As the mercury drops and winter arrives, Niagara Falls morphs into an otherworldly experience with the glorious Falls surrounded by shimmering ice formations mirroring the enchanted illuminated lights. Without a doubt, if you are planning a visit to Niagara this winter the children and yourself need to be bundled up. Expecially when you take in the magical Falls up close, in the middle of the winter season. The cold only adds to the thrill of watching the gushing water flowing relentlessly over the rock face. Once you’ve seen the Falls, Niagara offers plenty of climate controlled attractions and family entertainment to explore and make Niagara Falls a fun winter getaway.
Journey Behind the Falls
This is one of Niagara’s oldest tourist hot spots. At Journey Behind the Falls you will get the opportunity to descend 150 feet through bedrock to tunnels that will overlook the magic of experiencing the Horseshoe Falls from directly underneath the cascading power above. Photo by: https://www.instagram.com/argenel/
Are you ready for a unique sightseeing opportunity with breathtaking views of the Falls and beyond? Then head on down to Clifton Hill and take a ride on Canada’s largest observation wheel, the Niagara SkyWheel. Towering 175 feet (53 metres) over the Niagara Falls horizon, the Niagara SkyWheel is the newest, most exciting way to see Niagara Falls.
The Bird Kingdom
A world class tropical adventure, located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, is the largest free-flying indoor aviary in the world, located a 5 minute walk from the Niagara Falls. Encounter exotic birds, animals, and reptiles as you search for the legendary Lost Kingdom.
Niagara Butterfly Conservatory
The Butterfly Conservatory opened in December 1996, and is located on the grounds of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens. It contains a climate controlled greenhouse with over 2000 exotic butterflies and 60 different species, a gift shop, and a 200-seat auditorium room. Everywhere, you will be met with exquisite breeds up butterflies floating in the warm, moist air or spreading their iridescent wings on leaves and flowers.
Experience Mother Nature’s wrath as this ride will put you on an adventure into the creation of the Niagara Falls. Standing on a platform, you will feel the motion and sensations of being a part of history. The floor will tremble beneath you, water will spit at you while it emulates the elements of mist and snow. You will see and feel the thunder, rain, lighting, wind…and everything that nature throws at you!
Fallsview Water Park
Niagara’s Wettest Wonder – Fallsview Indoor Water Park, Niagara Falls! The Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is Niagara’s largest indoor waterpark, located on Clifton Hill: The World Famous Street of Fun by the Falls.
The New Ripley’s Odditorium is a must see for any visitor to Niagara Falls, all new with over 900 exhibits, never seen before. Highly interactive fun for kids and enjoyment for the whole family.