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    Welcome from Cheryl LiuAbout Niagara Parks and Mission StatementNiagara`s FuryJourney Behind the FallsMaid of the MistWhite Water WalkWhirlpool Aero CarSir Adam Beck 2 Generating StationAttractions PackagesPeople Mover BusesButterfly ConservatoryElements on the Falls RestaurantEdgewaters RestaurantQueenston Heights RestaurantRiverview International BuffetLegends on the Niagara RestaurantWhirlpool RestaurantNightly IlluminationFireworks Over the FallsMapCredits



  • Cheryl LiuSenior Sales ManagerCall me directly at 905.353.5442 Toll free: 877.642.7275 ext. 5442 E-mail:

    Travel Trade

    Welcome to your customized Niagara Parks e-brochure. This interactive brochure will introduce you and your customers to our many exciting attractions and fabulous restaurants.

    With several years experience at Niagara Parks, I am happy to assist you and will manage all aspects of your visit - from the best pricing for Falls and Great Gorge attractions and heritage sites, to amazing Falls view dining. Working with the Travel Trade Sales Team, we will make sure that from the moment your customer arrives in the Park, they will enjoy the ultimate adventure that is Niagara Parks. Our Sales department is ready to create the best Niagara vacation possible for your customer, from planning the day, to assuring that their every need is met. Please call or write today so that we can begin to plan the perfect Niagara vacation!

    The Niagara Parks Commission is an agency of the Government of Ontario that has operated without tax payer support since 1885.

    Every dollar you spend with us helps preserve

    the nature and heritage of the Falls and the Niagara River corridor.

    Thank you very much for only printing sections of this e-brochure when absolutely necessary. Niagara Parks is proud of our environmental commitment to programs of stewardship and leadership, all based on Conservation, Education, Environmental Management and Innovation, Preservation and Restoration.

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  • In the decades prior to the 1880s, the area next to the Canadian Horseshoe Falls became over-run with uncontrolled and unsightly commercial development. Visitors were unable to enjoy the beauty of the Falls.

    Concern over blatant commercialism led to the Ontario Government stepping

    in and assuming ownership of the lands in and about Niagara Falls. In 1885, The

    Niagara Parks Commission was formed by an Act of the Provincial Government,

    which outlined its powers and duties and defined its mandate to manage,

    control and develop the Parks. A lovely 62.2 hectare (154 acre) park, named for

    Queen Victoria, was then developed and officially opened on May 24, 1888.

    In the years since, more and more land has been acquired so that now the

    Ontario Niagara Parks system covers 1,720 hectares (4,250 acres) extending

    along the entire length of the Niagara River. The properties include features

    such as Falls attractions, golf courses, heritage sites, a horticultural school,

    restaurants, and a butterfly conservatory. From its inception, The Niagara Parks

    Commission has been a completely self-funding agency, operating at no cost to

    the Ontario taxpayer.

    Environmental Stewardship

    NPC has established an enviable record in terms of environmental stewardship.

    It is based on its own Environmental Mission Statement to improve

    environmental quality and sustainable development throughout our vast parks

    system for the benefit of visitors, employees and our associates.


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    The Niagara Parks CommissionAbout Us


  • The Niagara Parks Commission has a mission to: Preserve and enhance the natural beauty of the Falls

    and the Niagara River corridor for the enjoyment of

    visitors, while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.

    Niagara Parks is similar to a private corporation, with all the objects, powers and duties prescribed under

    the Niagara Parks Act.

    Niagara Parks uses the revenue raised through its

    commercial operations in part to provide numerous

    FREE activities and facilities for the enjoyment of

    visitors, as well as to support significant stewardship

    and preservation initiatives.


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    The Niagara Parks CommissionMission


  • Quite simply, Responsible Tourism is something The Niagara Parks Commission

    practices every day. As part of our overall mission, we are tasked with the

    responsibility of preserving and enhancing the beauty of the Falls and the

    Niagara River Corridor and we have done so proudly for over 120 years.

    It is also about sharing our experiences with others; educating the public on

    what we do and partnering with other world-renowned cultural and tourism

    destinations to promote the benefits of tourism and how it has allowed us to

    preserve and enhance these great treasures for future generations.

    Tourism and preservation need not be mutually exclusive concepts. In our case,

    one has allowed the other to take place. People need to be educated to this

    fact. In fact, NPC has met with several other tourism and government organizations

    to explain our operations and promote our version of responsible tourism.

    For example, in 2004, the Commission met with political and environmental

    officials from the government of Thailand to explain NPCs operation and

    commitment to the environment. In 2005, NPC signed formal partnership

    agreements with both the Great Wall Administration and the Huangguoshu

    Waterfall Administration of China. NPC met with representatives of the Shizuoka

    Prefectural Assembly, who have control over Mount Fuji, to explain NPCs efforts

    to preserve the lands around Niagara for all to enjoy.


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    The Niagara Parks CommissionResponsible Tourism

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  • Open Year Round Time Ticketed X

    Niagaras Hottest new Attraction, 10,000 years in the making!

    Experience the extreme and beautiful creation of Niagara Falls in a way you never dreamed possible!

    The Fury is located on the upper level of Table Rock, next to the Canadian Horseshoe Falls.

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    Niagara Falls & Great GorgeNiagaras Fury


  • The sound is like thunder, the sight awe-inspiring! Take a journey deep below and behind the heart of Niagara and stand in the mist where the mighty Canadian Horseshoe Falls tumbles from 13 stories above!

    Experience the awesome spectacle of one-fifth of the worlds fresh water

    crashing down to the basin below. Your Journey Behind the Falls visit will

    take 30 to 45 minutes. In the spring and summer months, youll receive a

    free souvenir biodegradable rain poncho as protection from the mist of

    the Falls. Elevators descend 150 feet through bedrock to tunnels that lead

    to the Cataract Portal and the Great Falls Portal which is one third of the

    way behind the massive sheet of water, then on to the Upper and Lower

    Observation Decks at the foot of the Falls.

    During the winter months, the mist of the Falls freezes in spectacular ice

    formations on every tree and building. Viewing the Falls in winter should

    not be missed!

    Open Year Round Time Ticketed X Partial.

    Journey Behind the Falls

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    Niagara Falls & Great GorgeJourney Behind the Falls


  • Water rushes all around as you soak in the excitement

    and explore the roar of the Falls. A historical ride aboard

    the world-famous Maid of the Mist is a 15 minute thrill of a

    lifetime! North Americas oldest tourist attraction, millions

    of visitors have enjoyed the boat tours since 1846.

    Maid oF the Mist

    Season opening date is weather dependent.

    Season ends October 24th. X

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    Niagara Falls & Great GorgeMaid of the Mist


  • Stroll along a boardwalk at the very edge of one of the worlds

    wildest stretches of white water! Marvel at the relentless power

    and beauty of nature and see how the deep and narrow Great

    Gorge was created. Trillions of gallons of water are forced into

    this accelerating trough - the sight will take your breath away!

    The White Water Walk features a photo gallery that reviews the

    stunters and daredevils from years past that tried to conquer

    Niagaras dangerous white water rapids.

    Open Mid April to October Time Ticketed X Partial.

    White Water Walk

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    Niagara Falls & Great GorgeWhite Water Walk


  • Open March-November Time Ticketed

    High above the racing Niagara River, youll be transported through

    the air in an antique cable car. Far below, the torrent of water abruptly

    changes direction and creates one of the worlds most mesmerizing

    natural phenomenon the Niagara Whirlpool.

    Unique in the world and always unforgettable.

    Whirlpool aero Car

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    Niagara Falls & Great GorgeWhirlpool Aero