Frequently Asked Questions What you've been asking serious and fun!

Reservations are always recommended in advance.  Especially, on weekends, all major holidays and in the summer months.  If do not wish to make reservations in advance your choices may be limited in what would be available.

No. Niagara Falls is in a public location on Niagara Parks land.  It can be accessed for free 24/7 all year around.The surrounding attractions however need to be paid for.

Yes. A passport is required for crossing the border into Canada. You can visit our BORDER CROSSING PAGE for more detailed informaiton. 

Yes they are lit up every night. There are certain dates that the Falls are lit in certain colors, but they are lit up nightly. More info on our Fireworks page.

Very unlikely. Although there is a record of the Horseshoe falls completly freezing over, but that was over 150 years ago! 

Yes, the pass vouchers can be used on any number of days – until October 24. Each individual attraction ticket included within the pass is good for one entry into the attraction, except the WEGO which is valid for 2 full consecutive days of transportation starting from the first day of use.

You will be sent a confirmation email with printable barcode vouchers that you will need to bring with you to a Niagara Parks Welcome Center.

Take a look at our Weathe​r Forecast page. If you aren't arriving soon the page contains a chart which can help you get an idea of seasonal avergage temperatures.

In the winter, the daily high temperatures in December, January and February range from 2° to -0.9° degrees Celsius (36° to 30° degrees Fahrenheit). Nightly temperatures range from -4.5° to -8.2° degrees Celsius (24° to 17° degrees Fahrenheit).

When you see VQA Ontario on a bottle, it means the wine is made from 100% Ontario-grown grapes, which have been approved through a strict quality-assurance program. 
VQA stands for Vintners Quality Alliance. VQA Ontario is an independent authority that establishes and monitors the province’s “appellation of origin” system.
VQA Ontario also sets the standards for the wine that’s made here. When you see VQA Ontario and an appellation name on a bottle of wine, you can be sure that what’s inside has passed through a strict quality-assurance and label-integrity program, and is made entirely from grapes grown in Ontario.

Yes.  Many people travel from Toronto to Niagara Falls for the day.  They either travel by bus, train or rent a car for the day. They may also book tours from Toronto that would include a Niagara Day trip.

Yes.  Niagara Falls, Canada,  is a year round destination.  We are a tourism desination, therefore, any area that has been designated as tourism are exempt from closing on statutory holidays.

Yes. US currency is accepted at all our local attractions, restaurants and shops.

That is correct.  Children ages 16 and under only require a birth certificate.  They may use a copied version of a birth certificate but it must be a notarized to be accepted at all ports of entry.

No.  You must apply for a separate Visa to enter Canada.  You may get information on visas to enter Canada, by contacting Citizenship and Immigration Canada.   Their web site has information on what you will need, and how to apply for a visa.  The web address for this is:  http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/index.asp

Yes you may use/purchase passport cards for all land travel.  They can be used/purchased instead of the full passport. 

There are several great locations where you can view the falls. The falls can be viewed at any time of day or night for free at the TABLE ROCK WELCOME CENTER. If you want a more up close and personal viewing experience you may want to purchase admission to a HORNBLOWER BOAT CRUISE or JOURNEY BEHIND THE FALLS. If you want a unique aerial view you might be interested in booking a helicopter ride on, NIAGARA HELICOPTERS, or NATIONAL HELICOPTERS or taking a ride to the top of the SKYLON TOWER