Animals in Niagara Parks



Animals in Niagara Parks - NPC has posted "no dogs allowed" signs at the children's play area at King's Bridge Park, as well as at Old Fort Erie, Dufferin Islands Nature Area and Queenston Heights Park. These are preserved historic areas or sensitive environments containing bird and wildlife nesting grounds as well as protected plant species.

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Animals in Niagara Parks - NPC has posted "no dogs allowed" signs at the children's play area at King's Bridge Park, as well as at Old Fort Erie, Dufferin Islands Nature Area and Queenston Heights Park. These are preserved historic areas or sensitive environments containing bird and wildlife nesting grounds as well as protected plant species.

In the remaining parklands on NPC property, animals are allowed only if they are kept under the owner's immediate control at all times, preferably on a leash. Any cat, dog or other animal is not to be taken in or permitted to be within a designated public swimming area. Animals are not allowed to be taken in any NPC building, attraction or ride, even if they are small enough to be carried in arms. These restrictions do not apply to working dogs (Guide dogs).

While at Niagara Parks, visitors are respectfully asked to "Take Only Photographs, Leave Only Footprints" - therefore dog owners are asked to "stoop & scoop" to clean up after their pets.

Any problems or concerns with pets being allowed to run without control on Niagara Parks' property can be reported to the Niagara Parks Police at (905) 356-1338.

Background

The mission of the Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is to enhance and preserve the natural beauty of the Falls and the surrounding parklands. NPC maintains over 1,720 hectares (4,250 acres) of parkland and the 56-kilometre (35 mile) scenic Niagara River Parkway along the Canadian side of the Niagara River.

NPC is committed to preserving and rehabilitating natural areas and resources of environmental, historical and cultural significance along the Niagara River Corridor. To ensure the ecological integrity of plant and wildlife habitats within the Park are not compromised, NPC may set the terms and conditions under which horses, dogs and other animals may be allowed in any part of the Park, as per Section 21(i) of the Niagara Parks Act.

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