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Top Questions about Niagara Falls

Top 5 Most Frequently Asked Questions

It is estimated that around 30 million people visit the city of Niagara Falls annually. With the high volume of visitors we host each year, we are asked many different questions from reservations and booking inquiring to travellers questions that assist our guests throughout their stay.

We’ve compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions about Niagara Falls that you may find helpful while planning your very own Niagara Getaway! For answers to more questions about The Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls, or Niagara Falls in general, please visit our Niagara Falls FAQ page.

1. Do the Niagara Falls shut off at night?

The simple answer is no BUT the water flowing over the American Falls and Canadian Horseshoe Falls is greatly reduced for hydro electric power generation purposes. After it gets dark each evening the water flowing over the falls is reduced to 50,000 cubic feet per second from the 100,000 cubic feet per second that flows over during daylight hours. Why does this happen? By doing so, it allows hydro plants in both the U.S. and Canada to draw water for hydro generation.

2. When do the fireworks take place?

The Niagara Falls Fireworks displays have been a long-running tradition and attraction that everyone wants to see during their visit! Fireworks take place from late May to early September and also on Holidays. As always, fireworks performances are weather permitting and may be cancelled at the last minute due to unexpected changes in wind direction. See full

3. Where is the best place to view the Falls?

Looking for a great view of the falls to snap a few photos or take in all of nature’s beauty for lasting memories? You’ve come to the right place. Literally. At The Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls, we provide the BEST view of the Niagara Falls, unmatched by any hotel in the market. Enjoy the view anytime of the day, or any weather- from the comfort of one of our Fallsview Rooms OR our observatory deck located on the 14th floor. If you are looking for a close up, we recommend hopping on the Incline Railway, located directly in front of The Oakes Hotel and taking a short ride down to the brink of the falls. Enjoy the view or take it one step further - as you walk along the Niagara Parkway, you will stumble upon the most up-close and personal viewing location for the Niagara Falls, The Hornblower Niagara Cruises. For more info on this attraction visit their website.

4. When is the best time of the year to visit Niagara Falls?

Niagara Falls is an all around city of excitement, entertainment, attractions, restaurants, events and views. There is certainly no definite “best time of the year” to visit Niagara Falls. Although, our warmer Spring and Summer months tend to be our busier seasons, each season brings something diverse and equally worth the visit. Looking for Things to do in Niagara Falls during the Winter? OR Top Romantic Things to Do? OR perhaps, Top Free Things to Do in Niagara! These reads will help guide you into perfecting your Niagara Falls Getaway!

5. What Hotel Package Deals can I get?

The Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls not only has the best view of The Falls, but also the best Niagara hotel packages to accommodate families, couples, friends and more! As Niagara’s only boutique style Fallsview hotel, we offer a variety of packages to suit every vacation needed at the best value. Some of the packages at our hotel include Niagara Falls attractions, wine tastings at award winning Niagara vineyards, casino gaming vouchers, dinning discounts and much more.

If you are looking for a Romantic Getaway in Niagara, we offer a few options that bring couple’s closer together. Our Niagara Romance Package allows guests to experience the beauty of the falls from their Fallsview Room, while enjoying a bottle of red wine paired with dark chocolates.

The Ultimate Couple’s Package includes a Guided tour of the Chocolate FX Factory, four VIP wine tastings for two at local wineries and dining vouchers for Remington's of Niagara and the on-site Applebees Grill & Bar. Or indulge in the Gourmet Getaway Package for an unforgettable 3 course gourmet meal for two at Remington’s of Niagara.

For guests that prefer a little more excitement, the Fallsview Casino Package will not disappoint. The Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls is located directly beside the Fallsview Casino Resort, making it easy to stay and play with the gaming vouchers included in this hotel deal.

The Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls can also provide accommodations at the best value for a weekend getaway with friends! Located in the heart of the tourist district, this hotel is within walking distance to shopping, nightlife, entertainment and attractions! The Bachelorette Package is perfect for a friends weekend in Niagara.

We hope our FAQ was helpful in preparation for your future trips to Niagara Falls. Book your Niagara Falls hotel package at The Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls for hotel rooms and suites with the most spectacular view of the falls for the best value!

Posted on March 21, 2017


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