For your best ever Niagara vacation, be sure to visit all the Niagara Parks attractions described below. Venues that are accessible to persons with mobility type disabilities include Table Rock, Niagara's Fury, Butterfly Conservatory, Journey Behind the Falls*, White Water Walk*, Maid of the Mist, Sir Adam Beck Power Tours and the Floral Showhouse. (*Partial Access)
Table Rock Welcome Centre
Start your visit here to get the best view of the Falls! Park your vehicle just across the road at the Falls Parking Lot. Designated accessible parking is located at the foot of the ramp to the Bridge of Flowers, a covered and accessible pedestrian overpass into Table Rock. Winner of the 2009 March of Dimes “Breaking the Barrier” Award for Accessibility. Wheelchairs are available for free at this location with a credit card imprint or other form of acceptable identification.
The first thing you will see when you enter Table Rock is the entrance to our exciting attraction, Niagara's Fury. Entertaining and interactive, you will experience the Creation of the Falls like you were actually there! We recommend that visitors with mobility difficulties bring a support person. Our staff will be pleased to assist you into the pre-show area as well as to enter and exit the main show. Complimentary raincoats are provided to protect you from the mist and spray used at this attraction.
Journey Behind the Falls
Elevators take you to tunnels that go one-third of the way behind the massive Canadian Horseshoe Falls and then to an observation deck in the mist at the foot of the Falls. The entrance to Journey Behind the Falls is on the lower level near the Food Court. The lower observation deck at Journey Behind the Falls can be reached only by stairs but the view from the upper deck is still spectacular.
Enjoy a leisurely meal as close as you can get to the Falls! Located on the upper level of Table Rock, Elements on the Falls Restaurant features a casual yet elegant atmosphere and open flame cooking. Access to window-side seating is available via a stair lift.
Maid of the Mist
Don't miss the thrilling boat ride into the spray and the mist of the Falls! The oldest tourism attraction in North America, the fully accessible boats provide the ride of a lifetime.
White Water Walk
Discover raging whitewater from a boardwalk that is deep in the Great Gorge, right beside the rushing class 6 rapids. An elevator will take you to the walkway along the water’s edge. At White Water Walk, the full boardwalk is accessible, however two small lower viewing decks can be accessed only by stairs.
Paved paths wind through a rainforest atmosphere, featuring a waterfall and gorgeous displays of plants and blooms, all filled with over 2,000 colourful tropical butterflies. Located just 10 minutes north of the Falls, convenient accessible parking is available at the front or rear of the building. Just follow the signs to enter the overflow parking area at the back entrance near the north end of the Botanical Gardens. Winner of the 2007 March of Dimes “Breaking the Barrier” Award for Accessibility. A single wheelchair is available for use on a first-come, first-served basis at this location.
Queenston Heights Park & Restaurant
The historic park high atop the Niagara Escarpment, at the foot of Brock’s Monument, features several paved trails through the parkland to picnic areas and scenic lookouts. The restaurant features spectacular views, from indoors or on the patio, of the Niagara River far below and is open seasonally.
Located just south of the Falls, this free attraction features an outdoor Rose Garden, Artists Garden and a Fragrance Garden. Inside, orchids, exotic tropicals, floral displays and free-flying tropical songbirds are on show all year-round. In the Fragrance Garden, there is a collection of perennial and annual herbs and other fragrant species and Braille plant labels giving interpretative information are available. Visitors with mobility difficulties may wish to bring a support person with them. A single wheelchair is available for use on a first-come, first-served basis at this location.
All Niagara Parks Restaurants are accessible except for the private function rooms on the third floor of Queen Victoria Place and on the lower level of Queenston Heights Restaurant. All our Gift Shops are also accessible.
Niagara Parks Golf
Legends on the Niagara, located just five minutes south of the Falls, was Ontario’s first golf complex to offer the SoloRider golf cart. Mobility impaired golfers can play a full round at any of Legends three courses, on a specially designed 350-degree swivel seat golf cart, which elevates to allow players to tee off, putt and to travel on the greens and even into sand traps, due to its turf-friendly designed tires. Winner of the 2008 March of Dimes “Breaking the Barrier” Award for Accessibility. To reserve your tee-time and the SoloRider, simply contact Niagara Parks Golf at 1-866-465- 3642 or 905-295-9595.
Sir Adam Beck Power Tours
Learn how the power of Niagara Falls is transformed into a non-polluting power source. Elevators take you to an area with interactive and educational displays and a viewing gallery deep inside this massive hydro-electricity generating station.
Niagara Heritage Trail
Heritage Trail sites are all over 100 years old: Laura Secord Homestead, McFarland House and Old Fort Erie. While most are accessible, some areas are not, having second storeys that are accessed by stairs. We are mandated to preserve our historic buildings and renovation to provide accessibility to the upper levels is not feasible. Heritage Site staff are committed to providing all visitors with an enjoyable experience and will provide a personalized interpretive experience wherever possible. Staff is available to assist you with your accessibility needs. Regular admission will be discounted at historic sites where full accessibility is not available. This discount does not apply if the customer is purchasing an admission package that is already discounted such as the Niagara Heritage Trail Pass.