Photo Friday | View of Niagara Falls from The Rainbow Bridge

I know I have posted anything since last photo Friday. I was going to put another post up, but then it occurred to me that it was Friday again (gee time goes fast) and I should post a Photo Friday photo. And no, I’m not back in Canada yet. Four years ago I decided to drive across Canada (well part of it, from Calgary to Toronto) to attend a conference. I got to visit a lot of places in my country I’d never seen before, including Niagara Falls.

View of Canada and the U.S. from The Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls.

Crossing The Rainbow Bridge from Canada to the U.S. On the right is Canada and on the left is the U.S. including Niagara Falls State Park. in the dances you can see the spray from the infamous Horseshoe Falls, one of the three waterfalls in Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls is a small city that borders Canada (in Ontario) and the United States (in New York State). It’s well known of its massive waterfalls (and surprisingly on the Canadian side many commercialized and cheesy attractions). Anyway The Rainbow Bridge is not multicoloured, but it is a pedestrian and vehicle bridge that connects the Canadian and American sides of Niagara Falls. As someone 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.

Of course this is a legal border crossing and you’ll be interviewed by someone from customs (on both the Canadian and American side). You’ll you need to have your passport (and any visas you might need). There’s also a 50 cent toll for pedestrians to pay each way (either Canadian or American currency is accepted).

For me it was worth crossing The Rainbow Bridge to spend an hour or so in the US. Especially when I could stop and take pictures like the one above.

Have you ever walked across to another country?


One Response to Photo Friday | View of Niagara Falls from The Rainbow Bridge

  1. Ryan Biddulph June 4, 2017 at 10:17 PM #

    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 🙂


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