Beta for 2017 Niagara Glen Parking

By May 23, 2017

The Niagara Parks Commission has announced its parking fees for 2017. These fees apply to all parks users arriving by car.

Boulderers who are climbing at the Niagara Glen need a climbing permit, which can be obtained at the Butterfly Conservatory. This climbing permit costs $20 per year. Holders of a climbing permit also receive an annual parking permit (which would normally cost $55 for the year or $25 for a daily pass), which is valid for two license plates.

We encourage climbers to demonstrate stewardship of this unique natural area and to apply Leave No Trace principles at the crag. The Ontario Access Coalition is supporting a volunteer-led Glen cleanup on June 3rd. More details about the cleanup will be coming tomorrow.

Niagara Parks has been a valued partner of the Ontario Access Coalition; our strong relationship has helped keep the Glen open despite access challenges caused by the its popularity.

The press release from Niagara Parks, reproduced below, contains the complete details about parking.

Niagara Parks Offers Daily and Year-Round Parking Pass Options

Niagara Falls, ON – The Niagara Parks Commission is pleased to announce several parking options, including both annual and daily parking pass programs, which are designed to enhance the overall visitor experience and provide greater value when visiting Niagara Parks.

A Niagara Parks’ annual parking pass can be used to enjoy unlimited parking at selected lots throughout Niagara Parks for a one-time fee of $55 (tax included)*. For frequent visitors, venue specific annual passes have also been created for the Niagara Parks’ Floral Showhouse, the Botanical Gardens/Butterfly Conservatory and for the Niagara Glen Nature Centre.

New this year, all annual parking passes will allow for up to two vehicles (two licence plate numbers) to be registered by an annual pass holder. Passes can be purchased online or obtained at each pay and display station, as well as at Niagara Parks’ Rapidsview Licensing Office and Falls Parking Lot.

Daily passes can also be purchased at any paid parking lot or pay and display station within the Park*. For more information on parking options or to purchase your annual pass online, please visit: www.niagaraparks.com/parking, or call: (905) 356-0943. (*see attached Fact Sheet for further details on paid parking locations and offerings).


Type of Pass Cost (Tax Included)
Annual Niagara Parks Parking Pass: $55.00
Annual Floral Showhouse Parking Pass: $30.00
Annual Niagara Glen Parking Pass, or
Seasonal parking pass (May to October): $15.00
Annual Botanical Gardens and Butterfly Conservatory Parking Pass: $15.00
All Day Niagara Parks Parking Pass: $25.00

The Niagara Parks Commission is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.

Niagara Parks Paid Parking Facilities
Niagara Parks maintains over 70 parking areas, 13 of which are paid parking lots:

Niagara Glen – Stairways lead to 4 km (2.5 miles) of paths that wind through a pristine pocket of Carolinian Forest, past boulders left behind as the Falls eroded through the area thousands of years ago. Metered parking will be available from May to October, as well as annual parking passes. Bouldering permit holders can present their permit at the Niagara Glen Nature Centre (or the Butterfly Conservatory) to receive an annual parking pass.