A View of Niagara Falls from The Rainbow Bridge

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I did a big road trip several years ago and one place I went to on this trip was Niagara Falls. It’s a small city that borders Canada (in Ontario) and the United States (in New York State). It’s well known for its massive natural waterfalls.

When you’re in Niagara Falls you will probably see the Rainbow Bridge. It’s is not a multicoloured bridge, but is a pedestrian and vehicle bridge that connects Canada and the US. I’m from Edmonton Alberta, a city that’s a 6-hour drive from the US border. The fact I could walk across a bridge into another country was something I had to do.

View from Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls.

Crossing The Rainbow Bridge from Canada to the United States. On the right is Canada and on the left is the U.S. including Niagara Falls State Park. In the distance is the spray from Horseshoe Falls, one of the three waterfalls in Niagara Falls.

This is a legal border crossing and you’ll have to go through customs in the US and Canada. You’ll you need to have your passport (and any visas you might need for each country). There’s a 50 cent toll for pedestrians to pay each way. You can pay this with Canadian or American currency.

While I wasn’t in Niagara Falls, New York for very long (maybe for an hour) it was worth walking across the Rainbow Bridge. Especially when I could stop along the way and take photos.

Things You Should Know
I spent one night in Niagara Falls, Ontario. I stayed at the Radisson Hotel and Suites, which was a 330-minute walk along the Niagara River to the Rainbow Bridge. This stay was quite nice, but it was free because I won a hotel voucher. There are plenty of other accommodation options in Niagara Falls, Ontario (including hostels and guesthouses) that you can book here.

Have you ever walked across to another country?

1 comment on “A View of Niagara Falls from The Rainbow Bridge

  1. Yes I have crossed borders Alouise. A few times. Once at Niagara Falls 😉 I recall the Thai-Myanmar border crossing by Mae Sai which is neat. But you cannot beat the vibe of the border crossing by the falls. So cool. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Ryan

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