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)
O.R.S.A. - International Rett Syndrome Awareness Month Purple October 4, 2014 10:00PM
TNNME - 2nd International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day Blue/Green October 7, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
Billieve & NFLA Crucial Catch Program for Breast Cancer Awareness Pink October 10, 2014 7:00PM - 9:00PM
World Federation of Mental Health - Light Up the World Purple for World Mental Health Day Purple October 10, 2014 10:00PM
Plan Canada - International Day of the Girl Pink October 11, 2014 8:00PM
Child and Family Services - Domestic Violence Awareness Month Purple October 14, 2014 7:30PM
PAIL Network & Western New York Perinatal Bereavement Network - Pregancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

Canadian Falls - Purple

American Falls - Pink & Blue

October 15, 2014 8:00PM  &  9:00PM
Mediation Settlement Day Blue October 16, 2014 10:00PM
LGS Foundation - International Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Awarenesss Day Green November 1, 2014 7:00PM
London Abused Women's Centre - Shine the Light on Woman Abuse Purple November 1, 2014 10:00PM
American Nystagmus Network, Inc. and Nystagmus Network, UK - Wobbly Wednesday Blue November 5, 2014 10:00PM
National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation - National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month Purple November 12, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
Lung Cancer Canada - Lung Cancer Canada's Evening of Hope Gala - Toronto Green November 13, 2014 10:00PM
Make Some Noise for Lung Cancer Awareness White November 16, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
Canadian Premature Babies Foundation - World Prematurity Day Purple November 17, 2014 10:00PM
Pulmonary Hypertension Association - World CTEPH Day Purple November 18, 2014 8:00PM
Alzheimer's Foundation of America - National Memory Screening Day Blue/Green November 18, 2014 10:00PM
AIDS Niagara - World AIDS Day Red December 1, 2014 10:00PM
Canadian Blood Services - Wrap It Up Red, Donate Blood Red December 15, 2014 10:00PM