Niagara Falls

Niagara Parks Power Station, 7005 Niagara Parkway

Year built: 1905

Builder: Algeron S. Bell

Original purpose: Built in 1905, this was the first major power plant on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Leveraging the power of the formidable Niagara River, it produced hydroelectric power for over 100 years until it was decommissioned in 2006. A marvel of engineering and architecture, the station’s generators were the largest of their kind. The site was acquired by the Niagara Parks Commission in 2009.

Adaptive reuse: Following a major restoration and adaptive reuse redesign, the power station is now a must-see attraction that many are saying is even better than the nearby majestic Niagara Falls themselves. Complete with immersive exhibits, restored artifacts and interactive storytelling, the power station will come to life in a breathtaking way that you will never forget. Come at night for a truly unique experience. This site has been a feature attraction of Digital Doors Open Ontario since 2021.

Adapted by: Niagara Parks

Awards: 2021 Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation


Niagara Parks Power Station, Niagara Falls
Niagara Parks Power Station, Niagara Falls