The USA and Northern edge of Canada are connected by the bridge over the Niagara river.
At the end of XIX century the USA started advertising Niagara Falls rest – Niagara wedding tours, the waterfall excursions and cruises down the river.
To get to Canada shore suspension bridge was used, and since 1941 – steel arched Niagara Falls Bridge that is also called Rainbow Bridge as quite often rainbow can be seen over it.
Photo: Rainbow Bridge over the Niagara River, © Jimmy Emerson
How to do?
1. 1. You can get to Niagara Falls city by bus that departs from Toronto Coach Terminal central bus station for $13-15. Look up the timetable here
. The way takes 2,5 hours. From Niagara Falls bus station go to bus stop at Bridge St & Erie Street intersection – take bus №104 (fare around the city is $3-6) and go to Victoria Av & Bender Street intersection. The Rainbow Bridge Port of Entry is three blocks down Bender Street.
2. To get up to the bridge you have to pay charge ($0.50) at the pay-gate. The tariff doesn’t differ for pedestrians and bicycle riders, but for car drivers it is seven times more expensive ($4.75). The bridge lies through the USA-Canada border – there is no any thorough security check, but they can ask about a purpose of a visit and nationality.
Photo: Boarding line between US and Canada, © PRORyan Janek Wolowski
3. From the Rainbow Bridge you can observe all the three waterfalls – a good chance to save money on visiting all of them separately.
Where to do?
A bridge crosses the Niagara River and connects the American state of New York with the Canadian province of Ontario.13
Entry charge for pedestrians and bicycle riders is $0.50, for car drivers - $3.75 US / $4.75 CAD
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