NOW OPEN IN NIAGARA FALLS
Niagara Falls tourism update: Friday October 22nd 2021 @ 10:00am EST
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With the US/Canada border reopened you may experience delays at the Niagara Falls Rainbow Bridge border crossing. Plan accordingly and check border crossings times beforehand.
Border Crossing: The Rainbow Bridge between Niagara Falls New York USA and Niagara Falls Ontario Canada is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week and is now open for tourism purposes for those that are US Citizens wishing to visit Canada.
Travel to Canada by US citizens requires proof of vaccination and all persons aged five plus must provide a negative test result obtained 72 hours prior to entering Canada. Children under age 12 are exempt from a vaccination.
Canadians cannot currently travel to the US for non-essential purposes by land or sea. Canadians can fly to US destinations. Buffalo New York is the closest airport to Niagara Falls NY USA. NEW> This restriction will end November 7th 2021.
Travelers from other countries will be permitted to enter Canada starting Tuesday September 7th 2021. A 14 day quarantine will be required for non-vaccinated travelers.
Q: IS NIAGARA FALLS OPEN?
A: Yes. – All the park areas and attractions in Niagara Falls New York USA are currently open.
In Niagara Falls Canada, Queen Victoria Park is open for viewing the Falls and all attractions that are operated by Niagara Parks Canada are open for the 2021 tourism season. A detailed list of the hours of operation is posted below.
All hotels, restaurants and attractions are now open in Niagara Falls USA & Niagara Falls Canada.
Certain seasonal attractions are now operating with reduced Fall hours.
There are certain attractions on both sides of Niagara Falls that may still require a mask (ie; elevators). Please bring one with you!
NIAGARA FALLS ONTARIO CANADA. The province of Ontario is now in “Step 3” of a 3 step process for reopening. As of September 29th 2021 “Step 3” safety measures will continue until further notice. Indoor dining in Ontario is now permitted.
NIAGARA FALLS NEW YORK USA. Everything is open!
The nightly Illumination of the Falls is from 8:00pm until 2:00am every evening during October.
All Fireworks displays over the Falls have been cancelled until further notice. (X)
NIAGARA FALLS NEW YORK USA ATTRACTIONS
OPEN: Prospect Park at Niagara Falls State Park in Niagara Falls New York USA is open 24/7/365 for viewing the Falls. The observation tower is open daily Sunday – Thursday from 9:00am to 7:00pm and until 9:00pm on Fridays & Saturdays. (X)
OPEN: Goat Island – Open daily from sunrise until sunset year round.
OPEN: Hydro Power Plant Ruins – Open daily 7:45 am to 5:00pm until October 31st 2021.
OPEN: Whirlpool State Park – Open daily from sunrise to sunset.
NIAGARA FALLS ONTARIO CANADA ATTRACTIONS
Niagara Parks of Canada attractions are now open.
OPEN: Table Rock Visitor Centre / Journey Behind the Falls – Open daily from 10:00am to 6:00pm and until 8:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays. (X)
OPEN: White Water Walk – Open daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm and until 6:00pm on Saturdays & Sundays. Closed Tuesday’s and Wednesdays starting October 12th 2021. Last day of operations is Sunday October 31st 2021. (X)
Question: Should I plan a visit to Niagara Falls?
Answer: It depends. Many travelers to Niagara Falls prefer to visit both sides of the border. Currently crossing the border requires proof of vaccination and negative PCR test results which may affect your decision. If you are not bothered by getting vaccinated and tested by all means stop by for a visit!