Niagara Falls
Travel Guide

Niagara Falls, New York 

Canadian Niagara Falls

Getting Around

 
 

Walking
The best way to get around Canada’s Niagara Falls is on foot. Furthermore, it’s only a 20-minute walk across the Rainbow Bridge from the U.S. to Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Many of the attractions on the Canadian side are near the Falls and nearby one another, so you can easily get around by walking. If planning to stay and explore the area on foot, it’s best to find a hotel near the Falls. May to October is the tourist season, and the Niagara Parkway and Queen Victoria Park are often crowded with tourists for the best views of the Niagara Falls.

Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls (Canada)

Walking in Clifton Hill by M Readey

By Bus
For transport, the best way to get around is to take a ride on the WEGO, a bus service jointly operated by Niagara Falls Transit and Niagara Parks Commission. Niagara Falls Transit also operates the city’s public transport system but the bus routes on WEGO are specially designed for tourists - routes stop nearby the main points of interest and many hotels. 24-hour and 48-hour passes are available and priced as follow:

  • Adults (13 years and above) - 24-hour pass for C$7, 48-hour pass during peak season for C$11.50 and low season for C$7.
  • Kids (6-12 years)  - 24-house pass for C$4 and 48-hour pass for C$7.

Kids aged 5 years and below ride for free on the WEGO bus service.

WEGO bus in Niagara Falls, Canada

WEGO bus in Niagara Falls by Hinto

By Taxi
Taxis are available in Canada’s Niagara Falls. Major taxi companies here include Elite Taxi, Niagara Falls Taxi, A1 Niagara River Taxi, Niagara on the Lake Taxi, and Niagara Livery Service. The taxi fare is generally based on the distance traveled. While you can phone and book a taxi in advance, it is more common to flag for a taxi along the street.

By Car
For the ultimate freedom, you can drive yourself in Niagara Falls. However, traffic often gets congested during the tourist season and parking is expensive. You can drive your car from the U.S. into Canada either across the Rainbow Bridge (nearer) or Queenston-Lewiston Bridge (further), located north of the U.S. and Canadian cities of Niagara Falls. Several car rental companies are located in this Canadian city including Tiger, Discount, Enterprise, Avis, and Hertz.
Driving in Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls (Canada)

Driving in Victoria Avenue by Dirk Ingo Franke

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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