Winter in Niagara is a spectacular sight. The charming scape of trees, homes, and ornamental lamp posts adorned with flawless snowflakes; roads and parks sparkling white underneath the bright sun; and families spending time outdoors and participating in the array of activities Niagara has to offer.
Luckily, we still have about a month left of winter! Here’s how you can make the most of it.
Journey Behind the Falls
Not many people can say they’ve seen the Falls from this perspective. Journey down below by taking an elevator down 150 feet and walking through rocky tunnels leading to the Cataract Portal and Great Falls Portal. Stand in the mist where the cascades fall from 13 storeys above! Revel in the thunderous sounds of the magnificent Falls.
Niagara Vintage Wine Tour
You don’t have to be a wine connoisseur to appreciate Niagara’s wine country. Explore Niagara’s world famous wineries and taste the region’s very own ice wine! See the vineyards like no one has seen it before—snowy paths criss-crossing in large fields, icicles protruding down mountaintops, and icy rivers frozen in place. It’s a hidden winter wonderland.
Until April 26, the Niagara Falls History Museum is hosting an exhibition on snow and how it’s shaped our cultural identity and its love-hate relationship with the First People who arrived in North America. Get to know artefacts that helped keep the First People warm, like boots made out of sealskin and caribou hide and eyeglasses dating back to 1300 made from walrus ivory. There are also tons of interactive activities, like trying on a snowshoeing outfit and listening to a recorded series about how Canada’s early settlers adapted to our cold winters. This exhibition is the first of its kind in Canada!
Northern Owls Exhibit
See owl specimens mounted in their natural habitat and learn everything there is to know about these mystical birds at the Butterfly Conservatory! With each display, you’ll learn about fascinating characteristics of the owl related to their behaviour, biology, and lifestyle. The specimens featured are: Eastern Screech Owls, Short-eared Owl, Long-eared Owl, Northern Hask Owl, Great Horned Owl, Boreal Owl, Barred Owl, Snowy Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl and the Great Gray Owl.