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Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

How much does it cost to travel to Niagara Falls?

You should plan to spend around $122 (CA$168) per day on your vacation in Niagara Falls. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $28 (CA$39) on meals
  • $16 (CA$22) on local transportation
  • $148 (CA$204) on hotels

A one week trip to Niagara Falls for two people costs, on average, $1,713 (CA$2,356). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $122
    CA$168
  • One Week Per person
    $857
    CA$1,178
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $1,713
    CA$2,356
  • One Month Per person
    $3,671
    CA$5,048
  • One Week For a couple
    $1,713
    CA$2,356
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $3,426
    CA$4,712
  • One Month For a couple
    $7,342
    CA$10,097
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Niagara Falls cost?

A one week trip to Niagara Falls usually costs around $857 (CA$1,178) for one person and $1,713 (CA$2,356) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Niagara Falls on average costs around $1,713 (CA$2,356) for one person and $3,426 (CA$4,712) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Niagara Falls will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Niagara Falls on average costs around $3,671 (CA$5,048) for one person and $7,342 (CA$10,097) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Niagara Falls has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Niagara Falls expensive to visit?

Prices in Niagara Falls are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Niagara Falls is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in North America for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Vernon, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Key West.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Niagara Falls Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Niagara Falls?

The average Niagara Falls trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Niagara Falls travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) CA$204 ($148)
Local Transportation 1 CA$22 ($16)
Food 2 CA$39 ($28)
Entertainment 1 CA$27 ($20)
Alcohol 2 CA$8 - 23 ($6 - 17)
Accommodation Budget in Niagara Falls
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Niagara Falls is $74 (CA$102). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Niagara Falls is $148 (CA$204). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $74
    CA$102
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $148
    CA$204

Hotel Prices in Niagara Falls

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Niagara Falls based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $84. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Niagara Falls
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Niagara Falls is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $16 (CA$22) per person, per day, on local transportation in Niagara Falls.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $16
    CA$22

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Food Budget in Niagara Falls
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Niagara Falls can vary, the average cost of food in Niagara Falls is $28 (CA$39) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Niagara Falls should cost around $11 (CA$16) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Niagara Falls is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $28
    CA$39

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Entertainment Budget in Niagara Falls
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Niagara Falls typically cost an average of $20 (CA$27) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $20
    CA$27

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Niagara Falls?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Niagara Falls are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Niagara Falls, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Maid of the Mist
    CA$51


Alcohol Budget in Niagara Falls
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $11 (CA$16) on alcoholic beverages in Niagara Falls per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $11
    CA$16

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Water Budget in Niagara Falls
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $3.18 (CA$4.37) on bottled water in Niagara Falls per day. The public water in Niagara Falls is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $3.18
    CA$4.37


Niagara Falls on a Budget
Niagara Falls Niagara Falls, Canada
Niagara Falls, Ontario sits on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, across the border from Niagara Falls, New York. Together these cities have claimed themselves to be the "Honeymoon Capital of the World" a status that is probably little more than a marketing ploy. That said, Niagara Falls, Ontario, is perhaps a quainter and more natural version of its American counterpart. The town has existed as a tourist destination for hundreds of years, with its main attraction, obviously, being Niagara Falls. Today, millions of visitors come to see the falls every year. It's truly an impressive sight, and there is no shortage of entertainment options while you're in the area.

Niagara Falls has a population of about 83,000. The city has a humid continental climate that is influenced by it's proximity to water. The winters are cold, with January highs in the low 30s Fahrenheit and lows around 18 degrees Fahrenheit. Summers are warm. Highs in July are in the low 80s Fahrenheit and lows are in the low 60s Fahrenheit. Rain is relatively even throughout the year.
Sights
You'll likely catch your first glimpse of Niagara Falls at Queen Victoria Park, along the Niagara Falls Parkway. This is a garden that has an evening fireworks display during the summer months.

There are several tours and views that you can enjoy while you're in Niagara Falls. The Maid of the Mist is a boat that takes tourists to the foot of the falls. The Journey Behind the Falls is a guided tour that is less crowded than the Maid of the Mist. The White Water Walk is a boardwalk beside the falls and Whirlpool Aero Car is the cable car ride over the falls. Marineland Theme Park is another unique place to visit. It's a water park with dolphins, sea lions, and walrus shows. Skyon Tower offers one of the best views of the falls from the observation deck and revolving restaurant.

Other sights and attractions in the area include the Niagara Skywheel, the Clifton Hill Amusement Area, the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, Butterfly Conservatory, Bird Kingdom, Brick City, Floral clock, Queenston Heights Park, and the IMAX Theatre.
Neighborhoods
Niagara Falls is dominated by the waterfall, which is actually a set of three large waterfalls along Niagara River. The Canadian side of the falls offers the best views of the American and Horseshoe falls. Niagara Parkway and the tourist promenade run along the falls. The area includes observation towers, highrise hotels, casinos, souvenir shops, and much more. As you travel further to the north or south, there are several golf courses and historic sites along the route.

Activities
There is no shortage of activities that you can enjoy while you're in the Niagara Falls area. Some of the most interesting include the Winter Festival of Lights, Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours, taking a helicopter tour, visiting a casino, going to a dinner theater, or visiting one of the several amusement parks in the area.
Food and Dining
There are plenty of restaurants in the area ranging from budget to high end. Many of the budget restaurants serve cafe or pub style food at a reasonable price. If you're on a particularly tight budget, fast food restaurants are often the cheapest, although not best, options available. For a splurge, head to one of the high end steakhouses in the area.

Transportation
On arrival, it is recommended you head to the Visitor Welcome center which is open between the months of June and August. They can give you advice and suggestions on things to see and do, as well as maps and brochures about the area. It's also the place to purchase People Mover bus tickets or the Great Gorge Adventure Pass if you hope to buy these. The People Mover bus system travels along Niagara Parkway stopping at points of interest along the way. It is possible to walk most places, so it is not necessary to ride the bus, but it can be useful to some. You'll find the visitor center at several different locations including, Table Rock Center, the Maid of the Mist, Clifton Hill, and Murray Street.

Taxi companies are also readily available and the prices are reasonable. The companies in town include Elite Taxi Ltd, Buffalo Express Taxi, BUF Buffalo Airport Taxi Service, and Niagara Falls Taxi.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.