The natural beauty of Niagara Falls attracts over twelve million tourists each year. Although it has become over-commercialized with an abundance of tourist traps, it’s still a must-see wonder. If you have a chance to visit off-season, you’ll avoid some of the crowds, have more accommodation options, and get a different, but dramatic perspective. These scenes of Niagara Falls in winter were taken from the Canadian side of the Niagara River.
These chilly, but beautiful, scenes of Niagara Falls in winter have been brought to you by Marriott Gateway.
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I’ve never really thought about what it must look like in the winter. All the picture you usually see are summer shots. This is a great series! Now I am even more excited about seeing the Falls for the first time in the Fall.
Thanks, Jessica. I think the Fall would be an awesome time to go there. I’ll look forward to seeing your pics. 🙂
I was there in winter once as well — loved how the ice formed over the rails and the sidewalks!
Pretty cool place in the winter, isn’t it?
I do love the Falls (Written in the spirit of being a good Canadian) 🙂
I have been there in both summer and winter. I think I like winter best; fewer crowds and more dramatic with the ice.
You are indeed a good Canadian! Interesting how places can have such a different effect on us just with the change of a season.
Even wearing a fleece top today I feel like I’m freezing looking at these shots!
Mission accomplished! Thanks.
Brrrrrr! At least the sky was blue, but I could almost feel the chill in the air in these photos. Nice series.
Thanks, Jackie. Sometimes when the sky is blue, it can seem even more chilly — I’m not sure why that is.
mmm.not sure about travelling off season. I can’t bear the cold, and when the ground is covered in snow, it means it’s way too cold for me!
Absolutely don’t go in the winter, Denise! But, it’s a beautiful sight any time of year.
Brr! Chilly photos, indeed! I like the one “before the drop off.” We were there at the end of last summer, and thought of how beautiful it would be in the winter — and a lot less crowded. Great post!
Thank you. I like that one, too. Kind of gives me a chill to feel so close to the edge.
I probably have been there before when it was winter, but I don’t remember. It is definitely not a view of Niagara falls that you often see photos of though! Thanks for sharing.
Thank YOU for dropping by! Come to think of it, I don’t remember if I’ve ever seen photos of it in winter, either.
Beautiful photos! I’ve never been there in the winter or on the Canadian side so these shots are a treat. It looks so different but still amazing.
A beautiful natural wonder from either side, but definitely go to the Canadian side if you get a chance.
Wow! So beautiful. I have been to Niagra Falls in the summer, but now I need to go back in the winter! It’s amazing how different places can be depending on the seasons.
Exactly right. I wish I could go everywhere during different seasons — how nice that would be.
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Great to see this from the Canadian side. Courageous to go there in the winter
Maybe not so courageous — I was quite bundled up!
Awesome photos which make me happy to be where it doesn’t freeze ! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the compliment. 🙂
Lovely pictures, I never have enough of watching waterfalls
Thanks, Angela. Waterfalls can be mesmerizing.
Nice shots, Cathy. Something about waterfalls in winter, isn’t it… – like Narnia!
Thanks, Sophie — I didn’t think about that , but I you’re right — like Narnia!
Thanks for these. Reminded me of family trips as a kid growing up in Cleveland, OH. We visited the falls many times, in all seasons.
Thanks to YOU for coming by. Nice that you got to see the falls in all seasons. Would love to go there in the fall, too.
The first photo looks stunning. I want to visit this place sometime because old Sherlock Holmes story ended right about here.
Thanks. The first photo was taken from our hotel room — what a view, eh?
Wow, you’re right about the drama. The water looks so powerful. Tourist traps should never be ignored. They’re popular for a reason. like you said, head there out of season for best results. 😉
Well said, Julia! 🙂
Wow, I never thought of going to Niagara Falls in the winter time but it’d be the most logical time to go to avoid the warm weather crowds. It’s been a while for me, I need to go back. You got some fabulous shots, Cathy!
Thanks for your nice comment. It turned out to be a great time to go there.
The place looks really dramatic in winter and I can only imagine how cold it was. It’s the first time I see winter shots of Niagara Falls and they are awesome!
Thanks, Adrian — I mentioned to another commenter that I don’t think I’d previously seen winter photos of the falls, either. Glad I was able to introduce a different perspective of a much-photographed place.
Whoa! Looks so cold and even a bit scary. I haven’t been to Niagara but it sure is a beautiful place.
Cold indeed. It is a little scary when you’re up close to the edge of the falls from the top of from underground as in the second photo.
The falls look incredible! I haven’t had the chance to see them in ANY season, but I hope to soon. Great shots!
Thanks, Andi. The falls are spectacular.
I used to live in Niagara-on-the-Lake & so have been to the falls countless times. I liked visiting best on a sunny winter day when all the vegetation was covered with ice with not a soul around. Your shots do make it look particularly cold.
How cool that you got to have those experiences. Very special to be there when no a soul was around — I can imagine it.
Wait did you come to Toronto and I missed you?
No, this was before I knew you — a couple of years ago. Maybe I should have mentioned that. I would definitely hope to see you next time I’m in Toronto.
Nice photos! I’ve been to the falls in spring, summer, and fall. Fall is my favorite season out of the three. I have a feeling your pictures will be as close to Niagara Falls as I get in the winter.
Well, I’m happy if I can provide your vicarious winter trip to the falls!
Oh my Cathy, these photos are stunning! Niagara Falls is definitely on my bucket list! Where were you positioned when you took the shot of the visitor center?
I took the photo from our hotel room at the Embassy Suites. Great view, eh? Going off-season definitely has its advantages.
Recently went to Niagara Falls with the wife to go to the Food and Wine Expo. We had a wonderful time and sampled many great local wines. The food was to die for, especially the artisan cheeses. We stayed at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel.