The Niagara Parks Commission is steward to over 1,325 hectares of land along the entire Niagara River corridor from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. Over 21% of this land is classified as Ecologically/Environmentally Sensitive and the Niagara Great Gorge contains one of the largest concentrations of Species at Risk anywhere in Ontario and Canada. The corridor is designated as a Globally Significant Birding area that boasts 19 gull species and over 150,000 individual birds. Niagara Parks is committed to providing a safe haven for migrating birds and is fully dedicated to promoting public awareness and education of the plant and animal species that make their homes on our land.
Niagara Parks implements several Project Green Initiatives that focus on preservation and general enhancement of existing natural features and has developed an enviable record of land stewardship and leadership based on conservation, education, environmental management, innovation, preservation and restoration.
We create partnerships with the public and private sectors for projects that sustain and improve the environmental quality of the park, such as our air emissions reduction campaign, Spare the Air, a program that encourages motor coach and bus drivers to turn off their vehicle engines while parked.
Book a tour for your group at Sir Adam Beck 2, one of Ontario's largest facilities for generating hydro-electricity. It's a wonderful example of a natural, non-polluting and reliable power source that works in harmony with the beauty of Niagara.
Niagara Parks Culinary Services work together with our Recycling Department to divert food waste from landfills by composting. We reduce the environmental impact of our restaurants by offering these options wherever possible:
The Niagara Parks mandate is to preserve and protect our many heritage landmarks and to educate the public on our rich natural and historic offerings. Our green programmes help you take the meeting experience outside the meeting room:
Eco-Service options can be tailored to meet your needs: