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2012 Niagara Parks Meeting Planner

  2. 2. Only Ontario’s Niagara Parks... can offer superior fallsview dining, inspirational outdoor garden venues, legendary golfcourses, awesome natural wonder attractions and exclusive heritage & nature experiences.
  3. 3. N iagara Parks owns and operatesNatural Wonder Attractions forleisure tours, companion programsand team building.We offer five magnificent restaurant venues thatare perfect for opening conference receptionsand dinner events. Niagara Parks landmarkvenue at the brink of the Falls, the Table RockComplex, features a stylish Grand Hall and theelegant Elements on the Falls Restaurant. Our outdoor venues include spectacular park-lands, diverse gardens and five championshipgolf courses. Our crown jewel course, Legendson the Niagara, hosted the 2004 LPGA. Whether it’s an incentive for 12 or conventiondinner for 1,000 our venues are the perfectchoice. Count on us to assist with attendancebuilding, videos, images, shell brochures,attraction brochures for delegate bags, discountpricing on Falls merchandise and stunning floraldisplays created in Park. We’re a one-stopsource that will assist with site inspections,create an entire themed event, organize a golftournament or handle the booking of all tours,and we’re at your service. 2
  4. 4. Niagara Parks Exclusive Venues Let our professional sales team help you put together a one of a kind custom meeting event package based on your organization’s specific needs and interests.Choose from a premium selection of Niagara Parks owned and operated venues located within walking distance of casinos, world class hotels and the convention centre.
  5. 5. NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE McFarland House 1 21.6 km to FallsRestaurant Venues AY15. Elements on the Falls Restaurant, AY 420 RKW RKW Falls Detail AVE. Terrace and Grand Hall A PA A PA G AR ORIA14. Edgewaters Restaurant and Terrace GAR NIA VIC T NIA STANLEY AVE. TON HILL . 4. Queenston Heights Restaurant and Park CLIF LS AV E L FA21. Legends on the Niagara Golf Complex, Oakes Garden Theatre 12 .6 km to Falls Banquet facilities and Terrace ? Laura Secord Homestead 2 9. Whirlpool Golf Course Restaurant 13.3 km to Falls Marketplace 13 Mackenzie Printery 3 Falls Boat Tour Experience ? 13.3 km to FallsOutdoor GardenandPark Venues Shopping and Dining FALLSVIEW AVE. FERRY ST. .5 km to Falls Rainbow Bridge AY12. Oakes Garden Theatre QUEENSTON KW R PA Y ST. 4. Queenston Heights Park MURRA ? Queenston Heights Restaurant & Park 4 RA 12 km to Falls GA16. Floral Showhouse and Rose Garden QUEEN VICTORIA PLACE 14 NIA Edgewaters Restaurant Floral Clock 5 Queenston Lewiston Riverview International Bu et 11.5 km to Falls Bridge AMERICANChampionship Golf Courses Illumination Tower FALLS Sir Adam Beck 2 Power Tour 6 POR21. Legends on the Niagara Golf Complex T 11 km to Falls AG Butter y Conservatory 7 E RD. Battlefield 18-hole Course Botanical Gardens & School of Horticulture P W AY RK 9 km to Falls Ussher’s Creek 18-hole Course Incline Railway AR A PA Niagara Glen Nature Centre NI AG Chippawa 9-hole Executive Short Course TABLE ROCK 15 STANLEY AVE. Trails 8 Niagara’s Fury ? 8 km to Falls 9. Whirlpool 18-hole Golf Course Journey Behind the Falls17. Oak Hall Estate and 9-hole Golf Course Elements on the Falls Restaurant Whirlpool Golf Course 9 The Shops at Table Rock Whirlpool RestaurantNiagara Falls Attractions P CANADIAN HORSESHOE FALLS QEW 7 km to Falls Whirlpool Aero Car 10 U.S.A.15. Canadian Horseshoe Falls 5.2 km to Falls15. Journey Behind the Falls White Water Walk 11 4.1 km to Falls Whirlpool Rapids15. Niagara’s Fury Bridge Y WA RK11. White Water Walk CANADA PA RA13. Falls Boat Tour Experience NPC’s mission is to protect the GA NIA 7. Butterfly Conservatory natural and cultural heritage 42010. Whirlpool Aero Car along the Niagara River for the STANLEY AVE. enjoyment of visitors while main- See FallsGarden and Nature Attractions taining financial self-sufficiency. Detail at Left Rainbow Bridge16. Floral Showhouse and Rose Garden NIAGARA FALLS ALL ALLS 7. Botanical Gardens P 5. Floral Clock Floral Showhouse 16 .5 km to Falls 8. Niagara Glen Oak Hall Estate & Golf 1718. Dufferin Islands The Niagara Parks McLEOD RD. Du erin Islands PO RTA P Commission Convention .75 km to Falls GE R. RD SD . RAPIDSVIEW PARKING 19 PID RAHeritage Attractions 3. Mackenzie Printery Sales and Service Division Bus Terminal Free Shuttle to the Falls NIAGARA PA RKWAY QEW 2. Laura Secord Homestead 5881 Dunn Street, Niagara Falls, 1.5 km to Falls CHIPPAWA 1. McFarland House Ontario, Canada L2G 2N9 Chippawa Battle eld Park 20 4. Queenston Heights Park 905-371-0252 Legend Bus Stop North 7.7 km to Falls and Brock’s Monument Legends on the Niagara 21 6. Sir Adam Beck 2 Power Tour # Niagara Parks Sites Bus Stop South Golf Complex conferenceinfo@niagaraparks.com 7.8 km to Falls20. Chippawa Battlefield Park niagaraparksMeetings.com ? Welcome Centres Niagara Parkway22. Old Fort Erie P Main Parking Lots Bus Route (peak summer season only) 4 Recreation Trail Bus Route Old Fort Erie 22 28 km to the Falls
  6. 6. Dining T A B L E R O C K the Falls as Close as You Can Get to Elements on the Falls Restaurant is breathtakingly situated at the very edge of Niagara Falls in our landmark location Table Rock Complex. This stylish venue is the perfect location for a show stopping opening reception or dinner. All seating features clear views of the Horseshoe Falls and the upper Niagara River. Open- flame grilling and fiery Rossi glassworks ensure your Elements experience comes alive with all the elements of nature. Our corporate menus feature the freshest ingredients from local farms, expertly prepared by our award-winning Chef and a large selection of VQA Niagara wines. The spectacular Grand Hall is located opposite Elements on the Falls and is an excellent gallery for viewing the Falls and surrounding scenery. It can be booked along with the Restaurant for an exquisite private reception. Table Rock also features two floors of shopping and the thrilling adventure attractions Journey Behind the Falls and Niagara’s Fury. Grand Hall viewing gallery and reception venue. Elements on the Falls features spectacular views of the Horseshoe Falls and upper Niagara River rapids.5
  7. 7. E L E M E N T S O N T H E F A L L S R E S T A U R A N T Outdoor Terrace Falls Views Elements on the Falls Restaurant Venue / Room Square Feet Banquet Reception ELEMENTS ON THE FALLS Grand Hall 2880 75 200 Outdoor Terrace 3350 110 300 Falls Views Elements Restaurant 4500 300 500 Grand Hall table rock history In the early 1700s, a large shelf of bare rock was exposed by the rushing waters ofCanadian Petroleum Landmen Association Taylor & Associates Niagara as the brink receded southward. For generations the shelf served as a scenic“The Association was very impressed with the “Dinner at Elements on the Falls Restaurant with a vantage point which was known as TableOpening Reception. The food and service were fantastic meal accompanied by a very knowledgeable Rock. Sections of rock would occasionallywonderful. The fireworks were a major hit! It sommelier, and the fireworks display all contributed fall off however and in 1935 the remainingwas a great way to kick off the most successful to our success! Thanks again - your organization does ledge was blasted off for safety. Buildings atConference in our Associations history!” a fantastic job!” this landmark location have retained the name Table Rock to this day. 6
  8. 8. Q U E E N V I C T O R I A P L A C E Overlooking the Falls edgewaters restaurant Edgewaters Restaurant is located on the upper level of historic Queen Victoria Place. It offers a panoramic view of both the American and Horseshoe Falls. Dine indoors or on the expansive covered terrace. Summer nights sizzle on the Edgewaters terrace as guests enjoy the Falls illuminations and select evenings free concerts and amazing fireworks. Host your special banquet and reception in the Commissioner’s Quarters (atop Edgewaters Restaurant) with its birds-eye view of the Falls visible through original leaded-glass Tudor style windows. Elegant indoor seating is also available. Edgewaters terrace is the perfect spot to watch a fireworks display and/or the nightly illuminations.7
  9. 9. E D G E W A T E R S R E S T A U R A N T Siemens “The whole event was first class. And, of course, the Siemens colours lighting up the Falls at 9:30 was a very nice touch. Thank you.” Carlson Wagonlit Travel at Bausch & Lomb “It was great working with you - you are the best! You put Indoor Dining Room on a spectacular dinner and more than exceeded everyones expectations!” Hidden Champions “The TD Canada Trust event that took place on September Outdoor Terrace 30th, at Edgewaters Restaurant was a huge success. They had a great time, loved the food and atmosphere.” Falls Views Venue / Room Square Feet Banquet Theatre Reception EDGEWATERS RESTAURANT 200 (with dance floor) Indoor Dining Room 4815 150 300 220 (no dance floor) Terrace 4790 362 – 400 THE COMMISSIONERS QUARTERS (above Edgewaters Restaurant) Bar & Lounge Area 1440 40 – Combined Dance Floor 845 – – 200 Dining Area 865 120 75 – queen victoria place historyManulife Financial This stately building was known as the Refectory“The view, food and service was fantastic at Edgewaters. Our guests had a great time and really liked the view. I liked the when built in 1904. Modeled after a Swissattention to detail and appreciated all the attention the Chef gave to our guests with their special dietary restrictions. The chalet, with a distinctive copper roof, boulderevent was a success and I received several compliments on how great everything was at Edgewaters. I would recommend stones that had lain under the rushing Niagarausing this venue for a unique experience for a corporate event.” River for 12,000 years were salvaged for the walls of the building. In the early days the building featured an open picnic area and in 1921 even a popular dance hall was opened. 8
  10. 10. Q U E E N S T O N H E I G H T S P A R K Overlooking the Niagara River a heritage park venue A serene setting offering a breathtaking view of the Niagara River and scenic vine- yards from the elegant dining room, the banquet room below or the open air covered patio. Groups can enjoy Themed Cuisine prepared by our Executive Chef and sip and sample vintages from our award-winning Best of Niagara VQA Wine Collection. A Niagara Parks representative can also arrange an exclusive soldier re-enactment and musket demonstration at historic Brock’s Monument. Elegant patio overlooking the Niagara River Queenston Heights Restaurant exterior at the foot of Brock’s Monument9
  11. 11. Q U E E N S T O N H E I G H T S R E S T A U R A N T River View River View Queenston Heights Restaurant Dining Room Lower Level Banquet/Meeting Room Wine Collection Room Outdoor Terrace Venue / Room Square Feet Banquet Theatre Classroom Reception Boardroom Canadian Medical Association QUEENSTON HEIGHTS RESTAURANT “I wanted to thank you so much for the successful VIP dinner Main Dining Room 2904 120 108 – 138 – Terrace 1568 86 75 50 147 30 we had at Queenston Heights Restaurant. The event was lovely Lower Meeting/Banquet Room 1800 120 50 30 120 30 and everyone really enjoyed the musket demonstration. The food was fabulous and it was really a pleasure working with Niagara Parks Commission. You have a hidden gem there at Queenston Heights!!!” queenston heights history Queenston Heights has been a popular picnic and recreation Park for generations. As early as 1895 visitors travelled by Ferry from Toronto to enjoy the beautiful views and parkland. A restaurantWar of 1812 tours and musket demonstrations Executive Chef was first built in 1900 and the current building with its outdoor patio was built in 1939, using Queenston limestone with a red tile roof. 10
  12. 12. O U T D O O R G A R D E N V E N U E S Garden Theatre Oakes Oakes Garden Theatre is the perfect outdoor venue overlooking the Falls to stage your next private reception event. Based on a Greek amphitheatre it is a mix of beaux arts architecture, beautiful manicured flower beds and lawns with the spectacular backdrop of both the American and Horseshoe Falls. OAKES GARDEN THEATRE CAPACITY: Falls Views reception 1000 Oakes Garden Theatre stage overlooking the American Falls Niagara Parks floral design Oakes Garden Theatre riverside11
