While Niagara Falls, Canada, may not seem like the ideal wintertime vacation, there is actually much to do in the beautiful winter wonderland. In fact, if you’ve only visited the region in summer, a winter trip is the perfect way to experience the mighty Falls in a completely new way. Truly, there is much to enjoy in Niagara Falls, Canada this winter, including lots of family fun. Let’s explore these fun activities provided by your friends here at Campark Niagara Falls Camping and RV Resort.
Exploring the Area This Winter
While you find parking all around the area, choosing a single parking location withing walking distance of the Niagara Falls attractions is the way to go. Doing so means you’ll save both time and money. As an alternate plan, you might choose WEGO, Niagara Falls’ public transit system which will take you nearly everywhere you could want to go. Keep in mind, visiting the famous Falls is FREE, but if you want to visit the “tourist attractions” you should consider getting a pass for multiple attractions if available.
Niagara Falls in Winter
There is something so majestic about the Falls in winter, particularly when freezing temperatures challenge the mighty power of the massive Falls. Walk along the pathway in Queen Victoria Park to view the Canadian Falls, and get a complete view of the Horseshoe Falls. If the weather is mild when you visit, consider packing a lunch and enjoying the view while you picnic.
Niagara’s Fury is the perfect adventure for the entire family. Featuring 4-D experiences, the story of Niagara Falls is told in this incredible multi-sensory theatre experience. You may want a poncho as the water spray as you “travel” the river, snow falls as your face the last Ice Age, and the tectonic plates move beneath your feet. Breathtaking visuals surround you as you hear the story of the might Niagara River in this cyclorama.
Journey Behind the Falls
Journey Behind the Falls is open year round, though depending on the weather conditions, the lower observation deck may be closed. You’ll take the elevators down more than 45 meters (150 feet) passing through the bedrock to the underground tunnels which take you to the portals behind the powerful Falls. You can then move on to the observation decks for an up close view at the base of the Falls. You’ll find entry to Journey Behind the Falls at Table Rock House in Queen Victoria Park
The Butterfly Conservatory
When you are ready to get out of the cold, The Butterfly Conservatory beckons you inside where you will find a tropical garden oasis and an expansive glass conservatory among the largest in the world. Inside you’ll seem more than 2,000 vibrantly colored butterflies as you wander the winding paths within. The tour is self-guided, and features more than 60 butterfly species, a perfect adventure for all ages. You’ll find the Butterfly Conservatory at Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens.
Another fun indoor attraction for the entire family, Bird Kingdom features a plethora of tropical birds and animals in the legendary Lost Kingdom’s pathways through the rainforest. Travel back in time in the Old Museum, and move on to Animal Encounters and explore the Night Jungle. Finally, enjoy the World’s Largest Indoor Aviary, as you wander the rainforest paths from the highest level to the jungle floor.
The Niagara SkyWheel
A great ride anytime of year, the Niagara SkyWheel takes you 175 feet about the Falls for a breathtaking view of the Falls. As a plus, the SkyWheel’s gondolas are climate controlled, which means you’ll stay warm as you marvel at the majestic Niagara Falls including the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, the Niagara River and more!