I’ve been around the falls for the past 60 years and have never seen the huge crowds that we are now enjoying. Some will tell you it’s the strong American dollar that is keeping Canadians in Canada. For sure, this is definitely correct. The other reason is the warm weather that has dominated us for the past few months (and I suspect at least another month or so).
I believe it is also the calibre of attractions, hotels and restaurants that Niagara Falls has to offer visitors. Also, you will find a large number of free things to see and do in Niagara Falls like, fireworks over the falls, live bands,( like the live TV feed of the Tragically Hip band performance this weekend which was a huge success), and numerous festivals such as the Winter Festival of Lights.
Here’s a photo I took this weekend of the crowd walking near the Falls.