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Niagara Parks issues RFP for development of Queen Victoria Park concept master plan

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

The Niagara Parks Commission has issued a formal Request for Proposals to the planning, architectural and landscape architectural consultant community to help develop a renewed master plan that will become the provincial agency’s blueprint for the future.

The purpose of the master plan is to guide continued development, programming and management of Niagara Parks lands within the Queen Victoria Park area while also protecting and preserving the natural and historic features within the area, said Janice Thomson, chairwoman of the Niagara Parks Commission.

Under the RFP, the Queen Victoria Park area is defined as Niagara Parks lands between the Rainbow Bridge and Kingsbridge Park in Chippawa.

Ontario’s Niagara Parks Launches Life on Display Exhibit

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From a Niagara Parks Commission press release seen on Niagara at Large:

This July 28th, The Niagara Parks Commission officially launched its Life on Display exhibit at the Floral Showhouse, a key component of Niagara Parks’ Begin Here campaign to commemorate the sesquicentennial of Canada and the province of Ontario.

Celebrate the Canada Day Weekend with Ontario’s Niagara Parks

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From a Niagara Parks Commission press release seen at Niagara at Large:

Niagara Parks is set to mark Canada’s 150th birthday with a full lineup of events over the July 1st weekend.

Celebrate this momentous occasion at one of the country’s most iconic destinations with two days of entertainment featuring a free performance by Hollerado on Saturday, July 1; the launch of a brand-new Niagara Parks experience: Night Lights: Journey Behind the Falls After Dark; complimentary admission to Old Fort Erie and Laura Secord Homestead on Saturday, July 1; and bonus extended Falls Fireworks displays on Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2.

Niagara Parks partners with Metrolinx for new Go Train travel package

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Metrolinx and Niagara Parks are teaming up to make it easier for people to experience one of the country’s top tourism destinations.

The provincial transit agency’s seasonal Go Train service from downtown Toronto to Niagara resumes June 23 and, with the new partnership with Niagara Parks, visitors will be able to purchase travel packages that combine a round-trip GO Train ticket with access to the Wego transportation system.

“We are truly excited to be working with Metrolinx on this project as we invite visitors to immerse themselves in the rich history, world-renowned gardens, trails and pathways and breathtaking natural beauty that characterize Niagara Parks and the entire Niagara region,” Janice Thomson, chairwoman of the Niagara Parks Commission, said Monday at Table Rock.

Niagara Parks unveils Canada 150 projects

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Canada’s 150th birthday will have Niagara Parks Commission gardeners busy this spring.

Interactive gardens, a revitalized Niagara Glen and 30,000 red and white tulips will greet tourists this summer for the NPC’s commemorative programming for the country’s year-long celebration.

Backed with $563,000 from the province’s Ontario150 Funding Program, the NPC has undertaken five legacy projects with the theme of Rooted.’

During a media conference Tuesday, parks commission chairwoman Janice Thomson said the projects “speak to our mission and the ‘roots’ we have established over our rich 132-year history.” They also touch upon NPC’s anniversary campaign theme of Begin Here, “signifying Niagara Parks’ importance as a natural, cultural and heritage gateway.”

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Butterfly Conservatory welcomes critters for Ontario’s birthday

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From the Niagara Falls Review (includes 14 photos):

The Butterfly Conservatory is hosting a new exhibit, ‘Wild Ontario – A Celebration of Ontario’s Biodiversity’ will be open to the public from April 29 until June 6. The exhibit, part of the Niagara Parks Commission’s ‘Begin Here’ Ontario 150th celebrations and created by Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo, is also funded through the government’s Ontario 150 funding program.

Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory to Host Wild Ontario Exhibit

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From a Niagara Parks Commission press release seen on Niagara at Large:

The Niagara Parks Commission is pleased to welcome a new family-friendly, educational exhibit “Wild Ontario – A Celebration of Ontario’s Biodiversity,” that will be taking place at the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory from Saturday, April 29 to Sunday, June 11.

Visitors will be introduced to various fascinating species of mammals, amphibians, birds, fish, reptiles and invertebrates, all native to this province. Interactive and bilingual displays will explain Ontario’s three different Ecozones: the Hudson Bay Lowlands, the Ontario Shield and the Mixed Wood Plains, as well as the unique regions and habitats that can be found within these Ecozones.

A Piece of History Gets Renovated

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From the Niagara Parks blog:

Drive through Dufferin Islands and you’ll notice a hut constructed of stone boulders located at the base of Burning Spring Hill. The former police hut is the last of its kind still standing from 1907 and will be renovated to preserve a significant piece of history within Niagara Parks.

A complete overhaul will commence in Spring 2017 including a new cedar roof with copper cap, repaired block work, new masonry ledgers on existing window openings, and a number of structural repairs to wood and concrete throughout.

Once completed it will serve as a location for light displays, interpretive information on Dufferin Islands and some explanation of the plants and animals of the area.

March Break in Niagara Parks

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The Niagara Parks Blog recently posted about a lot of activities that they will have running over the March Break. These include:

  • Northern Owls at the Butterfly Conservatory
  • March Break Matinees at Old Fort Erie
  • Print your own tribute for Canada 150
  • Save with the Niagara Falls Wonder Pass

Check out the blog posting for more details

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