Niagara Falls, Canada, October 15 - 18, 2018
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.
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.
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 https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g154998-Activities-Niagara_Falls_Ontario.html 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.
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
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 https://www.shawfest.com/whats-on-tickets/#calendar
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
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".