Do You Need a Passport to Go to Niagara Falls?

Published by Travel Visa Pro on Wed Dec 1 2021

Niagara Falls is a city in the Canadian province of Ontario. Thousands of people go to this place each year to see the natural marvel that is Niagara Falls, where the Niagara River falls over Niagara Falls.

The tourist area around the falls is comprised of observation towers, high-rise hotels, souvenir stores, museums, indoor water parks, casinos, and theaters, all of which are adorned with bright neon billboards and ads.

Golf grounds, parks, historic monuments from the War of 1812, and residential neighborhoods are some of the other attractions in the city as well.

As a side note, there is another Niagara Falls in New York State. It’s on the Niagara River and has a city named after it. This place is best known for the huge Niagara Falls, which is on both sides of the Canadian border, so it’s called Niagara Falls.

In Niagara Falls State Park, the Observation Tower, which is at Prospect Point, looks out over Niagara Gorge and gives you a good look at all three falls.

It’s possible to take different trails from the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center to see different things. The Humboldt penguins, seals, and sea lions live at the Aquarium of Niagara in Niagara Falls, New York.

Do you need a passport to go to Niagara Falls?

If you are traveling by land, you will need a passport (or, if you are traveling by sea, a passport card, or an enhanced driver’s license) to cross the border from the US to Canada.
Children under the age of 16 who are citizens of the United States who are traveling from the United States to Canada and back to the United States by land or sea (vehicle or boat) are not needed to hold passports.
They must provide an original or certified copy of their birth certificate. You must also provide a signed handwritten note from the child’s parent suggesting how long the child would be in Canada, as well as the telephone numbers for both parents.
If you are not the parent of the child, you need to provide a signed handwritten note from the parent indicating how long the child will be in the country, as well as the telephone numbers for both parents. If you do not have the appropriate paperwork, you will be refused access.
A printed copy of the parent’s driver’s license or passport may also be useful.

Can you get to Niagara Falls without a passport?

If you are going to be in the US Niagara Falls, you do not need a passport, but if you are willing to cross over the border to the side of the Niagara River that is in Canada, the protocol remains the same.
There are no differences between the restrictions and those found at any other border crossing, so make sure you have your travel documents ready. You will need a valid passport or an enhanced driver’s license.

COVID-19 Protocols

The Ontario government has seen improvement in the health sector and they decided to gradually ease public measures, you can read more about the COVID-19 protocols regarding your travels to Niagara Falls here (