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Queen's Royal Park

Left: The highlight of Queen's Royal Park; the beautiful white gazebo, built in the 1980s for the movie "The Dead Zone" was donated to the town of NOTL after production. Top right: Leisurely trails through the trees at Queen's Royal Park. Bottom right: Listen to the wind whistle through the trees while you look out at Fort Niagara across the river and the mouth of Lake Ontario. Photos: [Kirsty Woodhead].

 

GENERAL INFORMATION


Kick off your shoes, feel the grass between your toes and relax in the shade under beautiful trees along the Niagara River at Queen’s Royal Park. Located just two blocks from Niagara-on-the-Lake’s main commercial strip, Queen’s Royal Park is the perfect location to enjoy a picnic outside, take a leisurely walk along the water’s edge or just relax and listen to the wind whistle through the trees.

 

Queen’s Royal Park is a quaint, picturesque park located along the edge of the Niagara River that offers an escape from the busy hustle and bustle of the town. The park looks out over the water to Fort Niagara and Lake Ontario. Facilities at Queen’s Royal Park include picnic tables, park benches overlooking the river, a small gazebo, a leisurely walking trail, open grass, washrooms, and a parking lot. The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake is proud to provide inhabitants and visitors with beautiful parks and recreation sites for personal and community enjoyment, free of charge.

 

 


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Hours of Operation

Regular hours of operation for Administration 

Monday-Friday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm 

Operating hours exclude holidays.

 

Queen's Royal Park is open all year round, 24/7.

 

 


DIRECTIONS

From Toronto:
Take the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) West

Merge onto Queen Elizabeth Way/ON-403 West (20.8 km)

Stay left, continuing on Queen Elizabeth Way following signs for Niagara/East Hamilton/Fort Erie (61.8 km)

Take the Regional Road 89/Glendale Avenue South exit (600 m)

Merge onto Glendale Avenue/Regional Road 89 (220 m)

Turn right onto Taylor Road/Regional Road 70 (2.4 km)

Continue onto Niagara Stone Road (follow signs for Niagara-on-the-Lake) (12.5 km)

Continue onto Mississauga Street (1.3 km)

Turn right onto Queen Street (600 m)

Turn left onto Regent Street (300 m)

Turn right onto Front Street (40 m)

Destination will be on the left

Parking is available in a designated parking lot for Queen’s Royal Park for $1.50/ hour

 

Front Street

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, L0S 1J0, Canada

From Fort Erie:

Head east on Municipal Centre Drive (96 m)

Take the 1st right to stay on Municipal Centre Drive (110 m)

Turn left onto Buffalo Road (190 m)

Turn right onto Garrison Road (450 m)

Take the 2nd left onto Pettit Road/Regional Road 118 (1.9 km)

Turn right onto Gilmore Road/Regional Road 19 (400 m)

Merge onto the Queen Elizabeth Way via the ramp to Toronto (33.1 km)

Take the Regional Road 89/Glendale Avenue exit toward Niagara-on-the-Lake (500 m)

Turn right onto Glendale Avenue/Regional Road 89 (200 m)

Turn left onto York Road (following signs for Virgil/Niagara-on-the-Lake) (450 m)

Take the first right onto Airport Road (2.8 km)

Turn right onto Niagara Stone Road (9.7 km)

Continue onto Mississauga Street (1.3 km)

Turn right onto Queen Street (600 m)

Turn left onto Regent Street (300 m)

Turn right onto Front Street (40 m)

Destination will be on the left

Parking is available in a designated parking lot for Queen’s Royal Park for $1.50/ hour

 

Front Street

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, L0S 1J0, Canada

 

 


Historical


Queen’s Royal Park in Niagara-on-the-Lake is set on the bank of the Niagara River, right where the river opens up into Lake Ontario. Before it became a park, the site of Queen’s Royal Park was the original site of the Queen’s Royal Hotel. The hotel was built in 1868 and was commonly referred to as on of the best hotels in North America. It was frequented by many a wealthy tourists from Canada, the US and abroad, and was the site for many social gatherings. The Queen’s Royal Hotel was demolished in 1930 due to a decline in tourism to the area. At that time, the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake purchased the property and turned it into the picturesque park seen today. The highlight of Queen’s Royal Park is the beautiful white gazebo. The gazebo was built in the 1980s for the movie “The Dead Zone” and was donated to the town when filming finished. Today, the gazebo can be rented out for weddings and has a capacity of 12 people.

 


ECOLOGICAL


Although it is relatively small in size, Queen’s Royal Park is a haven for visitors to relax, enjoy and appreciate the natural beauty of the environment. The park encompasses open grassy areas perfect for children to run around, a leisurely walking trail through lines of trees and along the water’s edge, and picnic tables and benches. During spring and summer Queen’s Royal Park is a lush sea of green between the grass and trees throughout the park. In the fall though, the park’s trees boast a beautiful range of colours as the leaves change in preparation for winter. Topography of the park varies from flat open areas, to a slightly inclined trail, to a small hill on the edge of the river bank.

 


Further Information

 

http://www.notl.org/content/recreation-leisure-0

 

http://www.exploringniagara.com/places_to_explore/parks_beaches/queens_royal_park.html

 

YouTube video clip of Queen's Royal Park: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNoNy28O6gQ

 

 

Ownership & Management

Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake

Facilities

-Walking trail along the Niagara River
-Picnic tables
-Park benches overlooking the river
-Washrooms
-Parking lot
-Gazebo

Admission Fee

Entrance to the park is free, however, there is a charge for parking. Parking services are provided at Queen's Royal Park by the meter. Charges are $1.50/hour.

Address

On Front Street, at the end of King Street
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
L0S 1J0

Telephone

905-468-4261

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.257587
Longitude -79.069357

Administration

Clive Buist
Director of Parks & Recreation
Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake: Parks & Recreation Offices
1565 Four Mile Creek Road
PO Box 190
Virgil, Ontario
L0S 1T0
Tel 905-468-4261
Fax 905-468-4555
Email info@notl.org
Website http://www.notl.org

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