Indigenous Programming and Nature Tours

Niagara has a rich heritage and legacy of Indigenous life, culture, and community.

These lands, which have been inhabited by Indigenous peoples for millennia, have witnessed in more recent times the presence of the Neutral Nation, Six Nations of the Grand River of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation of the Anishinaabek people.

Indigenous Events

Niagara Parks is committed to telling the stories of the culture, heritage and community of Indigenous people in the region through:

Special Events
  • Various events for National Indigenous Month
  • Truth and Reconciliation Day
  • Victor and Valour annual ceremony honouring Indigenous veterans
  • Landscape of Nations 360 Educational Initiative
  • A pollinator garden route was established across Niagara Parks with interpretive content inspired by the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (Iroquois), the Wabanaki Confederacy (Algonquin) and Anishnaabe (Algonquin), all of whom inhabited this area throughout history, and their spiritual connection with the animal kingdom.
  • Landscape of Nations Memorial and associated programming
Content and Storytelling
  • Establishment of an Indigenous Niagara Heritage and Legacy Tour
  • Including Indigenous stories and connections where possible in the development of exhibit material, signage and digital storytelling content across Niagara Parks.


More ways to give

The Niagara Parks Foundation aims to support Niagara Parks in its stewardship initiatives through funding, research and public education. Make a one-time donation, monthly gift, or dedicate a tribute to a loved one.

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Foundation Projects

Paradise Grove Forest Management

Paradise Grove Forest Management

One of the priority projects that the Niagara Parks Foundation is supporting is tree planting along the Niagara River corridor. Each year, Niagara Parks has a goal of planting 5,000 trees to achieve a 35% canopy cover by 2028.

Memorial Trees & Benches

Memorial Trees & Benches

The gift of a tree is a lasting tribute that benefits the community and natural environment, and memorial benches offer a unique remembrance of a loved one in one of Niagara Parks’ many beautiful settings.