Our goal at the Fishing & Outdoor Expo is to educate visitors and locals of the Greater Niagara area about the abundant outdoor beauty that’s just waiting to be discovered! The Greater Niagara area is an outdoorsman’s ideal destination featuring sport fishing, hiking, kayaking, snowmobiling, cycling, camping, shooting, photography and so much more! Featuring a multitude of parks and outdoor recreational areas, the opportunities for adventure are endless.
The Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoors Expo is hosted in 116,000 square feet of the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. This state of the art meeting and event space will host more than 120 seminars and numerous nationally and internationally renowned keynote speakers. The expo also features an event center where local and national businesses will display and sell outdoor equipment and gear.
At the Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo we understand that our children are the future. Through a variety of kid friendly activities and events we strive to instill an appreciation for the outdoors. Through appreciation comes conservation of our precious environment. Your kids can spend all day in our shooting trailer, fish pond, casting area, and ice fishing academy . We also feature an animal and bird showcase.
Education is a huge part of the Fishing & Outdoor Expo. Throughout the expo we will hold more than 120 seminars from experts. We will also feature numerous addresses by internationally & nationally renowned keynote speakers. With topics from fishing and hunting to photography and snowmobiling, you and your family will undoubtedly find something you will love!
The Greater Niagara Region is home to one of the most diverse and spectacular freshwater sport fisheries on the planet. The Niagara River, Lake Ontario and Lake Erie are all within casting distance for salmon, trout, bass, walleye, muskellunge and so much more. You can fish for many of the species year-round.
Sport fishing opportunities in Western New York and Southern Ontario are endless. In 2012, Olcott Beach in the Town of Newfane was recognized by the World Fishing Network as the Ultimate Fishing Town after a nationwide vote. While we won’t diminish the magnitude of that feat, the fishing there is only a small piece of our fishing tackle box. The glamour fish – the one that attracts the most attention from the angling fraternity – is the Chinook or King salmon in Lake Ontario. According to the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation, the fishing for salmon the last 12 years was the best it’s ever been in the 28 year history of the lake creel census! Yes, it’s that good, with fish regularly topping the 30 pound mark. Bring your own boat or hire a charter captain – we have the access and the professional fleet to meet your every need.
If you're land bound, there is great shore fishing along the Niagara Gorge; Burt Dam and 18 Mile Creek, as well as other Great Lakes (Erie and Ontario) tributaries; the piers at Wilson and Olcott; Buffalo and Dunkirk; the NYPA Fishing Platform in Devil’s Hole and power reservoir; the Erie Canal; and a long list of other area hot spots. In fact, pick up a copy of the Greater Niagara Hot Spot Fishing Map to help plan your adventure. A weekly fishing report is currently recorded at 1-877-FALLS-US and is also on the website at www.niagara-usa.com.
Niagara USA is also an excellent area for birding, recognized internationally as an Important Bird Area. A Niagara River Greenway Corridor is currently being developed from Buffalo to Youngstown. Add in biking, hiking, boating and all the paddle sports to satisfy your outdoor needs. The best place to be to find out about all of this information? The Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo set for Jan. 23-25, 2015 of course!
The event center will feature vendors from all over the country showcasing this year's and next year's products.