Niagara Falls

Off to the Niagara Falls? See our insider advice for a queue-free visit as well as opening times and phone numbers!

Estimated Attendance

Closed Reopens Wednesday 10/08 at 08:00
Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Mon 15 Tue 16
08:00 10:30
10:30 18:00
18:00 23:59

Our tips

Tips to avoid crowds on site

Arrive early. Get ahead of other visitors and start your day while they’re still in bed or having breakfast. Not only will you be able to take great photos before people arrive, but also see a number of popular attractions before crowds gather (like Maid of the Mist boat tour, which becomes overcrowded during peak hours with long queues for the ticket office).

Plan ahead. First decide which side of Niagara you want to see (remember that the U.S. one is usually less crowded, while the Canadian one offers more restaurants, shops and activities) and check the opening hours of all the attractions you’d like to do: Cave of the Winds, Maid of the Mist, Niagara Gorge Trail, wine tasting tours and many others.

Explore the area. If you’re tired of the crowds - head to some lesser-known places in the area, like the Three Sisters Islands (accessible via footbridges) or the nearby Devil’s Hole State Park with its views over the rapids of the Niagara Gorge.

The best time to visit

High season at the Niagara Falls lasts from May to the end of October, with particular peaks in July and August. Give preference to May or September to enjoy good, warm weather with smaller crowds.

April and November are shoulder months, during which there are still visitors (not many though) but the hotel rates are already cheaper, with some attractions still going on and others already closed, this is what influences the visitors’ flow and all the deals at this time.

The falls don’t stop in low season, but few tourists visit them during winter months (Christmas holidays are the exception). January however sees a number of festivities (Niagara Ice wine Festival, Winter Festival of Lights) while February is a “dead” month.

If coming during low or shoulder season - it would probably be best to opt for the Canadian side, as there are more attractions and events going on.

Early fall (up to mid-October) is extremely beautiful with red and golden trees.

Niagara Falls cruise Photo credits to Danielle Scott via Flickr

View over the Niagara Falls from the Skylon Tower (Canadian side)

Photo credits to Sundar M via Flickr

Contact Number

US Official Visitor Center +1 (0) 716 282 8992
local call rate
Canada Official Visitor Center +1 (0) 905 356 6061
international call rate
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Niagara Falls
📍 24 Buffalo Avenue
Niagara Falls, NY

Exact coordinates:

-Latitude 43.081528 -Longitude -79.064240

By plane:

The closest airports are Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) and Niagara Falls International Airport (NFIA).

By train:

Niagara USA is connected to East Coast destinations such as New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C via Amtrak.

By bus:

Niagara USA is serviced by Greyhound, New York Trailways and various tour operators.

By car:

If you are traveling to Niagara USA side by car, the region is connected to Interstate 90, a major highway by the Interstate 190 interchange.

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