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Old 07-31-2016, 06:32 PM   #1
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Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone had ever been to Niagara Falls Ontario, Canada with their rig? We are planning to go this week with our 35' class A. I wasn't planning on going to any campground since we won't be pulling a vehicle to get around with. Does anyone know where or is overnight parking allowed anywhere close to the falls? Any input and information is greatly appreciated. Thank you much!
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Old 07-31-2016, 06:51 PM   #2
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That will be tough on the Canadian side. They have ample overnite parking at the Seneca casino on the American side. Ive been to the Canadian side many many times but always camped because I dont think there is any ocernight parking close to the falls.
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Old 08-01-2016, 04:16 AM   #3
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That will be tough on the Canadian side. They have ample overnite parking at the Seneca casino on the American side. Ive been to the Canadian side many many times but always camped because I dont think there is any ocernight parking close to the falls.
I was wondering if the parking lot of that restaurant above the tower was a good prospect. I remember walking through the parking lot after a very loooong hot day and seemed very, very big at the time if memory serves me right. But then again, we were very, very tired too...
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:39 AM   #4
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Not sure on RV parking. Was there last week. Took RV thru Canada but didn't park at the falls.

We went over in car. $22 to park car? The lot we parked in would no way accommodate an RV.

Maybe leave at campground and take tour. Tour companies pick up at some campgrounds.

I'd bet the custom personnel can give you good advice on RV. Parking.

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Old 08-01-2016, 05:49 AM   #5
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I used Rapidsview Park, they have bus/rv parking
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I would stay on the American side. Your best bet for parking close to the falls.

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Old 08-01-2016, 06:59 PM   #7
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Check out the People Mover Bus. That way you could park the RV away from downtown, it makes several stops and ride it to and from there. We camped on the Canadian side then drove to the Butterfly Conservatory which has ample free parking, purchased a very reasonable roundtrip on/off ticket. The buses shuttle around all day making stops at several locations.
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Just returned to Michigan on Saturday from the falls, Ontario side. Parked in the Rapidsview lot (see red pin on attached map) and walked the path to the falls. It was a 2 mile walk to the boat dock. If you have bikes, ride them. If you enter before 8 am, the gate to the lot will be open and you will not have to pay. It appeared as though they do allow overnight parking as there were a couple of rigs in there with jacks down. Do not park in the bus lot, follow the signs for the two RV lots. Click image for larger version

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If coming from the states, be prepared for a longer than usual wait at the border. With the Canadian dollar weak, there was a lot of traffic going into Niagara for the weekend. The border is not staffed to handle it and tempers were flaring. We were told that the city governments on both sides have been begging the Canadian border patrol to increase staffing, but nothing yet. We waited about 90 minutes on Friday afternoon around 1 pm when the posted wait time was 40 minutes.

We stayed at the koa on the Canadian side. It was just ok. Had I known about the wait at the border, I would've spent the night in the US and crossed early the next morning and gone to the lot before 8 am. There were no cars on the bridge before 8 am.
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I should also add, the parking lot above is a stop on the WEGO bus line. If you buy the adventure pass for the falls attractions, the bus pass is included.


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First of all, I would like to thank everyone for all the info. We just got back an hour ago from Ontario. We had a blast! This is the third time my wife and I had been there but the first for my son. Unfortunately, I was not able to read in time the suggestions and info that everyone gave with the exception of the first one from Monacoach. We left Tuesday early morning and and did not have roaming service in Canada so I left my phone in the RV.
When we got there around 2:30 pm, there was hardly any traffic on the border. We crossed Rainbow Bridge with no delay at all and we're the only vehicle in the Bus and RV entrance. The Border Agent inspected and searched the RV for weapons and any illegal items while we waited in the waiting area inside the building. After ten minutes, we were on our way. We ended up parking the rig behind the Skylon Tower. Across from their parking lot was a big grassy field that was perfect for walking our dogs. We parked at the far end to be away from other cars and so that we can leave the generator running for the ac to keep the dogs comfortable. It cost ten bucks for all day. I was told that we would have to be out by 3am since overnight parking is not allowed.
Prior to finding this place, we were turned away many times by other parking lots. Not sure if they were just full or just don't allow RV parking. Around 9:30 pm after dinner, we headed out and started looking for a place to park for the night. We ended up following a Class C RV that had Ontario plates who were leaving as well. We ended up at the Rapid View parking entrance. We could not get in the lot because the gates were closed. We did not see a single vehicle there at all. We ended up driving to Walmart. I remember reading in one of the forums here that Walmart was a good place to park. We took a chance and found it after looking for an hour. There we found a couple more RVs parked for the night.
So, that was our first time adventure with our RV. Thanks again for all the info. We really appreciate it.
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