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Disconnect to Reconnect at Niagara Parks

At Niagara Parks, we make it easy for you and your family to disconnect from tech and reconnect with each other and the beauty of nature that surrounds us.

Spending time in our natural environment is enjoyable and has many health benefits. Whether it’s a visit to one of our epic attractions, a picnic in the park along the Niagara River Parkway, or a day at the Botanical Gardens, our outdoor adventure museum has everything you need to disconnect to reconnect!

Journey Behind the Falls

Journey Behind the Falls

Be awe-struck as you stand in front of the mighty Canadian Horseshoe Falls. All of your senses will come to life as you marvel at this natural wonder. It may be tempting to reach for your device, but take a mindful moment as one-fifth of the world’s fresh water is crashing down in front of you at a 65 kilometres per hour!
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Traverse the Trails

There are endless opportunities across Niagara Parks’ 56 kilometers to recharge and reconnect with nature. Whether you decide to cycle, walk, or hike, our vast trail system offers something for all skill levels. Meander through the Botanical Gardens to find our world-famous rose garden, visit Dufferin Islands and walk among some of the most diverse tree species while you enjoy the sounds of wildlife, or take a stroll through Queenston Heights Park where you’ll discover leisure and history in one scenic location. Don’t forget to stop by the Niagara Glen Nature Centre where you’ll find an assortment of refreshments and unique souvenirs to relive your journey.

Traverse the Trails
Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the Park

Relax and unwind with a quiet afternoon picnic in the park! Stop by Table Rock Market for a delicious selection of gourmet grab-and-go menu items, then find the perfect spot along the scenic Niagara River Recreation Trail. You’ll savour our culinary creations while you delight in the sounds of nature!

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Niagara Parks Power Station

Take it all in at the Niagara Parks Power Station! The first major power plant on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, the building was designed to produce hydroelectricity using the power of the Niagara River. There are two unique opportunities to experience the Power Station. During the day you’ll be captivated by three distinct, interactive and educational experiences using augmented reality. In the evening, the building transforms into an immersive sound and light show using 3D projection mapping, bringing the building back to life!

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Niagara Parks Power Station
Botanical Gardens + Butterfly Conservatory

Botanical Gardens + Butterfly Conservatory

Spending time in nature is easy with a visit to the Botanical Gardens. Take a mindful walk across 99 acres of beautifully maintained gardens, including our world-famous rose garden featuring over 2400 roses. Then, witness the beauty and vitality of over 2000 brightly coloured, dancing butterflies inside the Butterfly Conservatory, one of the largest glass-enclosed butterfly conservatories in North America.

A moment in history

See the oldest wooden printing press in Canada and one of only seven left in the world at the Mackenzie Printery. The press was used to print Ontario’s first newspaper as well as some of Canada’s earliest laws, including the 1793 Act Against Slavery. While the act did not free the enslaved, it prevented enslaved people from being imported to or exported from Canada. It also ensured that children born to enslaved mothers were freed at the age of 25. It was this act that would slowly work towards the elimination of slavery in Canada.

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A moment in history

MORE WAYS TO ENJOY NIAGARA PARKS

Your Spring Adventure Awaits

Springtime at Niagara Parks offers endless opportunities to get outdoors and explore. Here are a few of our favourite ways to take advantage of all the spring season has to offer.

An Epic Summer at Niagara Parks

From thrill-seeking adventure to serene picnics in the park, there truly is something for everyone at Niagara Parks.

Niagara Parks is committed to protecting the health and safety of all guests and staff. Face coverings are required at all indoor spaces and attractions within Niagara Parks, and proof of vaccination is required at some locations.