An official Path Through History Site! Buffalo’s legacy as an important transportation and industrial center rose from the impressive waterfront. Located in the footprint of the Erie Canal on 21 historic acres in downtown Buffalo, Canalside is at the heart of the city’s waterfront revitalization. The result of over $300 million in new development, Canalside hosts 1,000+ annual events. Every summer, outdoor yoga, children’s games and Thursday concerts take place along the district’s Central Wharf. Each winter, throngs of visitors flock to the Ice at Canalside, a 35,000 sq ft rink on the recreated Erie Canal that features, skating, curling, pond hockey and ice bikes. Across the street, LECOM Harborcenter attracts hockey players from around the world by hosting amateur and college tournaments at its two NHL sized rinks. Sports and food fanatics flock to the two-story (716) Food & Sport that features over 70 televisions, including a 38-foot tall screen for the big games. Our waterfront is also home to America’s largest inland Naval park, the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park. The Erie Basin Marina features an observation tower with breathtaking views of Buffalo and Canada. The historic Buffalo Lighthouse welcomes you to the Buffalo River. Nearby Outer Harbor features miles of bike trails and lakefront parks. If you like fishing, bass, salmon and trout are biting throughout our inner and outer harbors. Rent a kayak or waterbike or take a cruise to see it all!