  13. 13. O U T D O O R G A R D E N V E N U E S Park Pavilions Rose GardenQueenston heights floral showhouse andQueenston Heights Park is located on top of the 106m. (350ft.) Niagara Escarpment, The Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse is a tropical paradise that explodes with colour.which allows for spectacular views of the lower Niagara River, Lake Ontario, and the Magnificent seasonal floral shows, lush tropical foliage, water feature and tropicalToronto skyline on clear days. Outdoor covered pavilions can accommodate 800 songbirds make this a truly unique venue for corporate events. Your private functionspersons, and many more with tenting for all types of events. A bandshell is available can take advantage of the spectacular rose garden and guests can flow out onto thefor performances and pavilion group catering is offered through Queenston Heights manicured grounds.Restaurant. Ample free parking is available on-site.Queenston Heights Park Pavilion River view from Queenston Heights Park QUEENSTON HEIGHTS PARK OUTDOOR COVERED PAVILIONS 2 CAPACITY EACH PAVILION: 5,700 ft2 banquet: 200 with bar, 400 no bar, picnic table seating reception 332 Floral Showhouse, outdoor reception FLORAL SHOWHOUSE CAPACITY: reception 250 ROSE GARDEN CAPACITY: reception 1000 12
  14. 14. G O L F Absolutely Inspired legends on the niagara The first of its kind in Canada, this magnificent golf complex features two unrivaled 18-hole championship courses that have been ranked as top 20 courses in Canada by The Globe & Mail. The complex features a 9-hole executive short course, a 45-acre, 360̊ practice facility, and a Golf Academy, all less than 15 minutes from the Falls. Designed by renowned architects Douglas Carrick and Thomas McBroom, this five star complex takes full advantage of a supremely natural site. Ussher’s Creek: Yardage 7308, Par 72, Battlefield: Yardage 7224, Par 72, Chippawa: Yardage 2201, Par 30. Legends is ideal for your Tournament event with an unparalleled play experi- ence and full service banquet options at the spectacular Clubhouse. Ask your Niagara Parks representative about “Wine Legends dining room and Nine” featuring VQA Niagara wines.13
  15. 15. L E G E N D S O N T H E N I A G A R A 18th Hole Lake View Buffet served on Legends open air terrace Public Restaurant Procor Limited “I would like to sincerely thank you and your dedicated staff for a wonderful day. Our customers thoroughly enjoyed them- selves and had many compliments about the Legends personnel and facility. Nice job on the weather too.” Golden Eagles Group “Just a brief note, to THANK YOU for hosting our group at your course. The course is was in wonderful condition. Your staff were courteous, friendly and very professional. Our two days were very enjoyable. Have a good Fall.” Chippawa Battlefield historyVenue / Room Square Feet Banquet Theatre Classroom Reception Boardroom Adjacent to the Legends on the Niagara golfLEGENDS ON THE NIAGARA complex, Niagara Parks has preserved a 250-Legends Boardroom 754 – – – – 22Legends Banquet Room 3,014 200 (rounds of 8 no dance floor) acre site of the Battle of Chippawa. Fought onEast / West Total of 250 (rounds of 10 no dance floor) 300 120 500 90 July 5, 1814, the Battle cost the lives of approx- two rooms 160 (with dance floor)Legends Banquet Room East 1,507 80 150 60 250 45 imately 200 American, British, Canadian andLegends Banquet Room West 1,507 80 150 60 250 45 allied warriors, most of whom are buried at theFoyer (not stand alone, add to) 1,723 80 – – 200 – battle site. Due to a shortage of cloth at theTerrace 4,144 200 – – 200 – time, the American force wore grey uniforms instead of the usual blue. To this day, West Point cadets wear grey uniforms to honour those who fought in this battle. 14
