Best time to visit Niagara Falls

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Best time of year to visit Niagara Falls

Peak season from May to September is the best time to visit Niagara Falls. Enjoying mild weather and engaging in activities like boat rides, Mistrider Zipline and Journey Behind the Falls will take you to deal with high prices and swarms of tourists. By October hotel prices begin to drop. Moreover, autumn at the Niagara Falls signifies grape harvest so how could you say 'no' to a glass of local wine? A snowy and desolate period between December and March is freezing, but also economical as you can get great deals, with limited attractions though. Furthermore, we bet you've never witnessed the Winter Festival of Lights standing by giant frozen waterfalls. The snowfall often continues into April, so early spring is not the warmest time for a trip. Late April and May will see most of the attractions reopen.

12 THINGS TO DO IN NIAGARA FALLS (SEPTEMBER 17 - SEPTEMBER 26)

Journey Behind the Falls

Journey Behind the Falls

mid-April–mid-December • activity

Check out the unusual view of the falls from below and behind

MistRider Zipline

MistRider Zipline

April–November • activity

Feel the unforgettable thrills while riding above the gushing Niagara

Eternal Flame Falls

Eternal Flame Falls

September–May • nature

The eternal fight or rather a cooperation of the two natural powers of water and fire at the Eternal Flame Falls

Maid of the Mist Boat Rides

Maid of the Mist Boat Rides

mid-May–October • activity

A unique way to "explore the roar" and get as close to the famous falls as possible

Hiking

Hiking

April–mid-November • activity

Get your heart pumping from these mesmerizing views

Whirlpool Aero Car

Whirlpool Aero Car

April–November • activity

This mindblowing attraction that was designed one hundred years ago will leave you breathless

Butterfly Conservatory

Butterfly Conservatory

all year round • nature

A large amount of bright tropical butterflies fly freely among exotic blossoms

Niagara Grape & Wine Festival

Niagara Grape & Wine Festival

September 14–29, 2019 • event

All you ever wanted to know about wine in Niagara but were afraid to ask

White Water Walk

White Water Walk

April–October • activity

You will not want to miss this perfect ambience during your promenade

Queen Victoria Park

Queen Victoria Park

April–September • nature

Discover this awesome park with its beautifully maintained gardens and valuable collection of unique plants

Shaw Festival

Shaw Festival

April 06–December 22, 2019 • event

Enjoy an eclectic array of bold dramas, sweeping classics, and quirky comedies

Grape (Wine) Harvest

Grape (Wine) Harvest

September–October • nature

The arrival of fall is a busy time for Niagara wineries

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Winter Festival of Lights

Winter Festival of Lights

November 16 2019–January 12 2020 • event

Discover Canada's leading illumination festival in Niagara Falls

Discover Niagara Shuttle

Discover Niagara Shuttle

May 24–September 02, 2019 • activity

Leave your car behind and explore the top sites on the hop-on/hop-off shuttle for free

Niagara Falls International Marathon

Niagara Falls International Marathon

October 20, 2019 • event

The challenge that's worth a place on your bucket list

Niagara Icewine Festival

Niagara Icewine Festival

January 11–27, 2019 • event

Celebrate winter in wine country showcasing the best drinks and culinary delights

Hamburg Fairgrounds Festival of Lights

Hamburg Fairgrounds Festival of Lights

November 23–December 23, 2018 • event

The largest holiday festival in western New York State

Reebok Ragnar Niagara

Reebok Ragnar Niagara

May 31–June 01, 2019 • event

This 300-kilometer relay will take you through the most beautiful places along the Lake Ontario shoreline

National Buffalo Wing Festival

National Buffalo Wing Festival

August 31–September 01, 2019 • event

One of the best food festivals in the U.S. celebrating iconic chicken wings

Buffalo Pride

Buffalo Pride

May 28–June 02, 2019 • event

The biggest LBGTQ event in Western New York

4th of July

4th of July

July 01–04, 2019 • event

Amazing fireworks, special cruises, and lots of activities for the whole family