Where should I cross the Niagara River?
March 21, 2012 2:03 PM Subscribe
Border crossings along the Niagara River: Peace Bridge or Lewiston-Queenston?
posted by Johnny Assay to Travel & Transportation (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Tomorrow afternoon I'll be driving from my home in western Mass. to visit my sister, who lives in Guelph, Ontario. Most of my driving will on be the New York Thruway (I-90), but I'm trying to figure out the best place to cross the border along the Niagara River. The map makes it look like there are two viable routes:
- via Grand Island and the Lewiston-Queenston bridge, and
- via the Peace Bridge & the Queen Elizabeth Way.
Google Maps puts the driving time at eight minutes shorter for Route #1, but I'm wondering if the Peace Bridge is a larger border crossing and therefore less prone to delays. For what it's worth, I'll be arriving (entering Canada) in the mid- to late afternoon (ulp) on the way there; the return trip (entering the U.S.) will be in the mid-morning on Monday.
Can any Mefites who've had experience with these crossings share your experience?