May 1st, 2011, Traffic Free Day

On Sunday, May 1st (Traffic Free Day in Niagara Parks) the first time available at the Journey Behind the Falls will be at 11:40 a.m. (not 9:00 a.m.).

Niagara Parks Appreciation Day to kick off 2011 Tourism Season

First-ever traffic-free Sunday on the Niagara Parkway and special discount pricing to NPC attractions, parking, food, retail

Niagara Falls, ON – The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is kicking off the 2011 tourism season with a Niagara Parks Appreciation Day on Sunday May 1 featuring deep discounts on admission to attractions, parking, food and other services. A portion of the proceeds raised this day will go to support the GNGH Foundation & future Walker Family Cancer Centre’s It’s Our Time campaign.

As well, at the suggestion of the Niagara Falls Trails & Bikeway Committee, the Niagara Parkway will be closed to cars and buses for the first time ever. The Parkway will be closed from Clifton Hill to Murray Street between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 1 so that cyclists and pedestrians can better experience Niagara Falls.

“We wanted to do something special to highlight the beauty and grandeur of the Niagara Parks and Niagara Falls. We especially want to bring families out for the day and to remind people who haven’t visited us for a while of just how wonderful this place is,” Fay Booker, Chair of the Niagara Parks Commission, said.

The Appreciation Day will feature $5 admission to all Niagara Parks attractions including, $5 parking at all NPC paid lots; and $5 all-day in-Park transportation on the Peoplemover Bus and the Falls Incline Railway systems.

Additional discounts will include $5 hamburger or cheeseburger combos (including French fries and drink) at Table Rock’s Burger Town, $5 Tapas all day at Elements on the Falls Restaurant and only $5 for a baseball cap or stainless steel water bottle at Niagara Parks gift shops.

“We have been working hard to beautify the Parks for the new tourist season and create a welcoming atmosphere for all those who will be visiting our sites, gardens and attractions this year,” Booker said. “We want people to know that there is more to do and see in Niagara and in Niagara Parks, and we want everyone to be inspired by the experiences they will have.”

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