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Niagara Parks to Reopen Public Boat Launches

May 15, 2020

Niagara Parks

Niagara Falls, ON – Following the announcement from the Province indicating that public boat launches may open for recreational use, Niagara Parks will be reopening four of its public boat launches on the upper Niagara River on Saturday, May 16.

The boat launches that will reopen include:

  • Ussher’s Creek
  • Netherby Road
  • Anger Avenue
  • Nichol’s Marine

The public boat launch at the Niagara Parks Marina at Miller’s Creek will remain closed until essential repairs are completed at the site, which is expected to be in approximately four weeks. Niagara Parks announced on Thursday, May 14, that once repairs are completed, the marina will be reopening under a revised operating plan for the 2020 boating season.
Additionally, following the advice of the Niagara Parks Police Service, the public boat launch at the Queenston Docks on the lower Niagara River will remain closed at this time. Due to challenges with physical distancing and avoiding groups and gatherings larger than five at this location, this boat launch will not reopen until the Provincial orders around physical distancing are adjusted.

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.