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Trips For US Travel

Check List:

  • Check for special Canadian packages including accommodations and free admissions www.crossbordershowcase.com/specials)
  • Use cash or convert your money before you travel. Cut down on your foreign exchange costs. Use credit cards with no foreign exchange fees.
  • Time your trip around sales at stores in our region. You’ll find deeper discounts and larger selections than in Canada. There are seasonal, special event, and national holiday sales tailored for Canadian shoppers.
  • Sign up for retailer email lists and loyalty programs before you shop here. Make the most of those discounts, plus the sales. Lower sales taxes, too!
  • Enjoy a weekend trip. Lots of our hotels and attractions have discounted rates. You’ll get your $800 duty free allowance after a 48 hour stay.
  • Take advantage of lower gas prices in the U.S.
  • ATMs: Your best friend for cash. Most major credit cards are accepted anywhere. Restaurants, hotels, and shops here only accept credit cards or American cash. The ATM is best for converting your loonies to American dollars. It’s super easy to find accessible ATMs connected to the international networks 24 hours a day at most banks and attraction locations. Canadian visitors can get American cash at the best rates.

Crossing the Border

Make your border crossing a smooth one. Be sure to consult Canadian Border Services for a 8 tips to get the most from your trip here. Crossbordershowcase.com guide to regulations. Visit www.cbsa.gc.ca or call border information services at 1-800-461-9999 for travel tips, prohibited and restricted goods, and border wait times. Knowing what documents you need ahead of time can make your trip a smooth one.


New York State By Road

When you depart from Canada and cross into the U.S., you want a special experience—not just an average getaway. We know that. So we've gathered dozens of places to find your perfect, just-for-you road trip. Family fun activities, world class attractions, wine and beverage trails, relaxing and thrilling outdoor activities, stunning scenery? Find it all here, just a short jaunt across the border!