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Digital Doors Open Niagara Falls

Explore some traditional Doors Open Niagara Falls sites without having to leave home. The following sites offer tours, videos and activities that will engage people of all ages.

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, known both for its scenic beauty and its immense force (which generates an enormous amount of hydro-electric power). While you can now visit Niagara Falls again in person, there are still many digital experiences that are available and worth experiencing from your backyard. Take a virtual helicopter ride over the falls, experience a zipline ride to the falls, enjoy the much-loved Journey Behind the Falls, or even look ahead to the annual Winter Festival of Lights. Don’t forget your VR glasses to make these experiences pop! But if an in-person experience is what you’re looking for, check out the Niagara Parks COVID-19 Information Centre. Stay safe but have fun!

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  • Videos
  • Virtual tours
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

6342 Niagara Parkway
Niagara Falls, Ontario
https://www.niagarafallstourism.com

Architecture


Dates/hours open

May 20 - May 20

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Niagara Parks Power Station

The Niagara Parks Power Station – the first major power plant on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls – was completed in 1905 to produce hydroelectricity by leveraging the power of the Niagara River. A marvel of engineering and architecture, the station’s generators were the largest of their kind. Power generated from CNP was used to service Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York; the plant remained in operation until 2006 when it was decommissioned. The Niagara Parks Commission acquired ownership in 2009. The station was built with a rusticated stone exterior from Queenston limestone, with stunning, rounded window arches depicting restrained Romanesque design. The water-filled forecourt is the most prominent feature of the building setting, acting as a reflecting pool that enhances the pattern of the arches. The interior also features significant detail, from the massive bronze doors on the north side to the marble and bronze detailing of the office area. Renovations for adaptive reuse are underway – the first phase will open to the public in 2021 – will transform the facility into an extraordinary new multi-faceted visitor experience, which will preserve and showcase this culturally significant landmark while creating an iconic new attraction for Niagara Falls. For Digital Doors Open, explore the interior through the video below, and relive Fall 2019's special Doors Open event held at the station.

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  • Videos
  • Virtual tours

Architecture

Year built: 1905
Building type: Historical landmark
Architect: Algeron S. Bell

Dates/hours open

May 20 - May 20