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Niagara Falls, Canada, October 15 - 18, 2018

About Niagara Falls and its Surroundings

A Great Place to Visit…

The City of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, is a small vibrant city located in the heart of the Niagara Region.  The City has all the amenities of a large urban centre in a comfortable, inviting community. Whatever you are looking for you can find it in Niagara Falls – Arts, culture, recreation, commerce and peaceful quiet moments.

Facts & Figures

  • Population: 82,997 (Statistics Canada Census, 2011)
  • Land Area: 212 sq. km (81.9 sq.mi.)
  • Geographic Coordinates: 43:05:00N 79:04:15W
  • Elevation: 618 feet above sea level
  • Typical Mid-October low and high temperatures range from 46⁰F to 57⁰F

Traveller Information

Visit the Niagara Falls Tourism information  page for some details on what is required when coming to Canada. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) website has more information on the  Traveller Information and services page for visitors to Canada.

Parks and Other Points of Interest

Visit the Parks database to search for a park by amenity or location.   You can also use the Trails database to search for various trails and walking paths in the City. Other points of interest and leisure activities can be found at and in the descriptions of Niagara-on-the-Lake and Alexander Graham Bell’s family home below.


To get more information about current weather conditions, visit the Niagara Falls Weather page.

How to Reach Niagara Falls

The largest Airport on the Canadian side is Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (YYZ), which is about 123 km (76 mi) from Niagara Falls. Pearson International is served by all of the major North American and European air carriers.
The nearest airport on the American side is Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF), which is located about 42 km away and can be reached within 40 minutes.
For detailed information on transportation from and to the airports visit

Transportation in Niagara Falls

The transportation system is called WEGO and runs regularly down by the falls and throughout the City.  Visit the WEGO Visitor Transportation System website for details.  There is also the  Niagara Falls Transit that can take you to other places within the city.


Only a few minutes from Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake is a quaint location to get that true authentic ‘Niagara’ feel. Niagara-on-the-Lake is often described as the prettiest town in Ontario.
Niagara-on-the-Lake is a well-preserved 19th-century village, it is the heart of Ontario’s wine region.
The town is home to the Shaw Festival, a series of theatrical productions featuring the works of George Bernard Shaw, his contemporaries, or plays about his era (1856–1950), running from April to November. The festival operates three theatres in the centre of town: the Festival, Royal George, and Court House theatres, and features one of a repertory acting company, scenic staff, and collection of resident and guest directors considered some of the best in the English-speaking world.
The Shaw Festival is a signature experience of Niagara-on-the-Lake and more details are available at

Given the theme of this year’s Joint Conference, it is appropriate that we are holding it in Niagara Falls, less than an hour away from Alexander Graham Bell’s family home in Brantford, Ontario.
The Bell Homestead National Historic Site, located in Brantford, also known by the name of its principal structure, Melville House, was the first North American home of Professor Alexander Melville Bell and his family, including his last surviving son, scientist Alexander Graham Bell. The younger Bell conducted his earliest experiments in North America there, and later invented the telephone at the Homestead in July 1874. In a 1906 speech to the Brantford Board of Trade, Bell made the following comment, "the telephone problem was solved, and it was solved at my father's home".


   Information & Inquiries should be directed to:

   the Ka Conference Technical Program Co-Chairs at and at
   the ICSSC Conference Technical Program Co-Chairs at and at
   the Joint Conference Organization at


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