Niagara Falls lit in multiple colours at night
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Falls Illumination

Every evening beginning at dusk, the Falls are lit in the colours of the rainbow. Don't miss the unmatched beauty of the Falls at night! Illumination of the Falls has been financed and operated by The Niagara Falls Illumination Board since 1925.

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. Please note that special illumination requests must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the event.

Falls Illumination Schedule

Dates Times
January 1 - January 31 5 PM - Midnight
February 1 - February 28 6:30 PM - 10 PM
March 1 - March 9 7 PM - 10 PM*
March 10 - March 31 8:30 PM - 10 PM*
April 1 - April 30 8:30 PM - 11 PM*
* Illumination extended until midnight, Fridays to Sundays in March and April.
May 1 - August 15 9 PM - Midnight
August 16 - September 30 8:30 PM - Midnight
October 1 - November 1 7 PM - Midnight
November 2 - December 30 5 PM - Midnight
December 31 5 PM - 1 AM
Horseshoe Falls lit in blue American Falls lit in purple, close-up

Special Illumination Schedule

Niagara Parks, in partnership with the Niagara Falls Illumination Board, offers special colour illumination for charitable organizations only.

Organization Colour Date Time (duration of 15 minutes from indicated time)
Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games - "WE ARE PAN AM" Red, Blue, Purple, Orange & Green August 7, 2014 10:00PM
125th Anniversary of Journey Behind The Falls Amber August 22, 2014 10:00PM
Camp Good Days - Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Amber September 1, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
Canadian Chiari Association - Chiari Malformation Awareness Month Purple September 7, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
Lymphoma Research Foundation - World Lymphoma Awareness Day Red September 15, 2014 10:00PM
TNNME - 2nd International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day Blue/Green October 7, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
Plan Canada - International Day of the Girl Pink October 11, 2014 8:00PM
National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation - National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month Purple November 12, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
Make Some Noise for Lung Cancer Awareness White November 16, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM