NOW OPEN IN NIAGARA FALLS!
Niagara Falls tourism update: Monday July 19th 2021 @ 06:41pm EST
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Q: Is the bridge between Niagara Falls New York USA and Niagara Falls Ontario Canada open?
A: The Rainbow Bridge is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. However due to Covid the border between Niagara Falls New York USA and Niagara Falls Canada is closed but WILL REOPEN MONDAY AUGUST 9th 2021 for visitors from the US. TRAVEL TO CANADA WILL REQUIRE PROOF OF VACCINATION. CHILDREN UNDER 12 ARE EXEMPT FROM THE VACCINATION. TRAVELERS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES WILL BE PERMITTED TO ENTER CANADA ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH 2021. A 14 DAY QUARANTINE WILL BE REQUIRED FOR NON-VACCINATED TRAVELLERS. *OFFICIAL RELEASE. GET THE APP.
TOURISTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO CROSS THE BORDER AT THIS TIME – NO EXCEPTIONS.
Q: IS NIAGARA FALLS OPEN?
A: Yes and no. We’ll explain.
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 most attractions that are operated by Niagara Parks Canada are open for the 2021 tourism season. A detailed list of opening dates is posted below.
There are certain attractions on both sides of Niagara Falls that still require a mask (ie; elevators). Please bring one with you!
Hotels are open in Niagara Falls USA & Canada.
Restaurants with indoor seating or take out is now available in both Niagara Falls USA & Canada.
COVID RESTRICTIONS FOR NIAGARA FALLS ONTARIO CANADA. The province of Ontario is now in “Step 3” of a 3 step process for reopening. Most attractions are now open and indoor dining in Ontario is now permitted as of today July 16th 2021.
COVID RESTRICTIONS FOR NIAGARA FALLS NEW YORK USA. Everything is open! Starting May 19th 2021 Covid restrictions have been greatly reduced throughout New York State.
The nightly illumination of the Falls is from 8:30pm until 2:00am every evening during July. All fireworks over the Falls have been cancelled until further notice.
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 from 10:00am to 4:30pm weather permitting. (X)
OPEN: Cave of the Winds – On Goat Island is open from 9:00am to 6:15pm daily and until 9:15pm on Saturdays. They are currently operating at a reduced capacity and selling “timed ticketing”. Tickets are sold only at the ticket window and may sell out quickly. Arrive early if you want to visit. (X)
OPEN: Goat Island – Open daily from sunrise until sunset.
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 attraction opening dates are now becoming available.
OPEN: Table Rock Visitor Centre / Journey Behind the Falls – Open daily from 10:00am to 6:00pm. (X)
Question: Should I plan a visit to Niagara Falls?
Answer: It depends. Many visitors to Niagara Falls prefer to visit both sides of the border. Currently crossing the border is not possible and may likely affect your decision. If you are not bothered by not being able to visit the “other side” by all means stop by for a visit!