Niagara Falls What to Pack

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    Waterproof Camera, ect....

    by kazander Updated Jun 2, 2005

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    View from Rainbow Bridge

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfy walking shoes, the parking lots are a good ways away from where you want to go. You may also want to bring a jacket or sweatshirt even in the warmer months, the evenings get chilly.

    Photo Equipment: Along with our regular line up of cameras, we brought along a little waterproof camera to take on the Maid of the Mist and the Journey Behind the Falls

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    Dress warm for the winter

    by sim1 Updated Mar 22, 2005

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    Chill busters and polar paws :-)

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear:
    Brrrr, the winter is cold in Ontario, so dress warm for it. Be prepare for cold, and when you get a a bit more to the north of the Province, also a lot of snow.

    Hahahaha, I loved seeing these socks in a store though: "Chill busters" and "Polar Paws", I thought they were such fun names ;-)))

    But they are good to have! When you go on a hike in the winter remember to dress well. Dress warmly, best by using several layers, but don't overdress!!! If you start sweating in your clothing that only means you will start freezing of the cold later. The moist will cool of and make you freeze. The best thing to do is to wear good breathing materials, and you'll be happy outside, whatever the thermometer might say the temperature is :-))

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    The weather at Niagara Falls

    by sim1 Updated Dec 30, 2004

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    icy railing

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    Average Temperatures (in Fahrenheit):
    January - March max 37 min 16
    April - June max 73 min 34
    July - September max 79 min 52
    October - December max 55 min 21

    The coldest months in Niagara Falls are November through March. Count on lots of snowfall during the winter. And believe me: it is cold!

    The moisture that evaporates from the lakes creates a special climate around Niagara Falls. Do count on more cloud cover in the summer because of that.

    In June, July and August the temperatures are high, but don't be fooled by that. The spray and mist that surround the falls create a very special micro-climate. It feels much colder in this moist air and there is a big chance of getting wet of the spray when getting closer to the falls. So be prepared and bring a rain jacket and if you want to get really close to the falls, a change of dry clothing might not be a bad idea either.

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    What to wear

    by OlenaKyiv Written Apr 26, 2007

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The coldest months in Niagara Falls are November through March, when temperatures average between -6 and 4°C (21 and 39°F). Snowfall is abundant during the winter months. April and October are also brisk. June, July and August are balmier, with average highs of 25°C (77°F) and lows of 15°C (59°F). Keep in mind that the falls affects local weather conditions. Even on the sunniest days, visitors close to the falls can get quite wet from the mist if the wind is blowing their way. Be prepared to wear rain gear or to don dry clothing. Grab an umbrella. Everyone will understand you, even though there will be no rain.

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    Don't leave home without...

    by Allikatac Written Mar 4, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: Have ID on you for the border cross.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Make sure to bring a coat, preferably a rain coat with a hood.

    Photo Equipment: lots of film for the breathtaking views

    Miscellaneous: money, money, money. Gambling and drinking ate up most of mine.

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    Must Haves!

    by krizt Written Jun 13, 2003

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: sneakers, sun glasses, maybe a slicker if you plan on getting really close, and cool clothes- especially in august- maybe even a hand fan

    Photo Equipment: Lots of film- there's a lot to take pics of- I was there about 36 hrs and used at least two rolls of film.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: SUNSCREEN! It's so cool by the water- you don't realize how hot the sun is.

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    Allow for spray of falls

    by Martman Updated Jan 18, 2007

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Usually we observe the weather report when deciding which garments to don. Over and above the weather, we must also allow for the spray of the fall. In other words, certain areas have "rain" 24 houirs/day 7 days/week. You become wet just from standing near the falls!

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    TRIPOD and TELELENS

    by OlenaKyiv Updated May 17, 2007

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    Water splashes of American Fall

    Photo Equipment: If you want to get great shots, you need a tripod, so you won't be so silly as me who was too lazy to one on my walk to Falls and took all pictures leaning on hand-rails. Unfortunately, tele lens was not in my photo kit yet :-(((

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    Packing List

    by kimberbakos Written Oct 11, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Be sure to bring extra clothes and shoes to change into after the Journey Behind the Falls and the Maid of the Mist ride. We were soaked through and had to go to dinner wet and I was chilled to the bone. You may also need to change after a visit to Marineland - the whale show will give you a good soaking!

    Photo Equipment: You will probably want to buy a disposable waterproof camera (or two) for pictures when there is alot of spray from the Falls. I was really worried that our camera was going to be ruined from being so wet.

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    You can buy everything you need here.

    by JennysTravels Written Aug 3, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: Depends on what you are comming for. Business trip you are fine with a suticase, backpacking a backpack.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Nothing extra or special as you can buy what you need for cheap while in Canada. Bring a worn in pair of shoes, nothing like blisters on your first outing.

    Miscellaneous: I've stayed in hundreds of hostels worldwide. I have learned to pack my pillow case from home, as well as a queensized bed sheet. I always felt more comfortable when having these simple things from home. If I have room I bring my extra thin pillow. (it;s my favorite.)

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    Packing List

    by miner Written Sep 2, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: We just took regular suitcases toNiagara Falls

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Dress for the weather and take good walking shoes.Some of the streets are pretty steep and in one place there was no sidewalk and the walking was rough.

    Miscellaneous: A GOOD MAP!!

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    Bring sandwitches, water and sun screen

    by janika Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Everybody is taking pictures

    Luggage and bags: No bags. Leave all heavy bags in your trunk. You walk so much, it makes you tired, quick.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: In the summer time, dress very light and comfy. Protect your head.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Floss

    Photo Equipment: Camera

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: NIL

    Miscellaneous: Bring money for souvenirs and postcards.

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  • What to bring

    by Kristin050900 Written Feb 20, 2004

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring the appropiate clothing and footware. You will be doing A LOT of walking.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Just your basic first-aid kit. You never know.

    Photo Equipment: Bring lots of film. You'll wan to take pictures of everything! I know I did.

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    Bring your Love of Canada...

    by redhed410 Written Jul 14, 2004

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Expect to get wet around the falls!!! There is lots of mist around the falls. I wore these leather flip flops one day because there were red and sparkly...be mistake. I had big sores on the side of my feet. Sensible shoes!!!

    Miscellaneous: Bring Cash...or at least don't rely on ATM's! My friend (***) came with only $19 and expected to easily get the rest of an ATM. Well apparentally the MasterCard commercials are right...CANANA does not like VISA! But if you to this 7/11 on Ferry St. you can get money out. If you're a smoker...don't expect to find American cigs up north. The warnings have pictures and are much scarier!!

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  • Comfy shoes, lotsa cash, and BYOB

    by bratinola1 Written Oct 10, 2004

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfortable walking shoes are key. It's a vast area if you plant to cover it by foot. There is a reason Clifton Hill is called Clifton HILL

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: The usual items will suffice.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Rain poncho for seeing the Falls up close

    Miscellaneous: You should bring your own beer with you if you want some for the room. Canadian customs allow you to bring in 24 cans of beer across the border. The Beer Store will gladly sell you a case for $36 if you forget.

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