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 and not-for-profit organizations 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 - 11 PM
* March 1 - March 7 7 PM - 11 PM*
* March 8 - March 31 8:30 PM - 11 PM*
April 1 - April 30 8:30 PM - 11 PM*
* Illumination extended until midnight, Fridays to Sundays in March and April.
May 1 - August 13 9 PM - Midnight
August 14 - September 30 8:30 PM - Midnight
October 1 - October 31 7 PM - Midnight
November 1 - 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 and not-for-profit organizations only. To apply for a special illumination, please fill out our online form.

The Brown Byrd Foundation - International Prostate Cancer Awareness Observance Day Blue February 2, 2016 10:00PM
American Heart Association - National Wear Red Day Red February 5, 2016 10:00PM
Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics - International Angelman Day Blue February 15, 2016 10:00PM
Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders - World Rare Disease Day Blue February 29, 2016 10:00PM
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Blue March 4, 2016 10:00PM
National Kidney Foundation - World Kidney Day Orange March 10, 2016 10:00PM
St. Patrick's Day Global Greening Green March 17, 2016 10:00PM
WWF Earth Hour No Illumination March 19, 2016 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Ontario Poison Centre - National Poison Prevention Week Green March 21, 2016 10:00PM
World Vision - World Water Day Blue March 22, 2016 10:00PM
National Parkinson Foundation of WNY - Parkinson's Awareness Month Blue April 16, 2016 10:00PM
World Federation of Hemophilia - World Hemophilia Day Red April 17, 2016 10:00PM
CHERUBS - CDH Action Day Amber, Red & Blue April 19, 2016 10:00PM
Make-A-Wish Foundation Canada - World Wish Day White & Blue April 29, 2016 10:00PM