Can I Use My Presto Pass in Niagara Falls, Canada?

Can I Use my Presto Pass in Niagara Falls, Canada January 17, 2023 Written by: Christa Barette

Short answer: No. Long answer: You can use your Presto Pass to get from Niagara Falls to Toronto and you can use your presto pass to get from Toronto to Niagara Falls but the buck stops here…..or rather; starts here. That is to say that:

Once you get to Niagara Falls, Canada your Presto Pass is completely useless until you are catching your bus back to Toronto.

So what transit is available to me in Niagara Falls if my presto pass doesn’t work?

You have two options for transportation in Niagara Falls from the bus terminal:

The WEGO bus (which goes to the waterfall and to the tourist attractions and hotels) or Niagara Regional Transit which takes you to the rest of the City where people live.

The WEGO bus has two stops at the bus terminal. One stop is across the street in front of the abandoned Europa Hotel which is Northbound and the other is on the East side of the bus terminal which is South bound and will take you to the waterfall and the busy tourist area. The WeGo bus only stops at special WEGO stops. Be sure to get a map when you buy your pass.

The WeGo bus drivers do not take cash. You have to purchase your WEGO pass in the bus terminal. There is a 24 hour pass for about $9. You can also buy a 48 hour pass.

The City Transit costs $3 per trip and change is required. The city bus stop is in front of the bus shelter on the South side of the bus terminal building. The bus number 104 will take you to the Clifton Hill area which is close to the Falls. Just ask your bus driver to drop you off at Clifton Hill.

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Best Free WIFI Spots in Niagara Falls, Canada

Where Are the Best Free WIFI Spots in Niagara Falls Canada? January 17, 2023 By: Christa Barette

When you are walking around Niagara Falls Canada, there are some great spots to catch some WIFI!

Free WIFI in Downtown Niagara Falls, Near the Bus Terminal and Train Station

Camp Cataract – 3 minutes walk from the Bus. 4317 Queen St, Niagara Falls (905) 519-2267. This amazing venue right across from City Hall on the Bus terminal end of Queen Street is an amazing spot to hang out. They offer beer, spirits, the best gourmet pizza and WIFI! This venue is an ‘event-only’ venue in the Winter; and in the Summer, they are open on weekends and not always open during the week. Call ahead to make sure they are open, or just walk by if you are coming from the bus station.

Third Space Cafe – 5 minutes walk from the bus. 4345 Queen St, Niagara Falls (289) 296-9557. This community cafe is open 9am- 3pm everyday and closed on Sundays. The hours are short, but they are a venue which offers coffee, sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches and of course, WIFI!

Niagara Falls City Hall – 3 minutes walk from the bus terminal. The quaint, tree-covered picnic tables in the park park at City Hall in Niagara Falls offers free WIFI on weekdays from 8am until 4:30pm. Grand Central – 10 minutes walk from the bus. 4573 Queen St, Niagara Falls (905) 357-9000 This sports bar has great pub food, excellent pizza and of course, free WIFI. Their hours are excellent. They are open every day of the week until at least 11pm and usually are open until 1 or 2am.

Crazy Macaws – 12 minutes walk from the bus. 4681 Queen St, Niagara Falls, ON (416) 931-7974 This motorcycle themed cafe is open until 6pm closed on Monday call ahead as sometimes they close early. In the Summer they are open later and with longer hours. Closed on Mondays.

Mr. Cappuccino – 13-15 mins walk from the bus. (Corner of Queen St. and Victoria Ave) 4632 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, Ontario (905)-374-2201 – open until 6pm daily and 8pm on weekends. Call ahead as they occasionally close a bit early . Free Wifi and a variety of coffees, treats, sandwiches and ice cream in the Summer.

In the Tourist Area (Clifton Hill, etc)

Starbucks on the top of Clifton hill – This Starbucks has WIFI. The coffee is not cheap. The cheapest coffee you can buy is a tall coffee for $4.69. Of course, it is worth it. The coffee is great and so is the people watching. The location is central and the hours are reliable in the Summer. In the Winter, they close as early as 3pm some days so be sure to call ahead though Fridays and Saturdays they are usually open until at least 7pm.

Tim Hortons Doughnut shop (half way down Clifton hill) – Situated next to the Ferris wheel on Clifton Hill, they have free WIFI and tables and chairs to sit. Line ups can be long in the Summertime; however, the coffee is reasonably priced and they offer doughnuts, bagels and muffins, etc.

Clifton Hill Free WIFI – In the Clifton Hill area free WIFI is available to guests; however, it is not a consistent and reliable signal.

