So if you are avid 2 Girls Who Travel readers, then you probably remember the time we trekked to Canada on a whim. Welp, we’re currently spending some time in New York and staying a couple of days in Niagara Falls (on the U.S. side).
But we were itching to see what the Canada side had to offer. In case you don’t know, Niagara Falls straddles the Canadian border. So we decided to take a little visit.
Lucky for us, Canada and the Falls were just a short walk away along the Bridge. It literally took us less than 10 minutes to get there. If you plan on doing the same, be sure to bring your passport because you will be required to stop and answer a few questions about your trip!
Now you can also drive to get to to Canada, but what’s the fun in that? We were able to get the best views and photos of the Falls by walking. At night, they are reflected in changing colors and are simply gorgeous! Check out some of the shots below.
Once we fully entered into the Canada side of Niagara Falls in a popular tourist area known as Clifton Hills, there was plenty of food and entertainment including a bowling alley, a wax museum, Ripley’s Believe it Or Not Museum, go-kart track, restaurant chains like Applebee’s and Hard Rock Cafe as well as restaurants we weren’t familiar with. Oh and casinos – more on that later 😉
We stopped in for a quick bite at a restaurant named Kelsey’s and ordered some wings and heard some nice live music. It was literally just a refuel stop before hitting up the casino!
Now keep in mind you can find casinos on both the U.S. and Canada side of Niagara Falls, but since we were already in Canada, it made the best sense for us to try our luck there.
We’re not big gamblers, but we played a few slot machines – that’s literally the extent of our expertise. The winnings weren’t that impressive, buuuuut it was enough to have a couple of drinks at the bar!
So now for our tip of the day. Upon returning back to the U.S. side by foot, there is a toll of $1 USD you have to pay (only acceptable in quarters). Nobody told us this part, but luckily we had some on us and they have change machines located nearby.
There you have it. Our little trip to Canada. We’ll be in New York for the rest of the week, so be sure to keep up with us on Instagram and look for our blog next week where we’ll dish more about our time here. Don’t forget to subscribe!