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Jes
11-19-2007, 10:18 AM
Canadians, how am I getting to the Falls (canadian side)? I'm assuming the city, not the water itself?

key: I cannot take a car under my own power and I am alone. I can be in, say, a bus or short-distance cab/shuttle, but I will not be driving. At all. So do not suggest that, please.

I'm coming from Philadelphia PA, U!S!A!

what are my options and what do you recommend? Hopefully you have a few thoughts and can give them to me...like...NOW.

thankee!

Aurora
11-19-2007, 12:03 PM
I once took a Greyhound Bus from Duluth, MN to Niagara Falls in Canada. 30 hour trip. I think it'd be a bit shorter for you. ;) It's an option.

Tad
11-19-2007, 12:22 PM
I don't know all details, but I will point out that Niagara Falls, NY, is basically a suburb of Buffalo. If you can fly to Buffalo, you are at least geographically close. Not sure how you would cross the border most easily though.

From the Canadian side, probably easiest to fly to Toronto, then take Greyhound (greyhound.ca says busses go every couple of hours most of the day, and the trip takes about two hours, return fare is ~$55).

Hmmm, this might be more helpful: there is a big casino on the Canadian side. Here is a link to their "how to get here" page:

http://www.fallsviewcasinoresort.com/Default.aspx?Page=8%20Teaser%20Getting%20Here

It links to the nearest airports and all the bus companies that serve it.

Good luck!

toddjohnson
11-20-2007, 11:51 AM
Hey all-

I'm from Buffalo. There's a public bus that will take you to the US side of the bus. Check out www.nfta.org, i'm not sure what route number it is.

Now, cross the border, I'm not sure about. Call me? lol j/k

Jes
11-20-2007, 08:48 PM
Hey all-

I'm from Buffalo. There's a public bus that will take you to the US side of the bus. Check out www.nfta.org, i'm not sure what route number it is.

Now, cross the border, I'm not sure about. Call me? lol j/k
Watch out, chuckles! if you offer, i'm TOTALLY calling you, k?! I can't figure a better way of getting there and getting me some of them canadian donuts.

toddjohnson
11-20-2007, 08:55 PM
Watch out, chuckles! if you offer, i'm TOTALLY calling you, k?! I can't figure a better way of getting there and getting me some of them canadian donuts.

They do have Tim Hortons (the canadian donut place) on the US side... much cooler than duncan ;)

Jes
11-21-2007, 06:34 AM
They do have Tim Hortons (the canadian donut place) on the US side... much cooler than duncan ;)

i don't care! i just need you to drive me there, and stop for donuts on the way! it's really that simple. are you in, toddj, are you in?

Tad
11-21-2007, 07:21 AM
I don't know what your luggage situation is going to be like, but you can totally walk accoss the Rainbow (I think that is the name, the one just below the falls) bridge--and there is far less line up at customs that way, from what I've seen. So if you are travelling light, grab a bus or cab from the train/bus/airport to the bridge, walk across, grab a cab on the Canadian side to where you are going.

OK, maybe not the perfect solution, but it might be easier than some of the more completely motorized options?

toddjohnson
11-21-2007, 09:15 AM
i don't care! i just need you to drive me there, and stop for donuts on the way! it's really that simple. are you in, toddj, are you in?

sure, lol

what kind of donuts?

Jes
11-21-2007, 10:31 AM
sure, lol

what kind of donuts?

them canadian ones!

i always prefer chocolate, but i'm reminded of the fine maple products available up north. surely there's some donut version of that treat, yes?

So we'll need to go from the buffalo airport to the city of NFalls Ontario. Are we in agreement?

toddjohnson
11-21-2007, 04:46 PM
Sure. I'm not sure. I'll have to see if there's a cool independent doughnuteer.

Where are you gracing the niagara region with your beauty?

Jes
11-21-2007, 06:44 PM
Sure. I'm not sure. I'll have to see if there's a cool independent doughnuteer.

Where are you gracing the niagara region with your beauty?

like a microbrewery? but for donuts? rock on.

The city of NF. But in canada.

toddjohnson
11-21-2007, 07:47 PM
like a microbrewery? but for donuts? rock on.

The city of NF. But in canada.


A microbrewery? Mmmmmm, beer. Is the microbrewery before or after the donutrewery?

Jes
11-21-2007, 08:30 PM
A microbrewery? Mmmmmm, beer. Is the microbrewery before or after the donutrewery?
it's all in one, with a bowling alley in the basement. we'll have a great time. just say yes, already! it's taken me longer to convince you than it'll take for me to get across the border!

toddjohnson
11-22-2007, 09:11 AM
it's been a yes all along, when will you be in town