5 Great Things to Do in Niagara Falls this Winter

November 7, 2018 12:14 pm
Winter in Niagara Falls

Experience winter in Niagara Falls

While summer is the most popular season for people to visit Niagara Falls, there’s definitely something to be said for a winter getaway to the city. Here’s a  list of 5 great things to do while you’re in Niagara Falls during winter.

Visit the Falls

A breathtaking frozen spectacle

The sub-zero temperatures Niagara Falls experiences every winter transform the world-famous waterfalls into icy natural wonders. The icy mist from the falls also transforms the surrounding trees and parklands into a winter wonderland that is truly breathtaking.

So pack your warmest clothes and don’t forget your camera when you come to see the spectacular Niagara Falls this winter!

Experience the Winter Festival of Lights

Magical illuminations all around the city

One of the highlights of winter in Niagara Falls is the city’s annual Winter Festival of Lights. The festival features beautiful illumination displays placed along an 8km route and millions of sparkling lights in the city’s parklands.

This year’s festival runs from November 3rd to January 31st and features:

  • Illumination displays and exhibits – the Passage light tunnel, 3D Canadian wildlife displays, Prismatica illuminated art exhibit, and many more.
  • Events – Deck the Falls Holiday Walking Tours, Cascades of Fire International Fireworks Competition, New Year’s Eve Outdoor Concert in Queen Victoria Park, and weekend fireworks shows over Niagara Falls.

Learn more about this year’s Winter Festival of Lights here.

Splash Around at Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

Indoor fun for the whole family

Niagara Falls often experiences sub-zero temperatures in winter, so if you want to take a break from the cold and experience family-friendly fun, look no further than Fallsview Indoor Waterpark.

The 3-acre Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is home to:

  • Thrilling waterslides and plunge bowl
  • Full-size wave pool
  • 1,000 gallon tipping bucket
  • Year-round outdoor activity pool
  • Adult-only Jacuzzis
  • Children’s play area

And the waterpark offers special Hotel & Waterpark Packages that make it easy to plan a Niagara Falls family vacation.

Drink Icewine

Niagara’s famous liquid gold

Niagara Icewine is a treasured Canadian product made from grapes that have frozen while still on the vine. Every winter, the Niagara Region celebrates this unique dessert wine with special festivals and events, including the beloved Niagara Icewine Festival.

The 24th annual Niagara Icewine Festival will be taking place over three weekends in January and will feature more than 30 participating wineries, incredible wine and food pairings, delicious treats like roasted chestnuts and Icewine Marshmallows, and the elegant Niagara Icewine Gala at Fallsview Casino Resort.

Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind winter celebration.

Dine in Style

Extraordinary meals overlooking Niagara Falls

Some of the most incredible views of Niagara Falls can be found from the dining rooms of Massimo’s Italian Fallsview Restaurant, Prime Steakhouse, and Fallsview Buffet Restaurant.

Massimo’s Italian Fallsview Restaurant offers authentic Italian cuisine inspired by Chef Massimo Capra’s unique connection to both Italy and Niagara, while Prime Steakhouse offers contemporary steakhouse dining unlike anywhere else in the city. And for unbeatable variety that the whole family will love, make sure to check out Fallsview Buffet Restaurant.

Enjoy breathtaking views of Niagara Falls and delicious food from all three of these Fallsview restaurants.