Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is known around the world for its breath-taking views and waterfalls. Three separate cascades frame the U.S.-Canada border. However, there is more to Niagara Falls than its natural wanders. This region is also known for its wineries, boutiques, breweries, entertainment, casinos, and festivals. Niagara Falls is a very safe city and people are very friendly and helpful. Rates for violence are very low. However, petty crime is an issue as it is in any big city, so take standard precautions. Most common hazards are drowning or falling from high heights. Mist and moss are slippery combinations at Niagara Falls, especially on the wooden pathways. Hold onto handrails and wear shoes with traction.

SAFETY INDEX

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Warnings & Dangers

Mid Priority-96 OVERALL RISK : LOW

Niagara Falls is a very safe city. It is ranked 4th on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous cities.

Mid Priority-96 PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM

Petty crime is common in Niagara Falls. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pick pocketed.

Mid Priority-96 MUGGING RISK : LOW

Niagara Falls is a safe city regarding mugging and kidnapping risks, although some urban areas are best to be avoided at night.

Mid Priority-96 SCAMS RISK : LOW

There are virtually no scammers in Niagara Falls.

Mid Priority-96 TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW

Transports and taxis are generally very safe in Niagara Falls.

Mid Priority-96 NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : MEDIUM

Flooding is the most common natural disaster in this region.

Mid Priority-96 TERRORISM RISK : LOW

Possible but unlikely.

Mid Priority-96 WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW

Niagara Falls is generally very safe for women travelers.

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WHAT TO DO?

Horseshoe Falls

Located within Canada’s side, and named “Horseshoe” after its curving shape. Boat tours can get you up close to the heart of the wonder.

Clifton Hill

This fun neighborhood is a block away from the Horseshoe Falls. It is a smaller version of Las Vegas’ strip. You will find among its attractions the Niagara Skywheel, a 175-feet tall wheel that has an excellent view of the falls.

Fallsview

This is where the lush casinos as well as the luxury hotels and spectacular attractions are. Here, you can find the Skylon Tower, the most famous man-made structure in the city.

Fort Erie

If you are looking into stepping away from all the tourist attractions and crowds, then this is the area you want to visit. Fort Erie has the feeling of an old town with many restaurants, flea markets, and there is even a safari.

Useful Information

Citizens from the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Australia and other countries do not require a visa to enter Canada for stays of up to 180 days. An Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is required (except for US residents/citizens). The eTA cost is $7 CAD, and you can request it online; the approval process only takes a few minutes. www.doyouneedvisa.com is a useful website that can help you know if you need a visa or not based on your nationality and the country you’re visiting.
The Canadian dollar is the currency of Canada. Canada can be explored on any budget. There are many free and inexpensive attractions, and low-cost food and drinks can be easily found.
With an average temperature of 21°C, July is the hottest month in Montreal. January is the coldest month reaching -9°C.
As in any country, we advise travelers to get a travel insurance that covers not only medical problems but also theft and loss of personal items. Learn more on our travel insurance page