Niagara Parks Announces investment in new attraction: Redevelopment and Adaptive Reuse of Canadian Niagara Power Generating Station

June 19, 2020

Niagara Parks

  • Project will transform the historic Canadian Niagara Power Generating Station into a landmark attraction and multi-use visitor space
  • Attraction to open Phase I in July 2021 as a key economic driver for tourism in Niagara and Ontario

Niagara Falls, ON – Today, at an event hosted at Niagara Parks’ Table Rock Centre, Ontario Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries Lisa MacLeod and Niagara Parks Commission Board Chair Sandie Bellows announced the one of a kind attraction and significant investment. The project will transform the preserved decommissioned facility into an extraordinary new multi-faceted visitor experience, which will preserve and showcase this culturally significant landmark, while creating an iconic new attraction for Niagara Falls.

“As our government moves forward with the reopening the province, we are encouraging people to travel safely and rediscover Ontario’s tourist attractions to support local economies and boost Ontario’s tourism industry,” said Minister MacLeod. “This project to redevelop the Canadian Niagara Power Generating Station represents an opportunity to build an iconic new attraction in Niagara that will create jobs and help deliver an amazing double bottom line – generating revenue for the Commission and attracting tourists back to the region.”

The innovative project is envisioned as a foundational piece of Niagara Parks’ 10-year strategic plan, that will position Niagara Parks as one of the most spectacular parks in the world. CNP will become a new experience, joining Niagara Parks’ other six attractions and open in two phases. Work is currently underway on Phase 1 of the project, which will include interactive exhibits and a state-of-the-art immersive sound and light experience.

“The adaptive reuse of CNP will provide an exciting new tourism driver for the region, while also continuing to deliver on Niagara Parks’ mandate of preserving and promoting the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River Corridor, while remaining financially self-sufficient,” said Sandie Bellows. “We are proud, as an operational enterprise agency of the province to be able to self-support this project, with the backing of our Ministry, while doing our part to grow tourism in Niagara and in Ontario. We are very much looking forward to opening Phase One on July 1, 2021.”

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Niagara Parks

Niagara Parks

The Niagara Parks Commission is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.