The Niagara Parks Commission / Commission Des Parcs Du Niagara

The Niagara Parks Commission / Commission Des Parcs Du Niagara (HM26PV)

Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G Niagara Regional Municipality
Country: Canada

N 43° 4.692', W 79° 4.73'

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In 1885, the Province of Ontario established The Niagara Parks Commission as part of an international effort to preserve the natural scenery around Niagara Falls.
Originally, the Commission included Colonel Casimir Gzowski, Chairman, John W. Langmuir and J. Grant Macdonald, and was responsible for making the park self-financing while keeping admission free to the public.
The Commissioners acquired parkland along the river to create Queen Victoria Niagara Falls Park, which opened on May 24, 1888.
Beginning with a 62.2 hectare park, the Commission has grown to administer a world famous, 1720-hectare park along the full length of the Niagara River, nationally and provincially significant historic sites, botanical gardens, a horticultural school, and recreation areas, while remaining financially self-sufficient.

En 1885, la province de 1'Ontario créâ la Commission des parcs du Niagara. Cette mesure s'inscrivait dans le cadre d'un effort international visant à protéger la beauté naturelle des environs des chutes Niagara. La Commission originale comptait comme membres le colonel Casimir Gzowski, président John W. Langmuir et J. Grant Macdonald, et avait por mission d'assurer l'autofinancement du parc en tout en permettant au public d'y avoir accès gratuitement. La Commission acquits des terrains situés le long de la

rivière Niagara pour
constituer le Parc de la Reine Victoria aux Chutes de Niagara qui accueillit ses premiers visiteurs le 24 mai 1888. Sous la gouverne de la Commission, ce parc s'étendant au départ sur 62.2 hectares, est devenu un parc de renom mondial de 1 720 hectares longeant toute lu i rivière Niagara et comptant d'importants lieux historiques nationaux et provinciaux, des jardins botaniques, une école s'horticulture et des aires récréatives. Le parc continue encore aujourd'hui de s'autofinancer.
HM NumberHM26PV
Placed ByOntario Heritage Trust
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Date Added Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 656394 N 4771290
Decimal Degrees43.07820000, -79.07883333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 4.692', W 79° 4.73'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 4' 41.52" N, 79° 4' 43.8" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6650 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls Ontario L2G, CA
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