Top “Canadian” Activities To Do This Winter In Niagara

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#1 Go Tobogganing

There are plenty of areas to fully enjoy a Canadian Winter in Niagara Falls doing this fun, family-friendly activity. Take advantage of the snow at any of these locations:

  1. Stamford Collegiate High School: 5775 Drummond Road, Niagara Falls.
  2. Firemen’s Park: 2275 Dorchester Rd, Niagara Falls.
  3. For smaller kids FH Leslie Park: 5250 Valley Way, Niagara Falls.

A couple of places located just outside this city:

  1. Burgoyne Woods Park: 30 Edgedale Road, St. Catharines.
  2. Chippawa Park: 128 Fitch St., Welland.
  3. HH Knoll Lakeview Park: located at Sugar Loaf Street and Elm Street, Port Colborne.
  4. Jaycee Park: 543 Ontario St., St. Catharines.
  5. Sugar Bowl Park:  100 Gilmore Road, Fort Erie.

#2 Sip Some Icewine

It’s Canada’s most cherished Winter delight — Icewine! And here in Niagara Falls, we have plenty of it. Niagara-on-the-Lake has world famous icewine. Sweet and decedant, our Niagara wineries offer a variety to try out and take home. Grapes are naturally frozen on the vine and picked when the thermometer dips to -8° C or lower. They are then handpicked and pressed immediately to gently release thick, rich, yellow-gold liquid, highly concentrated in natural sugars and acidity.

Niagara’s Icewine Festival begins January 14th to 30th. Don’t miss it!

#3 Go Outdoor Skating at a Park in Niagara Falls

Skating at the outdoor rinks are free, and children should always be supervised by an adult. Rink status will be identified by GREEN (Open) and RED (Closed) signs. Helmets and protective safety gear are strongly recommended. Food, drinks, glass objects, and pets are not allowed on the ice.

Rinks are open daily from dawn to dusk.

  • John N Allen Park 6980 Kalar Rd
  • Keigan Park 8030 Beaverton Blvd
  • Maple Park 5100 Maple St
  • Mt Carmel Park 7806 Mt Carmel Blvd
  • Preakness Park 7857 Preakness St

#4 Grab a Timmies coffee after riding Canada’s Largest Observation Wheel

Only on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls, can you find two Canadian icons side-by-side; Tim Hortons and the Niagara SkyWheel. First, soar 175 feet high at the peak of Clifton Hill in Canada’s largest observation wheel. You’ll stay warm in one of our climate-controlled gondolas and you’ll get some incredible pictures on the Niagara Falls (during the Winter Festival of Lights too!). Afterwards, walk next door and take a break at Tim Hortons — for Canada’s favourite cup of coffee and a snack.

#5 Spend New Year’s Eve Watching Live Music!

Niagara Falls Music Live is a wonderful time to visit the Niagara Falls! This exciting event runs from December 27, 2021 to January 1, 2022 and features 6 Nights at 20 Venues with over 75 Live Music Performances.

The best part? It features an all-Canadian line-up of artists ranging from jazz to rock.

Don’t miss New Year’s Eve at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, featuring Serena Ryder & Crown Lands with headliner Blue Rodeo!

#6 Check out the Frozen Waterfalls!

Once weeks of temperatures fall well below the freezing mark, it will leave the Niagara Falls and its surroundings a beautiful icicle-ridden Winter Wonderland. While the Falls itself won’t completely freeze, it’s surroundings have. It has left the Falls looking like something out of the pages of a fantasy novel. Here are a few stunning shots.

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