Niagara Falls Border Customs
Be Prepared to Make the Most of Your Visit to Niagara Parks Canada
IF ENTERING CANADA BY AIR, LAND OR SEA, PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED for American Citizens effective JUNE 1, 2009.
Under new regulations, Passports or other approved pieces of identification such as NEXUS cards are required for all American Citizens to enter and leave Canada. For more detailed information please visit the US Department of State or the Canada Border Services Agency
Niagara Parks offers a fair currency exchange rate on your U.S. dollars at all of its locations. Major credit cards are also accepted at all Niagara Parks attractions, gift shops and restaurants.
During the summer season, plan to start your day early. Arrive at Journey Behind the Falls at 9am and you'll save lots of time over the day! Attractions are busiest between 11am and 4pm. Many are open until 8 or 9 pm, so stay into the evening to avoid crowds.
Welcome Center staff will make Timed Ticket reservations for your Niagara Falls Adventure Pass visits to Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara's Fury and White Water Walk. They will also exchange the In-Park Transportation coupon from your Pass for a sticker to let you ride-all-day on the in-park transportation buses that stop at each attraction.
Where to Eat at Niagara Parks
For family dining with the best view of the Falls, visit Elements on the Falls Restaurant, located just up the escalators from Journey Behind the Falls. Edgewaters Tap & Grill and the Riverview Family Buffet are in the center of Queen Victoria Park, a short walk north of the Falls. Here you can enjoy casual family dining and live daily entertainment throughout the summer, as well as have front row viewing for the Fireworks over the Falls, twice weekly during the summer months. The outdoor Maid of the Mist Marketplace is also popular for refreshments and live entertainment, June through August.
At the north end of Niagara Parks, discover the Butterfly Café, Whirlpool Restaurant and the elegant Queenston Heights Restaurant with its award-winning VQA Wine Cellar.
Where to Shop in Niagara Parks
Every Niagara Parks attraction offers unique shopping opportunities with specialty themes - don't miss the Butterfly Gift shop at the Butterfly Conservatory or all of the Shops at Table Rock, where you'll find unusual souvenirs and gifts from Roots and RCMP, Canadian diamonds, crystal, Pop & Lolly's Candy Store and Kids Explor-it.
Click here to read about Pets in Niagara Parks.
If golf is your game, you'll want to know about our absolutely inspired golf courses. Try your skill at one of two championship 18-hole courses located just south of the Falls at Legends on the Niagara. Or visit Whirlpool Public Golf course, overlooking the Niagara Glen nature area. Learn more at http://niagaraparksgolf.com
What's On in the Park
Look at our Events calendar (see this website's home page) to learn about daily free entertainment and many more exciting events.
Niagara Parks at Night
The excitement doesn't end with the day. Don't miss the beauty of the Falls Illumination - nightly from dusk to midnight - and lots of fun family entertainment like the fabulous concert and Fireworks evenings every Friday, Sunday and holidays throughout the summer.
Between May and October each year, the Niagara Falls Adventure Pass is your best value to visit our Attractions:
- Niagara's Fury: The Creation of the Falls- Travel back in time 10,000 years to experience the Creation of the Falls.
- Journey Behind the Falls - After your "journey" you can ride the WEGO to the Maid of the Mist or enjoy a stroll through beautiful Queen Victoria Park.
- Maid of the Mist - Remember that long lines don't mean a long wait. Maid of the Mist handles nearly 1,200 passengers every ½ hour from the docks on the Canadian side!
- White Water Walk - Plan to stay a while - the rapids are stunning and the Great Gorge is beautiful!
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Whirlpool Aero Car - Not for those who are wary of heights! This cable car ride provides a birds-eye view of the amazing Niagara Whirlpool. The Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory - Be delighted by over 2,000 dazzling tropical butterflies, all flying freely among exotic plants and blossoms. Sir Adam Beck Power Tour - Niagara creates hydro-electricity at several generating stations on both sides of the river, but this is the only station that provides public tours. Like all our attractions, it's easy to get to on the WEGO.
Niagara Heritage- Old Fort Erie is within sight of the Peace Bridge connecting Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York, so if you're returning to the U.S a stop here is the perfect ending to your visit. This National Historic site is restored to its War of 1812 condition and hosts regular re-enactments and demonstrations. At the north end of Niagara Parks, you can learn about the life of one of Canada's national heroines at Laura Secord Homestead then explore original printing presses at Mackenzie Printery. These two interactive historic locations are a short walk from each other in the Village of Queenston. At McFarland House, near Niagara-on-the-Lake, you can experience 1800s style living in this beautiful Georgian home.