Holiday Weekend Alternate Routes to QEW from Niagara Falls

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With the Christmas Holidays and New Years Eve approaching, be prepared for traffic congestion and delays. Choose an alternate route to access the QEW upon leaving the Clifton Hill area.

Alternate routes to the QEW

Bypass slow downs that can occur on the 420 with these two alternate routes for a quicker and less congested exit.

Our Clifton Hill parking lot is central to all that is happening over the Holidays, including a 5-minute walk to viewing the Niagara Falls, the fireworks shows, the Clifton Hill and Niagara Parks attractions, and Niagara Falls entertainment facilities (bars, casinos, etc.).

Keep this map and directions shown for all busy weekends that will deter you from taking the 420 as the construction continues to proceed.

Route #1

Exit the Clifton Hill parking lot onto Robinson Street.

Follow Robinson Street to Stanley Avenue.

Turn left onto Stanley Avenue.

Continue on Stanley Avenue south-bound to McLeod Road.

Turn right onto McLeod Road, and follow to the QEW on-ramp.

Route #2.

Exit the Clifton Hill parking lot onto Victoria Avenue and turn right.

At lights, turn left onto Centre Street.

Follow Centre Street, then turn right onto MacDonald Avenue.

Turn left onto Falls Avenue at the lights.

On the next set of lights, turn right onto Stanley Avenue (DO NOT continue through to the 420) and continue north to Thorold Stone Rd.

Turn left onto Thorold Stone Road and continue to the QEW on-ramp.

alternate route to QEW

Directions to the Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls Parking Lot (includes a PDF Guide).

The following roads will be closed on Monday, December 31st, 2019:

  1.  Murray Street – Westbound lanes from Queen Victoria Park to the Skylon Driveway will be closed to vehicles beginning at 3 p.m., while eastbound lanes into the Park will be closed at Skylon Driveway starting at 8 p.m. Both directions of Murray Hill from Fallsview Boulevard to Queen Victoria Park will be closed by 10 p.m.
  2. Clifton Hill – Clifton Hill from Victoria Avenue to Falls Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic starting at 8:00 p.m. Clifton Hill is expected to be reopened by 2:00 a.m.
  3. Niagara Parkway/River Road – The Niagara Parkway from Clifton Hill to Fraser Hill will be closed to all vehicular traffic (including WEGO bus service) at 8 p.m.

NOTE: Roads subject to close earlier by police order if required for public safety.

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