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Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Falls

Falls Illumination

Every evening, Niagara Falls is transformed into an incredible, multi-coloured water and light masterpiece.
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Niagara Falls Illumination Experience the dazzling lights on Niagara Falls

Every evening beginning at dusk, Niagara Falls is transformed into an incredible, multi-coloured water and light masterpiece.

Special lights are housed in the Illumination Tower, next to Queen Victoria Place; on the roof of Table Rock Centre, at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls; and deep in the Niagara Gorge, across from the American Falls. Together, these lights work to create a breathtaking view not to be missed. The falls are also lit in custom colours for short durations to mark significant dates in support of charitable causes. Special colour illuminations are provided courtesy of The Niagara Falls Illumination Board.

The New Falls Illumination

In 2016, almost 20 years since the last major investment in falls lighting, the existing Xenon lights were replaced with new, energy-efficient LED lighting technology. These new lights provide more than twice the previous lighting levels, programmable lighting, and a wider spectrum of colour. The new lights also fill gaps to provide a more consistent lighting effect.

The ‘Illumination of the Falls’ has been financed and operated by The Niagara Falls Illumination Board since 1925.

American Falls illuminated in the winter
American Falls illuminated at night
Illumination of purple and blue lights on Niagara Falls

Falls Illumination Schedule

January 1 – January 31 5 PM – 1 AM
February 1 – March 11 5:30 PM – 1 AM
March 12 – March 31 7:30 PM – 2 AM
April 1- May 14 8:00 PM – 2 AM
May 15 – July 31 8:30 PM – 2 AM
August 1 - August 15 8:00 PM – 2 AM
August 16 - August 31 7:30 PM – 2 AM
September 1 - 19 7:00 PM – 2 AM
September 20 - 30 6:30 PM – 2 AM
October 1 - 15 6:15 PM – 2 AM
October 16 - October 31 6:00 PM – 2 AM
November 1 - December 31 4:30 PM – 2 AM

The Niagara Falls are often lit in special colours for many registered charities marking a significant date in support of their cause. Special Colour Illuminations are provided courtesy of The Niagara Falls Illumination Board.

