Season-specific Tips for Niagara Falls Tours

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Northern Hemisphere, Niagara Falls is visited by millions of tourists from all over the world each year. Regardless of where you’re from, you can’t help but be captivated by this natural wonder. So, for those going on Niagara Falls tours any time soon, here are some resources and tips you might need before beginning your adventure:

Niagara Falls Tours: Best time to visit

During the winter months, Niagara Falls transforms into a stunning frozen landscape that’s unlike any other. If you can tolerate the guaranteed sub-zero temperatures and are looking to save big on hotel costs, then this is the time to visit. Bear in mind, however that most Niagara Falls attractions will be closed.

Summer is peak season and for good reason. The days are mostly sunny and all of the attractions in the area are open. If you don’t mind the crowds and want to go on a boat cruise, then this is the best time to visit.

Most would argue though that either Spring or Autumn months would be an ideal time to visit. For the former, you can enjoy the gardens and delight in the millions of gorgeous flowers in full bloom in Queen Victoria Park. The Botanical Gardens, Centennial Lilac Garden, and Floral Showhouse from March to May. For the latter, the cool to slightly chilly weather, fewer crowds, cheaper hotel rates, and crimson and golden colors in the trees are things to look forward to.

What to wear and pack

During the summer months when the temperature ranges from 15-26°C (59-79°F), you can wear lightweight clothing and comfortable footwear like sandals or sneakers. You can also bring an umbrella or wear a hat to protect yourself from the sun.

The weather during autumn and spring months can be fickle and unpredictable, so it would be wise to dress in layers that you can easily put on or take off when needed. Don’t forget to wear comfortable footwear and bring gloves or mittens just in case.

Winter in Niagara Falls can reach freezing temperatures ranging from between -2 to -10°C (28-14°F). As such, winter clothing like coats, parkas, scarves, hats, gloves, and boots are a must.

Regardless of the season or weather, a waterproof jacket or outerwear is essential as the mist from the Falls can get you wet.

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