Buffalo: Here’s Why We’re Lucky To Live Near Canada
If there’s one thing people from Buffalo love, it’s Buffalo itself.
And why not? Our food is outstanding. Our sports teams rule (this is the year, baby!). Our sense of community in the city of good neighbors is unlike any other place we’ve been. Buffalo is, through and through, a city we’re proud to call home.
But while we’re perfectly happy parking ourselves in the 716, we’re not ashamed to admit that every once in a while, we’re willing to venture out of Western New York to visit our nearby neighbors just over the border.
Canada Is Right Next Door To Buffalo, New York
With Canada being literally minutes away from Buffalo, it’s inevitable that we’ll trek across country lines to Canada a few (or several) times. We’ve all waited in line over the Peace Bridge at one time or another to visit somewhere, buy something, or see something that you just can’t visit/buy/see in the good ol’ US of A.
And honestly, it’s one of the best parts about living in Buffalo.
Here are some of the main reasons why living so close to Canada is awesome.
Buffalo can check out the good side of Niagara Falls
Sure, Niagara Falls is majestic on the American side. But let’s be real - anyone who has visited there knows that the real jaw-dropping views are on the Canadian side.
Canada has the closest IKEA to Buffalo
Why drive all the way to New York City or Pennsylvania when you could just buy your frustratingly-hard-to-put-together furniture right over the border?
Major League Baseball is just about an hour and a half away from Buffalo
There’s no need to drive for hours to see your fave baseball team with the Rogers Centre and Toronto Blue Jays being so close to us.
You Can Drink Under 21 In Canada
Who didn’t spend a night tearing it up in Clifton Hill before their New York State license could let them into bars?
The Canadian Exchange Rate is Awesome
Even though it’s always fluctuating, we can always count on getting a little more bang for our buck in Canada. Sure, all of those extra loonies and toonies jangling around in our pockets can be a little annoying, but it’s worth it.
Canadians Love Money To Spend Their Money Here
Speaking of money, Canadians can venture over to our side of the border to spend their money and boost our local economy. Score!