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Niagara Falls Day Trip

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Niagara Falls Day Trip

I was just wondering if anyone knew of any day trips to Niagara Falls from Montreal or is it too far to go in 1 day?


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1. Re: Niagara Falls Day Trip

Niagara Falls is around 7 hours away from Montreal, so that would really be quite a long day trip. I have never heard of any day trips from Montreal to Niagara Falls.

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It's too far away! Depending on how much time you have here in Montreal, you can take the train or bus and go visit. It's impossible to see it in one day. Heard that it's pretty nice so I would say to save 2-3 days and go with a tour company or simply take the train and book a hotel on your own.

Good luck!

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First agrees with the others that it is almost impossible to do in a day , unless you are a champion driver and don't mind leaving and returning in the middle of the night!

If not by car the best solution to go to Toronto by train and then either visit the town and sleep there or go directly to the bus station and get thinto the next bus to Niagara Falls. If you take an early train you should be in Niagara by mid-afternoon. You can then check in a hotel there (you can get pretty good deals in low season).

the next day finish your visit, by taking the Maid of the Mist for example and then take the bus back to Toronto and then the train.

If you decide to stay in Toronto, book for the next morning an organized excursion that will show you the main things in a few hours and bring you in Toronto for your train, By the way the fastest one leaves Totonto at around 5 p.m. and arrives in Montreal a little past 10 p.m.

Personally I would favor this option because the attractions are not so numerous and you cannot just stay looking at falling water for hours and hours. The only thing that you will miss will be the illuminations at night.

Unless your are casino fan (they have a very nice big one) or that you would like to visit the whole area, including the charming town of Niagara-by-the-Lake and do tastings in the surrounding wineries I would certainly not spend a second night around there.

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I concur with other posters, and with rickb's advice about splitting it. As he or she said, there are limited attractions in Niagara Falls, and if you are to go that far, you would do well in spending time in Niagara-on-the-Lake and the wineries that abound in this area (see a sample at : http://www.niagaraonthelake.worldweb.com/SightsAttractions/WineriesVineyards/). Niag-on-t-L. is absolutely charming - so many flowers and so many quaint little shops ...




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