The best time to visit Niagara Falls in 2021

Best time to visit Niagara Falls

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A few weeks ago we told you about Niagara Falls and we hope you’ll add it to your list for upcoming trips. In case you’ve already had them, there’s something important you should know…When to go! So, to help you plan your next adventure, today we’ll tell you what we think is the best time to visit Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls is a must go if you visit the United States. For us, it’s one of the most amazing natural places in the country.

Visiting Niagara Falls in the summertime

One of the best times to visit Niagara Falls in terms of weather is summer (June through September). The temperature in this season is noticeably higher than in winter. We are talking about hot summers with an average temperature of 21.5 Cº.

One of the best times to visit in terms of weather is summer (June through September).

In addition, during this season the rains are less frequent, although there is the possibility of encountering some thunderstorms. But don’t worry, they are punctual.

It should be noted, that any activity related to this area is in operation throughout the summer. The boat tours and the visit to the Cave of the Winds are the most famous. These details make the difference when choosing the best time to visit the falls.

Niagara Falls best time

Niagara Falls in the fall

Autumn at Niagara Lake is initially pleasant, sometimes with temperatures above 25 Cº. This period of the year (September-October) is also known as the Indian summer. However, by early November temperatures usually drop. And the rainfall, in terms of quantity, is very similar to summer.

This autumn weather allows us to enjoy a landscape full of shades of red, gold, orange…

Winter Travel

The winter weather in Niagara Falls is quite cold, with an average temperature of -4.5 Cº. We are talking about the falls being partially or completely frozen. This leaves a stunning views, but you will have to consider if it is worth seeing the frozen water, as it is not exactly what you expect from a waterfall.

They are not usually visited during this time of the year because there can be some snowstorms and strong blizzards. Still, if you are brave and this time of the year suits you, you can always wrap up warm and go for the adventure. The scenery is beautiful as well.

Niagara Falls boat tour

When will be less travellers?

If for you the best time to travel is when there are fewer crowds and good weather, April, May, June, and September are the best months. You’ll find good temperatures, good weather, and a wide variety of activities to make your trip an unforgettable experience.

If you are one of those who do not mind extreme temperatures, winter provides unique landscapes and tranquility because t is not crowded.

Niagara Falls overview summer

So, what is the best time to visit Niagara Falls?

Like everything, it depends on your availability. For us the best time to visit Niagara Falls is spring and early fall because the temperature is perfect and there are not so many travelers.

The weather can be a little more unstable than in summer, when it will be hot, or winter, when it will be cold, but it will probably be more pleasant.

The good thing about going in summer is that it coincides with many other activities in the area, so your trip can be much more complete.

Finally, winter is the most extreme and complicated time. Cons: it is quite cold. Pros: not many travelers. Solution… wear a good coat and enjoy the tranquility and the views!!

Niagara Falls water

After knowing all this information, we invite you to meditate on what is your best time to visit Niagara Falls. Have you already decided when you dare? 😉


Lucia's life motto is "go with the flow". She lets herself go with the flow and joins any plan.

She has been lucky enough to travel to many different places, but her perfect trip is any place with sun, sand and sea. Indecisive by nature, she would not know how to choose between the Canary Islands or the Balearic Islands in Spain, or between Mexican and Peruvian food. Maybe that's why she will never say no to a trip... She has to find answers!

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