By Alicia Dziak

If you haven’t been to Canalside recently, you don’t know what you’re missing! With a jam-packed daily schedule of every kind of activity under the sun (and stars!), it’s time to plan your waterfront adventure.

For starters, Canalside has a collection of lawn and table games available to play for free. Get your game on at classics like giant chess or checkers.

Craving some beach time? Don’t forget to bring the kids to the new and improved beach area for some fun in the sand.

BlueCross BlueShield Blue Bike Rentals offers bike rentals for kids and adults, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., daily. Rentals include a free ride on the Queen City Bike Ferry.

Want to get out on the water? Pedal and Paddle Boat Rentals offers fun for all ages on the replica Canals.

BFLO Harbor Kayak offers kayaks and SUP (stand up paddle-board) rentals and tours. For rates and info, visit

Water Bikes of Buffalo offers water bike and SUP board rentals. For rates and more info visit

The Spirit of Buffalo topsail schooner offers breathtaking day and evening sails and is available to rent for private events. For tour dates and info visit

Buffalo River History Tours offers boat tours along the Buffalo River, including tours of Buffalo’s Grain Elevators! For rates and tour information, visit

The Queen City Bike Ferry offers bicycle and pedestrian ferry service from Canalside to the Buffalo Outer Harbor for just $1 each way.

Are you a selfie fanatic? Don’t miss Shark Girl, located at The Canals, by the Commercial Street Bridge

Shark Girl was created by artist Casey Riordan-Millard and is here as courtesy of Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Erie County! Visit for more information.

Silent Poets

The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park is located at Canalside and takes you inside history with incredible exhibits and displays including actual historic documents, uniforms, military gear, photographs and so much more. Take tours of the USS Little Rock, the USS Croaker, and the USS The Sullivans. For more information visit

This everyday fun is only the tip of the iceberg at Canalside. Nighttime entertainment, special events and much more grace the waterfront regularly, For the schedule and more info, visit