Niagara Falls is a small city that borders Canada (in Ontario) and the United States (in New York State). It’s well known for its massive waterfalls. The Rainbow Bridge is not a multicoloured bridge. What it 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. So the fact I could walk across a bridge into another country was something I had to do.
This is a legal border crossing and you’ll have to go through US and Canada Customs. 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 a couple hours) it was worth walking across the Rainbow Bridge. Especially when I could stop along the way and take photos.
I spent one night in Niagara Falls, Ontario. I stayed at the Radisson Hotel and Suites, which was a 30 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.
If you are looking to book a stay in Niagara Falls, New York you can do so here.
Have you ever walked across to another country?