What is there to do in Niagara Falls in winter?

Free and Fun Things to Do in Niagara This Winter

  • Hiking/Walking. Gather the kids’ warm clothes and set out for a winter nature walk around the short trails throughout Niagara.
  • Christmas Lights Tour.
  • Outdoor Skating.
  • Indoor Free Skate Days.
  • Sledding.
  • Visit the Library.
  • Visit a local Ontario Early Years Centre.

Is it a good idea to visit Niagara Falls in winter?

If you can endure the frigid temperatures, winter is one of the best times to visit. The falls are especially stunning in the snow as the sunlight reflects off the long ice sheets that stretch across the width of falls and chunks of ice can sometimes be seen falling over the top if it gets really cold.

Is Niagara Falls busy in the winter?

Visiting Niagara Falls in winter is way less crowded, cheaper if you’re going to spend the night, and it’s far easier to find a parking spot (and also cheaper!).

Can you go behind Niagara Falls in the winter?

Journey Behind the Falls is a year-round Niagara Falls tour that takes visitors to observation decks below and behind the falls. In the Niagara Falls winter, icy conditions prevent the lower observation deck from being open due to safety reasons, but you can still see the falls from other observation points.

Does Maid of the Mist run in winter?

The Maid of the Mist tours do not operate during the winter months. The tours will start again in April, depending on ice conditions in the river.

Can you walk across Rainbow Bridge without passport?

No. To get on the Rainbow Bridge, you have to leave the US, and you can’t get back into the US without a passport or an enhanced driver’s license.

Is Niagara Falls closed in winter?

Q: Can I see the Falls and enjoy the attractions in the winter? A: Niagara Falls State Park is open year-round for viewing the Falls. Also, some viewing areas may be closed during the winter months due to icy conditions.