You can simply take pictures or take a cruise on which you will find yourself between the three waterfalls – the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and the Horseshoe Falls, feeling the drops of water on your face. Or even go through a tunnel and watch the falling water behind the waterfall.
The ideal holiday season in Niagara depends largely on what you want to do.
The tourist season is from June to August. At this time, all attractions are opened, temperatures vary in a pleasant to a hot range of about 25-30 degrees plus it is really humid. The downside of the summer months is that there are too many people.
If you choose this time of year, it is good to book a hotel a few months in advance, when you still have a large selection of vacancies and the opportunity to find a good offer.
Visiting all the attractions will provide you with unforgettable memories. The Hornblower Niagara Cruises (located on the Canadian side) and The Maid of the Mist (on the American side)
will give you the opportunity to feel close to nature and the incredible power of waterfalls. The cruise offers a panoramic walk through the waters of Niagara and a short stop in the middle between the three waterfalls.
Or you can try Journey Behind the Falls where you can see the power of the falling water from behind the Horseshoe Falls. The opportunity for this visit is year-round, but during the cold months, some of the facilities are closed due to low temperatures and the danger of accidents.
From May to September you can also enjoy another amazing view in the evenings – the Fireworks over the Falls and the Festival of Lights – light show that illuminates Niagara Falls in different colors.
Autumn in Niagara offers temperatures between 5 and 20 degrees. The attractions are working, but the peak of the tourist season has already passed. The students have returned to school which promises fewer crowds. Prices in hotels are lower than in the summer.
The weather is changeable and the first day may surprise you with warm and sunny weather, but the next day you may need thicker clothes.
During the warmer months, you can also enjoy the wild birds in the region around Niagara from the specially adapted Niagara Falls Observation Tower.
Thanksgiving in Canada is celebrated in early October. When planning your vacation, it is good to consider the exact dates and whether they are detected with this holiday, so as not to be disappointed with the closed attractions at this time.
In winter, low temperatures frighten most tourists, so you will not see large crowds if you visit Niagara during the months from November to April. On the other hand, the prices in the hotels are much cheaper. Most of the attractions are closed.
Winter, however, offers the opportunity to see the “frozen falls”. At sub-zero temperatures, part of the water and the land around the waterfalls freeze and forms beautiful shapes, which are as if taken out of a fairy tale.
You can also see the Winter Festival of Lights. More than 50 trees, as well as the surrounding park around Niagara, are covered in thousands of colorful lights, creating a real winter feeling. You can also enjoy the winter fireworks during the Festival of Lights.
Snowfall in the region can start from the end of October and sometimes continues until April. This makes the spring months from March to May still cool. However, in May more and more tourists start coming, and the attractions start to open since April.
As in autumn, the weather is surprising again and you should be prepared for warmer and colder days.
Different seasons offer opportunities for different experiences and views to see. The travel budget also varies depending on the months you choose. Regardless of the season, however, Niagara offers an adventure that will stay in your memories for a lifetime.