1. Butterfly Conservatory
Take a stroll through the incredible Butterfly Conservatory and view over 2000 free-flying butterflies fluttering all around you! With the rain pattering on the window ceilings above, you will truly feel like you’re in a tropical paradise! Bring an umbrella and roam around the peaceful gardens afterward. Be present with your senses and breathe in the sweet and fresh fragrance of the earth and flowers in bloom.
2. Bird Kingdom
Visit Bird Kingdom, the largest indoor free-flying aviary in the world; conveniently located here in Niagara Falls. With a similar style to the Butterfly Conservatory, you will experience free-flying exotic birds in the multi-level aviary. Wander through the indoor jungle and take pictures behind the waterfall. You will experience these birdy’s up close and even have an opportunity to hold or feed some!
3. Journey Behind the Falls
Journey Behind the Falls is an adventure that gives you a unique perspective on just how intense it really is (over 2,800 cubic meters of water crashing over the brink every second at 65 kilometers per hour intense!) The rain increases the flow of water, creating a louder and more powerful falls experience. Take the complimentary biodegradable rain poncho with you through the attraction and enjoy the adventure!
4. Niagara Interactive Center
If you're feeling a sense of restlessness from the weather and want to burn off some energy, why not go skydiving!? (at the Niagara Freefall and Interactive Center, of course!) See what it would be like to fulfill your dreams of flying - but in a safe and controlled area! You can also try your hand at rock climbing, lazerball or even bull riding! -- because what rainy day is complete without bull riding!
5. Hornblower Niagara Cruises
Taking a trip on the Hornblower Niagara Cruise will already get you soaked, so don’t let a little rain hold you back! Take this golden opportunity to not worry about your hair, clothes or make-up and fully immerse yourself in the experience of being up close and personal with the thundering falls. Viewing the falls from this angle will truly make you awe-struck at how tiny we are in comparison to the mighty Niagara. Let yourself live in the moment to truly absorb and digest the appreciation you will have for this natural wonder.
6. Grab a bite
Find a cozy spot like Kelsey's or Mama Mia's along Victoria Avenue and watch the brightly coloured umbrellas pass by from your window seat. It’s a great way to relax and still appreciate the beauty of nature from indoors while trying some new local cuisines that you may have stumbled upon in a quick effort to escape the drizzle!
7. Explore Clifton Hill
There is no shortage of fun indoor activities along Clifton Hill! Win some prizes at the Great Canadian Midway, check out Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum or even try a haunted house! Clifton Hill can be quite stunning with the bright lights from our Vegas-style signs reflecting off the roadways. You might just find yourself snapping some inspiring photos and dancing in the streets!
8. Escape Rooms
A rainy-day favourite - escape rooms like Qube or The Crux pack in a lot of fun in such a small space! Work together or compete to solve fun and challenging live-action puzzles with your family and friends; you may even end up making some new friends! The weather certainly sets the mood for a good “Whodunnit” murder mystery!
9. Go on a Nature Hike
For the truly adventurous who don’t mind rain or mud, why not take a hike! It is an incredible way to disconnect from the hustle bustle of the world and reconnect with your thoughts. The Niagara Glen and Niagara River Recreation Trail are wonderful places to ignite your senses. Listen to the birds chirping amongst the soft pitter-patter of rain and see how remarkably blue the river looks under the clouds.