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Special events will include:

  • The Rainbow Room
  • The Rainbow Room, located at the top of the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls, is where we will enjoy spectacular views of the Falls as we dine on culinary delights prepared just for us. Mix and mingle through the drink and food stations and prepare for a special fireworks display over the Falls to end our evening. Let this rooftop view of the Falls be an inspiring beginning to our 2016 General Assembly.
  • Address: 5685 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada Admittance with name badge (Located next to the Sheraton on the Falls)
  • Queen Victoria Place
  • We will unwind from a busy day at Queen Victoria Place Restaurant. Situated in a park setting, it offers unparalleled panoramic views of both the American and Horseshoe Falls. After a cocktail hour, we will enjoy an evening dining on a buffet of local delicacies. Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, the terrace is the perfect vantage point to enjoy the Falls from another perspective.
  • Address: 6345 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada Transportation: WEGO Local Bus, Greenline North Board on Niagara Parkway/river road
  • Admittance with name badge
  • Hornblower*
  • After a day of collaborating, spend time getting to know Canada’s natural wonder. At your leisure, board one of the Hornblower’s 150-passenger boats, for an intimate experience with the mighty Niagara Falls. This 20-minute boat tour brings you as close as possible to the awesome power, thundering roar and amazing mist of the mighty Niagara Falls. Journey past the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and into the very heart of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls.
  • Address: 5920 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada Boarding for the Hornblower is a short walk from the Crown Plaza and the Sheraton Hotel.
  • Admittance: Ticketed event
  • Peller Estates
  • See another side to Niagara Falls as we head to Niagara-on-the-Lake for dinner and live entertainment. After a special welcome from the estate staff, begin your night with a wine tasting and a tour of the mansion or vineyard. Our food stations, situated throughout the estate, will feature seasonal delicacies infused with local wine. Spend time on the patio as you take in the beautiful, sweeping views of the country and surrounding vineyards. Save room for a special dessert spread that includes roasting ice-wine marshmallows over open fire pits.
  • Address: 290 John Steet East, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario Canada Transportation: Charter Bus Board at Sheraton on the Falls Lobby
  • Admittance with name badge
  • Journey Behind the Falls* and Elements on the Falls
  • You’ve seen the view from above, now see it up close and personal. Take a journey deep below and behind the heart of Niagara Falls, and stand in the mist where the mighty Horseshoe Falls tumbles from 13 stories above. At Journey Behind the Falls, you’ll experience the awesome spectacle of one-fifth of the world’s fresh water crashing down to the basin below. The sound is like thunder; the sight is awe-inspiring. We will take an elevator down 45 metres (150 ft.) through bedrock to tunnels leading to the Cataract Portal and Great Falls Portal, one-third of the way behind the massive sheet of water.
  • Elements on the Falls is located at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls. Overlooking the thundering Falls, we will enjoy live entertainment and the “Travel the World” international buffet. Enjoy the stunning views of a natural wonder as we say farewell and close out our conference.
  • Address: 6650 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada Transportation: WEGO Local Bus, Greenline North Board on Niagara Parkway/river road
  • Admittance with name badge
  • *Rain ponchos provided.

Meeting events will include:

  • WorldSkills Leaders Forum
  • Strategy Committee Meeting
  • Technical Committee Meeting
  • WorldSkills Champions Forum
  • Marketing and Communications Working Group
  • Sponsors Working Group