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.

World Hepatitis Day Green July 28, 2016 10:00PM
Gastroschisis Awareness Day Green July 30, 2016 10:00PM
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Amber September 1, 2016 10:00PM
Chiari Awareness Month Purple September 3, 2016 10:00PM
SU2C Orange & Red September 9, 2016 10:00PM
World Suicide Prevention Day Amber September 10, 2016 10:00PM
World Lymphoma Awareness Day Red September 15, 2016 10:00PM
Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week Green September 17, 2016 10:00PM
World Alzheimer's Day Purple September 21, 2016 10:00PM
Dysautonomia Awareness Month Blue October 1, 2016 10:00PM
Wrongful Conviction Day Amber & White October 2, 2016 10:00PM
World Cerebral Palsy Day Green October 5, 2016 10:00PM
International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day Blue October 7, 2016 10:00PM
ADHD Awareness Month Orange & Purple October 8, 2016 10:00PM
Light Up Purple for World Mental Health Day Purple October 10, 2016 10:00PM
World Food Day Blue October 16, 2016 10:00PM
Lung Cancer Awareness Month Green November 1, 2016 10:00PM
World Pancreatic Cancer Day Purple November 17, 2016 10:00PM
Say NO to Violence Against Women Orange November 24, 2016 10:00PM
World AIDS Day Red December 1, 2016 10:00PM