At Safari Niagara, our goal is to bring you and your family a one-on-one connection with nature. We invite you to see the animals up close and get to know them. In this way, children of all ages can explore how we are all part of nature…and where we fit in. It is hoped that Safari Niagara will inspire future conservationists and nature-lovers by bringing them into a new environment.

Safari Niagara, a 150-acre, privately-owned and operated nature park, is home to more than 1000 animals of native and exotic mammals, reptiles and birds.

Visitors of all ages and abilities can experience the park’s inhabitants on their own or through:

    • Free, educational shows and presentations
    • Educational, narrated tram rides/tours
    • Interactive, educational demonstrations including: Wonders of Flight, Big Cat Tour, Interactive Reptile Show, Hippo and Giraffe Encounter, Rhino Talk and Zooniversity
    • Papa Steve’s Family Farm
    • Behind the Scenes Tours
    • Corporate/Group Trips
    • Educational Class Trips
    • Popular activities such as Sky Quest Ropes Course and Bounce-A-Rooz jumping pillows throughout June 1 – September 4, weather permitting.
    • Outdoor amphitheatre that is host to live concerts and events.
    • Shaded Picnic Areas
    • Counter-Service Restaurant
    • Retail Gift Shop


A visit to Safari Niagara may spark a flame for future conservationists and naturalists. Providing the platform for a one-to-one connection with nature can inspire any individual, especially a child. In a world where children experience fewer exchanges with nature, Safari Niagara provides an unprecedented opportunity for kids of all ages and abilities to view, interact with and learn about the different species that share our planet, all while engaging in a fun and rewarding outdoor adventure!

The Tykolis family began operating its first business in 1967. Over the years, innovative thinking and careful investment developed into an entirely new and industry distinct business, Safari Niagara. In memory of their late father’s love for animals and after more than 10 years of planning and development, a once flat, clay tract of land in rural Stevensville has been carefully converted to green space complete with hills, trees and lakes. Since opening, Safari Niagara has become known in Niagara as one of the area’s best and safest places for families, students and corporate groups to experience nature together.