Niagara Parks Power StationAdd to Itinerary
From the most towering turbine to the tiniest detail, uncover fascinating stories hidden within the historic Niagara Parks Power Station, our newest must-see attraction.
Explore the first major power plant on the Canadian side of the Niagara River with immersive exhibits, restored artifacts and interactive storytelling. And at night, feel the once-dormant power station come to life in a breathtaking interactive experience you'll never forget.
- Year Round
- Approximate Duration (2 hr.) (varies)
- Self-guided Experience
- Guided tours available
- COVID-19 Information - Learn More
Explore Niagara's newest signature attraction as Niagara Parks opens its doors to the public for the first time. Choose from our package options or buy general admission to the station for just $20.Buy Now from $20
For 100 years, the “Canadian Niagara Power Company generating station” harnessed the powerful energy of the Horseshoe Falls and turned it into a great source of electricity. Now, years after its turbines came to a halt, the wonder of this hydropower pioneer is coming back to life in an entertaining and educational experience that highlights both the remarkable history and unique architectural features of this 115-year-old engineering marvel.
This not-to-be-missed experience offers an opportunity to be part of a thrilling revival, and a chance to discover the incredible history and heritage of this celebrated building. Dive into the history of the visionaries behind it as well as the workers that kept it running.
The Science of Power
Repurposed artifacts, interactive exhibits and interpretative installations offer a first-hand look at how this hydropower pioneer harnessed the power of water to generate electricity for 100 years. You’ll “follow the flow” up close with a scale model of the plant.
From its iconic roof to the tunnels deep below ground, it’s a remarkable demonstration of water to power. Then, roll up your sleeves and take control to learn first-hand how workers harnessed electricity every day at an interactive control panel.
Little Inventors Workshop
Enrich your little inventor’s weekend with our Little Inventors Workshop inside the all-new Niagara Parks Power Station! Saturdays and Sundays, these workshops feature STEM-related activities designed to inspire young minds to explore their curiosity and creativity through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
From age-appropriate history lessons to interactive STEM activities, Little Inventor Workshops offer an opportunity for our youngest guests to engage in electric, educational fun. Make a battery, design a simple circuit, recreate a famous invention and more!
Included with admission. All materials are provided.
The Station at Night
Discover the transformational shift of water to electricity with Currents: Niagara’s Power Transformed. This immersive, family-friendly experience features incredible 3D projection, interactive moments of wonder, and a breathtaking musical score in the heart of the power station.
Experience the change from water to electricity as you follow the exhilarating journey of one tiny water droplet from the Horseshoe Falls through the turbines of the first major power plant on the Canadian side of the Niagara River. Feel a buzz of the same electricity this incredible feat of engineering created for more than a century. Enjoy a night filled with electric energy as you become part of a larger-than-life reawakening.
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Experience the remarkable Niagara Parks Power Station in a whole new way with Currents, an epic sight and sound night show inside the heart of the plant.Buy Now
$20 / $13
ADMISSION + GUIDED TOUR
$37 / $24
CURRENTS NIGHT SHOW
$30 / $19.50
5 & UNDER
7005 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6T2
1 (877) 642-7275
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Where is the closest parking lot?
Parking is available right next to the Niagara Parks Power Station, at the Falls Parking Lot. A Falls Parking Event Pass, valid from 6:00 p.m., is available to visitors attending Currents. Daily parking passes are also available for purchase that include unlimited parking at a number of Niagara Parks parking lots. Learn More.
Can general admission tickets be purchased at the door?
Yes, all tickets and packages for the Niagara Parks Power Station can be purchased in-person at the power station. However, visitors are reminded that purchasing tickets in-person is subject to availability.
What is the Little Inventors Workshop?
The Little Inventors Workshop is a free workshop featuring STEM-related activities designed to inspire young minds to explore their curiosity and creativity through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The workshops run on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. inside the Niagara Parks Power Station.
Can I book a time to visit the power station?
Yes. Tickets for guided tours can be pre-booked when purchasing a general admission ticket online or in-person at the power station. General admission tickets do not have to be pre-booked.
Are guided tours and general admission available when the power station reopens at 6:15 p.m.?
No. General admission and guided tours are only available during daytime hours. Please see hours of operation for updated timing.
Is Niagara Parks Power Station accessible?
Yes, the Niagara Parks Power Station is fully accessible. There are benches located throughout the power station, as well as a wheelchair available for use inside on a first-come, first-serve basis.
What is the Tunnel at the Niagara Parks Power Station and when will it open?
A 2,200-foot tunnel winds through the depths of the power station, 180 feet underground. It expelled the spent waters used in the power station back into the Niagara River, at the base of the falls. Visitors will be able to travel down beneath the main generating hall to discover the Tunnel at the Niagara Parks Power Station beginning July 2022.
Is registration required for the Little Inventors Workshops?
Registration is not required! The Little Inventors Workshops run on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and is included with the purchase of a general admission or guided tour ticket.
Still have questions about planning your trip to Niagara Parks? Call our Guest Services Centre at 1.877.642.7275 Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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