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. Download the illumination request form to apply for special lighting for your event.

Special colour illuminations are offered at 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. (15 minute duration), subject to availability. Both Falls are illuminated. Illumination times are approximate and subject to change according to light conditions. Colours available: red, blue, amber, purple, orange and green

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)
Earth Day Green April 22, 2014 8:30PM  &  9:30PM
World Vision Canada - 30 Hour Famine Orange April 25, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
National Parkinson Foundation - Parkinson's Awareness Month Blue April 27, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
Make a Wish Canada - World Wish Day Blue April 29, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Canada - Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness Month Red & White May 1, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
National Multiple Sclerosis Society - MS Fundraiser Orange May 2, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
Children's Mental Health Awareness Month Green May 4, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
Canadian Dermatology Association - Melanoma Monday Orange May 5, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
National Community Action Awareness Month Purple May 6, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
National Alliance on Mental Illness - Mental Illness Awareness Month Green May 8, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
World Lupus Day American Falls = Purple
Canadian Falls = Red & White
May 10, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
May 12 International Awareness Day for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities Blue, Purple,           Green May 12, 2014 9:00PM, 10:00PM, 11:00PM
American Lung Association - Women's Lung Health Awareness Blue/Green May 13, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
The Neuropathy Association - National Neuropathy Awareness Week Amber & Purple May 14, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
Tuberous Sclerosis Canada - Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Global Awareness  Day Blue May 15, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
American Cancer Society - ACS Relay for Life Purple May 17, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation - World Wide Lyme Disease Awareness Green May 17, 2014 10:30PM & 10:00PM
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Great Strides Weekend Purple May 18, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
Crisis Services - Mental Health Awareness Month Green May 24, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
World MS Day American Falls = Orange
Canadian Falls = Red
May 28, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
American Cancer Society - National Cancer Survivor Day Purple June 1, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
Pride Niagara - Annual Rainbow Lighting of Niagara Falls Red, Orange, Amber, Green, Blue & Purple June 2, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
2014 Italian Heritage Month Green, White & Red June 2, 2014 10:30PM  &  11:00PM
CDKL5 Canada - International CDKL5 Awareness Day Green June 17, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
Fort Erie Multicultural Centre - World Refugee Day Blue June 20, 2014 10:00PM  &  11:00PM
HHT Foundation International Inc. - HHT Awareness Month Blue & Red June 23, 2014 10:00PM  &  10:30PM
Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Red, Blue, Purple, Orange & Green July 7, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
Garden Walk Buffalo - 20th Anniversary Green July 25, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games Red, Blue, Purple, Orange & Green August 7, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
Camp Good Days - Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Amber September 1, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
Neuro-Immune Alliance - Neuro-Immune Diseases Awareness Red, White & Blue September 11, 2014 8:45PM
TNNME - 2nd International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day Blue/Green October 7, 2014 9:00PM  &  10:00PM
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