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Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Falls

Falls Illumination

Every evening, Niagara Falls is transformed into an incredible, multi-coloured water and light masterpiece.
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Niagara Falls Illumination Experience the dazzling 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.

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)
February 29, 202410:00 - 10:15Rare Disease DayBlue, Green, Pink, Purple
February 29, 202410:15 - 10:30GRI AwarenessPurple, Orange, Blue
March 1, 202410:00 - 10:15Liver Health MonthRed
March 3, 202410:00 - 10:15National Day of BulgariaWhite, Green, Red
March 5, 202410:00 - 10:15International CVS Awareness DayBlue
March 6, 20249:45 - 10:00Lymphedema DayTeal, White
March 6, 202410:00 - 10:15Red Cross MonthRed
March 6, 202410:15 - 10:30Turn the Town TealTeal
March 8, 202410:00 - 10:15International Women's DayPurple, Orange
March 9, 202410:00 - 10:15Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder Awareness MonthPink
March 14, 202410:00 - 10:15World Kidney DayYellow, Blue, Green
March 15, 202410:00 - 10:15Amyloidos Awareness MonthRed
March 16, 202410:00 - 10:15Endometriosis Awareness MonthYellow
March 16, 202410:15 - 10:30World Young Rheumatic DiseaseBlue
March 17, 2024Top of every hour for 15 minutesSt. Patrick's DayGreen
March 17, 202410:15 - 10:30National Poison Prevention WeekLime Green
March 19, 202410:00 - 10:15National Day of TunisiaRed, White
March 20, 202410:00 - 10:15CHAMP1 Awareness DayPurple
March 20, 202410:15 - 10:30World NIDCAP DayTeal
March 21, 202410:00 - 10:15National Indigenous Water Operator DayTeal, Blue
March 21, 202410:15 - 10:30World Down Syndrome DayBlue, Yellow
March 22, 202410:00 - 10:15Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) AwarenessBlue, Yellow
March 23, 20248:30 - 9:30Earth HourNo Illumination
March 25, 202410:00 - 10:15National Day of GreeceBlue, White
March 29, 202410:00 - 10:15Move4MSA - Multiple System Atrophy Awareness MonthPurple
April 22, 2024Top of every hour for 15 minutesEarth DayGreen
May 20, 2024Top of every hour for 15 minutesVictoria DayPurple
May 26, 202410:00 - 10:15Independence Day of GeorgiaRed, White
May 27, 2024Top of every hour for 15 minutesMemorial DayRed, White, Blue
May 29, 202410:00 - 10:15National Day of the Republic of CroatiaRed, White, Blue
June 5, 2024Top of every hour for 15 minutesWorld Environment DayGreen
June 7, 202410:00 - 10:15National Gun Violence Awareness DayOrange
June 19, 2024Top of every hour for 15 minutesJuneteenthRed, Green, Black
June 30, 2024Top of every hour for 15 minutesPrideRainbow
July 1, 2024Top of every hour for 15 minutesCanada DayRed, White
July 4, 2024Top of every hour for 15 minutesIndependence DayRed, White, Blue
September 30, 2024Top of every hour for 15 minutesNational Day of Truth and ReconciliationOrange
November 8, 2024Top of every hour for 15 minutesNational Indigenous Veterans DayOrange
November 11, 2024Top of every hour for 15 minutesRemembrance DayRed
November 11, 2024Bottom of every hour for 15 minutesVeterans DayRed, White, Blue