Travelling by Car

The Niagara region is fairly large in size and most individuals depend on automobiles to get around. Should you decided to drive when you are in the Niagara region, you should expect heavy traffic conditions in the region during the peak tourist season. The main roads in Niagara Falls are the Niagara Parkway and Falls Avenue which run parallel to the Niagara River, and Clifton Hill, Victoria Avenue and Lundy’s Lane which run perpendicular to the Falls. The major highway is the Queen Elizabeth Highway (QEW), which links Niagara Falls to a number of towns and cities across the Niagara Region and beyond to Toronto. It is highly recommended that you obtain a detailed road map of the area before attempting to navigate the roads of Niagara. Maps are available at toursit information centres across the region.
The minimum age for driving in Canada is 16.

A valid driver’s licence from any country is required to operate a motor vehicle in Canada. You must also carry the car’s registration information. The speed limit in Canada is posted in kilometres per hour. Please note that speed limits vary depending on the type of road you are traveling on. The speed limit on most Canadian highways is 100 km per hour (60 miles per hour), and 50 km per hour on city streets.

Please note: It is mandatory for all drivers and passengers of a motor vehicle to use seat belts. It is also mandatory for all motorcyclists to wear helmets while driving. Operating a motor vehicle, including boats, while under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances is illegal in Canada.