Have you ever wanted to visit Niagara Falls? There are a lot of things to do at the Falls. I have been to Disney World a few times and felt it was busier in Niagara Falls. My husband said it’s like Disney, but you have cars. Check out these tips for visiting Niagara Falls Canada BEFORE you go. And be sure to check out my tips for traveling with kids.
Visit Niagara Falls Canada
1. Which side do you want to see? U.S. or Canada. The Canadian side of Niagara Falls is the better falls (to be honest). Bigger and more of a wow factor. If you want to see the horseshoe shape, go to the Canadian side. If you want to see a side view of the Falls from a side view, go to the U.S. side.
2. It is crazy busy to visit in the Summer. And hot. If you don’t like crowds, try to go early in the day.
3. Visit in the Winter – you will see huge froze icicles. Maybe even be one yourself.
4. Plan your stay ahead of time – Book a hotel near the Falls way in advance. You’ll have better chance of finding parking and a shorter walk.
5. Hotel – don’t have the budget for a hotel near the Falls? There are a lot of great hotels in the surrounding cities to stay at. Book early.
6. Customs – If you have to travel in and out of customs, plan on it taking an hour each way.
Where Is A Good Place To Park?
7. Parking – Parking is going to be expensive if you try to park near to the Falls (about $25+ Canadian). If you park more towards downtown, you can park a few blocks back for as little as $5 Canadian.
8. Downtown – expect to see a lot of people. Wear comfortable shoes and take your time and enjoy. There are great restaurants and attractions to stop in and enjoy besides just the Falls.
9. Go early – if you go earlier, you will have a better parking and hopefully run across less people.
10. Pack a lunch! – Across from the Falls is a beautiful park to eat lunch. It is a perfect place for the kids to run and burn off some steam.
11. Extra Clothes – If you are doing any tours that involve going near the water, make sure you have an extra set of clothes. You will get wet. You will want to change. This includes underwear and socks.
12. Proper Shoes – wear shoes you are ok getting wet, but also follow the tour guidelines. Some may require close toed shoes. There is a lot of walking involved, so make sure your shoes are comfortable.
13. See Bridal Veil Falls – it’s the closest you can get to the Falls and will be worth getting wet.
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