  16. 16. G O L F A Golf Classic whirlpool golf Ranked as one of the top public golf courses in Canada, the Whirlpool Public Golf course is located against the backdrop of the Niagara River whirlpool and gorge. The Whirlpool Clubhouse Restaurant and Lounge overlooks this scenic golf course. The ideal location for tournament events. Slope 126, Rating 73.3 , Yardage (gold tees) 7019. This magnificent 18-hole championship course, designed by Stanley Thompson, has been given a 4 star rating by Golf Digest. Whirlpool Clubhouse as seen from the 18th hole Whirlpool Restaurant overlooking outdoor patio Whirlpool Restaurant dining room15
  17. 17. W H I R L P O O L G O L F C O U R S E 18th Hole Venue / Room Square Feet Banquet Reception WHIRLPOOL GOLF COURSE Clubhouse Dining Room and Lounge 1700 120 80 Patio (Indoor/outdoor) 1100 32 40Whirlpool Golf Course, hole #14 16
  18. 18. S I G N A T U R E R E C E P T I O N S Exclusive Receptions& Golf Oak Hall Estate Just above the Falls is Niagara’s historic estate full of sophistication and old- world allure, complete with candelabras, a stone fireplace and open-air terrace. This former home of Sir Harry Oakes is ideal for intimate receptions. Oak Hall 9-hole Golf Course is ideal for groups that want a fun short course. Located above the Falls on the grounds of historic Oak Hall. OAK HALL ESTATE CAPACITY: reception 75 Oak Hall estate Oak Hall, outdoor terrace history This stately home was built in 1924 by entrepreneur Harry Oakes. Used as a convalescent hospital during World War II, the building was purchased by The Niagara Parks Commission in 1959 and the main floor features original furniture in three rooms, including historic dining chairs: Oak Hall, dining room 9-Hole golf course on the grounds of Oak Hall Estate Oak Hall, reception hall on the backs are carved the names of guests who attended a dinner in 1919, including Albert17 Edward, Prince of Wales.
  19. 19. E C O M E E T I N G S Green Initiatives eco conference and meeting optionsECO-ENERGY ECO-PROGRAMMINGBook a tour for your group at Sir Adam The Niagara Parks mandate is to preserveBeck 2, one of Ontarios largest facilities and protect our many heritage landmarksfor generating hydro-electricity. Its a won- and to educate the public on our richderful example of a natural, non-polluting natural and historic offerings. Our greenand reliable power source that works in programmes help you take the meeting ex-harmony with the beauty of Niagara. perience outside the meeting room: • Walking tours and nature-based activitiesECO-CUISINE at nature sites such as the Niagara GlenNiagara Parks Culinary Services work • Hiking along the Niagara River Recreationtogether with our Recycling Department Trailto divert food waste from landfills by • Carbon Offsetting options such as ourcomposting. We reduce the environmental Plant a Tree Programimpact of our restaurants by offering these • Educational information on how Niagaraoptions wherever possible: Parks protects endangered animal and• Regional recipes using locally sourced plant species and our Spare the Air pro- products gramme that reduces air emissions from• A wide selection of Niagara produced buses in the Park VQA wines• Menus featuring vegetarian options or ECO-SERVICE responsible seafood Eco-Service options can be tailored to meet your needs: • Reduce waste by replacing disposable items with reusable ones, such as china and glassware, linen napkins, ceramic creamer and sugar dispensers • Equip all meeting rooms with recycling stations for items such as paper, plastics, glass and cansFresh local farm fare Niagara Glen Nature Reserve 18
