Best Things to do in Niagara Falls in Winter

With fewer crowds and loads of exciting outdoor activities, winter is one of the safest and most exhilarating times to visit Niagara Falls.  

There are a surprising number of winter events, attractions, and things to do in Niagara Falls when the chill hits.

Walk the Falls

Walk the pathways along the falls and enjoy a front-row view to the thundering wonder dressed in its winter finery. Winter brings the beautiful spectre of natural ice sculptures framing the falls.

Nightly Illumination Show

Every evening, the three waterfalls are illuminated in glowing colours to create a stunning spectacle. The bright water against the night sky set a scene, unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.

Experience Niagara Falls Legendary Fireworks Shows

The Niagara Gorge offers trails for serious hikers who want to get into the heart of the gorge as well as some lovely top trails for casual hikers.

Winter Festivals In Niagara Falls

Winter in Niagara is also a time for some of the area’s best festivals. It may be cold outside, but there are plenty of events to keep you entertained.

Niagara Falls Winter Festival Of Lights

The famous festival, one of the largest light festivals in Canada, runs from mid-November to the end of January.

Niagara Icewine Festival

The family-friendly festival is not just a celebration of the local ice wine but also showcases local gastronomy and Niagara’s great outdoors along the picturesque Niagara River Parkway.

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