm special needs kids and it really did seem to work for him. The show was making him laugh and giggle and clap along, and he really seemed to be enjoying himself.
The girls on the other hand had the time of their life with the Belugas. We managed to get the opportunity to actually feed and pet the Belugas and it was an amazing time for all of us. To feel their skin and see them almost smirk at you while you feed them food is special, but even better was watching them act and seeing how smart they were. They know you have fish for them, they know how much you have and they specifically wait for it. They know when you have no more and it is amusing watching them turn around and leave the second you have nothing more for them. The funny part is you could see the intelligence and the humor in their eyes. In all honesty between the Show and the Belugas there was not much that could compare with the fun that we had at those two exhibits.