Winter in Niagara Falls is just as vibrant as any other time of the year. There’s always something to do in Niagara Falls in the colder months of the year. A key example of this is the mid-winter break of the Family Day weekend.
Family Day in Ontario, Canada is officially February 16. There is plenty to do around town.
Locals and repeat tourists need no introduction to Clifton Hill. It’s the major tourist promenade for Niagara Falls and an epicentre of attractions and entertainment. Anyone looking for entertainment in the town needs to keep this street on the hill in mind. And for family day the streets are lined with attractions for young and old: the wax museums, bowling, a fudge factory, and mini-golf, just to name a few of the available Family Day Attractions.
Fallsview Indoor Waterpark
For families looking to escape the cold of winter in a Canadian February, the best option is the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark. One of Niagara’s highest-rated attractions, the water here is kept at 84 degrees Fahrenheit – warm enough for anyone to recall the poolside in summer. With long winding water slides alongside large enclosed pools just for relaxation, there’s enough variety to keep visitors of all ages occupied.
Of course, sometimes families just want a quiet moment out, and for the family willing to brave the cold a snowy stroll down to Niagara Falls is a riveting sight. The falls themselves often develop an ice sheet over the cascading water, forming an impressive wall of ice. The closer one gets to the falls, the more that the walkways and nearby surfaces have been coated with the solidified foam and mist from the falls, forming an array of ice shapes and natural formations. For a family united in a love of nature, taking the time to see the wintery falls up close is well worth it.
The Family Day weekend is a busy time of the year for Niagara Falls, but there’s always plenty of options for young and old to spend time together and enjoy the mid-winter holiday.
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