ATTRACTIONS TO OPEN THIS SUMMER
When visiting, you will notice new construction fencing and signage has been put in place to help educate and build enthusiasm for what we believe will be two new outstanding eco-adventure attractions for Niagara Parks. Both attractions, the Adventure Course at Thompson’s Point and the 670 metre, 2,200-foot long zipline, from Niagara Parks Grand View Marketplace to the historic Ontario Power Company building at the base of Horseshoe Falls, will be opened in the summer of 2016.
ANOTHER UNIQUE WAY TO INTERPRET THE FALLS
The new zipline attraction at Grand View Marketplace and aerial adventure course at Thompson’s Point will provide visitors with a breathtaking, authentic Niagara Falls and Niagara Parks experience. These two new attractions are in keeping with Niagara Parks other natural attractions and provide another unique way to interpret the Falls, the Niagara Gorge and all the lands along the Niagara Parkway, without impacting views or access enjoyed by other visitors to the Falls.
The Niagara Parks Commission has engaged WildPlay Niagara Falls to undertake the construction and operation of these two new exciting attractions. WildPlay Niagara Falls is a partnership between some of Niagara’s leading hospitality and attraction providers, matched with the consulting and technical expertise of a world-class zipline and aerial adventure operator, WildPlay Element Parks.
WildPlay Niagara Falls is well suited to undertake the task of constructing and operating these new eco-tourism attractions. WildPlay Element Parks has successfully developed five aerial adventure parks and zip lines in western Canada and has also provided additional consulting expertise to outdoor adventure parks across North America and the Caribbean.
Whirlpool Adventure Course is a fun and thrilling experience of suspended obstacles and ziplines in the midst of nature. Three selfpaced courses (Classic, Extreme and Kids) include dozens of climbing, ziplining, jumping and swinging aerial games for guests age five to adult. The cliff-side courses are a totally new and unique way to have a Niagara River adventure!
The installation of a new fully accessible elevator will now offer the opportunity for all visitors to enjoy the breathtaking views from the existing observation platform at Grand View Marketplace.