The Definitive Guide to Planning a Trip to Niagara Falls

The Definitive Guide to Planning a Trip to Niagara Falls


Planning a trip to Niagara Falls can be an exciting and memorable experience. Located on the border of the United States and Canada, Niagara Falls is a collection of three magnificent waterfalls that attract millions of visitors each year. To help you plan your trip, here is a definitive guide that covers everything you need to know.

Decide on Your Travel Dates

The first step in planning any trip is to choose travel dates. Consider factors such as weather, availability of accommodations, and personal preferences. You can visit Niagara Falls year-round, but the weather and crowds vary depending on the season. Summer months (June to August) are the most popular, with warm weather and higher crowds, while winter months (December to February) offer a unique frozen landscape but colder temperatures.

Book Accommodations

Niagara Falls offers a wide range of accommodations, including hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, and vacation rentals. Research different options, compare prices, and read reviews to find the best option that suits your budget and preferences. We recommend booking your accommodations well in advance, especially during peak season, to ensure availability.

Plan Transportation

You can reach Niagara Falls by air, car, bus, or train. If you’re flying, the nearest airport is Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in Ontario, Canada. From there, you can rent a car, take a bus or train, or arrange for a private transfer to reach Niagara Falls. If you’re driving, plan your route and make sure you have the necessary documents such as a valid driver’s license, registration, and insurance for your vehicle.

Research Attractions and Activities

Niagara Falls offers myriad attractions and activities for visitors of all ages. The main highlight is, of course, the waterfalls themselves, which you can experience up close through various viewpoints and tours. Other popular attractions include a zipline across the falls, Hornblower Cruise, Niagara Skywheel, helicopter rides, and more. Research these attractions, check their operating hours and admission fees, and plan your itinerary accordingly.

Research Dining and Wine-Tasting Options

Niagara Falls has a diverse dining scene with various restaurants offering different cuisines and price ranges. Research dining options in advance, and make reservations if necessary, especially for popular restaurants. You can also try local specialties such as Niagara wine, poutine, and butter tarts.

Check for Special Events and Festivals

Niagara Falls hosts various events and festivals throughout the year, such as fireworks displays, illumination of the falls, and seasonal celebrations. Check the event calendar for travel dates and consider attending these special events to enhance your experience.

Check for Border Crossing Requirements

If you plan to visit both the US and Canadian sides of Niagara Falls, be aware of the border crossing requirements. US and Canadian citizens can usually cross the border with a valid passport or other acceptable identification, while citizens of other countries may require a visa or other entry documents. We recommend you check the latest border crossing requirements and have the necessary documents to avoid delays or issues.

Pack Appropriately

Niagara Falls can be wet and misty, so pack waterproof clothing, including a raincoat or poncho, and wear waterproof shoes or boots. Niagara Falls can experience a range of weather conditions, so pack accordingly. If you plan to visit in the summer, bring light clothing, sunscreen, and a hat for sun protection. 

Let Campark Make Your Trip Memorable

Located in the countryside of beautiful Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, Campark Resorts offer the best-in-class accommodations such as RV sites, cabins, tent sites, and access to various activities you can enjoy with your friends and family. Call us today to learn more about our services and rates or to book a stay with us.