Social Activities 

Choose from three Group Social Activity options that are being offered on Friday, May 3 - departing from the Sheraton on the Falls at 6:45 pm
Option 1
Best in Glass Vineyard & Winery Tour

Come learn about some of the reasons that Trius Estates Winery is known for some of the best wines in Niagara. On this tour, you will get a glimpse of this beautiful property and learn some fascinating facts about the Trius wine-making process. You will also get a chance to study the sparkling and barrel cellars before enjoying a structured tasting of some favourite Trius wines. This experience is approximately one hour in length (not including transportation time). 

Option: Wayne Gretzky Estate Whisky Tasting- add to your experience by enjoying a tasting flight of some award-winning Whisky. This adds approximately 30 minutes (bringing the full experience to approximately 90 minutes).

Best in Glass Vineyard & Winery Tour

Trius Tour only (60 min experience): $40.00

Trius Tour with Wayne Gretzky Estates Whisky Tasting (90 min experience):  $50.00


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Option 2

Trius Brut Sabreing & Tasting with Wayne Gretzky Estates “The Whisky Bartender Cocktails 101” Experience*

Part 1 of this experience will take you and your group into one of Canada's largest sparkling wine cellars. During this tour, you will see over 250,000 bottles of sparkling wine aging and witness one of the winery team members sabre open a bottle of Trius Brut, and then enjoy a tasting of this beautiful sparkling wine.

Part 2 of this experience takes you to the Wayne Gretzky Estate barrel cellar where you will participate in a 45-minute interactive experience with some of their best bartenders, featuring insider tips on how to create the ultimate whisky cocktail. During this time, you will have the chance to sharpen your basic bartending skills by learning the basics of preparing garnishes, simple syrups, shaking and muddling. You will then be guided through the step-by-step process of creating your own whisky cocktail - and then of course, you will have the opportunity to enjoy your "All Star Creation".

Trius Brut Sabreing & Tasting + The Whisky Bartender Cocktails 101 Experience*

Trius Brut Sabreing & Tasting + The Whisky Bartender Cocktails 101 Experience*$80.00


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Option 3

Peller Estates Greatest Winery Tour and Three-course Dinner in the Barrel Cellar**

Part 1 of this experience involves a one-hour tour with four tastings - one with a cheese and one with a chocolate. This wine consultant-led tour begins in the Peller Estate Celebration Lounge with one of the most awarded wines - Ice Cuvée. Here you will learn about the legacy of the Peller family and history of the winery and region. With glass in hand, you will make your way to the Estate vineyard as your consultant dives into the unique growing region that is the Niagara Escarpment and the abundant soil and growing conditions that contribute to the unique characteristics of the award winning wines.

You will then descend into the Peller Barrel Cellar where you will savour another tasting standing among 300 wine barrels. Following this, you will enter into Niagara's only igloo-like lounge as you don a Peller Estates parka and step into the winery ice bar. The Peller 10Below Icewine Lounge is constructed out of a mammoth 13,067 killos of ice and kept at a frosty 10 degrees below zero. This is the ideal temperature for harvesting Icewine grapes, and for sampling Peller's liquid gold.

Part 2 of this experience is a three-course dinner prepared by Peller Estate's award-winning chefs. This candle-light dinner will take place in the Peller Estates Barrel Cellar along a long harvest table.

Peller Estates Greatest Winery Tour and Three-course Dinner in the Barrel Cellar**

Peller Estates Greatest Winery Tour and Three-course Dinner in the Barrel Cellar**$150.00


  • **Only 80 tickets available for Option 3 - Advance purchase required!
  • Includes cost of tastings, three-course dinner and return bus transportation from/to Sheraton on the Falls.
  • The cost of beverages during the three-course dinner are not included in this price. A cash bar is available.
  • Refunds not available on social activities.
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A la carte social option - Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour 

Canada’s Most Iconic Visitor Attraction 

This legendary Niagara Falls boat tour attraction is Canada’s favourite visitor experience. It’s been thrilling millions of visitors from around the world for more than 170 years.

Hold onto your heart and get ready for the thrill of a lifetime. Prepare for an awe-inspiring journey aboard Hornblower’s state-of-the-art 700-passenger Catamaran boats, the Niagara Wonder and the Niagara Thunder. Hornblower Niagara Cruises will take you on a ride you’ll never forget, into the heart of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls.

Discounted general admission tickets* available to CNS 2019 Conference delegates ($25.35+HST per adult).  Tickets are general admission so ride anytime between 9am - 6pm on the day of your visit, with departures every 30 minutes.  This is not a group activity. Select a boat departure time that works with your personal schedule and use it at your leisure.


General Admission Boat Tour

  • Full Mist Experience before dusk
  • Complimentary Mist Poncho
  • Complimentary Elevator to Boats
  • Access to Hornblower Landing and Riverside Patio

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Refunds not available on social activities


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