Vision & Values
Niagara is a region steeped in history and blessed by geography. As steward of one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, Niagara Parks plays a key role in maintaining, protecting and showcasing the grandeur of the Falls, while contributing to the economic growth and success of Niagara and Ontario.
As a self-funded agency of the provincial government, Niagara Parks is responsible for the maintenance of 1,325 hectares of parkland, stretching some 56 kilometres along the Niagara River from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario.
Our mission remains the same as it was when the Commission was first established in 1885: To preserve and enhance the natural beauty of the Falls and the Niagara River corridor for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.
“In fine, the whole shore of the Niagara River from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario, restored and converted into one continued series of avenues and parks for the recreation and enjoyment of the millions of overworked and tired humanity, where they can come for a time from the turmoil of their busy and wearying lives to this mecca of peace and quietness, to commune with the majesty of nature.”
– John Langmuir, Chair of The Niagara Parks Commission from 1893 to 1915