Niagara Falls vlogger offers up solid tips on cheaper parking in the tourist city

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Published May 18, 2023 at 12:38 pm

Niagara Falls vlogger Adam Craig, aka "Hidden Jackpots", offers up a great deal for parking in Niagara Falls.

A Niagara Falls man, who vlogs about all aspects of the tourist city from food to little-known surprise spots, is saying that with the price of parking in the tourist city, there’s a surprisingly simple hack.

“This has to be the best deal for parking in Niagara Falls if you are a local or even a visitor for a couple days,” said Adam Craig, known on YouTube as Hidden Jackpots.

“The Niagara Parks parking pass,” he continued, “You will save so much money using this hack. (Access to) 17 parking lots for one price!”

While Niagara Parks does advertise their annual pass online – for $40, visitors get a year’s worth of parking at any of their lots, Craig said people might not understand what an outstanding deal it is.

“Just to park at Table Rock (Welcome Centre) costs $35 a day,” Craig, who has no connection to Niagara Parks, noted. “Spend the extra $5 and park there all year, if you want.”

Ironically, the year-round parking passes are sold in a building at the parking lot for Table Rock (6650 Niagara River Pkwy.)

At 48 and a lifelong Niagara Falls resident, Craig says he is always looking for deals to pass along to his YouTube audience but concedes the parking hack might be one of the best.

He pointed out if you want to go to Fallsview Casino Resort for the OLG Stage, parking in the Table Rock lot is a gimme. “If you don’t want to walk up Murray Hill, take the Falls Incline Railway (for $3.10 one way) and you’re standing at the casino.”

If families want to go to the Clifton Hill entertainment district, the Bird Kingdom parking lot (5651 River Rd.) is a five minute walk, he said.

As a true Niagara Falls person, Craig noted the locals consider the many attractions on Queen St. to be “our downtown.” Visitors looking to go there can park at the White Water Walk lot “and it’s a 10 minute walk to Queen St.”

By collected the yearly Niagara Parks parking pass – which is actually good for 365 days from the date of purchase – Craig said you avoid all those downtown parking fees, which can get pretty pricy.

“I think a lot of people don’t know about this and they really should.”

For information on the parking pass, which can be bought online and picked up at the booth, check here at Niagara Parks parking pass.

To see Craig’s “Ultimate Niagara Falls Parking Hack” vlog, here it is.

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