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Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Falls

Falls Illumination

Every evening beginning at dusk, Niagara Falls is transformed into an incredible, multi-coloured water and light masterpiece.
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Experience the Lights on Niagara Falls

Every evening beginning at dusk, Niagara Falls is transformed into an incredible, multi-coloured water and light masterpiece.

Special lights are housed in the Illumination Tower, next to Queen Victoria Place; on the roof of Table Rock Centre, at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls; and deep in the Niagara Gorge, across from the American Falls. Together, these lights work to create a breathtaking view not to be missed. The falls are also lit in custom colours for short durations to mark significant dates in support of charitable causes. Special colour illuminations are provided courtesy of The Niagara Falls Illumination Board.

Inspired by Nature Illumination Display

This special illumination display features colour palettes and movements inspired by nature, including the sunrise, aurora borealis, rainbow and sunset. The mighty American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls come alive every evening with this tribute to the natural beauty all around us.

“Inspired by Nature” display is part of the regular nightly illumination of the Falls, with the five-minute lighting display playing through three times on the half hour, beginning at 9:30 each evening, with additional displays at 10:30, 11:30, and 12:30am.

The New Falls Illumination

In 2016, almost 20 years since the last major investment in falls lighting, the existing Xenon lights were replaced with new, energy-efficient LED lighting technology. These new lights provide more than twice the previous lighting levels, programmable lighting, and a wider spectrum of colour. The new lights also fill gaps to provide a more consistent lighting effect.

The ‘Illumination of the Falls’ has been financed and operated by The Niagara Falls Illumination Board since 1925.

American Falls illuminated in the winter
American Falls illuminated at night
Illumination of purple and blue lights on Niagara Falls

Falls Illumination Schedule

January 1 – January 31 5 PM – 1 AM
February 1 – March 11 5:30 PM – 1 AM
March 12 – March 31 7:30 PM – 2 AM
April 1- May 14 8:00 PM – 2 AM
May 15 – July 31 8:30 PM – 2 AM
August 1 - August 15 8:00 PM – 2 AM
August 16 - August 31 7:30 PM – 2 AM
September 1 - 19 7:00 PM – 2 AM
September 20 - 30 6:30 PM – 2 AM
October 1 - 15 6:15 PM – 2 AM
October 16 - October 31 6:00 PM – 2 AM
November 1 - December 31 4:30 PM – 2 AM

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.

