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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 18 7:30 PM – 1 AM
March 19 – March 31 7:30 PM – 2 AM
April 1- May 14 8 PM – 2 AM
May 15 – May 31 8:30 PM – 2 AM
June 1 - 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)
October 18:30 - 9:00Landmark LightingPurple
October 19:45 - 10:00National Day of the Republic of CyprusWhite, Yellow, Green, White
October 110:00 - 10:15Dysautonomia Awareness MonthBlue
October 210:00 - 10:15Wrongful Conviction DayYellow
October 410:00 - 10:15World Bullying Prevention MonthBlue
October 410:15 - 10:30World Habitat DayGreen, Blue, Green, Blue
October 59:00 - 9:4524th Annual Fallen Firefighters Memorial CeremonyRed
October 610:00 - 10:15World CP Day Green
October 7 6:45 - 7:45Lakota and Six NationsRed, Green, Blue, Yellow
October 710:00 - 10:15International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day Teal
October 810:00 - 10:15Indigenous Peoples DayOrange
October 99:45 - 10:00Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Awareness MonthOrange, Purple
October 910:00 - 10:15Nicolaides Baraitser Syndrome (NCBRS)Orange, Green, Blue
October 910:15 - 10:30Day of the Republic of Bashkortostan Blue, White, Green
October 911:00 - 11:15Lakota and Six NationsRed, Green, Blue, Yellow
October 1010:00 - 10:15Light Up Purple for World Mental Health Day Purple
October 1210:00 - 10:15World Thrombosis Day Red & Blue
October 1310:00 - 10:15#LightUpMBC - Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness DayGreen, Teal, Pink
October 1410:00 - 10:15World Skin Health DayGreen, Blue
October 159:45 - 10:00Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day Yellow, Purple
October 1510:00 - 10:15Shine a Light on Breast Cancer Day Pink
October 1510:15 - 10:30International Wave of Light on Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day Blue, Pink
October 1610:00 - 10:15World Food Day 2021Blue
October 189:00 - 10:00 In Memory of Sandie BellowsPink
October 1910:00 - 10:15Mark it ReadRed
October 1910:15 - 10:30National Psoriatic Arthritis Awareness DayOrange, Purple
October 2110:00 - 10:15Light It Up for NDEAMBlue , Purple
October 2110:15 - 10:30Down Syndrome Awareness MonthBlue, Yellow
October 227:00 - 7:30Commemoration of the "65th" Anniversary of the HungaryRed, White, Green
October 238:45 - 9:00Commemoration of the "65th" Anniversary of the Hungary Red, White, Green
October 2410:15 - 10:30Red Ribbon WeekRed
October 2510:00 - 10:15Canadian Down Syndrome WeekBlue, Yellow
October 2710:00 - 10:15National Duty Counsel DayRed, White
October 2710:15 - 10:30Dress Purple Day Purple
October 2810:00 -10:15Respiratory Therapy Week 2021 Orange, Purple
October 2810:15 - 10:30National Lights On After School DayYellow
October 2910:00 - 10:15Rett Syndrome Awareness MonthPurple
October 2910:15 - 10:30100th Anniversary of the Poppy as symbol of Remembrance in CanadaRed
October 3010:00 - 10:15World Hypophosphatasia (HPP) Day Red, White
October 31 10:00 - 10:15Shine a Teal Light on food allergy Teal
November 110:00 - 10:15MADD Canada's 2021 Project Red RibbonRed
November 110:15 - 10:30International LGS Awareness Day and Illuminate for LGS Green, Purple
November 110:30 -10:45National Day of NigeriaGreen, Red, White
November 110:45 - 11:00Treaties Recognition Week 2021Purple, White
November 210:00 - 10:15Color The World Orange for CRPS/RSD Awareness Orange
November 310:00 - 10:15Show Your 4-H Colours DayGreen
November 410:00 - 10:15Light the World in Teal Initiative Teal
November 410:15 - 10:30Hold for Diwali
November 510:00 - 10:15CRPS Awareness (Ian Potts Foundation)Orange
November 710:00 - 10:15Period Equity Day Red, Orange, Blue
November 810:00 - 10:15National Runaway Prevention MonthGreen
November 810:15 - 10:30Azerbaijan Flag DayBlue, Red, Green
November 1010:00 - 10:15World NET Cancer Day Black, White
November 11Hourly 6:00 - 11:00Remembrance DayRed
November 11Hourly 6:15 - 11:15Veterans DayRed, White, Blue
November 1410:00 - 10:15World Diabetes Day Blue
November 15 10:00 - 10:15Crohn's and Colitis Awareness MonthRed
November 1710:00 - 10:15First Anniversary of the WHO Cervical Cancer Elimination InitiativeTeal
November 1710:15 - 10:30World Prematurity Day Purple
November 189:30 - 9:45Latvian Independence Day Red, White, Red
November 189:45 - 10:00World Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day Purple
November 1810:00 - 10:15National Children's Grief Awareness DayBlue
November 1810:15 - 10:30Children's Grief Awareness Day Blue
November 1910:00 - 10:15National Enteropathic Arthritis Awareness Day Purple
November 2010:00 - 10:15National Child Day Blue
November 2410:00 - 10:1516 Days of Activism Orange
November 2510:00 - 10:15International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2021 Orange / Blue, White, Red
November 2610:00 - 10:15Homespace CorporationOrange, Blue
November 2810:00 - 10:15109th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Albania and Albanian Heritage MonthRed, Black
November 3010:00 - 10:15National Day of Scotland and the 185TH Anniversary of SASTWhite, Blue, White, Blue
December 110:00 - 10:15World AIDS DayRed
December 110:15 - 10:30National Day of Romania Blue, Yellow, Red
December 2 10:00 - 10:15Women’s Brain Health Initiative and Women’s Brain Health DayPurple
December 510:00 - 10:15International Volunteers DayWhite, Green, Blue, Green
December 710:00 - 10:15World Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Awareness Day Blue
December 910:00 - 10:1525th Anniversary of Casino NiagaraGreen, Yellow, Green, Yellow

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