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Niagara Falls questions

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  1. .40 caliber

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    If anyone has been, I have a few questions. Me and my wife will vacation here the first few days of October.

    First how is the weather that time of year? Any suggestions on good hotels? We were really trying to stay somewhere within walking distance of all of the attractions, but we may have to get a rental car looking at the distance of the airport (Buffalo International) to the hotel areas.

    Last but not least, is a passport required to go into Canada? I was told that my military ID would be enough. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Dennis in MA

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  4. RJ 71

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    You need a passport or enhanced drivers license to get back into the States. The Canadians could care less who they let in. Last time I went it took about 15 seconds to get into Canada and about 15 minutes to get back home to the USA. And that was before the passport requirement. As to the weather. Western New York is fickle this time of year. Could be 50 could be 75. Enjoy your trip and from a WNY native the Canadian falls are WAYYYY betel than the US side. Much more scenic
     
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    idk about the .mil ID thing. I went when I was a kid. But I will say I would HIGHLY recomend staying on the Canada side rather than the New York Side. Weather could be chilly, but I would expect it to be comfortable.

    oh, and the ravens suck.
     
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  6. Fungunner

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    I was happy to have seen the Falls in my lifetime. That being said, I won't make a special trip to go back. To me, it was a "been there, done that" kinda thing. I must say, before the crass commercialism took over the place on both sides, it must have been a wondrous place to behold.

    There are hotels on either the US or the Canadian side. As someone has suggested, the view is more spectacular on the Canadian side. Hotel rates might be better in Canada too. Do your homework.

    If you do go into Canada, everyone in your group will need a traditional Passport, Passport card, Enhanced Drivers License, Nexus or Sentry Card or other WHTI accepted form of document, to re-enter the US. Canada did want my Passport, when I entered.
     
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    Went last year, walked all around Goat Island, walked out on the three sisters, very enjoyable. No passport, so I stayed on the U.S. side, it was ok.

    Being a nerd, I enjoyed taking a short drive down river, past the whirlpool, to the hydroelectric plant.
     
  8. ojabog

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    Embassy Suites Fallsview or the Hilton Fallsview are very, very nice places. During the day it should be in the 60's, at night it can get down into the 40's.