Dufferin Islands features the Festival’s Canadian Wildlife displays and over fifty trees beautifully wrapped in lights the lights reflect beautifully off the serene ponds of this nature area within the Niagara Parks.
Dufferin Islands is also home to the Festival’s Canadian Wildlife displays including three-dimensional Moose, Deer, Polar Bears, Bison and Geese. These life-sized wildlife illuminations range in height from 4’ to 11’ tall. There are also two-dimensional displays set up across the ponds including an Inukshuk, Kissing Swans, Bears climbing a tree and Wolves howling at the Moon. On the Dufferin Islands pond there is a water fountain that is illuminated in changing colours, the fountain sprays water up to twenty-five feet in the air! Near the exit of Dufferin Islands the bridge along the parkway is illuminated at night with colour changing DMX lights.
As you exit Dufferin Islands, take a second to admire the Festival’s Gingerbread House and say hi to the WFOL Ambassadors that are there greeting visitors as they tour through this area! Its completely free to walk or drive through Dufferin Islands, donations are graciously accepted by Festival Ambassadors at the exit (suggested contribution $5 – $10 per car; bus groups $1/person), donations collected at Dufferin Islands are used to enhance the Festival’s lights and displays.