Niagara Falls is lovely in the off-season
We were looking for a winter trip that would feel like a touristy getaway without having to fly. We had visited Niagara Falls in the summer five years ago and enjoyed its quirky allure, a fun-spirited mix combining nature’s grandeur, blocks of tourism kitsch and legions of lovestruck couples and happy families from the world over.
We heard it was especially beautiful in winter, with the falls’ mist blanketing all in a sheath of icy whiteness, and a less-crowded time at a spot that draws close to 25 million visitors a year. Only 90 minutes from Toronto, we decided to try it out again with our boys, age 8 and 10.