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Although winter in Niagara Falls can be frigid, it can also be the prettiest time to view the Falls. When it is cold enough, mist from the falls blankets nearby trees creating a magical appearance that simply has to be seen. No words I can say will give this image justice.

Niagara Falls in Winter


On most winter days, you likely won't want to spend a great amount of time outdoors, and for that reason, Niagara Parks offers a pass to some great indoor attractions for a reasonable price. Click here for more information or to purchase a Winter Pass.


Valentine's Day - February 14th!

Niagara Falls was once known as the Honeymoon Capital of the World. It is also a popular location for a wedding. That being said, it is also a terrific location for a Valentine's Day getaway for you and your significant Other. Many of the hotels offer great specials. Just do a search for "Valentine's Day Specials Niagara Falls," and you should be able to find a bunch. If you can handle cold weather, then Niagara Falls is a beautiful place to visit during the winter months. There are many advantages to visiting in the winter. An obvious advantage is that you'll avoid the crowds. Another advantage is that you may have the luxury of seeing the falls when they are at their prettiest. Niagara Falls is a wonderful location for a romantic weekend getaway. It's a perfect location to consider for a Valentine's Day weekend retreat or a romantic anniversary escape. 

In my opinion, Niagara Falls are never more beautiful than immediately after a heavy snowstorm, when the trees and rocks in the Falls area are thickly coated with snow and ice that shimmer in the sunlight. Just imagine a horse and buggy ride along River Road, with your partner snuggling at your side, wrapped in a warm blanket and sipping hot chocolate while viewing the glistening falls. This would definitely be a memorable experience!



The Winter Festival of Lights began in the early 1900s and has gotten bigger and better every year since. When electicity was first available, many businesses in the area strung coloured lights on their windows to attract attention.

Now, more than one million lights illuminate the area. It is the biggest light display in all of Canada! Colourful lighted displays are set up that stretch from Dufferin Islands all they way past Queen Street on River Road. Victoria Park is usually jam-packed full of Disney displays that the kids absolutely love and so will you.

The next Festival of lights runs from November to January of this year.