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Memorable Niagara Parks Activities Await Delegates Attending Rendez-vous Canada Tourism Showcase

Tue, May 26, 2015

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For Immediate Release
May 25, 2015

Niagara Falls, ON – The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is pleased to help welcome the more than 1,500 delegates who will be taking part in the upcoming Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) Rendez-vous Canada trade show taking place between May 26 and May 29, 2015.

This showcase for Canadian tourism has grown to become the country’s largest and most significant international travel trade marketplace, which connects international buyers with Canadian sellers of tourism products and services. The event, to be held at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, is being held in Niagara for the very first time. (more…)

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Enjoy the Beauty of the Annual Hydrangea Display at the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse

Fri, May 8, 2015

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Niagara Falls, ON – The Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse is currently featuring one of its seasonal specialties, the annual Hydrangea Display, with their gigantic spheres of colour. Among this year’s features are enormous hanging baskets – some over five feet wide, overflowing with colourful Hydrangeas.

In addition, forced Foxglove and Delphinium will complete the spectacular display of blues, pinks and whites within the Showhouse. All the blooms are close to their peak right now, and a visit to the Floral Showhouse is a great way to enjoy the beauty of the season. The Hydrangea Show will run until early June, when staff will begin working on the next popular display: Regal Geraniums. (more…)

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Great Activities this Mother’s Day at Niagara Parks

Fri, May 8, 2015

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For Immediate Release
May 6, 2015

Niagara Falls, ON – The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is pleased to offer a variety of activities for all its visitors this upcoming Mother’s Day weekend. Come out and enjoy the great spring activities that Niagara Parks has to offer, including:

May 10 – Mother’s Day Brunch at Niagara Parks Restaurants

Treat your mother to a special brunch offered at one of Niagara Parks’ unique restaurants. Reservations are recommended. For menus or to book online, visit www.niagaraparks.com/dining/.
Restaurant reservation phone numbers:

  • Elements on the Falls Restaurant (905) 354-3631
  • Queenston Heights Restaurant (905) 262-4274
  • Legends on the Niagara Golf Course (905) 295-2241
  • Whirlpool Restaurant (905) 356-7221

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Prescribed Burns along Niagara Parkway

Wed, Apr 29, 2015

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Niagara Falls, ON – For close to a decade now, The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) has successfully carried out numerous prescribed burns (PBs) on lands within its jurisdiction. Prescribed burns are conducted to encourage the regeneration of native prairie grasses and plants, while helping to control invasive plant species.

Dates have been tentatively scheduled for 2015, and PBs will begin as early as Tuesday April 28, 2015 and continue until mid-May. All PBs are weather dependent and NPC will be monitoring an on-site weather station and tracking Environment Canada weather forecasts. The decision to proceed with the PBs is made on an hourly basis, as weather and wind conditions can change quickly. (more…)

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Niagara Parks to Host Community Tree Planting and Niagara Glen Nature Events on May 2

Tue, Apr 21, 2015

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For Immediate Release
April 21, 2015

Niagara Falls, ON – The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is pleased to once again be partnering with Forests Ontario, as part of a province-wide free community tree planting event to be held on Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Participants will get the chance to directly support their community in a local reforestation project and learn about the benefits of trees, shade and green urban spaces. The NPC planting site is located directly across the street from the Niagara Glen Nature Centre at 3050 Niagara Parkway.

As a result of its strong partnership with Forests Ontario, NPC has greatly expanded its tree planting program. In 2014, over 30,000 new trees were planted in the Park, including the restoration of over nine hectares (24 acres) at the Legends on the Niagara Golf Course Complex. In 2015, NPC intends to plant an additional 40,000 new trees and seedlings on the over 1,300 hectares of property it is entrusted to protect. (more…)

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