Special Illumination Calendar

DateTimeCauseColour(s)
June 1010:00 - 10:15Action Anxiety Day (AAD) Blue, Orange
June 1210:00 - 10:15126 Years of Philippine Independence DayBlue, Red, White, Yellow
June 1310:00 - 10:15Global Fatty Liver DayGreen
June 1310:15 - 10:30National Blood Donor Week and World Blood Donor DayRed
June 1410:00 - 10:15Waterfall Folklore FestWhite, Green, Red
June 1410:15 - 10:30Cavernous Malformation Awareness MonthCanadian Falls (red, white, red, white) American Falls (white, red, white, red)
June 1510:00 - 10:15World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)Purple
June 1510:15 - 10:30MG Awareness MonthTeal, White, Blue
June 1710:00 - 10:15Pollinator Week 2024Yellow, White
June 19Top of every hour for 15 minutesJuneteenthRed, Green, Black
June 1910:15 - 10:30World/National/Ontario Sickle Cell Awareness DayRed, White
June 2010:00 - 10:15World Refugee DayBlue
June 2010:15 - 10:30Brain Injury Awareness MonthBlue, Green
June 2110:00 - 10:15Move4MigrainePurple
June 2110:15 - 10:30National Indigenous Peoples Day/Indigenous History MonthOrange
June 2210:00 - 10:15Sisterhood of Marine MoMs Red, White, Blue
June 2210:15 - 10:30Inti Raymi Andean New YearTeal, Orange, White
June 2310:00 - 10:15Pride MonthRed, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple
June 2310:15 - 10:30XLH Awareness DayPurple, White
June 2410:00 - 10:15Pride MonthPink, White, Light Blue
June 2510:00 - 10:15Pride MonthRed, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple
June 2510:15 - 10:30World Vitiligo DayPurple
June 2610:00 - 10:15Pride MonthPink, White, Light Blue
June 2610:15 - 10:30June is Scoliosis Awareness MonthGreen
June 2710:00 - 10:15Pride MonthRed, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple
June 2710:15 - 10:30Ontario Police Suicide MemorialBlue
June 2810:00 - 10:15Pride MonthPink, White, Light Blue
June 2810:15 - 10:30Over The Edge for The Arc Erie County New YorkOrange
June 2910:00 - 10:15Scleroderma MattersTeal
June 2910:15 - 10: 30Pride MonthRed, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple
June 2910:30 - 10:45World Scleroderma DayCanadian Falls (Blue, White) American Falls (Blue, Teal, White)
June 30Top of every hour for 15 minutesPride MonthRed, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple
June 3010:15 - 10:30Pride MonthPink, White, Light Blue
July 1Top of every hour for 15 minutesCanada DayRed, White
July 4Top of every hour for 15 minutesIndependence DayRed, White, Blue
July 510:00 - 10:15National Injury Prevention DayGreen
July 510:15 - 10:30Independence Day of VenezuelaYellow, Blue, Red
July 910:00 - 10:15We Are NATO / NATO 75Blue, White
July 910:15 - 10:3050 Days to the Paralympic Games: IGNITE CanadaPurple, Red, White
July 1010:00 - 10:15The Bahamas Independence Day Celebrations 2024Blue, Yellow
July 1010:15 - 10:30Nikola Tesla's BirthdayRed, Blue, White
July 1010:30 - 10:45Chronic Disease DayOrange, White
July 1110:00 - 10:15National Day of MongoliaRed, Blue, Red
July 1310:00 - 10:15Nikola Tesla Day FestivalRed, Blue, White
July 1410:00 - 10:15Bastille DayBlue, White, Red
July 1910:15 - 10:30Remembering First RespondersRed, White, Black, Yellow
July 2010:00-10:15Independence Day of ColumbiaRed, Blue, Yellow
July 2210:00 - 10:15World Fragile X DayTeal
July 2410:00 - 10:15World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Teal, Purple
July 2610:00 - 10:15Light Up for Sarcoma (Sarcoma Awareness Month)Yellow
July 2810:00 - 10:15World Hepatitis DayGreen
August 310:00 - 10:15August Autoinflammatory Awareness Month/International Autoinflammatory Awareness MonthOrange
August 610:00 - 10:15Bolivia Independence Day in CanadaRed, Yellow, Green
August 710:00 - 10:15Purple Heart DayPurple
August 710:15 - 10:30World PVNH Disorder Awareness DayCanadian Falls (Pink, Yellow, Pink, Yellow) American Falls (Yellow, Pink, Yellow, Yellow)
August 810:00 - 10:15Brother Sister Community DayPink, Blue, Pink, Blue
August 1010:00 - 10:15Ecuador Independence DayYellow, Blue, Red
August 1610:00 - 10:15Restoration Day of the Dominican RepublicBlue, White, Red
August 1610:15 - 10:30The 79th Indonesia Independence DayRed, White
August 2210:15 - 10:30Niagara Irish Festival 2024Green, White, Orange
August 2410:00 - 10:15Independence Day of UkraineBlue, Yellow
August 3110:00 - 10:15International Overdose Awareness DayPurple
September 110:00 -10:15Prostate Cancer Awareness MonthBlue
September 110:15 - 10:30World PCOS DayTeal
September 210:00 - 10:15Slovak Republic Constitution DayWhite, Blue, Red
September 510:00 - 10:15Unification DayWhite, Green, Red
September 910:00 - 10:15International 9p Minus Awareness DayCanadian Falls (Green, Blue) American Falls (Blue, Green)
September 1010:00 - 10:15World Suicide Prevention DayYellow
September 1310:00 - 10:15World Sepsis DayPink
September 1410:00 - 10:15COVID Remembrance Walk 2024Yellow
September 1410:15 - 10:30Costa Rica Independence DayBlue, White, Red
September 1510:00 - 10:15El Salvador's Independence Day CelebrationBlue, White, Blue
September 1510:15 - 10:30Join the Fight With Lights Against Pediatric CancerYellow
Septrember 1810:00 - 10:15Chile's National DayRed, Blue, White
September 2110:00 - 10:15Conquer Chiari Walk Across AmericaBlue
September 2710:00 - 10:15Sport Purple for Platelet's Day - ITP and other Platelet Disorders AwarenessPurple
September 2910:00 - 10:15Gold Star Mother's and Family's DayGold
September 30Top of every hour for 15 minutesNational Day of Truth and ReconciliationOrange
October 110:00 - 10:15Dysautonomia Awareness MonthTeal
October 110:15 - 10:30Domestic Violence Awareness MonthPurple
October 710:00 - 10:15International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness DayTeal
October 910:00 - 10:15World PANS PANDAS Awareness DayRed
October 1210:00 - 10:15Commemoration of the National Day of SpainRed, Yellow, Red
October 1310:00 - 10:15#LightUpMBCGreen, Pink, Teal
October 1310:15 - 10:30World Thrombosis DayCanadian Falls (red), American Falls (blue)
October 1410:00 - 10:15World Skin Disease Awareness DayBlue, Green
October 1510:00 - 10:15Niagara Falls goes Pink and BluePink, Blue
October 1710:00 - 10:15Purple Thursday for Domestic ViolencePurple
October 1910:00 - 10:15National Psoriatic Arthritis Day (PsA)Orange, Purple
October 2310:00 - 10:15Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956Red, White, Green
October 2310:15 - 10:30Kazakhstan’s Republic DayBlue, Yellow, Blue
October 2510:00 - 10:15World Spina Bifida DayTeal
November 110:00 - 10:152024 Project Red RibbonRed
November 110:15 - 10:30Light the World in Teal for Alzheimer's Awareness MonthTeal
November 310:00 - 10:1516th Annual International Prostate Cancer Awareness Observance Day Blue
November 310:15 - 10:30Treaties Recognition WeekPurple, White, Purple, White
November 410:00 - 10:15Color The World Orange™ for CRPS/RSD AwarenessOrange
November 8Top of every hour for 15 minutesNational Indigenous Veterans DayOrange
November 910:00 - 10:15Azerbaijani Flag DayBlue, Red, Green
November 11Top of every hour for 15 minutesRemembrance DayRed
November 11Top of every hour for 15 minutesVeterans DayRed, White, Blue
November 1210:00 - 10:15Worldwide Pneumonia Awareness Campaign - PneumolightBlue
November 1810:00 - 10:15Independence Day of LatviaRed, White, Red
November 1910:00 - 10:15Shining A Light on EczemaBlue
November 1910:15 - 10:30National Enteropathic Arthritis Awareness DayPurple
November 2010:00 - 10:15Transgender Day of RemembrancePink, White, Light Blue
November 2010:15 - 10:30National Child DayBlue