The Niagara Parks Power Station has been a quiet pillar in Niagara Falls since 1905, but it is now the talk of the town as Niagara Falls’ newest and much anticipated attraction.
After a long career as one of Ontario’s most important electricity sources, the station was left behind when technology moved forward but recent modifications to the facility will allow it to open to the public. When it opens at this Summer, the station which is home to massive turbines that once powered the province by converting energy from the Horseshoe Falls into electric power, is expected to become one of the most popular attractions in Niagara Falls.
Dormant for the past 15 years, the power station has been re-imagined and will offer two exciting attraction experiences. The daytime experience is a tour of history through science, restored artifacts, exhibits and interpretive installations. The attraction will open to guests on July 30, 2021 for daily guided and self-guided tours through August 15th, and then will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for the remainder of August.
This attraction though will really shine at night, when the experience evolves to include a 3-D multimedia experience dubbed “Currents-Niagara’s Power Transformed”. The night time show features spectacular state-of the-art sound and projection mapping technology for a electrifying light show to the beat of an energized musical score. The show immerses guests in the hydroelectric process by following a droplet of water on its journey through the historic turbines to become electricity. Visitors will have to be patient to experience the evening show as it will launch September 3, 2021.
This summer’s opening is a first step in the new journey for the Niagara Falls attraction. Phase two of development which will be completed in 2022, will allow guests to explore the vast tunnels and rooms deep underground the station that connect the building to the Niagara River and a viewing portal at the base of Niagara Falls.
Reserve your Niagara Falls Hotel Stay and experience the Niagara Parks Power Station when it opens to guests in July.