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The views are pretty sweet from some of the hotels. Here's one from a room that cost me $25 extra for a "falls view room": Really, it's from the room: I'm pretty sure it was the Sheraton. Update: since someone mentioned the Skylon tower, here's a shot (on a fairly old cellphone) from the restaurant. Go up for dinner on a night they have fireworks, ...


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Then normally, for most people, you would require a visa. However, keep reading, there is good news, I'm just including all information for future people reading this. VisaHQ - for Indian passport, living in the US, you still need a visa, whether for business, tourist or transit purposes. Citizenship and Immigration Canada also confirms - visitors to ...


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The Rainbow Bridge is a land border crossing between Canada and the US. There are no facilities to cross it without departing one country and entering the other, so as a result you will need whatever legal status is required to enter the other country - which obviously depends on your citizenship. If you are a Canadian or US citizen then you do not ...


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In addition to the hotels and helicopter tours that are already mentioned, it is also possible, to access one of the two towers that were built for that purpose: The Konica Minolta Tower Center has a visitor platform at 99 meters and offers a view over the Horseshoes Falls. A more popular option is the Skylon Tower that offers a really great view over ...


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You can do a helicopter tour, many tour agencies provide this kind of tour on both the USA and Canada sides. Prices are a little bit expensive ($110+) but it's worth every penny. I picked up random tour agencies from Google search, one on the Canadian side and the other on the American side. Furthermore, there is a skydiving center near Niagara falls, ...


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Careful here. If Google says "8h drive" this means absolutely no red lights, no traffic jam, going max allowed speed all the time and no pit stops. I would double that for a realistic estimate, or plan 3x as much if you want to stop for roadside attractions every now and then. I have been to Toronto during winter. The area on the Canadian side is pretty ...


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The same immigration rules apply when crossing Rainbow Bridge as at any other land crossing into the United States. If you are a citizen of a Visa Waiver Program country, you are eligible to enter without applying for an ESTA (which you would have to do if you were entering by air or sea). There are also a few other countries whose citizens do not have to ...


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It depends if you are USA citizens or not. But nevertheless, this site has some useful tips and further links that will provide you with all necessary information for both cases. btw... this FAQ make me really laughing: Q: Are the Falls turned off at night ? A: No


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If you're thinking about visiting the area surrounding the great lakes I would suggest crossing at Niagara Falls but not spending too much time at the falls themselves. Niagara Falls is somewhat urban but really tacky. I would suggest spending time in Niagara-on-the-Lake which is the centre of wine country in Southern Ontario. There are great hotels, inns, ...


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Most US rental companies will allow you to take a car into Canada, as long as you are bringing it back. You should however check with your rental company that this is allowed. There may be a small surcharge. There are extra difficulties if you are a Canadian citizen, but they don't apply to you. You can get to see the Falls without crossing into Canada, ...


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We stayed at the Crowne Plaza Hotel with a falls view room and we had great views of both the American and Canadian falls. We fell asleep watching the light show on both! Exceptional!


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According to Wikivoyage, you can buy the Discovery Pass at any of the attractions that it includes - ie Cave of the Winds, Maid of the Mist, the Gorge Discovery Center, Aquarium, Adventure Theatre, or Whirlpool Tours. You can combine all these attractions with a Niagara USA Discovery pass for $35, which you can purchase at the attractions.


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As @Gagravarr indicated you've already asked the 2nd question so I won't answer that again. According to US Customs and Border Protection Website Your ESTA authorization is generally valid for multiple trips over a period of two years (starting the date that you are approved) or until your passport expires, whichever comes first*. This means that as ...


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If all you're looking to do is see the Falls you don't need to cross the border to do that. There is a boat tour on the Maid of the Mist, which runs from the US side of the border so you won't have to go through the border crossings.


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As a German citizen I usually have a visa waiver for the US for 90 days. This allows for side trips to Canada and Mexico (which are counted in the 90 days). So you can just walk over the bridge, spend some hours or days on the Canadian side and then walk back into the U.S. Having said that, this may not apply to a Thai citizen.



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