Pedestrian Crossings Are Always Free!
Over 6,000 pedestrians crossed the Peace Bridge in 2012 and took in the amazing views of the Niagara River, Lake Erie, and the City of Buffalo skyline. The Authority welcomes travelers to walk across the bridge. Just remember, it can be pretty windy up there, and don't forget to bring your proper border crossing personal identification too.
1.) Pedestrians and bicyclists are required to carry the same identification as if you were traveling by automobile. Canada and United States residents should carry a valid passport or in the absence of a passport a driver’s license or other picture identification issued by a federal, state, provincial, county, territory, or municipal authority together with a birth certificate. Travelers other than Canada and United States citizens click here for identification requirements or for admissibility into Canada read the fact sheet called Managing Access to Canada.
2.) Whether traveling to Canada or to the United States you must use the south (closest to the lake) sidewalk.
Directions and a map on how to cross the Peace Bridge as a pedestrian are attached below for easy reference. Enjoy the view!
From Canada to the United States
You can access the bridge south sidewalk from Mather Arch Park. After crossing the bridge it is mandatory that you proceed to U.S. Customs (follow the sidewalk) for inspection. At that time you will be asked to present your identification and declare any goods you are bringing into the country. After inspection you will exit the plaza through the turnstile. See the map below.
From the United States to Canada
To get to the south sidewalk you should access the bridge from the Peace Bridge parking lot off Busti Avenue (see map below). At the end of the parking lot you will enter through the turnstile. After crossing the bridge into Canada, at the end of the sidewalk follow the signs and use the tunnel to cross to the north sidewalk – DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS TRAFFIC. Proceed down the sidewalk to the building entrance marked “Pedestrians/Bicycles” for inspection. At that time you will be asked to present your identification and declare any goods you are bringing into the country.