Niagara Parks Offers Daily and Year-Round Parking Pass Options
Niagara Falls, ON – The Niagara Parks Commission is pleased to announce several parking options, including both annual and daily parking pass programs, which are designed to enhance the overall visitor experience and provide greater value when visiting Niagara Parks.
A Niagara Parks’ annual parking pass can be used to enjoy unlimited parking at selected lots throughout Niagara Parks for a one-time fee of $55 (tax included)*. For frequent visitors, venue specific annual passes have also been created for the Niagara Parks’ Floral Showhouse, the Botanical Gardens/Butterfly Conservatory and for the Niagara Glen Nature Centre.
New this year, all annual parking passes will allow for up to two vehicles (two licence plate numbers) to be registered by an annual pass holder. Passes can be purchased online or obtained at each pay and display station, as well as at Niagara Parks’ Rapidsview Licensing Office and Falls Parking Lot.
Daily passes can also be purchased at any paid parking lot or pay and display station within the Park*. For more information on parking options or to purchase your annual pass online, please visit: www.niagaraparks.com/parking, or call: (905) 356-0943. (*see attached Fact Sheet for further details on paid parking locations and offerings).
2017 NIAGARA PARKS PARKING PASS OPTIONS
|Type of Pass||Cost (Tax Included)|
|Annual Niagara Parks Parking Pass||$55.00|
|Annual Floral Showhouse Parking Pass||$30.00|
|Annual Niagara Glen Parking Pass
Seasonal parking pass (May to October)
|Annual Botanical Gardens and Butterfly Conservatory Parking Pass||$15.00|
|All Day Niagara Parks Parking Pass||$25.00|
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.
Backgrounder attached. For more information, please contact:
Tony Baldinelli, Senior Manager, Communications and Stakeholder Relations
(905) 356-2241 ext. 2206
Niagara Parks Paid Parking Facilities
Niagara Parks maintains over 70 parking areas, 13 of which are paid parking lots:
Rapidsview Parking Lot – Located just minutes from the brink of Niagara Falls with courtesy WEGO shuttle service provided to Table Rock Welcome Centre. Paid parking for Recreational Vehicles is also available at this location. Open weekends only, mid-May to mid-June. Daily from late June to Labour Day.
Kingsbridge Park – Located near Chippawa, this park is a favourite with visitors and features a picnic pavilion, washrooms, a children’s water play area and a play centre for children. A parking fee is charged Fridays through Sundays and holiday Mondays, mid-May to Labour Day.
Floral Showhouse – Just a short walk from Niagara Falls, the Showhouse features a collection of orchids, succulents and other tropical plant species on display throughout the year, along with featured floral shows that reflect the changing seasons. Limited paid parking is available, as well as an annual parking pass.
Falls Parking Lot – Located next to the Table Rock Welcome Centre, this lot provides easy access to the Falls, as well as Niagara Parks’ attractions Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara’s Fury, Elements on the Falls Restaurant, Pop & Lolly’s Candy Shop, retail shopping and more. Daily paid parking is available and free parking is provided to visitors with Niagara Parks restaurant reservations.
Queen Victoria Place – Located at the foot of Murray Street hill and the Niagara Parkway, the historic building houses a gift shop and Queen Victoria Place Restaurant. Limited paid parking is available at this location and free parking is provided to visitors with Niagara Parks restaurant reservations.
*Niagara Parks Police Administration Offices – Located directly across from the American Falls, the Niagara Parks Police Administration office has a limited number of metered parking spaces available to the public. Annual and daily parking passes are not accepted at this location.
*Oakes Garden Theatre/Rainbow Gardens – Opposite Oakes Garden Theatre/Rainbow Gardens, limited metered parking is provided along the Niagara Parkway. Annual and daily parking passes are not accepted at this location.
Rainbow Bridge – Situated next to the Rainbow Bridge at Hiram St. and the Niagara Parkway, this metered lot is conveniently located close to Niagara Parks’ Oakes Garden Theatre and Grand View Marketplace locations.
White Water Walk – Marvel at the relentless power and beauty of nature at Niagara Parks’ White Water Walk attraction and see how the deep and narrow Great Gorge was created. Metered parking is located on-site, with designated free parking spaces provided to guests visiting the attraction.
Thompson Point – This location provides an incredible view of the Niagara River Whirlpool below and is home to the new WildPlay Whirlpool Aerial Adventure Course. Metered parking is available from May to October, with free parking provided to guests visiting the attraction.
Niagara Glen –Stairways lead to 4 km (2.5 miles) of paths that wind through a pristine pocket of Carolinian Forest, past boulders left behind as the Falls eroded through the area thousands of years ago. Metered parking will be available from May to October, as well as annual parking passes. Bouldering permit holders can present their permit at the Niagara Glen Nature Centre (or the Butterfly Conservatory) to receive an annual parking pass.
Botanical Gardens and Butterfly Conservatory – Located 10 minutes north of the Falls, this beautiful garden setting is also home to the Butterfly Conservatory, which houses over 2,000 butterflies. Daily paid parking and metered parking at these locations throughout the year. Botanical Gardens and Butterfly Conservatory Annual Parking Passes also available. Bouldering permit holders can present their permit to receive an annual parking pass.
McFarland House – Situated in a picturesque park setting, the House is adjacent to the Niagara River Recreation Trail. The McFarland House Conservatory Tea Room is open from May until Labour Day and weekends only until Halloween. Metered parking is available, with designated free parking provided to guests visiting the attraction.