If History's Your Thing, You're in the Right Place

The Erie Canal opened nearly 200 years ago. That's a lot of history right here in Buffalo!

Learn more about Buffalo's unique history as you kayak the waterfront or join a walking tour with our knowledgeable history guides. Experience the ruins from the dawn of the Erie Canal, the silos that carried the city of Buffalo through the middle of the century and the developments that continue to evolve this land today.

The waterfront offers:

  • Walking tours of different lengths or topics of interest
  • A double-decker bus tour around the waterfront, as well as other significant spots in Buffalo
  • Kayak tours along the Buffalo River
  • Cruises to learn about the history of the area from the water

You can also visit the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park, located next to Canalside!