Travel Tips in Niagara

Just so you have no surprises when travelling in and around Niagara, here are some travel tips to help you make the best of your time here.

-the legal drinking age here is 19, anyone over that age can purchase alcohol from the LCBO, Beer Store or a bar. Drinking hours in establishments that are licensed are 11am to 2pm.

-Currency is in Canadian dollars, though many establishments will take American money, you’ll want to convert the Canadian dollars to get the best exchange rate. Money can be exchanged at Ontario Travel Information Centres, Duty Free Shops, and in most hotels around the area.

-turning right is allowed at red lights (after you have come to a complete stop)
-seatbelts are required by law
-speed limits are posted in kilometres per hour. Highway speed limit is 100km per hour, rural highways and country roads are 80km per hour, and intercity roads are 50km per hour.

-Ontario has a sales tax of 13% HST and it is applicable to most goods, purchased gifts, food/beverages and services.