Though its namesake attraction is the real draw, the Ontario town of Niagara Falls offers a few surprises to go along with the iconic natural wonder that dumps some 3,000 tons of water per second into the Niagara River. After getting your fill of the impressive Falls at the U.S./Canada border, check out the Niagara Falls History Museum, the gorgeous Niagara Glen Nature Preserve and a slew of kitschy-in-a-good-way attractions.
When to go
As temperatures warm into the 50s°F and 60s°F, keep an eye out for festivals such as Springlicious, a street fair held in downtown Niagara Falls.
With lows in the mid-50s°F and highs in the low-80s°F, now’s the perfect time to enjoy the Falls, as well as outdoor concerts at nearby wineries.
Expect temperatures between 35°F and 70°F. In September, check out the Niagara Grape & Wine Festival at historic Montebello Park.
Temps this time of year range from lows of 20°F to highs of 40°F, so pack accordingly. Don’t miss the Annual Poinsettia Show, held during the holiday season at the Floral Showhouse in Niagara Falls.
The WEGO bus system connects visitors to all the main attractions in Niagara Falls and is a great option if you’re spending most of your time in the city. Rent a car if you plan on exploring the surrounding region.
- The Niagara Falls Adventure Pass Classic card comes with unlimited rides on the WEGO bus system and one-time admission to the main Niagara Falls attractions, including Journey Behind the Falls and Niagara Cruises. Issued by Niagara Parks, the card is $65 for adults and $43 for kids 6 to 12.
- Though super touristy, the Clifton Hill neighborhood is worth a walk-through—if only to see the Vegas-like spectacle.
- When you’re ready to escape the crowds, head to downtown Niagara and grab a beer at the excellent Taps on Queen brewpub.
Located on the banks of the upper Niagara, the hotel features comfortable rooms and suites with walk-out balconies and views of the river or countryside. Both downtown Buffalo and Niagara Falls State Park are located less than 15 minutes from the hotel, making it an ideal location for all travelers.
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Niagara Falls is known for its location, which is within walking distance of the famous Niagara Falls. The hotel also is filled with amenities including an indoor pool, hot tub, 24-hour fitness centre, and fully equipped business centre.