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1. Posted by mostrim (Inactive 80 posts) 9y

mostrim has indicated that this thread is about USA

As part of my NY holiday I have booked a trip to Niagara Falls. This is a tour and part of the toru involves crossing to the Canadian side. The site states that some people may need a visa. I looked up countries that require a visa to visit Canada and Ireland is not one of them but I was wondering if anyone here could confirm that. It wouldn't be the end of the world if I missed this part but it would also be nice to do the whole thing - of course if I was a bit more energetic I could ask the tour operator

2. Posted by kevandshan (Full Member 142 posts) 9y

No problem getting to Canadian side, but check re-entering the U.S. Shouldn't be a problem, but new rules are always being implemented and I haven't crossed (where you will be crossing) for a few years now.
Good idea to check with INS (US) before you go

3. Posted by S_Paradise (Full Member 65 posts) 9y

Check requirements on http://www.travel.state.gov. This is the URL for the US State Department.

4. Posted by S_Paradise (Full Member 65 posts) 9y

Ireland participates in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).

From the US State Department wepage:
"The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables nationals of certain countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. The program was established in 1986 with the objective of eliminating unnecessary barriers to travel, stimulating the tourism industry, and permitting the Department of State to focus consular resources in other areas. VWP eligible travelers may apply for a visa, if they prefer to do so."

Just check read the fine print and check with the Irish Embassy in Washington for certainty.

5. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 611 posts) 9y

The Canadians like to keep reminding the Americans that they got the best side! So it's well worth the effort!

6. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Quoting stevieh

The Canadians like to keep reminding the Americans that they got the best side! So it's well worth the effort!

It's true! It's true! ;)

Try out the Maid of the Mist while you're there, plus there's a walk behind the falls which is always nice - and wet. If I remember right, Clifton Hill is full of museums, shops, entertainment, and a really fantastic fudge factory.

7. Posted by mostrim (Inactive 80 posts) 9y

Thanks all for the tips, a Canadian friend said I was missing the best bit by not seeing the falls from the Canadian side. I am looking forward to it. Thanks again ;)