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You have plenty of time to see the Falls, go on the boat, and cross the bridge to the American side if you like. I would recommend renting a car from the airport, if you can drive. I'd expect to pay 40 CAD for a one day rental. On top of that, you'll need to pay for any fuel you use. As I remember, parking was free when I went, this a few years ago now. ...


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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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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 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, and ...


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TL;DR: Try go catch the 8:20 Via Rail from Union Station to Niagara Falls, arriving 10:16, if it runs on your day. If not, public transportation is going to be very time-consuming but possible. It's quite possible to get from Toronto Pearson via Union Station to Niagara Falls, but you won't have a lot of time left to spend there. The cheapest way to get ...


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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, not ...


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The flow over the falls is influenced by the hydroelectric power plants in the region. However, by international treaty, the flow is maintained at a certain minimum amount: The 1950 Niagara Treaty established minimum flows over Niagara Falls for scenic purposes. Note that Niagara Falls refers to the sum of the flow over the American and Horseshoe Falls. ...


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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 all ...


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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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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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I'd recommend the Niagara Air Bus! My parents lived near Niagara Falls and I used to take it there and back. They run hourly I believe. They used to drop my off and pick me at my parent's front door so you'd certainly get dropped off and picked up at a convenient location. Best thing about them they're savy about getting you to the airport in time for your ...


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I live roughly half-way between Pearson Airport and Niagara Falls, and warn you that traffic will likely be horrendous. Although the drive is only 1:45 in light traffic, you will be driving both directions in rush hour, and that will be the likes you have rarely seen before. Allow 3 hours for your return drive, so leave Niagara Falls by 1:30 or risk the ...


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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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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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So the Falls themselves just "are" - they can't be open, closed, shut down, or whatnot. There are sidewalks and such that lead to places where you can see them, and the water flows year-round. From a natural point of view, winter brings two important changes: shorter days and more cold. The shorter days means it's more likely to be dark when you're there, ...


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My parents just visited Niagara Falls last week (12, 13 and 14 September) from New York, they too visited only the US side. And, one weekend before my parents, my colleague visited their with his family (after his reviews I planned tour for my parents). So, as told by all of them and after seeing the pictures they have taken, I can assure you that the view ...


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Years ago, I took the long distance bus from Washington DC to Niagra Falls. While the majority of the journey was at night, the last few hours were in daylight. To be honest there was little to see or do. There was no commentary from the driver, just brief announcements of the next stop coming up. After all, this was not a tourist bus, but just a cheap ...


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I did this a few years ago. Clearly, rent an economy-sized car at the airport and just drive there. It took 1hr to 1hr 30min to complete the trip in one direction, in a situation where there was no significant traffic. Navigating the roads is really easy. Leaving from the airport you quickly reach the interchange that connects you to the QEW freeway, then ...


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It takes about 15 minutes to walk across the bridge. Unless it's peak season, there's hardly any line up. As a non-US/Canadian citizen, you will have to go upstairs for fingerprinting. If there's a minimal line up, this will take 15-30 minutes. If there is, it could take a long time.


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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, B&...


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It looks like there are some options in terms of ground transportation from Buffalo Airport, going to Niagara Falls on either the American or Canadian side: taxis and shuttles like the company you found all seem to have fares around USD75 to Amaerican side, USD80-85 to Canadian side. Some shuttle seems to be a bit cheaper, priced USD50 to the American side ...


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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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I visited Niagra Falls while on a 2 week holiday in Toronto, and both the girlfriend and I drove from Toronto to Niagra. It's really the only way. It looks like it's no distance at all on a map, but you then realise you have to drive around the bit of water that's between Toronto and Niagra. As the others have said, rent a car, and leave plenty of time to ...


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A temporary visa for the US does not imply any sort of right to enter Canada. Canada, being a separate country, has its own visa policies. If citizens of your country would normally need a visa to enter Canada as a tourist, then you would also need a visa. A visit to Niagara Falls would not count as any kind of official government business.


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According to the view calculated by HeyWhatsThat.com (an excellent resource for these sorts of questions), the far side of Lake Ontario should indeed be visible on a clear day. Note that the Niagara Escarpment, a substantial terrain feature (for that part of the world), runs roughly parallel to the shore of Lake Ontario on its southern shore; what land you ...


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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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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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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 long ...


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This is a perfect example of why the Credit Card "chargeback" process exists! Firstly, check your credit (or debit) card statement to confirm that it was actually the hotel that charged you and not someone acting on their behalf. The first step of obtaining a charge-back is to contact whoever charged you and discuss the charge with them. This is best done ...


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