Niagara Falls travel guide

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You're Going to Love Niagara Falls

With a population of 82,000, Niagara Falls is a must-see destination in Ontario, Canada. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Niagara Falls has to offer.

Where to Eat in Niagara Falls

Fallsview is the neighbourhood with the most restaurants in Niagara Falls. These include popular favourites such as Zappi's Pizza (6663 Stanley Ave), Corso: Endless Family-Style Italian (6361 Fallsview Blvd) and Weinkeller (5633 Victoria Ave). If you’re looking for affordable options, Canyon Creek - Niagara Falls (6380 Fallsview Blvd. Fallsview Casino) and Bravo! Pizzeria & Grill (5438 Ferry Street) are great picks.

When to visit Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 127
1 night at 3-star hotel
Niagara Falls in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 127
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Niagara Falls in July, when the average temperature is 23 °C, and the highest can go up to 27 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -7 °C, with an average temperature of -4 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in November, when precipitation is around 102 mm. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Niagara Falls, with an average rainfall of 64 mm.

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How to Get to Niagara Falls


Although Niagara Falls doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Toronto Island (YTZ), which is located 40 miles from Niagara Falls. The shortest domestic flight to Niagara Falls departs from Winnipeg and takes around 2h 25m.


UP Express is the most popular train carrier serving Niagara Falls, followed by VIA Rail Canada. The train journey from Niagara Falls to London takes 2h 12m and costs around C$ 43 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Ottawa, expect to pay about C$ 55 for a 4h 02m trip. The train station in Niagara Falls is called Niagara Falls, and is located 1.7 miles from the city centre.


Another option to get to Niagara Falls is to pick up a car rental from Toronto, which is about 42 miles from Niagara Falls. You’ll find branches of Economy Rent a Car and Routes Car & Truck Rentals, among others, in Toronto.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Niagara Falls, including Rider Express, Bus and Greyhound. From London, the bus ride to Niagara Falls takes 135 miles and will cost you around C$ 51. From Kingston, the ticket costs about C$ 73 for a journey of 150 miles. The most popular bus station is Niagara Falls Fallsview Casino, located 0.6 miles from downtown Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls Casino Niagara is also a commonly used station, and is 0.6 miles from the city centre.

Airports near Niagara Falls

Airlines serving Niagara Falls

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Where to stay in Niagara Falls

Average rates range from around C$ 156 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 262 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Cadillac Motel Niagara and The Rex Motel At Niagara Falls. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Niagara Falls, with prices from C$ 31 to C$ 844 per night. Fallsview is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Niagara Falls are about 82% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Niagara Falls

Most booked hotels in Niagara Falls

Four Points by Sheraton St. Catharines Niagara Suites
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 160+
A La Gallarie
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 311+
DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton - Niagara Falls
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 166+
The Inn at Lock Seven
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 124+
Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
C$ 186+
The Tower Hotel Fallsview
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
C$ 128+

Renting a car in Niagara Falls

Renting a car in Niagara Falls costs C$ 82 per day, on average, or C$ 246 if you want to rent it for 3 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 25% more expensive than at Toronto Pearson Intl.

Expect to pay C$ 1.89 per litre in Niagara Falls (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 22.65 and C$ 30.20. The most frequently booked car type in Niagara Falls is Luxury (Audi Q3 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Hyundai Kona or similar) are, on average, 57% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.