More often than not, Niagara has warm and dry year round weather with average highs of 80 degrees Fahrenheit in July. However, there is a slight chance that it could rain on your visit to Niagara Falls, particularly during the winter months. If it does rain while you are in Niagara then try not to worry; there are plenty of things to do and see that won't be affected by wet weather.
Top 5 Rainy Day Options in Niagara Falls
There are dozens of museums located a short distance away from Niagara Falls, giving you plenty of things to see if the rain decides to pour. The official Niagara Falls History Museum is a stone's throw away from the Niagara River, in Ontario, and has a wide range of exhibits focused on the area. For an experience that feels like getting rained on, yet keeps you dry, head over to the IMAX Theatre.If you fancy something a bit more lighthearted, then the Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum is great fun for the whole family.
A popular attraction for many tourists to Niagara Falls is the Butterfly Conservatory, which attracts thousands of visitors even when it is not raining. Located on Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, in Ontario, the butterfly conservatory is home to over 2,000 awe-inspiring butterflies. The tropical setting will make you feel as though the sun is shining, despite it being wet outside.
If birds are not quite your thing, but you'd like to experience something different and tropical, then why not take a trip to the Bird Kingdom. This attraction has won several awards, including 'Niagara Falls' Attraction of the Year' on Trip Advisor. The Bird Kingdom on River Road, Ontario, is open all year round; giving you plenty of opportunity to explore come rain or shine.
Many people visit Niagara for the Shaw Festival, which plays host to a wonderful variety of shows and performances in four different theatres. Each Shaw Festival season begins in April and finishes around the end of October, with a number of unique plays and musicals to enjoy. Even if there isn't a performance happening during your stay in Niagara, the Shaw Festival organizers arrange tours and group experiences that will shelter you from the rain. For details and shows visit our Events Calendar.
There are plenty of wineries for you to visit during your stay in Niagara, many of which hold tours and seminars to further the experience. You can even book a tour of all the wineries in the area, with companies such as Magnificent Tours. Savour the history of these beautiful wineries, whilst enjoying a sample or two as well.
These are just a few of the many things you can do in Niagara if it rains, showing that you do not need to stay indoors and wait for the bad weather to pass. Explore of all the wonderful things that Niagara and Ontario have to offer; you may be glad that the rain forced you to enjoy these experiences!
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