Niagara Falls – Important Information

Local Currency

Canadian Dollar ($ or CAD)

Local Time 

GMT – 4

Official Language

French and English 

Visa Information

Canada Visas

Power

In Canada the power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 120 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.

Local Weather

Canada’s climate varies wildly based on geography, from perma-frost in the north to four distinct seasons towards the equator.

Tourism Website

Destination Canada

Health Information

Vaccinations

Recommended Vaccinations for Canada

Health Tips

Health Tips for Canada travel

Hospitals

Greater Niagara General Hospital

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center 

Family Services

Babysitting Services

Canadian Nanny

Baby Gear Rentals

Buffalo Niagara Baby Rental

Transportation

Car Seat Laws

Children must ride in a car seat until at least 40 lbs. They must ride in a booster until age 7, or until 80 lbs AND 4’9”.  

Driving

To legally drive a car in Canada, you will need a driver’s license issued by the government of your province or territory. You must have it with you whenever you’re driving.

Transportation Services

Niagara Falls has several taxi companies that operate throughout the city, as well as Uber. WeGo is the state-of-the-art bus system that connects accommodations and tourist attractions throughout the city of Niagara Falls and Niagara Parks. More information on transportation in Niagara Falls can be found here.

Local Airlines

Air Canada flies nationally and internationally to more than 150 destinations. Other airlines offering domestic Canada flights include WestJet, Air Transat, Air North, First Air, Canadian North, and Porter Airlines.

Emergency Services

Police

911

Fire Department

911

Ambulance

911

Other Things To Know

Tipping Customs

Gratuities are seldom included in Canadian restaurants. It is customary to tip approximately 15-20% on the total bill before tax, less for poor service, more for truly exceptional service. Many restaurants may charge an automatic 15-18% gratuity for larger groups.

Important Holidays

Canada Public Holidays

Safety Issues

While violent crime against tourists is rare, petty and property crime is common in the country’s bigger cities.

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