Winter might not be everyone's favourite season but being in Canada you have to expect it. While snowstorms, blizzard conditions and freezing temperatures aren't all that great, there are some beautiful things that come with the season. Niagara Falls in winter is so beautiful when the water starts to freeze.\nEven though it's already felt like winter for a while in some parts of Canada, as of December 21, the season is officially here and so are all the beautiful things that come with it.\nNiagara Falls turns into an icy winter wonderland every year when the water freezes and the mist from the falls turn nearby lamp posts, railings, trees and more into ice sculptures.\nEven though the build-up of ice can make it look like the falls have actually frozen over, it's really just an illusion because the water still flows.\nIt seems like the water has completely stopped moving but according to Niagara Parks records, the falls haven't frozen over since 1848 when a build-up from ice glaciers stopped the flow of water.\nNow that winter is officially here, get ready to see the icy spectacle of ice-covered lamp posts and the illusion of the falls completely freezing.\nIt's so beautiful it might actually make you consider taking a trip just to see frozen water.\nView this post on Instagram When Mother Nature decorates for the holidays 🎄❄️ A post shared by Argen Elezi (@argenel) on Dec 20, 2019 at 8:11am PST\nView this post on Instagram Niagara Falls in winter truly is magical! 🇨🇦🇺🇸❄❤ #niagarafalls A post shared by Rachel Gordon (@rachelxgordon) on Dec 20, 2019 at 7:34pm PST\nView this post on Instagram One last view from the falls under snow! ❤️🇨🇦🥶 A post shared by 💕 Juliana Costa 💕 (@juliana_costaa) on Dec 21, 2019 at 5:15am PST\nView this post on Instagram The beauty of Niagara Falls in winter captured by @tylekki Tag #thebest_capture Selection by @magichourtravelscapes #niagarafalls #canada A post shared by ☆ TheBest_Capture™ ☆ (@thebest_capture) on Dec 19, 2019 at 9:42pm PST\nWith the ice build-up on the falls and the surrounding areas, it's not only a great place to take pictures of the falls itself but the frozen landscape makes for some pretty spectacular selfies.\nPlus, if there's a fresh snowfall while you're there it'll make it even more magical.\nView this post on Instagram En la vida todo llega,todo pasa,todo cambia...todo fluye .🧿📿 A post shared by caromirandaof (@caromirandaof) on Dec 18, 2019 at 3:50pm PST\nView this post on Instagram From Niagara Falls with Love ❤️ A post shared by Millesimo2019 (@millesimo2019) on Dec 21, 2019 at 6:14am PST\nView this post on Instagram Frozen❄️😍 A post shared by Layla ✵☽ (@laylarundle) on Dec 21, 2019 at 5:23am PST\nIn the winter Niagara Falls is so beautiful during the day but once the sun sets there is a whole other level of winter magic.\nEvery night you can see light displays that illuminate the falls and colours reflect off all the ice thanks to the Winter Festival of Lights.\nPlus, there are fireworks every Friday at 9:00 p.m., weather permitting, during the festival that goes until January 12, 2020.\nView this post on Instagram Un magnifique cliché juste au dessus des chutes du Niagara, ça fait rêver A post shared by Ouy-Ly Do (@ouy_ly) on Dec 21, 2019 at 12:17am PST\nView this post on Instagram Rise, Shine, & #ExploreNiagara ☀⠀ ⠀ 📸@dave.vandelaar A post shared by Niagara Falls Canada (@niagarafallstourismcanada) on Dec 21, 2019 at 7:21am PST\nView this post on Instagram Niagara Falls is hands down the most breathe taking, beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. Even in cold weather it was still stunning and beautiful. I am so happy that we did this road trip from Pittsburgh to Canada to see it. . • #travel #canada #niagarafalls #girlstrip #beautiful #breathetaking #nature A post shared by Erin Scheneman (@erinscheneman_) on Dec 20, 2019 at 6:40pm PST\nView this post on Instagram Frozen in Time . . Did you know… You used to be allowed to walk out onto the ice of Niagara falls in the winter? It was actually a seasonal tradition! People and families from the US and Canada would walk out and actually sled at the base of the falls once the ice and snow became thick enough. Sadly, 3 people perished when ice beneath then broke and shifted in 1912. Since then it has been illegal and correctly deemed unsafe. What a different time it was then! I find it so neat to learn about the history of local monuments and place such as Niagara Falls. Swipe to see people enjoying the frozen falls over 100 years ago! . . . . #waterfallsfordays #niagarafalls #nystateparks #optoutside #exploretocreate #visualambassadors #eastcoastcollectives #westernnewyork #allaboutadventures #awakethesoul #naturelovers #earth_pix #folktravel #wanderers #dreambig #outdoortones #earthshotz #waterfallcollective #usinterior #parksproject #digthefalls #niagara #visitniagara #folkscenes #moodytones #outdoortones #earth_shotz #onlyinbuffalo #wnyscenery A post shared by Connor Bracy (@connorbracyphotography) on Dec 18, 2019 at 8:49am PST\nAs the season progresses Niagara Falls is only bound to get more beautiful since we're fully into winter now.\nWith below normal temperatures and above average amounts of precipitation expected for the region, it's shaping up to be a great winter at the falls.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.