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Access to Thompson’s Point closed for Wildplay work

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Viewing access at Thompson’s Point on the Niagara Parkway will be closed from March 13 to 31 for the final stages of construction of WildPlay Niagara’s Whirlpool Adventure Course. Read More…

New events expand festival route

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From Niagara Falls Review:

There’ll be a prehistoric addition to this year’s Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights.

Among the new additions to the 34th edition of the festival will be a 10-foot-tall 3D woolly mammoth as part of the Canadian wildlife displays at Dufferin Islands…

The expanded eight-kilometre illumination route runs along the Niagara Parkway as well as the surrounding districts of Fallsview Boulevard, Victoria Centre, Clifton Hill and Lundy’s Lane.
“For over three decades now, countless local residents and businesses have come together to support and promote what we feel is the best winter festival celebration anywhere,” Niagara Parks Commission chairwoman Janice Thomson said Thursday at a press conference at the Floral Showhouse.

The provincial agency this year invested $300,000 on lighting, programming and infrastructure improvements within Queen Victoria Park.

Adventure course ‘few weeks away’ from opening

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

It may not be getting the same hype as the new zipline, but WildPlay’s Whirlpool Adventure Course could end up being equally impressive for thrill seekers.

The course is still under construction and is expected to open in about a month along the Niagara Parkway across from the Whirlpool Golf Course at Thompson Point, said WildPlay Niagara Falls spokeswoman Lindsay DiCosimo.

“We’re a few weeks away from opening up,” she said.

It will complement WildPlay’s MistRider Zipline to the Falls, which opened earlier this month at the base of Clifton Hill.

Car-free section of Niagara Parkway on Canada Day

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

A portion of the Niagara Parkway will be a car-free zone on Canada Day.

And it could be something the Niagara Parks Commission considers more often.

“I wouldn’t say regular because it’s right in the heart of Queen Victoria Park, it’s sort of the centre, so there are reasons why it can’t happen all of the time, but certainly on special occasions it’s worthy of consideration,” said NPC chairwoman Janice Thomson.

A stretch of the parkway from Clifton Hill to Fraser Hill will be off limits to cars between 7 a.m. and midnight on July 1.

The parks commission encourages visitors to bring their bicycles, enjoy a horse-and-carriage ride and take advantage of the Wego bus service, which will operate on its regular route schedule.

Spring has sprung in 2016!

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We’ve an incredibly mild winter with very little snow. We’ve also had some unseasonably warm temperatures lately. All that has led to this… The flowers along the Niagara Parkway are starting to come up! The crocuses are up, and the daffodils and tulips are starting to shoot up. I’m not a big fan of winter, so this is great to see!

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Zip line project enters next phase

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From the Welland Tribune:

Thrill seekers will soon be able to get strapped onto one of four high-speed zip lines and descend 670 metres into the Niagara Gorge.

The Niagara Parks Commission announced this week it has received provincial approval to enter into an agreement with Niagara Adventure Excursions Inc., to bring a zip line and aerial adventure course to Niagara Falls.

The zip line attraction will be at the Grand View Marketplace, located along the Niagara Prkwy. near the base of Clifton Hill.

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Light up your holidays in Niagara Falls

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From the Naturally in Niagara blog:

The switch has been flipped in Niagara Falls and millions of tiny sparkling lights are illuminating the Niagara Parkway. The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights began its 32nd season on November 15 and will continue to brighten the season until January 12.

The Festival is looking forward to an exciting year with many new light displays, performers and as many as twenty fireworks shows next to the falls.

Man rescued after tumbling down Niagara Gorge embankment

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From CTV News Toronto:

A 26-year-old man was rescued early Monday morning after he fell more than 9 metres down the embankment of the Niagara Gorge and was stuck on a ledge.

Police were called to the gorge, located in the Hiram Street and Niagara River Parkway area, at approximately 5 a.m.

Niagara Falls for the holidays: Five musts in this winter wonderland

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From the Toronto Sun:

Just as cooler temperatures have little impact on the thundering waters flowing over the Horseshoe and American Falls, the stream of tourists and family-friendly events don’t stop when winter arrives in Niagara Falls.

From the colourful Winter Festival of Lights displays along the Niagara Parkway to the sweet lure of the Niagara Icewine Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, the Ontario city comes alive with a festive glow during the holiday season.

Here are five musts for travellers visiting Niagara Falls over the holidays.

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