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Navigating the USA-Canada Border: Tips and Important Information

Here are some important things to keep in mind before crossing the Niagara Falls, New York border:

1. Identification:

Ensure you have the necessary identification documents like a valid passport or enhanced driver's license.

Click here for information on what identification you need

2. Border Crossing Hours:

Get acquainted with the border crossing hours, as they can vary based on the time of year and specific crossing point.

Click here for information on opening and closing hours - including holidays

3. Traffic Conditions:

Check the traffic conditions before crossing, particularly during peak travel times, to avoid unnecessary delays.

Click here for current traffic conditions

4. Bridge Costs:

There is a toll to cross the border. Please take this into consideration before crossing!

Click here for specific toll cost information

4. Duty-Free Shopping:

Take note of the duty-free shops near the border that offer tax-free shopping opportunities if that interests you.

Click here for duty free information and specials!

5. Currency Exchange:

Consider exchanging your currency to US dollars beforehand for convenience and cost-effectiveness.

Click here for currency information

6. Prohibited Items:

Be aware of the items that cannot be brought across the border, such as certain foods, firearms, and drugs. Complying with customs regulations is crucial to avoid legal issues.

Click here for prohibited items information

Remember to follow the instructions of border officials, be prepared for potential delays or security checks, and most importantly, enjoy your trip to Niagara Falls!


US - PHONE: 1-716-285-6322

US - FAX: 1-716-282-3292

CANADA PHONE: 1-905-354-5641

CANADA FAX: 1-905-353-6644

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