Special Illumination Calendar

DateTimeCauseColour(s)
January 510:00 - 10:15Crime Stoppers MonthBlue, White
January 99:00 - 9:15 In Memory of Charlie BurlandBlue, Yellow, Green
January 1110:00 - 10:15In Memory of Veteran Jesse James Green SrRed, White, Blue
January 158:30 - 8:45Buffalo BillsRed, White, Blue
January 177:00 - 7:15pmMartin Luther King Jr. DayRed, Black, Green
January 2610:00 - 10:15Bell Let's Talk DayBlue, White
January 2710:00 - 10:15National School Choice WeekYellow, Red
January 2710:15 - 10:30International Holocaust Remembrance DayYellow
January 2810:00 - 10:15Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome Awareness Day Purple
January 2910:00 - 10:15Quest for Kindness - Alzheimer Awareness MonthBlue, White, Blue, White
January 2910:15 - 10:30National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque AttackGreen
January 3010:00 - 10:15World NTD DayOrange, Purple
February 110:00 - 10:15Chinese New YearRed
February 210:00 - 10:1514th Annual International Prostate Cancer Awareness Observance DayBlue
February 410:00 - 10:15National Wear Red DayRed
February 410:15 - 10:30World Cancer DayOrange, Blue
February 710:00 - 10:15In Honour of Mr. Joe Hueglin former MP Blue, Red
February 1110:00 - 10:15211 DayRed
February 1210:00 - 10:15World Cholangiocarcinoma Day Green
February 1310:00 - 10:15Wear Red CanadaRed
February 1410:00 - 10:15Valentine's DayPink, Red
February 1410:15 - 10:30Congenital Heart Awareness DayRed
February 167:00 - 7:15National Day of LithuaniaYellow, Green, Red
February 22 10:00 - 10:15Girl Guides of Canada, World Thinking DayGreen, Blue
February 22 10:15 - 10:30Human Trafficking Awareness DayBlue
February 22 10:30 - 10:45World Encephalitis DayRed
February 2710:00 - 10:15Independence Day of the Dominican RepublicBlue, White, Red
February 2810:00 - 10:15Rare Disease DayPink, Green, Blue, Purple
March 310:00 - 10:15National Day of Republic of Bulgaria White, Green, Red
March 410:00 - 10:15Colorectal Cancer Awareness DayBlue
March 510:00 - 10:15Endometriosis Awareness Month Yellow
March 510:15 - 10:30Light The Night for AmyloidosisRed
March 510:30 - 10:45International Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS) Awareness DayBlue
March 6 10:00 - 10:15World Lymphedema Day (#WLD2022)Teal
March 810:00 - 10:15Problem Gambling Awareness MonthYellow
March 1710:00 - 10:15St. Patrick's Day Global GreeningGreen
March 1910:00 - 10:15National Day of TunisiaRed, White
March 2010:00 - 10:15CHAMP1 International Awareness DayPurple
March 2110:00 - 10:15World Down Syndrome DayYellow, Blue
March 2410:00 - 10:15World TB Day Red
March 2410:15 - 10:30SickKids Foundation "Be a Light"Teal, Blue, Purple
March 2510:00 - 10:15National Day of GreeceBlue, White, Blue
March 2610:00 - 10:15Endometriosis Awareness Day Yellow
March 278:30 - 9:30Earth HourNo illuminations/Tours
April 410:00 - 10:15Scottish Culture and Ontario Tartan DayBlue, White
April 4 10:15 - 10:30National Oral Health MonthPurple
April 710:00 - 10:15Green Shirt Day 2022Green
April 1910:00 - 10:15Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness DayBlue, Pink, Yellow
April 2210:00 - 10:15Earth DayGreen
April 2710:00 - 10:15National Day of the NetherlandsOrange
May 510:00 - 10:15Red Dress CampaignRed
May 810:00 - 10:15WorldLitTeal - World Ovarian Cancer DayTeal
May 910:00 - 10:15EU DayBlue, Yellow, Blue
May 1210:00 - 10:15MCS Awareness DayYellow, Green
May 1210:15 - 10:30Fibromyalgia Awareness DayPurple
May 1410:00 - 10:15Apraxia Awareness Day Blue
May 1510:00 - 10:15Support PackGreen
May 2110:00 - 10:15Victoria DayPurple
May 2110:15 - 10:30Lyme Disease Awareness MonthGreen
May 2410:00 - 10:15VON WeekBlue, White, Blue, White
May 2810:00 - 10:15Memorial DayRed, White, Blue
May 2810:15 - 10:30Rankin Cancer RunOrange
May 2810:30 - 10:45Menstrual Health DayRed
May 2910:00 - 10:15National Day of the Republic of Croatia Red, White, Blue
June 110:00 - 10:15 LGBTQ2S+ PrideRed, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple
June 1 10:15 - 10:30National Deafblind Awareness MonthBlue
June 510:00 - 10:15World Environment DayGreen
June 1910:00 - 10:15Juneteenth Freedom DayRed, Green, Black
June 3010:00 - 10:15PrideRainbow
July 110:00 - 10:15Canada DayRed, White
July 410:00 - 10:15Independence DayRed, White, Blue
July 1010:00 - 10:15Nikola Tesla DayRed, Blue, White
July 2210:00 - 10:15World Fragile X DayTeal
August 5Hold Evening
August 1010:00 - 10:15Ecuador Independence DayYellow, Blue, Red
August 13Hold Evening
August 21Hold Evening
August 3110:00 - 10:1560th Anniversary of the Independence of Trinidad and TobagoRed, White, Black
September 110:00 - 10:15National Day of the Slovak RepublicWhite, Blue, Red
September 159:00 - 9:15Canada and Women in PolicingRed, White
September 1510:00 - 10:15Costa Rica IndependenceBlue, White, Red
September 1710:00 - 10:15Conquer Chiari Walk Across AmericaPurple
September 1810:00 - 10:15National Day of ChileRed, Whtie, Blue
September 2010:00 - 10:15National Day of the Republic of CyprusYellow, White
October 1210:00 - 10:15National Day of SpainWaiting to hear back from the Embassy
October 15 10:00 - 10:15International Wave of Light on Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day Pink, Blue
November 8Hourly 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 & 11:00National Indigenous Vetrans DayOrange
November 11Hourly 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 & 11:00Remembrance DayRed
November 11Hourly 6:15, 7:15, 8:15, 9:15, 10:15 & 11:15Vetrans DayRed, White, Blue
November 1210:00 - 10:15 Light for Education and Prevention of Pneumonia Blue
November 12 10:15 - 10:30
November 1710:00 - 10:15National Children's Grief Awareness DayBlue
November 2810:00 - 10:15100th Birthday of Easter Seals Ontario Red, White

Please note that some Niagara Parks sites are currently closed. Niagara Parks will begin a phased reopening of its attractions and indoor dining operations on January 31.

Conformément aux dernières mesures de santé publique du gouvernement de l'Ontario, certains sites de Niagara Parks, y compris toutes les attractions et les restaurants intérieurs, sont fermés à compter du 5 janvier 2022.