Frugal Tips for Trip to Niagara Falls

Our family of 4, including 2 children 9 & 13, is traveling to Niagara Falls from Nova Scotia in one month (at the end of August 2017). I am looking for tips and tricks to reduce costs. At the moment we are booked at the Clifton Victoria Inn. I was looking for a reasonable hotel and this one had good rates, but of course no view. However we can add on waterpark passes at a reduced rate. We will want to do the Maid of Mist tour and Marineland. Any suggestions at all are appreciated.


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July 21, 20170 found this helpful

I would eat breakfast and lunch in the room. Try getting a room with a microwave and a refrigerator.

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August 21, 20170 found this helpful

Thank you great suggestion . Anymore

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July 22, 20170 found this helpful

Your present accommodations at the Clifton Victoria Inn in Canada are probably some of the best as you have free parking (very necessary if you will be renting a car) and free buffet breakfast is a very good deal - if you and your children can make this a main meal. I'm sure there will be coffee available in your room.

The closer the time of departure gets start looking for coupons as these can save you a lot of money. Your child that is 13 (not 12 going on 13?) will be treated as an adult with all tickets and accommodations - so you really have 3 adults and 1 child.


You do not say how many days you will stay but I feel sure this is a vacation that you will want to remember many years from now so keep that is mind when you consider the cost.
Staying at a hotel/motel a little further away from Niagara Falls can save you a lot of money but then you have to consider the travel costs and inconvenience of having to travel.
Hotels/motels with kitchens can save money on meals and snacks and also give a little more room for a family but may not have as much privacy. These are also not always as nice as the hotels that are closer to the falls.
Here is a link to some spots with kitchens so you can think about a change (or if it is worth it).

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August 21, 20170 found this helpful

Thank you for the response ! We are finally headed there arriving Aug 28th via the Portland boat from nova Scotia. My oldest just turned 13 . I will start looking for coupons . Any links you would like to send?


Thanks a bunch

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