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Niagara Falls EventsIn addition to its many cultural and historic landmarks, this destination hosts a number of outstanding festivals and events that may coincide with your visit.

Celebrate the winter season by enjoying a variety of award-winning Ontario icewines during the Niagara Icewine Festival . The January event in St. Catharines features events at area wineries including galas, food and wine pairings, wine and cheese seminars, and winery tours.

If you're a theater lover, head to nearby Niagara-on-the-Lake , Ontario, for the Shaw Festival , an event showcasing the plays of George Bernard Shaw, but also including the work of his contemporaries and plays set during Shaw's long lifetime: 1856-1950. The season lasts from April through December and draws around 270,000 theatergoers annually to three downtown venues.

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In mid-to-late September, the Ontario town of St. Catharines celebrates the industry with the Grape & Wine Festival , an event during which connoisseurs and others enjoy tours and tastings offered by more than 30 area wineries. Entertainment, parades, wine appreciation seminars and a gourmet food fair round out the festival's schedule.

In late October, nearly 3,000 runners compete in a 26.2-mile footrace from Buffalo, N.Y., to Niagara Falls, Ontario, during Niagara Falls International Marathon .

Perhaps the area's most popular happening with well over a million attendees is the Winter Festival of Lights , an event held from early November through January. Nightly fireworks along with nighttime parades, concerts and stage shows round out the entertainment, and everything happens against the backdrop of the beautifully illuminated falls.

The Winter Festival of Lights reaches a boisterous and nationally televised crescendo with New Year's Eve in the Park , a free outdoor concert held in Queen Victoria Park . Of course a fireworks spectacular heralds the New Year's arrival.

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Niagara Falls, ON

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Travel Information

City Population



174 m/571 ft.

Sales Tax

Ontario's Harmonized Sales Tax is 13 percent.



Police (non-emergency)

(905) 688-4111

Fire (non-emergency)

(905) 356-1321


(905) 562-3409


Greater Niagara General Hospital, (905) 378-4647.

Visitor Information

424 S. Service Rd. Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8. Phone:(905)945-6293

Air Travel

Four commercial airports serve the Niagara Falls area. See Approaches by Plane for details.

Rental Cars

Hertz, (800) 654-3080, offers discounts to AAA members. For a complete list of agencies consult the telephone directory.

Rail Service

Via Rail serves all parts of Canada as well as Buffalo, Windsor (opposite Detroit) and Sarnia (opposite Port Huron, Mich.). The station is at 4267 Bridge St.; phone (888) 842-7245.


Daily service connects Niagara Falls with all parts of Canada and with principal cities in the United States. Coach Canada, in partnership with Megabus—phone (866) 488-4452—operates out of the terminal at 4555 Erie Ave.; phone (888) 438-4452.


Niagara Falls taxicabs operate on the meter system. The minimum charge is $3.50, plus $2.50 for each additional kilometre (.6 mi.). There is no extra charge for additional passengers. The meter is kept running while luggage is loaded and unloaded.

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