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 - 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 organizations only.

Organization Colour Date Time (duration of 15 minutes from indicated time)
Amanda Hansen Foundation - Raising Awareness for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Purple January 17, 2015 10:00PM
National Eating Disorder Information Centre - Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW) Purple February 1, 2015 10:00PM
Prostate Cancer Awareness Observance Day Blue February 2, 2015 10:00PM
American Heart Association of Buffalo/Niagara - Wear Red Day Red February 12, 2015 10:00PM
Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics - International Angelman Day Blue February 15, 2015 10:00PM
Roswell Park Tobacco Coalition - International Week of Action Blue/Green February 20 & February 21, 2015 8:00PM
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Canada - Rare Disease Day Blue February 28, 2015 10:00PM