Travel Guide Niagara Falls Canada
Q: What time of the year is Niagara Falls open ?
A: Niagara Falls is open 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
Q: Are the Falls turned off at night ?
Q: What will the weather be like when I visit Niagara Falls ?
Q: Is there a charge to see the Falls ?
A: The parks are free and open to the public 365 days a year. During the busier months of May through September there is a charge for parking your automobile, r/v etc. There are also fees for municipally operated "attractions" ie: cave of the winds, maid of the mist, journey behind the falls.
Q: What is the best time of the year to visit Niagara Falls ?
A: The best weather in Niagara typically occurs from mid May until mid September. Our peak season is during the months of July and August. The first few weeks of September are very nice if you want to avoid the crowds and enjoy the warm temps. The first two weeks of October are usually the best time for viewing our Fall foliage. Due to the "micro climate" within the Niagara Gorge leaves tend to peak during the third or fourth week of October. Niagara Falls can be very spectacular even during the Winter. Nowadays more and more people visit the Cataract City year round.
Q: Where should I stay during my visit to Niagara Falls?
A: We recommend you try and stay as close to the Falls as possible. Parking is limited during peak season and getting around on foot & using the shuttle service is the best way to get around and see the sites. We have a list of suggestions and tips here: Niagara Falls Hotel Tips.
Q: Which Fallsview hotel has the best view of the Falls?
Q: I don't have a passport or visa to visit Niagara Falls Canada should I still visit Niagara Falls NY?
A: Even though over 90 percent of the visitors go to Niagara Falls Canada you can still enjoy yourself on the New York side of the border. There is a saying that in Canada you can see the Falls but in New York you can feel the Falls, referring to the "Cave of the Winds". Both sides have their pluses and minuses. Niagara Falls NY is an aging city with not a lot to do after the sun goes down. Niagara Falls Canada has a lot more to offer if staying for a more than a day.
Q: How can I receive information about Niagara Falls by mail ?
Q: Are there boat rides available year round ?
A: Maid of the Mist and the Whirlpool Jet boat operate from early May until late October.
*during the months of November-April, Maid of the Mist, Jetboat, Cave of the Winds are closed. All other attractions and businesses are open year round.