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Niagara National Historic Sites

What is a Management plan?

A management plan provides strategic direction for managing our sites over the long-term. It outlines a vision as well as key strategies for maintaining and protecting natural and cultural resources, facilitating high quality visitor experiences, and conducting effective outreach, public engagement and promotional activities. Management plans are reviewed every ten years and are a key instrument for ensuring that Parks Canada delivers on its commitments to the people of Canada. The process of management planning allows Aboriginal communities, stakeholders, partners, local residents and the public to have an effective voice in shaping the future of the sites.

Developing a new Management Plan for Niagara National Historic Sites

Parks Canada is reviewing its management plan for Niagara National Historic Sites, which include Fort George, Butler’s Barracks, Fort Mississauga, Mississauga Point Lighthouse, Battlefield of Fort George, Battle of Queenston Heights and Navy Island. We would invite you to share your viewpoint and your suggestions as part of the public consultation period from January 22 to February 8, 2016.

View the PDF version of Management Plan Newsletter #1 (PDF, 8.5 MB) to learn more about our proposed vision and key strategies for these national treasures.

Your voice matters!

You can participate in this process in a number of ways. Parks Canada is holding Management plan Public Open Houses on Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Navy Hall (305 Ricardo Street in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario). Guests are invited to stop by and explore the proposed vision and key strategies outlined in the newsletter with friendly and knowledgeable staff. You can then provide input in person, or by comment card.

If you are unable to attend the Public Open House, you are invited to provide your comments by email or telephone.

Feedback from the first public open houses as well as partner and stakeholder sessions will be used to create a draft management plan for the Niagara National Historic Sites. This draft plan will be posted online in the spring. Canadians will have the opportunity to review it and provide additional input to the final plan by participating in a second open house or updated online questionnaire.

View the PDF version of the Management plan from 2007. (PDF, 9.7 MB)

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