Niagara Falls Canada is known for its cleanliness, courtesy, and conservation of natural spaces. This resource should highlight some of the key differences and necessary information to make your vacation enjoyable.
Niagara Falls Canada - Park Opening
The simultaneous Canadian and American parks were instituted in 1885 by the State of New York and the Ontario Provincial Government. In Niagara Falls Canada the parkland is controlled by Niagara Parks. The American park is known as Niagara Falls State Park
Niagara Falls Canada - Cultural Differences
Many international visitors, including Americans, are surprised to discover the cleanliness of Niagara Falls Canada. This is acheived through smoking bans, street-sweeping, and safety initiatives. Some guests may not share the appreciation for the natural environment. In Niagara Falls Canada it is a criminal matter to smoke in a restaurant or litter. Be courteous - it is the law.
Niagara Falls Canada - Border Passport Requirements
For guests crossing the Canadian border there is a requirement to hold either a passport or an enhanced drivers license.
Enhanced drivers licenses are nearly identical to state and provincial licences with the added bonus of federal cerification. They will not help at the airport - but they do help at the border bridges. If you plan to walk across the Rainbow Bridge, bring your identification.
Niagara Falls Canada - Government
The American motto of "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness" is cherished globally, although it is not the motto of the Government of Canada. In Canada the motto "Peace, Order, and Good Governance" encourages the creation and documentation of so many rules that it is very difficult to remember. Because of this issue the rules are frequently posted on signs in English and in French. To differentiate between government rules and businesses' wishes look for the segment in French. Niagara Falls Canada is easier to enjoy when you know how to navigate the native culture.