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Things to do This Winter in Niagara Falls

As old man winter arrives on his icicle chariot, the city of Niagara Falls transforms itself into a wonderland. The mighty falls itself glistens from the top to bottom of its icicle frame, and everywhere you look, every spot you visit you’ll find some holiday cheer!

A common misconception is that Niagara Falls is only a summer destination, and although visiting during those hotter months may seem more practical- planning a trip to Niagara Falls in winter is an exquisite experience you will never forget! After all, a little fallen snow and brisk weather is nothing a pair of boots and some fuzzy mittens can’t fix!

If you’re ready to brave the festivity Niagara Falls brings each year, here are the top winter attractions and events you MUST visit!

Best Winter Attractions in Niagara Falls

1. The Niagara Falls

Of course this is number one on the list! Experiencing the views of the Falls during the winter is very different from what you may have seen before. Walk along the pathway to see the natural beauty that old man winter has created. Capture frozen ice sculptures and roaring waters thundering down below. You can also gaze above the Falls at night time to catch the Firework show and Falls illumination.

Here is the winter schedule for both the Fireworks and Falls illumination:


  • November 19, 2016 | 06:40PM & 07:40PM
  • November 25, 2016 | 09:00PM
  • December 2,9,16, 23-30, 2016 | 09:00PM
  • January 6,13,20,27, 2017 | 09:00PM


  • November 1 - December 30 | 05:00PM- 12:00AM
  • December 31 | 05:00PM- 01:00AM
  • January 1-31 | 05:00PM - 12:00AM

2. Winter Festival of Lights

The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights turns Niagara Falls into a winter wonderland, with over two million sparking lights along a 8km route, grand holiday displays throughout the city, and unique Niagara Falls events. The Winter Festival of Lights is the most enchanting of Niagara attractions and has become a tradition for over one million people from around the globe on winter getaways.

Visit the Canada’s foremost illumination festival in Niagara Falls to capture the magic of the holiday season, November 19th, 2016 to January 31st, 2017. Make it your winter tradition!

For those who are getting cold just reading this, don’t fret- not every winter attraction in Niagara Falls is outside! The city has some neat attractions that are open all year around and would be a great addition to the winter in Niagara itinerary!

3. Butterfly Conservatory

For visitors looking for a non traditional yet equally exciting attraction to visit, the butterfly conservatory is the way to go! This magical attraction features over 2,000 colourful tropical butterflies floating freely among the exotic blossoms and greenery. A truly beautiful experience!

4. Bird Kingdom

Visit the largest indoor free flying aviary in the world also known as the legendary Lost Kingdom. Open 365 days a year, visitors can discover exotic birds and animals in the tropical rainforest anytime! A perfect way to share a unique experience and to stay inside too!

5. Fallsview Casino Resort

Press your luck with a visit to Canada’s largest Casino Complex, the Fallsview Casino Resort. The Casino offers year-round entertainment, restaurants, shopping as well as a lot of gaming facilities for all 19+ to enjoy.

6. Cozy up in the hotel room

We did say Niagara Falls had many exciting things to do all year around, but the fact of the matter is… it is still winter and sometimes you just need to CHILL out! After a day spent gathering holiday cheer, bring it back to your hotel room and enjoy a bottle of wine and chocolates or gaze at the Falls from your hotel room window. This is all possible at The Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls, the Niagara Falls hotel with the most spectacular view of the Falls itself. The hotel offers many packages to suit any vacation need. Offering many packages including accommodations, wine tastings, dining vouchers to- you guessed it, Remington’s of Niagara and more!

7. Dine with us at Remington’s of Niagara

Niagara Falls is known for it’s wide variety of dining options, which is why you certainly can’t visit without enjoying a great meal! At Remington’s of Niagara, we are known as the finest Steak and Seafood Restaurant in Niagara Falls- making it the perfect choice! We bring the freshest of ingredients from local and international suppliers in order to bring the best of the world to your table. Whether you are dining with friends, family or loved ones, we can accommodate for any occasion! Try our unbeatable Date Night menu, which includes a 3 course gourmet meal with a half a litre of wine for two. This special offer is available Sunday thru Thursday.

Plan Your Winter Visit to Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is full of exciting events, attractions, restaurants and more, that make a winter trip to Niagara the perfect choice! After a busy day sight seeing and shopping, join us for dinner at Remington’s for an excellent meal. Cap the night off with a stroll down the Niagara parkway to catch the Falls illumination and maybe even some fireworks. A perfect night? We’d say so!

Make your reservations for dinner at Remington’s of Niagara, we can’t wait to see you.

Posted on November 22, 2016


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