It’s Time You Spend Fall at the Falls

Fall in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is one of Canada’s most beloved summer travel destinations, but the fun doesn’t end there. Rediscover the beauty of Niagara Falls in autumn, when the sweet scent of summer blooms is replaced with crisp air, crunchy leaves, and a vibrant yet calming fall colour pallet. With the kids back-to-school and tourist season wrapping up, you can enjoy a more sophisticated side of Niagara. Take leisurely strolls through the park lands along the river, have a relaxing dinner, treat yourself to a show. With off-season prices in effect, you can save a few bucks or splurge for luxury! So break out your favourite scarf and start planning your autumn getaway.

Admire the Autumn Colours 

The drive to Niagara Falls is its own sight to see. The escarpment, full of forests, offers picturesque scenery for your road trip. On the drive to the city, you will pass through gorgeous countryside, made more beautiful by the colourful mix of leaves. Regular summer visitors will get to experience Niagara Falls in a whole new light, framed by an array of reds, oranges, and yellows.

Photography enthusiasts can shoot their hearts out! Fall is an ideal time to capture the Niagara Peninsula’s gorgeous landscapes. With less tourists, there are more opportunities, and the summer climate is generally more comfortable. Take the time to wander through Queen Victoria Park, along the Niagara Gorge, and snap some pictures. With the Falls along side beautifully manicured gardens full of indigenous and exotic plants, you be in a photo paradise!

Attractions Without the Wait

Weather permitting, most of the famed attractions of Niagara Falls remain open until late November. This means little to no lines. Unlike summer, where you need to carefully budget your time, in the fall you can afford to indulge your spontaneous side.

If you have never gotten up close and personal to the Falls then this may be the time! The Hornblower Niagara City Cruises Line will bring you right up to the thunderous falls. They even offer after-dark cruises, so you can admire the illuminated falls and fireworks out on the water.

Book a helicopter tour and experience Niagara Falls from a whole new level. You’ll also get to see the Rapids and River, plus all the fall foliage. 

What to Wear in the Fall

The season of autumn lasts from September 20th to December 20th. Of course, the closer you get to December, the more warm clothing you’ll need.

  • Comfortable layered clothing
  • Warm sweaters, cardigans, hoodies
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Lightweight Jacket or Coat
  • Hat
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Gloves, mitts
  • Comfortable waterproof footwear

Places to Stay in Niagara Falls

With the weather and scenery ideal for walking, it’s important to consider location when selecting a place to stay in Niagara Falls. Luckily, Holiday Inn By The Falls is among the best located hotels, near the falls themselves and within short walking distance of most tourist hotspots. Clifton Hill, the Skylon Tower, shops, restaurants, and more are all right outside your door, with the Falls a few minutes downhill. Throw in off-season rates, and you’ve got yourself a luxury vacation! Visit Holiday Inn online to chose your perfect package and make your visit to Niagara Falls a special one.

Visit Niagara Falls in autumn, where you’ll enjoy stunning fall colours and gorgeous weather, all without battling summer crowds, intense heat, and peak season prices.