Niagara Falls Duty Free Shopping
The Niagara Falls Area is home to three international bridges between Canada and the United States, where approximately 12 million vehicle crossings take place every year. It's not surprising that duty-free shopping is so popular. Here's how to make the most of your duty-free dollar.
Substantial savings on liquor, wines and beer, tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco, jewelry, fine chocolate, perfumes and many other items are on sale at the duty-free outlets at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge, the Rainbow Bridge, and the Peace Bridge. Most liquors still sell at duty free shops for 30 to 50% off their Canadian retail price. Perfumes are available at 30 to 60 per cent off the retail list price.
To make your duty-free shopping even more affordable, the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission has also just lowered the Canadian toll rate on the bridges to $3.75 from $4.00. Frequent travellers in the Niagara Region who cross into the USA can benefit from a lower-cost ExpressPass rate. Each crossing is now $3.20.
At the Rainbow Bridge, visit Niagara Duty Free Shop at 5726 Niagara Falls Blvd. The Queenston-Lewiston Duty Free Shop is on Highway 405 adjacent to the bridge, and the Peace Bridge Duty Free Shop is just off Central Avenue. You can rest assured you are purchasing duty-free liquors, tobacco, perfumes and other specialty goods from sellers authorized by both the Canadian and United States Governments. The Duty Free outlets also offer restrooms and refreshments, and currency exchange.
Be aware of your entitlements to duty-free goods. You must be out of your home country (Canada or USA) for 48 full hours before you may bring home any goods duty free.