Buffalo is the second most populous city in the State of New York after New York City. Buffalo is located on the eastern end of Lake Erie, opposite Fort Erie, Ontario in Canada, and at the beginning of the Niagara River, which flows northward over Niagara Falls and into Lake Ontario.
Home to one of the world’s largest family-owned food manufacturers (Rich Products), the retail sector of the economy is strong with additional revenue from Canadian shoppers who wish to take advantage of the lower prices. With five bridges to Canada, the Buffalo area is one of the key eastern border crossing locations.
Popular Sports teams include; Buffalo Sabres and the Buffalo Bills.
Buffalo is about 17 miles (27 kilometers) from Niagara Falls. It takes approximately 40 minutes to drive (depending on border crossing traffic)
Don’t forget your passports! When traveling across the Canada – Us border you must show proof of citizenship.
There are several companies that offer day tours from Buffalo, New York to Niagara Falls. Most tour companies provide a pickup and drop off from your hotel.