Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada? If you're planning to go to Niagara Falls, below is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Based on the climate and weather in Niagara Falls, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Niagara Falls, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear away. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly product.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada by month

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January

January in Niagara Falls is very cold and somewhat snowy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to low 30s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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February

If you are traveling to Niagara Falls in February, you will notice that it is very cold. Expect it to rain occasionally and snow regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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March

In March, Niagara Falls can be very chilly. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Niagara Falls, with a few of the days of the month having rain.

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April

April in Niagara Falls is crisp and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C), with a few days below 28 F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month.

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May

Traveling to Niagara Falls in May, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (high 10s C).

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June

June in Niagara Falls is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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July

July is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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August

August in Niagara Falls is warm and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

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September

September in this region is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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October

October in Niagara Falls can be chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

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November

November in Niagara Falls can be brisk and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month.

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December

December in Niagara Falls is frosty. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time and snows regularly.

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Activities for Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Niagara Falls.

If you go to Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you go to the IMAX theatre and Daredevil Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you want to visit Journey Behind the Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

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