From the Niagara Falls Review:
Construction is expected to start next month on Niagara Parks’ new zip line and aerial adventure course attractions.
“There’s a lot of behind the scenes work going on now, including the final designs, and construction will be starting in February, weather permitting,” said David Adames, senior director of business development at Niagara Parks.
The project is expected to take four months to complete. Niagara Parks hopes to offer a ‘soft launch’ in late spring, followed by an official grand opening over the Canada Day holiday weekend.
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.
From the St Catharines Standard:
Four zip line attractions could be up and running next year in Niagara Falls if a proposal by the Niagara Parks Commission gets the green light.
The agency held a public information session Thursday at the School of Horticulture to unveil plans for what it hopes will be the newest Niagara Falls attraction.
The proposed zip line sites include a line that runs parallel to the Whirlpool Aero Car above the whirlpool and a second one that would run from the Maid of the Mist boat plaza to the power station near the base of the Falls.
A third line will operate from Rapidsview parking lot and a fourth will be at Thompson Point.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
The public should know by the end of the year whether a zip-line attraction above Niagara Parks Commission property will be a go.
Staff is preparing a report on the idea, which commissioners will likely deal with at their December meeting, said NPC chairwoman Janice Thomson.
She said the report will include input from professionals and the public, staff comments on how to possibly mitigate concerns and any potential amendments to the concept. It will outline pros and cons between the parks commission potentially operating the attraction versus the private sector.
Thomson acknowledges any proposal dealing with nature areas can strike a nerve with people. That’s why she’s pleased with the “tremendous level of support” the possibility of two new zip-line attractions at Dufferin Islands and Thompson Point, which is directly across from Whirlpool Golf Course, has received.
From Bullet News Niagara:
As a steady crowd of the curious strolled past the large information placards, standing off to the side, watching and chatting, were the curious and the informed – the business stakeholders who have more than a passing interest in where the Niagara Parks Commission goes with its plans to possibly add zip line to its roster of attractions.
“It would be a great place,” said Michael Smith, president of Arbortrek Canopy Adventures in Detroit, which runs a zip line at a ski resort in Vermont. “We’ll have to see what they decide.”
From WIVB channel 4 in Buffalo:
Plans are underway for a new zip line attraction in Niagara Falls, Ontario, but first the idea has to pass muster with the community.
The Niagara Falls Review reports that residents will have a chance to voice their opinions on the plan in two public meetings to be held next week.