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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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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.

“Sparking Winter Lights” Falls Illumination

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Winter Festival of Lights, discover this all-new illumination display featuring the subtle and sometimes harsh movements inspired by winter in the north. From gentle snowfalls to the aurora borealis gliding over snowy tundra, to blizzards and the frosted falls; winter’s spectacle is exciting and magical.

Enjoy the five-minute “Sparkling Winter Lights” display, as part of the Falls Illumination at the top of each hour from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. until February 20, 2023.

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)
November 110:00 - 10:15International LGS Awareness Day Green, Purple, Green, Purple
November 110:15 - 10:30MADD Canada's 2022 Project Red RibbonRed
November 1 10:30 - 10:45National Hospice and Palliative Care MonthTeal, Yellow
November 1 10:45 - 11:00Algeria National DayGreen, Red, White
November 1 11:00 - 11:15Crohn's and Colitis Awareness MonthRed
November 310:00 - 10:15Light the World in TealTeal
November 510:00 - 10:15Niagara’s Children Center silent auctionPurple, Pink, White
November 610:00 - 10:15Treaties Recognition WeekPurple, White, Purple, White
November 7 10:00 - 10:15Colour the World Orange for CRPS/RSD AwarenessOrange
November 7 10:15 - 10:30Eczema Awareness MonthBlue
November 8Hourly 6:00 - 11:00National Indigenous Vetrans DayOrange
November 810:15 - 10:30Flag Day of AzerbaijanGreen, Red, Blue
November 9 10:00 - 10:15Azerbaijan National Flag DayBlue, Red, Green
November 11Hourly 6:00 - 11:00Remembrance DayRed
November 11Hourly 6:15 - 11:15Veterans DayRed, White, Blue
November 1110:30 - 10:45Operation Green LightGreen
November 1210:00 - 10:15Light for Education and Prevention of Pneumonia Blue
November 12 10:15 - 10:30Centennial Celebration - 100 years of Greater Service, Greater Progress around the worldRoyal Blue, Gold, Gold, Royal Blue
November 13 10:00 - 10:15Lung Cancer Awareness MonthGreen, White, Orange
November 14 10:00 - 10:15World Diabetes DayBlue
November 1710:00 - 10:15National Children's Grief Awareness DayBlue
November 1710:15 - 10:30World Pancreatic Cancer DayPurple
November 1710:30 - 10:45World Prematurity DayPurple
November 1710:45 - 11:00Ontario Trillium Foundations' 40th AnniversaryGreen, Yellow
November 1711:00 - 11:15Cervical Cancer Elimination Day of ActionTeal
November 1810:00 - 10:15Independence Day of Latvia Red, White, Red
November 19 10:00 - 10:15November Pancreatic Cancer Awareness MonthPurple
November 19 10:15 - 10:30National Enteropathic Arthritis Awareness Day Purple
November 19 10:30 - 10:45Epilepsy AwarenessPurple
November 2010:00 - 10:15National Child Day in CanadaBlue
November 2010:15 - 10:30World Day of Remembrance for Road VictimsRed, Orange, Yellow, Red
November 20 10:30 - 10:45Transgender Day of RemembrancePink, White, Light Blue
November 2210:00 - 10:15Light up the Night for 22q11.2!Red
November 2310:00 - 10:15National Flag Day of the Republic of Tajikistan Red, white, green
November 24Hourly 6:00 - 11:00American Thanksgiving Red, White, Blue
November 249:45 - 10:00Zonta Says NO-16 Days of ActivismOrange
November 2410:30 - 10:45Go Blue for AMRBlue
November 2510:00 - 10:15International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against WomenPurple
November 2510:15 - 10:30 Plaid FridayRed
November 2810:00 - 10:15100th Birthday of Easter Seals Ontario Red, White
November 2810:15 - 10:30 110th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of AlbaniaRed, Black
November 2910:00 - 10:15GivingTuesday 2022Red, White, Blue, Yellow
November 3010:00 - 10:15Stomach Cancer Awareness DayBlue, Purple
December 110:00 - 10:15World AIDS DayRed
December 110:15 - 10:30National Day of RomaniaBlue, Yellow, Red
December 210:00 - 10:15Women's Brain Health DayPurple
December 310:00 - 10:15Global International Day of People With Disabilities Purple
December 510:00 - 10:15International Volunteers DayWhite, Green, Blue
December 710:00 - 10:15World Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Awareness DayLight Blue
December 710:15 - 10:30His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s Centenary CelebrationRed, White, Orange, White
December 1010:00 - 10:15Human Rights DayBlue
January 11, 202310:00 - 10:15Human Trafficking Awareness DayBlue
January 13, 202310:00 - 10:15Brotha Sista Community DayBlue, Pink
January 26, 202310:00 - 10:15National School Choice WeekYellow, Red
January 27, 202310:00 - 10:15Polar PlungRed, White
January 28, 202310:00 - 10:15Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome Awareness Day.Purple
February 2, 202310:00 - 10:1515th Annual International Prostate Cancer Awareness Observance Day Blue
February 4, 202310:00 - 10:15World Cancer DayOrange, Blue
February 14, 2023Hourly 6:00 - 11:00Valentine's DayPink & Red
March 3, 202310:00 - 10:15National Day of BulgariaWhite, Green, Red
March 5, 202310:00 - 10:15International Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Awareness DayBlue
March 17, 2023Top of every hour for 15 minutesSt. Patrick's Day Global GreeningGreen
March 18 , 202310:00 - 10:15Amyloidosis Awareness MonthRed
March 25, 20238:30 - 9:30Earth Hour No Illumination/Tours
March 25, 202310:00 - 10:15Endometriosis Awareness MonthYellow
April 22, 2023Top of every hour for 15 minutesEarth DayGreen
April 26, 202310:00 - 10:15Canadian Fertility Awareness WeekGreen
May 12, 202310:00 - 10:15MCS Awareness DayYellow, Green
May 12, 202310:15 - 10:30National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day Purple
May 22, 2023Top of every hour for 15 minutesVictoria DayPurple
May 29, 2023Top of every hour for 15 minutesMemorial DayRed, White & Blue
June 5, 2023Top of every hour for 15 minutesWorld Environment DayGreen
June 19, 2023Top of every hour for 15 minutesJuneteenth Freedom DayRed, Green & Black
June 30, 2023Top of every hour for 15 minutesPrideRainbow
July 1, 2023Top of every hour for 15 minutesCanada DayRed & White
July 4, 2023Top of every hour for 15 minutesIndependence DayRed, White & Blue
August 10, 202310:00 - 10:15Ecuador Independence DayYellow, Blue, Red
September 30, 2023Top of every hour for 15 minutesNational Day of Truth and ReconicllationOrange
October 9, 2023Top of every hour for 15 minutesCanadian ThanksgivingRed, White
November 8, 2023Top of every hour for 15 minutesNational Indigenous Vetrans DayOrange
November 11, 2023Hourly 6:00 - 11:00Remembrance DayRed
November 11, 2023Hourly 6:15 - 11:15Vetrans DayRed, White, Blue
November 23, 2023Top of every hour for 15 minutesAmerican ThanksgivingRed, White, Blue