Embrace the chill and discover Niagara Falls' diverse offerings once the snow hits!
Niagara Falls is always in season. While the city is known for its vibrancy in the warmer months, the great natural wonder and region transform into a frozen landscape unlike any other. Ice buildups create the illusion of frozen falls with icicles framing the bordering edges and a frozen mist blanketing surrounding trees, truly creating a winter wonderland! Based on Niagara Parks' records, the Falls froze in 1848 due to sub-zero temperatures and an accumulation of ice glaciers stopping the flow of water. Since then the Falls have never frozen over!
See the Falls in a whole new light during the nightly illumination. With different colours dancing off the ice formations, you'll be mesmerized by the stunning icy façade.
The 40th annual Winter Festival of Lights has been extended to 101 nights, so you can enjoy the winter wonderland throughout the winter season from November 12, 2022 all the way to Family Day on February 20, 2023.
Niagara Falls Winter Essentials
Whether venturing through the snow-covered parks to capture the perfect selfie with the Falls, sipping signature Niagara Icewine at one of the region’s wineries or discovering the chill from the outdoor viewing platform at Journey Behind the Falls, a winter visit is an absolute must!
Other winter essentials include taking in the frosty panoramic view from the Skylon Tower Observation Deck, scoping out the beautiful vistas from the comfort of the climate-controlled Niagara SkyWheel on Clifton Hill, and enjoying classic winter activities such as skating and snowshoeing. If you're looking for a more tropical vibe, Niagara Falls has you covered! Discover exhilarating fun at waterparks and soak up the warmer temps inside the Butterfly Conservatory and Bird Kingdom.