Niagara Falls winter shots


Family Day fun in Niagara Falls with year-round GO Train service

Daily direct departures from Toronto to Niagara Falls continue seven days a week throughout winter.

Feb 13, 2024

Travel to one of the wonders of the world this winter season – no passport required.  

GO Transit has you covered.

Niagara Falls has been designated one of the seven natural wonders of the world and GO can take you there seven days a week this winter with daily GO Train service to Niagara Falls.

Combined with a handful of money-saving travel packages available to GO customers – taking transit is an easy, stress-free and affordable way to get to The Falls and cross this natural wonder off of your bucket list.

Niagara Falls winter shots

The wintery beauty of Niagara Falls up close. (Niagara Parks image)

Three trips to Niagara everyday

There are three Niagara-bound GO Train trips leaving each day from Toronto's Union Station – with stops at various Lakeshore West stations along the way.

There’s also three trips departing Niagara Falls, heading back to Union Station – every day of the week.

With this frequent daily service on GO, you can take a day trip to Niagara Falls from Toronto or make it an overnight getaway.

And wait, there’s more! Just in time for some of the holidays coming up in February and March, we’re adding more train cars to a number of Niagara-bound trains on these popular dates, so bring your besties and BFFs.

Over the Family Day Long Weekend, March Break and the Easter Long Weekend, some trips will double from 6 cars long to 12 cars long.

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A Lakeshore West GO Train heading west towards Niagara Falls, passing cars on the Gardiner. (Metrolinx image)

Convenient travel packages available

Like those summer trips many customers have come to enjoy every year, GO continues to partner with Niagara Parks to offer convenient and affordable travel packages all winter long.  

Whether you go to Niagara for the day, or the weekend, these packages include your GO Train trip plus local Niagara Parks WEGO bus service – so you can leave your car at home.

  • Day trips to Niagara include round-trip GO Train service and unlimited local WEGO bus trips for 24 hours – starting at $18 for adults and $8 for kids
  • Two-day packages include round-trip GO Train service and unlimited local WEGO bus trips for 48 hours, plus a two day pass to the Falls Incline Railway to get you to the Fallsview Hotel area – starting at $25 for adults and $10 for kids.
  • And the new for this winter two-day travel package which includes your GO trips, local bus transportation with WEGO, plus admission to five attractions in Niagara Falls with the GO+WONDER combo package.

The five attractions are:

  • Niagara Parks Power Station and Tunnel
  • Journey Behind the Falls
  • Butterfly Conservatory
  • Niagara's Fury
  • Floral Showcase

If you plan to take a two-day getaway, then you’ll be able to see the spectacle of the nightly illumination of the Falls (starting at 5:30 pm in February).

With upcoming Family Day long weekend in February and March Break, you can have a world-class staycation right in your backyard in Niagara Falls! 

Niagara Falls winter shots

Bundle up and zipline high above the falls on your next trip to Niagara. (Niagara Parks image)

Check schedules and plan your trip

Head to the GO Transit website to check train trip times and plan your trip. And keep in mind there are also GO Bus trips available to get you back to Toronto if you are looking for more return options.

If you're looking for real time GO Train updates, check out our GO Tracker mobile site.

Always be careful on platforms and keep yourself, bags, and loose clothing well behind the yellow line.

And remember in the event of an emergency, our Transit Safety team is available 24 hours a day at 1-877-297-0642 or via text by sending “HELP” to 77777.

by Scott Money Metrolinx editorial content manager