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Helpful Niagara Falls Travel Planning Information

Cave of the Winds Niagara FallsTravelers considering Canadian Niagara Falls for upcoming personal and business trips share common concerns. The answers below will help you prepare for your scenic journey.

How Far is Niagara Falls from Toronto?

The nearly 83-mile driving distance from Toronto to Niagara Falls, Canada, takes about one hour and 47 minutes. Airline routes cut that down to almost 44 miles. If you land at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, Sheraton on the Falls is a 78-mile ride. Call Niagara Airbus at 800-268-8111 to make required reservations more than a day in advance and upon arrival. It provides pick-up outside baggage claim. Other transportation options include taxis.

Do You Need a Passport for Niagara Falls?

All American citizens age 16 and up arriving by air must present valid passports to cross the border and enter Canada. When traveling by land, passport cards or enhanced driver’s licenses are acceptable alternatives.

Where Are the Niagara Falls?

Southern Ontario is home to the Canadian town of Niagara Falls while the American city resides in New York. The Niagara River connecting Lake Ontario and Lake Erie is the international border. Its three waterfalls, Canada’s Horseshoe Falls plus the USA’s American and Bridal Veil Falls, share the Niagara Falls name.

For GPS or route planning programs, use these addresses:

Canadian Falls: 6650 Niagara Pkwy., Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

American Falls: 301 Prospect St., Niagara Falls, N.Y.

When Does Weather Influence How to Dress for Niagara Falls?

Packing Suitcase to Niagara FallsThis area’s microclimate lies on Northern California’s latitude. It enjoys more sunny days than many typical sunbelt cities with winters warmer than surrounding North America regions. Every time of year offers fun activities and events. Check the Niagara Falls extended weather forecast before packing. Year-round essentials include layering options, comfortable walking shoes, sun protection, and umbrellas. Waterfall attractions provide rain ponchos, but also consider water-resistant or quick-drying clothes. Choose appropriate casual apparel that suits seasonal average temperatures:

Summer: Dress for the balmy 80-degree F temperature. It may drop into the mid-50s after dark, so keep light jackets or sweaters handy. Niagara Falls gets the most rain in July. Since summer weather ranges from hot sunshine to cool dampness, pack garments for various conditions.

Autumn: September and October’s 60-degree F temperature is pleasant. In November, bundle up for chilly 40 degrees F. Layering clothes increases comfort.

Winter: The high is about 32 degrees F with the low dipping to 20. November through March are the chilliest months. January’s 25-degree temperature is the coldest. Expect five to 10 days of snowfall December through March. Wear winter coats, warm sweaters, hats, scarves, gloves, and boots during brisk conditions.

Spring: March’s mid-30s F temperature demands outerwear. April through May welcome a pleasant 60 degrees F. Take jackets for early spring lows dropping into the 40s.

Are You Eager to Discover Where to Eat Niagara Falls?

Sheraton on the Falls boasts memorable on-site dining. Take the convenient indoor walkways to other nearby restaurants. Purchase a Niagara Culinary package, or enjoy these popular eateries:

Massimo’s Italian Fallsview Restaurant: Chef Massimo pairs classic yet modern Italian cuisine with Italian and Niagara Falls wines. Savor locally sourced vegetables, meat and seafood dinners, and artisan desserts. The Sheraton location ensures breathtaking waterfall backdrops.

Fallsview Buffet: Feast on breakfast, lunch, or dinner while watching the falls. Noon and evening buffets offer international varieties at the Sheraton.

Freshii: Customizable healthy eating is deliciously nutritious at the Sheraton’s Freshii. Try salads, grain bowls, wraps, burritos, soups, smoothies, and turmeric juices.

Prime Steakhouse: Overlooking the falls, this contemporary yet timeless restaurant serves steak and seafood dinners, cocktails, and wines.

Hard Rock Café: The menu, Beatles and Elvis memorabilia, rock ’n’ roll music, and souvenirs are classics.

Does Sheraton on the Falls Offer Conveniently Located Niagara Falls Parking?

As a guest, you can choose between three paid options during your stay. Nightly rates are $35 for self-parking, $49 for valet, and $75 for on-deck parking. Leave your car on site and reach various Falls Avenue spots via the Sheraton’s indoor walkways. WEGO buses provide transportation to popular attractions. The hotel’s concierge will schedule taxi or limousine rides.

How Do I Reserve Accommodations?

Now that you know what to expect when you visit Niagara Falls, make your reservation at Sheraton on the Falls online today. Select the room, suite, or package that suits your travel party’s needs best.