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Your guide to Niagara Falls
Welcome to Niagara Falls
Count them among North America’s top wonders: Niagara Falls’ trio of thundering cascades show off the sheer force of nature with dramatic flourish and, of course, plenty of rainbows. Unsurprisingly, it’s this misty spectacle that draws the vast majority of sightseers to this busy little city — also known as Niagara Falls — on the western banks of the Niagara River. Here you’ll find three separate waterfalls: Horseshoe Falls, the largest and most famous, on the Canadian side of the border, and the smaller but equally spectacular American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls on the United States side.
Put on a waterproof poncho for a close-up cruise, climb through a tunnel behind the falls, or see them tumble as you gaze from the deck of the observation tower. Beyond the falls, the city’s oddball museums and kitschy attractions bring out crowds, especially in the Clifton Hill area. But it only takes veering off into one of the historic neighborhoods or heading out for a scenic drive into Niagara Gorge to get a truer sense of the region’s local character.
The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Niagara Falls
Summer is Niagara Falls’ peak season, with July and August bringing the warmest, sunniest weather as well as the most visitors to river cruises and observation sites. All the major attractions typically remain open into early fall, making September and October ideal times to explore with cooler temperatures and a more laid-back vibe at the region’s hot spots. Fall has two big perks: You’ll see bright colors arrive in the forests. It’s also harvest season at the Niagara Peninsula’s wineries — perfect for a tasting tour.
Many destinations and local businesses close or operate limited hours in winter, when the area often gets icy with below-freezing temperatures. Even so, the holidays in December and January show an equally romantic side to the falls, when the white mist of the rapids seems to fade into the surrounding snowy landscapes.
Top things to do in Niagara Falls
Take a spin along a designated scenic highway that traces the banks of the Niagara River. Along this 34-mile (55-kilometer) route, day-trippers get views of the churning rapids, Horseshoe Falls, and popular attractions such as a butterfly conservatory and botanical gardens. The road slices through the city’s central tourist district, passing manicured parks filled with flowers in the spring and summer, with plenty of grassy spots to pause for a waterside picnic.
Niagara Peninsula wineries
Wine may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Ontario, but the Niagara Peninsula claims the largest and most diverse grape-growing region in Canada. Around 100 wineries dot the landscape, where vintners specialize in cool-climate varietals including Chardonnay, Merlot, Riesling, and Pinot Gris. Map out a tasting tour to sip and swirl through this relatively young vino destination, where small-lot and boutique producers increasingly earn international recognition.
Set out on a day trip to explore this network of hiking trails carved into the rocky walls of Niagara Gorge. The popular River Trail gives you views of the fierce rapids and the swirling waters of the Niagara Whirlpool. Make sure you follow the signs warning you not to venture off the trails, as the rushing waters pose grave danger to even the strongest swimmers. This natural reserve also ranks as a top spot in the region for bouldering.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is the weather in Niagara Falls?
Niagara Falls experiences a moderate climate. Summers are warm, with temperatures around 80°F (27°C), ideal for boat tours or hiking. Winters can get cold as low as 30°F (-1°C), perfect for witnessing the falls in their icy splendor or enjoying nearby winter activities such as ice-skating or snowshoeing.
What are some of the best things to do in Niagara Falls?
Visitors can enjoy a boat tour on the Hornblower Niagara Cruises, take an adventurous hike in the Niagara Glen, or watch a show at the Greg Frewin Theatre. Explore the Clifton Hill for fun attractions, or relax in the Queen Victoria Park for a picnic with a view of the falls.
What is the best time of year to visit Niagara Falls?
Summer, from June to August, is often recommended as the peak season to visit Niagara Falls due to the pleasant weather. The annual Niagara Falls Fireworks Series and the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse Display are popular local events that take place during this time.
What are the best places to stay in Niagara Falls?
Fallsview Boulevard, close to the heart of the city, provides splendid views of the falls. Lundy's Lane is also popular for its variety of restaurants and shopping spots. For a quieter stay, families may prefer Chippawa, a small village just 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from the falls.
What are the best places to visit in Niagara Falls?
Aside from the iconic falls, visitors often explore the Journey Behind the Falls, the Skylon Tower, and the Niagara SkyWheel for panoramic views. The Floral Clock, a unique horticultural attraction, and Niagara's Fury, a 4D attraction retelling the creation of the falls, are also frequently suggested.
What are some hiking trails in Niagara Falls?
Niagara Glen Nature Reserve has several trails winding through pristine Carolinian forest. The Whirlpool Aero Car trail provides a stunning view of the Niagara Whirlpool, while the Niagara River Recreation Trail stretches 53 kilometers (33 miles) alongside the scenic Niagara River.
What are some family activities to do in Niagara Falls?
Families can explore the Butterfly Conservatory, a lush tropical garden filled with over 2,000 butterflies. A trip to Clifton Hill provides fun with its SkyWheel, wax museums, and dinosaur adventure golf. For more nature-based experiences, the Niagara Parks' Botanical Gardens and Bird Kingdom are also popular.
What are some of the best day trip ideas in Niagara Falls?
Niagara-on-the-Lake, a charming town known for its vineyards, is a short drive away. Another option is a leisurely exploration of the Niagara Wine Trail. For history enthusiasts, a visit to Old Fort Erie or Fort George can be a fascinating day trip.
Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Niagara Falls?
Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 900 vacation rentals in Niagara Falls featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.
Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Niagara Falls?
Four-legged friends are welcome in Niagara Falls. Choose from more than 300 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.