$10k a night to see the solar eclipse in Niagara Falls, Ontario


Published March 20, 2024 at 3:09 pm

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People worldwide are scrambling for the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8, and amongst all the excitement, one crucial variable is on the minds of hardcore eclipse fans, and that’s accommodations.

For Niagara Falls, Ontario, one of Canada’s primary locations to see the event, visitors can anticipate hotel prices well beyond the average due to the upcoming cosmic ballet.

According to KAYAK, a hotel price aggregator, the average price for a night’s stay region was around $71 roughly two weeks ago. According to recent data collected from travel websites, these locations are now seeing a spike in prices unlike anything ever seen before. 

At the time of this report, prices on Expedia — a hotel booking website — are seeing hotel values maintain an average of over $500 per night, and that’s being generous, with most locations sitting at over $700.

This makes a several-day stay cost upwards of thousands of dollars — with the most bombastic culprit seen so far being a house charging $10,000 per night, non-refundable.  

On the other side of the falls in Niagara Falls, New York, our neighbours to the south are faring no better, as data from Expedia indicates even pricier lodgings for visitors. Due to general inflation rates, an average night’s stay on the US side is around around$1,500. 

If you’re looking to make your way down to Niagara Falls for the upcoming eclipse next month — on either end of the border —  it may be best to book accommodations as soon as possible, or you may be stuck waiting for the next one. 

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