Best Spots to see Niagara Falls in Winter for Less

Cave of the Winds Winter Experience

Seeing Niagara Falls in Winter means ice formations, frozen landscapes and beautiful spots for black and white, or color photographs.

This winter there are two great spots to see Niagara Falls during the Winter Months, for less than during summer.

The Cave of the Winds Winter Experience

Ice beneath Niagara Falls 2020

Ice beneath Niagara Falls

New this year, the Cave of the Winds on Goat Island opened a special viewing deck. Go below Niagara Falls to get a view of the Bridal Veil and American Falls. You’ll get a close-up look at how the mist from the Falls creates ice formations on the rocks.

Tickets for this event are just $7 for adults (less for kids) and include the short educational film, History Happened Here. After you watch the movie to learn local history, step outside and head to the elevator building. You’ll descend to the base of the Falls.

The Cave of the Winds is also offering snowshoe loans on Goat Island.

See Niagara Falls in Winter from the Cave of the Winds from 9-3, weather permitting.

You can call ahead for conditions (716) 285-0705.

The Observation Deck

The Observation Deck

Observation Deck

Walk out from Prospect point onto the observation deck to get New York’s broadest view of all 3 Falls: Bridal Veil, American and Horseshoe.

This is a fantastic spot to take a photograph and get a good winter view of Niagara Falls.

During the summer months, there is a nominal fee for the observation deck.

Winter months the deck is free and open 10-4:30, weather permitting.

Winter Conditions

The mist from Niagara Falls creates plenty of ice crystals. Both attractions are open weather permitting.  State Park staff work hard to ensure the walkways are safe from slippery surfaces and falling ice. Please be understanding if attraction hours vary due to conditions. Wear boots with good treads and enjoy!