Canalside Activities!

One of the most popular locations in Buffalo during the warmer months is Canalside! Canalside is a developing location along the water in downtown Buffalo at Pearl Street and Marine Drive. Canalside dates all the way back to the year 1825 when the Erie Canal Harbor was originally built. It was known during this time to be one of the most successful ports for the exchange of people and goods from around the world. As time progressed, Buffalo was considered to be the largest inland port in the nation! Eventually, as Buffalo became more populated, the Canal Harbor was covered with dirt and stones to make room to incorporate streets for travel. Unfortunately, the Erie Canal Harbor remained like this until 2005 when it began to be redeveloped into what we know today.

    The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation works to provide an abundance of opportunities for activities in Buffalo involving art and culture, music and concerts, health and fitness, celebrations and festivals, family and kid-friendly events, games and activities, and charities and fundraising all of which contribute to the continuous development of Buffalo!
    The entertainment found at canalside is endless, there is something for everyone! On most days, there are events held in the morning, afternoon, and evening to assimilate diverse schedules. Each week canalside offers a variety of free outdoor workout classes designed to include everyone! Just as you thought canalside couldn’t get any better, every Thursday, as well as some other evenings during the week, Canalside hosts a free concert. Each week this draws large crowds of people of all ages where there is not just music, but also several of Buffalo’s favorite food trucks!

    If you are just interested in visiting canalside when there is no entertainment being offered, there is still the opportunity to rent kayaks and water bikes along with various boat rides, ranging from historical tours to sunset cruises offered throughout the day. That’s not all, there are many restaurants located along the water! Some of these restaurants include The Hatch, Liberty Hound, and (716) Food and Sports among others.
    When I go to canalside, I never want to leave, and some people don’t! Canalside is a desirable location for renting, or buying apartments and condos. These apartments and condos are right on the water surrounded by food and entertainment in the heart of the city of Buffalo. Canalside brings communities together, provides entertainment, and is full of history and fun for everyone!
To be more engaged in canalside, and their upcoming events visit their website,
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By: Regan Sheets
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