For many people one of the most difficult things about traveling is packing for it. Sometimes it’s hard to be certain of what you will and won’t need, and this problem can be compounded when you must also consider the type of weather you’ll experience at your destination.
When you’re planning your trip to Niagara it can be difficult to determine what you should pack, and what you should leave at home. In order to make your visit to Niagara as fun and as hassle free as possible we’ve come up with a list of things that you will probably need while you’re here, and things that will help make your visit the best it can possibly be, no matter what time of year you visit.
As Niagara slowly comes alive after a long winter tourists also begin to arrive in high numbers. Spring is one of the best times to visit, as the flowers begin to bloom and the weather starts to warm up. However, spring can be a fickle season here, so you’ll need to be prepared for various types of weather.
Temperatures between March and June can be as low as 32 degrees or as high as 72 degrees. Because of the wide range of temperature, you’ll need to pack more. Bring a jacket or sweater, long pants, and a hat and scarf for the cooler temperatures of the evenings and early mornings. Because it’s likely that the temperature will increase throughout the day, dress in layers so you’ll be able shed your outerwear as the day wears on.
Summers in Niagara are generally more mild than other places in the world, but the temperatures can get into the 90s and the humidity can be high so it’s best to pack accordingly. Bring shorts and T-shirts for the entire family, as well as sturdy and comfortable walking or hiking shoes. Hats are a must to protect you from the sun, as are umbrellas for the occasional thunderstorm.
Many people visit Niagara in the summer time to take part in various sporting activities. If you plan to play golf or tennis during your visit be sure to bring your clothing and equipment so you can hit the links or the court whenever you’d like.
Autumn is a delightful time to visit the Niagara area, as the heat of the summer fades away and the beautiful colors of the changing leaves can be seen everywhere you look. The temperatures are similar to those of spring, with pleasant days and cool nights. Layered clothing is a good idea during autumn, and jackets are a must.
Rain storms can occur with some frequency during the autumn, so you may want to bring a raincoat and hat. These waterproof-garments can also serve you well during your tours of the falls themselves.
Winter is the least busy time for tourism in Niagara, mainly due to the frigid temperatures. For the hardy traveler this can mean big savings on hotels and activities, and a chance to explore an uncrowded Niagara Falls.
Bring the warmest clothing that you have, and that should include coats, hats, gloves, and boots, as well as layering items. The mist that surrounds the falls in the winter time will freeze solid on any available surface, and that surface could be you! Make sure that you cover your hands, head, and face if you want to get close to the falls.
Snowstorms are also frequent occurrences during the winter months, so prepared for all types of wintery weather.
In addition to packing for the weather it’s important to bring the essentials, as well. Sunscreen, medications, and passports and other identifying documents should always be in your luggage. Once you’ve decided what to pack, it’s time to come visit Niagara, the perfect place for all seasons!