Winter brings an added dimension of beauty to Niagara. The mist and spray from the falls combine with the cold drifting winds of winter to spray nearby ornamental walls, lamp posts, trees and buildings creating lovely ice sculptures. On bright sunny clear days when the sky is blue and the snow brilliantly white, these ice sculptures turn into priceless pieces of art.
During the coldest months of January and February ice flowing down the Niagara River crashes over the falls creating an ice-bridge in the basin directly below the falls. An ice – bridge is a formation of ice on the Niagara River from the Canadian shoreline to the American shoreline.
Be sure to bundle up warmly and bring your camera to capture the beauty of Niagara Falls with its winter coat on.Another reason to visit is the annual Winter Festival of Lights. This year the festival is celebrating its 31th anniversary. It takes place between November 9th continuing until January 31st 2014.The festival boasts literally millions of tree and ground lights and over 125 animated light displays. Best of all, most of it’s free for the whole family. On New Years Eve plan to join the thousands of people who congregate near the falls to celebrate a free outdoor New Years Eve event with live entertainment suitable for all ages. There are fireworks over the falls at 10 pm for the young ones and another display at midnight for the older folk.
If you like ice-wine plan to be in Niagara mid January 13th for the popular Ice Wine Festival. When you celebrate winter in Niagara, winter will never be the same.