Things to do in Niagara Falls in Winter

If you’ve ever dreamed of visiting Niagara Falls, visiting in winter might be the breath of fresh air you are looking for.

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

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.

See the lights dance off the icy facade of Niagara’s winter ice formations, and you have one of the most unique experiences in the world.

Nightly Illumination Show

Experience Niagara Falls Legendary Fireworks Shows

Niagara holds seasonal fireworks displays in front of the American Falls set against the backdrop of the Horseshoe Falls.

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 Hikes in Niagara Falls

The route takes you through several of the Niagara Parks such as Dufferin Island which is especially popular, along Niagara Parkway and around the town of Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls Winter Festival Of Lights

Niagara Icewine Festival

Head to Niagara-on-the-Lake to explore the 26 wineries nestled below the Niagara Escarpment and indulge in a local tipple at the Niagara Icewine Festival.

Journey Behind the Falls

Winter presents the opportunity to possibly see the thundering curtain of water beautifully framed by icicles.

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