  20. 20. H E R I T A G E T R A I L Heroes& Legends DISCOVER NIAGARA’S Old Fort Erie The year is 1812. The place is Fort Erie and war is in the air. All around are the sights and sounds of men preparing for battle. Over 200 years of living history resides within. Laura Secord Homestead War of 1812 heroine, Laura Secord, warned the British forces of an impending attack. Guides in period costumes entertain visitors with tales of her adventure. Laura Secord Homestead McFarland House Experience a taste of 1840’s gracious Georgian style. Explore the period herb garden. Sample fine refreshments, home baking or sip a glass of Niagara wine at the McFarland Tea Room. Sir Adam Beck 2 Power Tour Since 1958, this power plant has cap- tured energy in one of Ontario’s largest hydroelectric facilities. Tours include: 3 observation areas, 11 minute video, and Old Fort Erie McFarland House interactive area. Queenston Heights Park and Brock’s Monument This beautiful park is the site of a War of 1812 battle. Surrounding the monu- ment is a recreational park with covered pavilions, bandshell, tennis courts and hiking trails. Mackenzie Printery An interactive working heritage press Sir Adam Beck 2 Power Tour Queenston Heights Park and Brock’s Monument Mackenzie Printery and former home of political reformer William Lyon Mackenzie.19
  21. 21. G A R D E N T R A I L N A T U R E T R A I L Gardens Parklands exquisite NATURAL Dufferin Islands Botanical Gardens Butterfly Conservatory Floral Showhouse Niagara Glen and Whirlpool Niagara River Recreation TrailBotanical Gardens Floral Showhouse niagara glen and whirlpool niagara river recreation trailThese magnificent Gardens feature: the and Fragrance Garden The Niagara Glen is a unique spot of The Niagara River Recreation Trail is a pavedrose garden, herb garden, parterre The Floral Showhouse is a tropical paradise beauty deep in the Great Gorge that path for non-motorized traffic stretching somegarden (top photo), vegetable garden, that explodes with colour. It is a year-round has been a designated Nature Reserve 53 kilometers (35 miles) along the Canadianrock garden and the splendid arboretum, escape featuring 8 seasonal floral displays since 1992. The Niagara Glen over- side of the Niagara River through some of theembracing one of Canada’s finest collec- and dozens of tropical songbirds. Outside looks the Niagara River Whirlpool, a prettiest country in the world. The trail runstions of ornamental trees and shrubs. the Fragrance Garden will delight the senses. unique natural phenomenon that you from Old Fort Erie in the south, north to the must see to believe! historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.The Butterfly ConservatoryThis award winning structure is home to a rainbow of over 2,000 free flying tropical dufferin islandsbutterflies. Exotic greenery and flowing water create the rain forest like environment. This popular area is 10 acres of paradise - a quiet, secluded park containing several smallOpen year-round. islands connected by small bridges and footpaths. This area is home to the "Winter Festival of Lights" from November to January each year, when several animated lighting displays are placed around the perimeter of the islands. 20
  22. 22. N I A G A R A P A R K S V I P T O U R S Sightseeing Tours premium park Make it first class and treat them to a Niagara Parks VIP Tour. All VIP Tours can be customized based upon your itinerary, and include priority entry to Niagara Parks attractions, an exclusive shuttle pick up and return to your conference hotel, and a Personal Niagara Parks Guide. Add an exquisite lunch or dinner at any of our Niagara Parks world-class dining venues. For groups of 20 or more. VIP Attractions Tour Choose from the Falls Boat Tour experience, Jour- ney Behind the Falls, White Water Walk, Butterfly Conservatory, Whirlpool Aero Car, Niagara’s Fury and the Sir Adam Beck 2 Power Tour. VIP Wine Tour Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at a Niagara-on- the-Lake winery, a wine-paired lunch at Queen- ston Heights Restaurant and a visit to the magical Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory. VIP Herbal Tea Experience A two-hour sensory experience! A guided tour of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens leads to the walled Herb Garden. Here you will harvest herbs to create your own brewed tea to enjoy along with a delicious scone. VIP Heritage Tour Niagara Parks Heritage Trail sites have been refur- bished to commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812-14. Choose from Old Fort Erie, Laura Secord Homestead, McFarland House and Mackenzie Printery. VIP Wine Tour VIP Herbal Tea Experience VIP Heritage Tour21