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 Photo Friday already. In case you’re wondering I’m not back in Canada . Four years ago I did a solo road trip across Canada (well part of it, from Calgary to Toronto). I got to visit a lot of places 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 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.

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.

Things You Should Know

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?

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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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