|The coldest months in Niagara
Falls are November through March. Winter in Niagara is wonderful, you have
to see Niagara Falls in their most awesome splendor, framed by a blanket
of snow and gleaming ice covered surroundings.
Lighting the Falls to allow
visitors to enjoy the beauty of the mighty Niagara even at night, was first
attempted more than 140 years ago. In 1860, a spectacular illumination
of the Falls celebrated a visit by the Prince of Wales. Illumination of
the Falls using electricity first occurred in January 1879, during a visit
by the Marquis of Lorne, Governor-General of Canada and his wife Princess
Louise. The lights had an illumination power of 32,000 candles, just a
fraction of the intensity used today. The Falls are illuminated nightly
until at least 10 p.m. January through April and until midnight the rest
of the year.