Here is a list of 5 places in Niagara Falls to capture the best fireworks photos anytime of the year, and during the Winter Festival of Lights. See the WFOL Fireworks Schedule here and happy snapping!
Along the Niagara Parkway
When the fireworks go off, any location along the Niagara Parkway from the bottom of Clifton Hill to the Table Rock Complex will get you a one-of-a-kind view! The route is fully illuminated along this stretch of the Niagara Parkway to the Horseshoe Falls.
No matter the season, the Skylon Tower offers fantastic views of the fireworks via 775 feet up in the air! Take the elevator up to the Observation Deck, and take in the 360 degree view for miles in every direction. You will get a view of Niagara Falls, the Niagara River, and even the Toronto Skyline and Buffalo on the American side.
Queen Victoria Park
Probably the best place of all to witness the fireworks is at Queen Victoria Park. The park is spacious, and you are welcome to bring your lawnchairs and sit back and relax. During the Winter Festival of Lights, the scene is extra pretty with trees decked out in festive lights, and the historic Zimmerman Fountain in dazzling lights. It’s a magical Christmas-time view, and a popular Summertime spot for picnicing.
You’ll get a phenomenal view of the fireworks from this standpoint on the Rainbow Bridge. Absolutely no obstructions will be in the picture looking out over the Niagara River between the Canadian and US border. Make sure you have .50 cents to cross from the Canadian to American side. There is a coin machine next to the turnstile to make change. You do not show your passport/visa until you arrive on the American side from Canada.
The Niagara SkyWheel soars 175 feet above the peak of Clifton Hill, allowing an even higher perspective to look out over the Niagara Falls. This gives you an incredible view of the fireworks show as you rotate. You will need to time yourself to be on the ride when the fireworks occur, so we recommend that you buy tickets and get in line approximately 20 minutes to a half hour before the show begins. However, if you have purchased the Clifton Hill Fun Pass, you may bypass the cashier line-ups and enter through the turnstile which will get you on the ride quicker.