Toronto Airport to Offer 12-Minute Flights to Niagara Falls

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Niagara Falls is one of North America’s most renowned natural wonders—but for many tourists, it’s not the most convenient to visit. Straddling the border between Ontario, Canada, and New York State, the attraction’s three waterfalls are around 90 minutes from Toronto by train, and sometimes even longer by car.

This will change in mid-September, The Toronto Star reports, when Greater Toronto Airways will begin offering twice-daily flights from Billy Bishop Airport to the Niagara District Airport in Niagara-on-the-Lake. For around $120 US (round trip), visitors can reach the Falls region in as little as 12 minutes.

The flights will officially begin on September 15. Two round trips—a morning time and an early evening one—will be available to customers Monday through Friday all year. And good news for people who haven’t renewed their passports yet: All you need is a government photo ID, and you’re good to travel. (For now, it's unclear whether this allowance extends to American passengers, too.)

This isn’t the first effort Canada’s made to attract visitors to Niagara Falls. This past summer, the Falls debuted the MistRide—a zipline that soars over about 2200 feet over Niagara Gorge—along with a new aerial obstacle course above the Niagara River’s rapids called the Whirlpool Adventure Course.

[h/t The Toronto Star]

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