Fallsview Area Free WIFI – Near the US border at the Rainbow Bridge the Fallsview area has free WIFI near the Hershey’s shop. This WIFI is somewhat slow and not very reliable.

There are many more WIFI spots in Niagara Falls, these are some of the best. If you have any questions or if you want to book a tour with us, please email us at or check out our website at

The Importance of Being Barefoot

Lush green grass softly caressing the soles of your bare feet and moist earth squishing between your toes might bring to mind your carefree childhood, or; perhaps you have never felt your bare feet against the Earth for fear of getting dirty.

There is something almost defiant about being barefoot outdoors that inspires a sense of exhilaration. So seldom do we witness the barefooted state, that the act of taking off ones shoes and socks, to walk barefoot has become a rebellious act. Barefoot walking is the domain of hippies and wild, unruly children; one might believe. Despite the bad reputation that barefooted-ness has gotten over the years, recent science is revealing that taking off your shoes and walking barefoot on the Natural earth has surprising benefits which may cause one to reconsider the standard.

Taking off your shoes and walking on a natural surface creates a sensual sense of delight. Having your bare soles kneaded by the rugged ground can be as pleasurable as getting a professional foot massage. There are reflexology points in your feet which connect to every organ in the body. Walking barefoot on natural terrain, which is uneven; stimulates pressure points in the feet. At first some of these points can hurt, which often indicates an imbalance in the body, but; over time these sensitive spots will receive the healing required and effectively remedy some of the corresponding health issues.

Furthermore, it is impossible to have a natural gait when wearing shoes. While shoes can protect our feet as we walk in the city and over sharp objects, they are no substitute for the precise shape of the soles of our feet. The unnatural shape of our shoes, over time; throws our body out of its natural alignment. While for some people, this causes no major concerns, for others, it can cause problems such as hip and back pain which have no conventionally diagnosable origin.

Walking barefoot allows for a natural gait giving the body a chance to align itself and move freely. Walking barefoot for a period of time each day, frees up tension stored in the muscles from shoe wearing and allows the body to move naturally and freely improving posture and reducing stress build up from malalignment.

Walking barefoot also literally grounds of the human body. Human beings are electrical in nature and electrons in the body have a charge. When our bodies have a predominantly positive charge, we feel stressed and can experience dis-ease. Positively charged ions or ‘free radicals’ are responsible for health problems ranging from aging to inflammation. Free radicals occur in the body as a result of exposure to un-natural environments, electronic equipment like computers and the consumption of unhealthy foods.

Grounding barefoot allows free radicals to move through our feet to be discharged into the earth which is charged with negative ions. As the unhealthy positive ions are leaving the body, the beneficial negative ions from the Earth travel up through our feet into our bodies. This cannot occur when wearing shoes which have rubber soles that effectively insulate us against this electric energy, in the same manner that electrical wires are insulated with plastic or rubber.

When we have more negative ions in the body, we feel relaxed and happy. Negative ions in the body have been associated with a reduction in inflammation and dis-ease.

The benefits of walking barefoot are far too extensive to write about here. If this intrigues you, feel free to do more research and you will find that it is a growing trend. Only something like 20 percent of humans on this planet wear shoes. So next time you have the opportunity, why not take off your shoes or lie on the Earth and experience the benefits for yourself.

Written by: Christa Barette

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Do You Need a Passport to Cross the Niagara Falls Border?

Niagara Falls Canada and Niagara Falls, NY are both unique and beautiful.  Unfortunately, they are seperated by an international border as well as the Niagara River which acts as a natural border since it is too dangerous to swim across.

If you care crossing from Canada to the USA, you require either a passport or a passport card, Enhanced Driver’s License, NEXUS trusted traveler program card, or a secure Certificate of Indian Status. 

For those traveling from the USA to Canada; U.S. citizens and permanent residents, must present proof of citizenship, such as a passport, birth certificate, a certificate of citizenship or naturalization, a U.S. permanent resident card, or a certificate of Indian status, along with photo identification. A NEXUS card also meets the requirements.

It is always smart to call ahead to check on the up to date requirements, but as long as you have a passport, you are good to go!

Written by: Christa Barette

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Healing with Nature

Just simply taking one hour to spend in Nature is so healing for the mind, body and spirit.

Being in Nature has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, increase oxygen levels and, if contact is made directly with the Earth, reduce the number of free radicals in the body.

The rounded shapes and natural green colours of Nature have a deeply healing effect on one’s nervous system and the absorption of negative ions from moving bodies of water and just the Earth itself can have untold benefits including the reduction of stress.

Rays from the Sun also give an added benefit to being outside in the form of vitamin D creation in the body.  Vitamin D helps to keep the immune system strong and balanced.

Written by: Christa Barette

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