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Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada is easily accessible via three international border crossings.  The Queenston Lewiston Bridge, Rainbow Bridge, and Peace Bridge provide easy access for residents of the United States of America wanting to visit. 

Click here for Rainbow and Queenston/Lewiston border crossing information and webcams.

Click here for Peace Bridge border crossing information and webcams.

Call 1-800-715-6722 before arriving at one of the bridges to obtain more details about wait times.  

Identification Requirements at the border changed on June 1, 2009 in response to the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative.  The following information provides identification requirements.

Identification Requirements Effective June 1, 2009 

 

American Citizens
and
Canadian Citizens

 Other Citizens

Travelers 16 years of age and older

Enhanced Driver’s License
Enhanced Non-Driver Identification
FAST Card
NEXUS Card
Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551)
Passport
U.S. Passport Card

Passport
(other documents may be required – check with the Canada Border Services Agency or the U.S. Department of State prior to traveling)

Travelers 15 years of age and younger

Original or copy of birth certificate or other proof of citizenship such as a naturalization certificate or Canadian citizenship card

Passport
(other documents may be required – check with the Canada Border Services Agency or the U.S. Department of State prior to traveling)

Travelers UNDER 19 years of age traveling with a school, religious, or other youth group

Original or copy of birth certificate or other proof of citizenship such as a naturalization certificate or Canadian citizenship card

Other documents may be required – check with the Canada Border Services Agency or the U.S. Department of State prior to traveling

Native Americans

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is working with Native American tribes toward the development of an enhanced tribal card that complies with WHTI

 

Aboriginal Canadians

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada plans to issue a new identification card, which, if designated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, will be acceptable for entry into the U.S.

For additional information, visit
www.ainc-inac.gc.ca

 

 

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