Safari Niagara

Safari Niagara

Safari Niagara is a privately owned and operated nature and wildlife park that is home to over 1,000 animals, including birds, reptiles and mammals.

This 40-hectare park welcomes visitors to view animals from across the globe, including rhinos, lions, alpacas, camels, monkeys, cougars, giraffes, red pandas, zebras, reindeer and hippos. In addition to meeting the many park residents, exciting activities and attractions like a splash pad, kid’s rides, rope courses, jumping pillows, pedal bike go-karts and fishing will keep kids entertained all day.

Safari Niagara plays an important role in preventing the disappearance of endangered species through breeding programs and education.

Close-up of a person hand-feeding a giraffe.

Stevensville | Safari Niagara

How to get to Safari Niagara

Location: 2821 Stevensville Road, Stevensville

By car: Safari Niagara is approximately a 15-minute drive south of Niagara Falls via the QEW and Regional Road 116, and parking is free. Get detailed driving directions and a park map.

By transit: GO Transit provides train and bus service to Niagara Falls. You’ll need to take a local taxi to Safari Niagara in Stevensville.

Know before you go

Safari Niagara is a seasonal attraction open from May to October. From early June to the beginning of September, the park is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The park operates on shortened hours for select days in the spring and fall and hosts special events off-season.

Purchase tickets online or onsite for day admission, season membership or special events.

For your safety and the safety of the animals, review the Zoo Rules before you visit.

Things to do at Safari Niagara

Discover more activities and experiences.

Learn about the animals

Learn about the different species at a keeper talk or with a behind-the-scenes tour hosted by informative zookeepers and get up close to animals at Papa Steve’s Family Farm.

Tour the park by tram

Hop aboard the open-air Gator Express tram tour for a narrated ride through nine designated areas with information about the animals and history of the park.

Enjoy water activities

Try your hand at catch-and-release fishing in the pond or get out on the water with fun paddle boats.

Navigate an obstacle course

Test your climbing skills on a multi-level, nine-metre-tall course of balance beams, bridges and ropes at SkyQuest ropes course.

Splash, ride and play

Cool off at the fully accessible splashpad, which opens mid-June. Explore the retro carnival rides and visit the children’s play area featuring slides, swings and a carousel.

Check out fun events

From the summer rock concert, Safari Rocks to the popular Safari Niagara Lights and a drive-through holiday light adventure, keep an eye on the calendar of special events.

Families with young children enjoy playing in a splash pad during the summer.
Splashpad | Safari Niagara

Interesting facts about Safari Niagara

The Tykolis, the founding family and owners of Safari Niagara began operating their first business in 1967.

Through innovative thinking and mindful investments, they developed Safari Niagara into the successful park it is today. The family transformed a flat, clay tract of land in rural Stevensville into a natural green space complete with hills, lakes and forests where animals can thrive.

Safari Niagara is home to Canada’s largest steel sculpture collection, created by artist Rod Dowling. Various steel sculptures of all shapes, sizes and colours can be found around the park grounds.

Accessibility Features

Accessible drop-off location

Passenger drop-off is available by an  accessible entrance. 

Accessible entrances/exits

A sufficiently wide, hard surfaced,  unobstructed path, no steps or equipped  with ramp connecting to a public  entrance or exit and identified by signage.  Automatic door openers, adequate  manoeuvring room in front of door.

Accessible parking

At least one identified, reserved parking  space with a safe, clearly marked  accessible route from the designated  parking area to an accessible building  entrance.

Accessible recreation trails

One or more accessible trails with firm  and stable surface. All slopes, ramps,  handrails, boardwalks and signage  comply with the technical requirements  of Ontario's accessibility laws.

Accessible restaurant

Accessible entrance; adequate  manoeuvring room; accessible washroom  nearby. Tables with removable chairs and  adequate knee clearance.  Cafeteria/buffet counters reachable for  mobility device users. 

Accessible seating

Reserved space with a clear view of the  event/activity for someone who is seated,  good sound quality, and adequate  manoeuvring room for a mobility device.

Accessible transportation

Accessible public transportation and/or  accessible shuttle buses serve the site. 

Service animals welcome

Service animal can be identified by visual  indicators (guide dog or other animal  wearing a vest/harness); or  documentation available from a  regulated health professional to confirm  the animal is required due to a disability. 

Support persons welcome

Support persons are welcome to provide  services or assistance with  communication, mobility, personal care,  medical needs or access to facilities.  Please check with the organization about  entry fees, if applicable.

Universal washroom

Separate, individual washroom with  adequate manoeuvring room for mobility  devices. Includes grab bars, transfer  space, accessible door latch, accessible  sink with knee clearance, easy-to-use  faucets and adult change table. 

Wheelchair accessible

Unobstructed path through public  hallways that are wide enough to allow  people using wheelchairs and other  mobility devices to move easily through  the building. 

Last updated: May 29, 2024

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