Niagara Parks Power Station to open to the public July 1

The Niagara Parks Power Station will open its doors to the public on Canada Day.

It’s located just south of the Horseshoe Falls and is considered to be the only fully intact, decommissioned hydroelectric power plant of its era in the world.

It was constructed in 1905 and remained operational until 2006.

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“This has been a very challenging time for the tourism sector, but the reopening of the Niagara Parks Power Station as a one-of-a-kind, made-in-Ontario attraction will mark a great milestone on the Niagara Region’s road to recovery,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries.

Phase One of the visitor experience, which opens July 1, will include daytime tours of the historic building and a nighttime immersive sound and light experience.

Presale tickets will be available starting Apr. 1.

Construction on Phase Two of the attraction will be completed over the next year.

It will open July 2022 and will allow visitors to explore to the underground.