Ice and snow cover these spiral railings at Niagara Falls in winter. The aqua colours of the falls can be seen in the background.
I’ve been looking forward to revisiting Niagara Falls during winter for a few years now. I went when it was almost frozen over a few years back and I was just stunned at the view. It was very, very cold that day and even more so since we were close to the falls, but to me, it was 100% worth it.
This time around, the falls weren’t completely frozen over but the views were still stunning. Niagara Falls is beautiful all year round but there is something very special about it in winter. On the day we went, it was very cloudy and snow was in the forecast. While looking for parking, the sun peeked out for a moment and bathed everything in gold, before disappearing again. While actually walking along the falls, it began to snow heavily and the flakes were huge! I felt as if I had stepped into a snow globe, it was so beautiful. I’ve never experienced snowfall like this at Niagara Falls. It’s usually bound to be snowing the closer one gets to the falls, as mist tends to turn to snow when the weather is cold enough. However, we were still a little ways away from that point. I’m sounding like a broken record but I couldn’t believe how beautiful the landscape was. It felt like a different place.
The photos I took from this visit are some of my all time favourites. I’m so glad the falling snow comes through in the photos. I even took a few videos of the scenery and some in slow motion to capture the falling snow in all its glory. They’ll be up on my Instagram soon so keep a look out!
Hello Niagara-on-the-Lake, it’s been a while! This small town is one of my favourite places due to how quiet and quaint it is. It had been a while since we last visited so we decided to head down one weekend. It’s hard to believe these photos were taken in late October. In previous years, red and orange leaves were already in full swing everywhere. This year, it has been unseasonably warm which has prolonged the green leaves of summer. The nature lover in me is ecstatic she could finally capture a people-less photo of the gazebo but the fall foliage lover in me is disappointed she couldn’t take autumn versions of these photos. I thought back to the reds and oranges filling up my phone’s camera roll during October of last year and couldn’t help but feel disappointed. I knew eventually that the weather would cool down and that we would get red leaves but it’s very concerning that it had taken so long.
Hello Niagara, it’s been a while! I’d guess it’s been around 2 years since I’ve last paid a visit. I love Niagara Falls and though I probably already have variations of all these images from past years, I can’t help but to take any photo I can every time I get the chance to visit.
On this day, it was very hazy and the forecast promised rain all day. Though once you’re close enough to the falls, you can’t help but ask yourself if it’s rain or mist surrounding you. Either way, this weather resulted in the most beautiful lighting, especially when the sun would peek out occasionally. Some moments I felt like it was early morning due to the lighting.
I’d like to visit Niagara again and Niagara-on-the-Lake while I’m at it. Hopefully the next time won’t be another two years.
These are some of my favourite photos ever. I love Niagara Falls and have visited during every season, but nothing will ever beat this. In a rare deep freeze, the water down below froze solid. The ice covering the branches was a few centimetres deep. I honestly have never seen anything like it. It was like the ice storm in Toronto x10. It felt like something out of the movie Frozen. I’m sure these photos look cold enough, right? I can assure you it was so much colder in person. I was worried about my camera malfunctioning. The watery mist was no where to be found and in its place was a light sprinkling of snow. I was wearing mittens and while they kept my hands warm, I was constantly taking them off as operating my camera became difficult with them on. Which lead to my hands becoming beet red and numb. It was a process but would I do it all over again? Absolutely.