The incomparable beauty of the Niagara Falls at night is a sight to behold. Catching a glimpse of the falls at night is like being in a dream yet wide awake. It is just like being in fairyland with the beautiful colors of the rainbow. You can’t get to see this any other place in the world. The illumination of the Niagara Falls captures every visitor to spend a long time at the edge of the falls.
There are lots of LED lights fixed at three points in Niagara Falls, along the Niagara Gorge. The falls is lit the whole year for special occasions and during the holidays. It is lit with different colors for short periods to mark important dates for charitable causes.
New and more efficient technology was introduced in place of Xenon lights. These give a large color spectrum.
Things to do
Let the allure of the illumination amaze you
If you think it’s beautiful in the morning, just wait till night. The night lights transform the Niagara Falls into a brightly colored cascade, all year long. A great choice for a nice picture, you’ve got your wonderful social media shot.
Enjoy the fireworks
The lights are not the only captivating thing at the Niagara Falls at night. The display of fireworks is a must see for every tourist with lots of nice shows beautifying the night skies in summer. It might also interest you to know that it is totally free. This display begins by 10pm and is seen across the city.
Have a nice dinner, however your style.
The American region of the Niagara Falls is blessed with fertile farmland, thus it’s not a surprise to get a sumptuous buffet and collection of flavors. For a romantic night out, you can go for something fancy. The menu can be an appetizing cuisine like scallops or plum roasted pork loin or even burgers. Your call!
Blend into the party
You may be far from home but you can get the comfort you seek in downtown Niagara. There’s a lot to enjoy, from food to wine and beers. By this time, you’ll discover you’ve stayed beyond bedtime.
There’s always a wonderful experience in at night in Niagara Falls. It is a multicolored water and light work of art.
Special lights are stored in the illumination tower, located at the edge of the Horseshoe Falls and deep in Niagara Falls. These lights function to create an alluring view you shouldn’t miss for anything.
Bear in mind that the weather is coldest in the months of November to March where the temperature is an average 21 and 39 degrees Fahrenheit. There is also an abundance of snowfall in winter months and between April and October. The temperature is also an average 59 to 77 degree Fahrenheit in the months of June, July and August and the weather is pleasant.
What to bring along
Taking a trip to Niagara Falls is an experience of a lifetime for most people. Be sure you know what to pack for the trip to avoid time wastage going from shop to shop to buy what you need.
It’s appropriate to carry casual clothes, weather gear and shoes to the Niagara Falls. You’ll do lots of walking, therefore be prepared. It’s painful to trek in sandals, especially when they’re wet.
What you take along with you is dependent on the season, but whatever the case, you can leave the fancy clothes. Always anticipate water sprays from the falls, thus you may get wet by standing close to the falls.
Water-resistant jackets always come in handy when paying a visit to the Maid of the Mist or Cave of the winds. You can get free sandals at the Cave of the winds though. Always remember that whatever you wear will still get wet, therefore you should wear something that will dry easily. You can carry a rain gear as well.
You can also pack a folding umbrella for the short storms. If you’re planning to visit in winter, you can take warm coats, hats and gloves along with you. Niagara region is cold and snow is very common.
Other Essential Needs
Carry medical supplies, toiletries and miscellaneous items. You can include a hand sanitizer, wipes, insect repellent and painkillers. Don’t forget to take sunscreen and a cap too. Although the Niagara Falls is located North of the United States but the sun burns as well. It can get windy also and you may not get to feel the sun. Also, carry a hair brush or comb because the different attractions can give you a bad hair day. Water bottles are also necessary to avoid exorbitant tourist prices.
You should bring your passport along as well because you’ll need to enter the U.S again. Don’t forget to carry cash and debit or credit cards on your trip and ensure that someone with you has a backpack for extra luggage.
It’s very necessary to carry a camera when visiting Niagara Falls, something you cannot do with disposable cameras. Get a camera that’s water resistant to do the job or one with a waterproof case. If yours is a point and shoot type, you can carry a simple sandwich baggy. Niagara Falls at Night is beautiful, yet difficult to get a good shot while holding your camera. You should consider a tripod or mini tripod and include extra batteries while packing or a charger, including a spare memory or SD card if you intend taking lots of photos.
Ensure to Carry a backpack with you while coming to the Niagara Falls. You may love the sight and want to take lots of pictures and most attractions at the Falls involve water. You won’t want to hold anything that will get wet. Try to get one that isn’t so heavy yet comfortable and easy to carry about, especially while walking.