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Rainbow Bridge, Niagara Falls

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Cross between the United States and Canada at Rainbow Bridge. The bridge, linking the two countries over the Niagara River gorge, offers spectacular views of the falls from a slightly higher perspective. If you view the bridge from the falls, it will really live up to its name--rainbows form in the mist created by the pounding water. Don't forget your passport if you plan to cross from one country to the other. Rainbow Bridge is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Niagara Falls Edition.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Forget the car and cross the bridge on foot throughout the walk, there are excellent observation points of the beauties of the region
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  • August 15, 2017
    We walked across to Canada around 5pm on a summer Tuesday with my dog and came back across to the US around 10:30pm after seeing the fireworks and illumination. It was so easy! No problem at all bring...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Decided to walk over to Canada from US.. was hoping to cross one of the other bridges further north (away from tourists), but found out that only Rainbow bridge allows pedestrians. We brought our pass...  more »
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  • July 8, 2017
    Beautiful Beautiful scenery. Very overpacked and long waiting times to get on and off of the bridge. Only go here to walk and to view the scenery otherwise drive on peace bridge, Not rainbow.
  • July 7, 2017
    Long lines, but a very personable attendant when we got to the guard booth. Great views. Loved seeing both Canadian and American flags hanging side by side.
  • June 4, 2017
    One of the best views of the falls, and not crowded. Maybe it's just me, but I think it's kinda cool to walk between different countries. There is a $.50 toll when entering in the Canadian side.
  • June 21, 2017
    Easy walk from US to Canada in Niagara. Just have some change with you since the Canadian side will charge you .50 to access the bridge to get back to the US side.
  • July 4, 2017
    Everytime I use this bridge, even with fairly long lines the wait time still isn't very long. Definitely prefer it over the Queenston bridge.

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Where to stay in Niagara Falls

The city bordering Canada's most famous attraction offers a wide range of accommodations, with competition keeping prices surprisingly low. You'll pay a premium for views of the falls, with most of the prime real estate right by the star attraction controlled by major international hotel chains. Most sit along Niagara Parkway, which fronts the river. If you're looking for something nearby but still affordable, check the options along Victoria Avenue--you won't have a view of the falls, but you'll be just minutes from the spectacular attraction.
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