Rainbow Bridge
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Andrew
Harveys Lake, PA139 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
The USA entry to pedestrian walkway is in a tiny alley behind the parking lot. After entering I learned that I will be charged $1 bridge fee to be collected at the Canadian side on the way back to USA. The view of the falls and Canadian skyline is very nice. There were only 5 people waiting to clear Canadian Customs, but I had to wait about 40 minutes to get in, although my clearance took less than a minute. On the way back to USA you have to put 4 quarters into turnstile to get on the bridge. There are machines to change American and Canadian dollar bills , but one was out of order. If the second one runs out of change or breaks down…… I guess you will need to get a hotel room in Canada!The last time I had to insert a quarter into anything was a pay phone in the year 1998. I can’t help but compare this to my recent trip to Edinburgh, Scotland, where you can pay 25 pence with a credit card to use public restroom!!! People there forgot what paper money look like. Let’s join them by upgrading the technology of 1922 to 2022!
Written August 23, 2022
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DanKan
Dayton, OH232 contributions
Oct 2022
We used this bridge to go to the Canadian side during our off-season, mid-week bisit of the Niagara Falls. There were very little lines, and all we had to do was show our passports and answer a few questions. COVID-19 restrictions were off as of Oct 1.

It does cost $6.50 CAD each time you enter Canada.

Be sure to turn your cells phones off or put them on airplane mode to avoid getting charged International rates for texts/calls if your plan does not cover these charges.
Written October 31, 2022
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Tracy R
Aberdeenshire, UK127 contributions
Jun 2022
We crossed Rainbow Bridge from Canada to the US side. It only costs a $1 dollar fee and we needed our passports but overall it was super easy.

The bridge itself has lovely views of the falls and we found it to be much quieter than we expected. We only passed 3 other people on the bridge.
Written June 13, 2022
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Andrés Blanco
Carteret, NJ617 contributions
Aug 2022
Passed through this bridge leaving the Canadian side of the falls. Even though it was during the peak season the traffic flow was constant and the process through customs was efficient. We took some great pictures of the bridge and the surroundings while we were on the Canadian side of the falls.
Written November 22, 2022
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Martin P
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Sep 2020 • Family
The first thing border officers need to understand is that give respect and take respect. They are getting paid from the taxes paid by the common people. Every time I pass the US border I wonder do this border patrol officer needs any kind of qualification for this job. Some of the offers don’t even recognize the passport of the country they work for. They have zero common sense and respect for people with different color and health work. They would not stop Harassing you even if your five months old child Is crying.
Written September 26, 2020
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Diane R
Norfolk, VA95 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We took the WEGO Bird Kingdomw stop, but due to construction you cannot take the steps up. You'll need to pass through the court yard by the secret garden, then turn right. The walking path behind the Duty Free shop is also under construction, which makes you think you cant walk that way but you can. Just follow around to the small building. You'll need to get change $1 quarters for the turnstile. You'll also need your passport to come back inside.

It's very windy, and cold but views are worth it! You can also stand in center for a great photo of both US and Canada.

We did daytrip, bet the lights are spectacular at night
Written February 17, 2020
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blairkk25
New Jersey2,934 contributions
Apr 2022
I walked over the Rainbow Bridge from the American side to the Canadian side (and back) in April 2022. I brought my passport and filled out an entry form on the ArriveCAN app on my iPhone. The views of the falls while walking over the bridge were great. I passed the Canadian border guard who looked at my passport and my entry form. I walked around the Canadian side for about two hours. I went to Clinton Hill, I changed money, I had a Starbucks in the Crowne Plaza and I went down to the viewing area to get a better view of the falls (American Falls, Bridal Falls, Horseshoe Falls). I then headed back to the Rainbow Bridge. I paid the $1 toll and walked back to the American side. I also drove across the Rainbow Bridge on the way to Toronto and on the way home.
Written April 18, 2022
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Olivia Q
Winter Haven, FL366 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
If you plan to visit Niagara Falls, and see what both sides (US and Canada) has to offer or really plan to do activities on both side, then crossing the Rainbow bridge is the way to go.
My friend and I traveled, backpack in tow, and crossed the Rainbow bridge on foot. Immigration on both sides await on each end prior to entry or reentry. It was a easy 22-25mins walk, maybe longer is your pace is slow and/or you take moments to view the falls from the bridge and strike a pose for photos.
After getting in the Canadian side, literally I saw rainbow formed by the bridge.
Written February 25, 2020
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rlahuddin
Jakarta, Indonesia311 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
make sure to bring your passport if you want to cross the bridge.

And make sure you have a Canadian visa if you want to enter Canada. but even if you don't have a visa, visitors can get out of the US side,

then cross half the bridge to just take pictures to the US-Canada border point and then return to America.

when re-entering America, you must go through the immigration office and will be questioned and asked for documents such as passports. so it's almost like when you enter America back at the airport
Written December 4, 2021
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DJB1996
Endicott, NY53 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Definitely a nice view of the falls from the bridge. We were pleasantly surprised. We weren’t sure we wanted to go into Canada. We brought our passports. There were no issues. We walked around the falls area, which is such a better view than the US side. From other reviews, we brought our quarters ($1 each) enter the bridge from Canadian side. No issues with customs on either side. We were just taking photos. We went back on the bridge at night for more photos. We didn’t go into Canadian customs this time (so no charge).
Written January 13, 2020
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