Frequently Asked Questions
Most frequent questions and answers
What attractions are there in Niagara Falls?
There are many amazing attractions and things to do in Niagara Falls and the Niagara Region. At the Niagara Gateway Information Centre, Tourism Counsellors would be more than happy to help you come up with suggestions based on your interests.
How far is it to get to the Falls from here?
It is approximately a 30 Minute drive from our information centre.
Do you have you a map of the area?
We have road, trail, and city maps of the Niagara Region. We also have Provincial Road Maps available at our Centre.
What is the craft beer route?
The craft beer route is a route of all of the Niagara craft breweries. For a list and recommendations, please see one of our Tourism Ambassadors.
What is the wine route?
The Wine Route is basically a main route that takes you through the Niagara wine country. The main road is Regional Road 81, or known as Highway 8. There are other branches from this main route that will also take you to a vast number of wineries throughout the Region. There are over 80 great wineries to explore. Stop by and speak with one of our Counsellors for their insights and recommendations to the wineries you would be interested in!
Do I need to exchange my money?
Most of the Tourism areas do accept American money; however, if you like to exchange or if you are from an other country and need to exchange your money to Canadian currency we would recommend a local bank or currency exchange location. We can help you with this information; however, please note we Do Not have an exchange in our Centre.
What is the weather like in Niagara?
Depending on the time of year you visit the weather can be -20 degrees celcius in the winter, to 30+ degree celcius in the summer. Check theweathernetwork.com/niagara or visit our Information desk and we can assist you with this information at that time.
What events are going on in Niagara?
There is always something happening in Niagara. Check with our Tourism Counsellors for details and information.
What if you do not have information on what i am looking for?
We are here to help you! If we do not have the information you require we will do our best to point you in the right direction and are happy to assist you in any way we can.
I have heard that they do Fireworks over the Falls in the Summer.
Is this true?
Yes it is, from the Victoria Day weekend until the middle of June the fireworks run on Friday, Saturday, Sundays and holidays. From Mid June until Labour Day weekend in September they nightly 7 days a week. And from Labour Day until the first weekend in October it returns to the Friday, Saturday, Sundays and Holidays schedule. The fireworks display over the falls is at 10:00 pm weather permitting.
I am going to the Falls but I want to take the "Scenic Route", how do I do this?
When you exit the Information Centre parking lot make a left to go to the intersection of Casablanca Blvd. and South Service Road. Turn right onto Casablanca Boulevard. Follow Casablanca Boulevard to the stop sign at (Main St./ Regional Road 81/Hwy#8). Turn left and follow the Regional 81 signs (it hugs the Niagara Escarpment and is called the Niagara Wine Route). This will take you through the small scenic towns of Grimsby, Beamsville, Vineland and Jordan, it will take you by the farms and vineyards along the way. Ask our counsellors for other routes that may interest you along the way and things to visit.
Also, while in Niagara Falls a scenic route to Niagara on the Lake is to drive along the Niagara Parkway and River Road, where you will come across different attractions, and historical sites while admiring the beauty of the Niagara River.
Which Bridge should I take to the United States of America?
Depending where you want to go to in the United States there are 3 bridge crossing in Niagara you could take into the US. The Queenston Lewiston Bridge (on the 405), The Rainbow Bridge on the 420) or the Fort Erie Peace Bridge (on the QEW Niagara/Fort Erie). Stop in at the Niagara Gateway Information Centre and our staff can help you with the wait times at these border crossings.