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CANADIAN DEALS

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MegaBus is now located In Buffalo, making Two Non Stop round trips daily from Toronto to Buffalo. You can reserve seats on their site link here --> MegaBus.com

Departing arrivals are Toronto Royal York Hotel and Buffalo/Niagara International airports. This will enable you to stop in Buffalo, shop, have dinner relax, drinks, fun, whatever and if you like, still catch a flight out of our airport to New York city, or any other destination. See the Buffalo Airport here --- > BuffaloAirport.com. Total time is only a little over 2 hours Non Stop. No gas to worry about or traffic relax and let Megabus do the driving. Vehicles are equipped with Wi-Fi, surf the web or talk to friends on your laptop or PDA while you enjoy a stress free trip

Hotels, Motels, Where to Stay in Buffalo. Please check this site Downtown Buffalo Hotels for great ideas, right near the Business area, State and local offices, and the Chippewa party district.

 

Being a border town, we have a lot in common with our friends to the north. We used to make our own beer, till we tried Labatt and Molson (I got scolded " buy real beer" once in line when I was holding a 12 pack of Coors").  We also grew up on Hockey Night  in Canada, and we are the home of the French connection. Heck, Quebec is not that far off. We say 'Pop' when we want a soft drink, unlike our friends downstate, and pretty much other Americans  that say 'Soda'. We know how to drive in Winter (well most of the time)... and appreciate the seasons. Most of us have been to Toronto, Molson park, Algonquin park, and a lot of us have  relatives in Ontario. Many of us have cabins up north, and some, like me even have a doctor who is Canadian! haha. Many people in the southern states have no idea of the advantages we have up here, and unlike them, we benefit from them. Many famous Canadians live here, Scotty Bowman the most winning coach in hockey history. Marcel Dionne (who was quoted as saying "Buffalo is the best U.S. city" , many former Buffalo Sabres and even Wayne Gretzky grew up just a bit north, watching Eyewitness news as a child. Of course, our favorite donut shop is Tim Horton's, this is probably the only place in the states where Duncan comes in second., sorry Duncan. Harry Neale long time analyst for Hockey Night in Canada lives in Buffalo and is now broadcasting in Buffalo with our very own Rick Jeanerette. On TV we share the PBS (Public Broadcasting System) channel,  in Buffalo its channel 17, look it up in Ontario. Heck, we even got the Honor of being the home to Labatt Blue U.S. Headquarters, (they say no one drinks more Labatt in the states then Buffalo).

Home to the Canadian Consulate embassy of Buffalo, and The closest large American city to Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa, we definitely show the influence!

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The QEW, Queen Elizabeth Way, connected Buffalo and Toronto, when both cities were the same size population wise and area wise, way back when. The "Queen E" is a great thruway, setup, well lit and maintained. It is possible to go between the two cities in 90 minutes and still be in legal limits, that's day or night. Keep in mind most of it is on the Canadian side which means you can take advantage of the more lax speed laws in Ontario, and still have a choice of 4 bridges when you get to Buffalo.

Unlike Toronto, Buffalo is not as aggressive advertising, so I will give you some info, so you can take full  advantage if you guys decide to come down to Buffalo for some fun, and great deals.

With the exchange rate basically at Par, there was never a better time to have fun down here!

img Tax Break: Take advantage of the tax breaks our state sales tax (like your provincial  tax) is only about 8%. We do not pay GST. All Retail products sold have tax, food is not taxed.
Images/CANADAFLAG.gif Liquer Tax: Additional liquor tax is not taken on meals in restaurants. Liquor sales are totaled up as part of the meal. Tax is added to the final total.
img Beer Sales: Most of our beer in Buffalo runs about $12 to $15 dollars a case. Obviously the longer you stay here you more you can carry back. The best way coming over the bridge is the Peace Bridge duty free hands down. Save your money and go to that if your coming, instead of the beer store. Once your over, if you want liquor or wine, go to Gates Circle Liquor on Delaware Avenue for the best prices and selection. If you want beer, any Wilson Farms, any Gas Station or even a Pharmacy sells beer In Buffalo.  Sales are forbidden after 3am and before 9am Sunday.
img Gas: Gas prices in Buffalo run about .72 cents a litre. There is roughly 4 litres in a gallon. Our gas prices are still displayed in Gallons, so just divide by 4, when you see the sign. For our Gas prices check out http://www.buffalogasprices.com/. Leave home with a half a tank and fill up here and save cash!
img Sabres Tickets: I am pretty sure Sabres tickets are sold online at par, for Sabres , Bills or Darien Lake tickets please check the online sites.
img Events: For stuff to do, one of many places check out the Gusto Online. Also check the other pages of this site for food, festivals etc.
img Bridge Crossing: For bridge crossing please call 1-800-715-6722. Many times one bridge is crowed while the others are clear. For webcam check out the Peace Bridge website.
CANADAFLAG Megabus: Megabus now operating out of Buffalo, NY provides non stop transportation between Toronto Royal York Hotel and Buffalo/Niagara International Airport. Introductory fares are only 1 dollar !!!
img Buffalo Tours Here: This gives you a chance to see old Buffalo New York.
Hosting the Winter Classic first ever Outdoor Hockey Game in the U.S.     img
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Great Links:

Article From the Toronto Star

BUFFALO RISING

Buffalo Niagara Visitors Bureau

Buffalo City Life

Buffalo Summer Concert Series - Thursday At the Square 

Buffalo Tours: here come see the city

 Buffalo Entertainment - Artvoice Magazine

  
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MegaBus is now located In Buffalo, making Two Non Stop round trips daily from Toronto to Buffalo and New York City. You can reserve seats on their site link here --> MegaBus.com

Departing arrivals are Toronto Royal York Hotel, Buffalo/Niagara International airports and New York Penn Central station. This will enable you to stop in Buffalo, shop, have dinner relax, drinks, fun, whatever and if you like, still catch a flight out of our airport to New York city, or any other destination. See the Buffalo Airport here --- > BuffaloAirport.com.  No gas to worry about or traffic relax and let Megabus do the driving. Vehicles are equipped with Wi-Fi, surf the web or talk to friends on your laptop or PDA while you enjoy a stress free trip.

 

If I had my way, I'd shuffle off to to Buffalo; Sit by the Lake and watch the world go by.
John Fogerty 1985