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Why Fall is the Best Time to Visit Niagara Falls

The fall season is officially upon us next week, and we in Niagara Falls Canada could not be more thrilled. Fall is an excellent time of year to visit and get in the mist with us!

The air is still warm, but not too hot, the water still cool but not too cold and attractions are open, but not too crowded. Goldilocks would surely agree, the fall is “just right” for a trip to Niagara Falls!

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Niagara Falls in the Fall

1) The Colours – The cooler fall temperatures bring about changes to the local flora that are simply magical. Niagara is one of Canada’s most fertile areas and has excellent soil and moderate temperatures. These factors contribute to the lush green landscapes you’ll see during the spring and summer months. In the fall the greens turn to rustic oranges, browns and reds. A nature photographer’s dream and sure to please every visitor’s eyes.

2) The Temperature – Fall in Niagara is sure to give you some of the best weather all year. Moderate heat and one of the driest months of the year on average ensures excellent weather for your visit. The Niagara Region is considered to be in the Banana Belt of Ontario. Meaning, in general, Niagara will see warmer temperatures than the rest of Ontario. Average temperatures for Niagara Falls Canada in September are between 22.0 C – 12.6 C or 71.6 F – 54.7 F. So expect sunny, warm fall days with fresh, but not cold evenings, perfect for a Falls Fireworks Cruise.

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3) The Shorter Lines – With the beginning of September ringing in the new school year most families stay close to home if doing any travelling at all. Meaning shorter lines at Niagara Falls attractions and restaurants. On the topic of dining, when you are planning your visit to Niagara make sure to check out some of these unique dining options! Another way to help keep your line waiting times to a minimum is to purchase tickets online for local attractions. Hornblower Niagara Cruises tickets can be purchased here and can be scanned right from your smartphone!

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4) The Local Events – One of our favourite reasons to visit Niagara in the fall is the local festivals and events. September weekends belong to the Niagara Wine Festival celebrating the local wine grape harvest, and in November the Real Canadian Craft Beer Festival comes to the Scotia Bank Convention Centre.  Be sure to check out the Fall Handmade Market and the Balls Falls Thanksgiving Festival if craft markets are more your style.

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5) The Travel is Cheaper – The cost of getting to and staying in Niagara Falls Canada begins to drop off considerably in September. Hotel prices, fuel prices and airline ticket costs all see decreases within the first ten days of the month. Fuel prices alone can drop up to 10-20% during September making visiting the Falls in the fall an attractive road trip destination.

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Directions to Niagara Falls

Now that you have all these reasons to visit this season you need to know how to get here!

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada is approximately one and a half hours away from Toronto, Ontario. It is also just across the border from Niagara Falls, New York. Niagara Falls, Ontario sits between one international border crossing and two major international airports, one located in Buffalo, NY and another in Toronto, Ontario making it easy for guests from all over the world to visit.

Hornblower Niagara Cruises Directions to Niagara Falls Ontario Canada

Our attraction address is:

5920 Niagara Parkway

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada L2E 6X8

For full directions to Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, see our directions page.

Don’t delay! Plan your fall trip to Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada now! Remember the fall season is only 90 days long.