The Buffalo Waterfront is prioritizing the safety of both guests and staff through the following safety guidelines and mandates.

These procedures are in accordance to official CDC, Erie County Health Department and New York State Department of Health COVID-19 safety recommendations and mandates.


  1. Unvaccinated individuals must wear masks while on site.
  2. Hand sanitization stations are readily available for use at various locations throughout Canalside and Outer Harbor during hours of operation.
  3. 6ft distancing markers and signage have been installed at all food and beverage points of sale for public guidance.
  4. Touchless payment systems have been installed wherever possible.
  5. All vendors and site activities will open within the most up to date State and Federal guidelines. Please explore our website for the most up to date information on openings and hours of operation.