Niagara Falls, ON –Niagara Parks is pleased to announce the much-anticipated opening dates for several of its sites, including the opening of the newly-refurbished Whirlpool Aero Car, along with the launch of its iconic Adventure pass products in time for the Easter long weekend.
This past winter, the Whirlpool Aero Car was removed from its tracks and sent to Saint-Jérôme, Québec, to undergo refurbishments to the cable car’s body and mechanical parts. The lower section of the Aero Car was restored with brand-new mechanical parts, non-slip floor, roof and fresh paint. The iconic yellow arch, designed by renowned Spanish engineer Leonardo Torres-Quevedo was replaced with an identical arch that will extend the life of this historic attraction.
Throughout the entire refurbishment process, meticulous care was taken to ensure the integrity of the stunning original design was preserved. To learn more about the remarkable history of this landmark attraction visit niagaraparks.com/aerocar.
On Friday, April 7, both the Whirlpool Aero Car and White Water Walk attractions are scheduled to open for the season.
Additional openings ahead of the summer season include the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse on Saturday, May 6, followed by Niagara Parks’ four ticketed heritage sites (Old Fort Erie, Mackenzie Printery, Laura Secord Homestead and McFarland House) on Saturday, May 20.
These experiences will be ready to welcome guests along with Niagara Parks other sites and attractions that are currently open:
From April 7 – 10, Niagara Parks’ signature restaurant will be featuring a specialty menu inspired by the springtime holiday. In addition to the classic menu, guests can enjoy an assortment of features such as Carrot and Ginger Velouté with Parsley Oil and Goat Cheese, Roasted Ontario Lamb Sirloin, and a specialty dessert featuring Strawberry and Rhubarb Panna Cotta.
Reservations are recommended and include complimentary parking. Visit niagaraparks.com/tablerockhouserestaurant to view menus and reserve a table.
The Niagara Falls Adventure Pass is your ticket to experience the most popular attractions that Niagara has to offer! Whether it’s standing in awe at the base of the world’s most powerful waterfall at Journey Behind the Falls, walking beside class 6 white water rapids at White Water Walk or experiencing a lush tropical oasis full of free flying butterflies, this is the best way to explore Canada’s top leisure destination. For more information, please visit niagaraparks.com/deals.
Soil Superheroes is an interactive exhibit that explores the secrets of soil science and conservation, created by the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum. To learn more about this family-friendly, educational exhibit, included with admission into the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, please visit niagaraparks.com/soilsuperheroes.
Now open, the classic Voyage to the Falls with Niagara City Cruises lets guests enjoy stunning views of the Niagara Gorge, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls, and come face-to-face with the famous Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Feel the thundering roar, awesome power, and amazing mist that come along with these natural wonders. For tickets and more info, please visit niagaraparks.com/attractions.
Open daily, WildPlay’s Zipline to the Falls provides riders a perspective of Niagara Falls that is unmatched, as they descend 670 metres into the heart of the Niagara Gorge on a thrilling one-of-a-kind adventure. Additional information is available at niagaraparks.com/zipline.
For visitors from the GTA, the GO Niagara Train Service continues to operate on weekends, to provide seamless access to all that Niagara has to offer. Families travelling with the GO Train – WEGO service can save with family/group rates, valid for groups up to five: two adults (18 or over) and three children or one adult and four children.
With the GO Niagara Train Service package, a child ticket is even more affordable! For just $8, the GO Niagara package allows children 3 to 12 years old to travel roundtrip to Niagara Falls from Union Station, including 2-day WEGO bus access which connects to Niagara Parks and throughout the City of Niagara Falls. Please visit niagaraparks.com/go for packages and online bookings.
Since its establishment in 1885, Niagara Parks has remained a self-financed agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, entrusted to preserve and protect the land surrounding Niagara Falls and the Niagara River. Today, Niagara Parks boasts gardens, a horticulture school, recreation, golf courses, restaurants, heritage and historic sites, gift shops and, of course, Niagara Falls. In short, natural landscapes, history, family fun, hiking, culinary delights, attractions and adventure.