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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.

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.

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

Mar.24 - 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 For hope for COVID-19 **till Pandemic is over** Yellow
Sept.1 - Hourly 9:00 - 11:00 Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Gold
Sept.1 - 9:45 - 10:00 Alopecia Areata Awareness Month Blue
Sept.2 - 10:00 - 10:15 Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month Green, Blue & Teal
Sept.4 - 10:00 - 10:15 National Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Awareness Day Teal
Sept.5 - 10:00 - 10:15 Dystonia Awareness Month Blue & White
Sept.7 - 10:00 - 10:15 Duchenne Awareness Day Red
Sept.8 - 10:00 - 10:15 Mexican Independence Day Green-White-Red
Sept.9 - 10:00 - 10:15 Hunger Action Day Orange
Sept.10 - 10:00 - 10:15 World Suicide Prevention Day Yellow
Sept.12 - 10:00 - 10:15 Lymphoma Cancer Lime Green
Sept.13 - 10:00 - 10:15 Niagara Falls Walk of Hope for Ovarian Cancer Teal
Sept.14 - 10:00 - 10:15 Light Up for Mito Green
Sept.15 - 10:00 - 10:15 World Lymphoma Awareness Day Purple
Sept.16 - 10:00 - 10:15 The Lymphoma Research Foundation Red
Sept.17 - 10:00 - 10:15 Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Blue
Sept.18 - 10:00 - 10:15 Chiari Awareness Month Purple
Sept.19 - 10:00 - 10:15 199 Central America Independence Celebration Red, Blue and White
Sept.20 - 10:00 - 10:15 World Alzheimer's Day Blue and White
Sept.21 - 10:00 - 10:15 Independence Day of Armenia Red-Blue-Orange
Sept.22 - 10:00 - 10:15 Day of Visibility for the Live Event Community Red
Sept.23 - 10:00 - 10:15 Orange Shirt Day Orange
Sept.24 - 10:00 - 10:15 National Hispanic Heritage Month in WNY Red, Orange and Green
Sept.25 - 10:00 - 10:15 Big Brothers Big Sisters Day Teal
Sept.26 - 10:00 - 10:15 Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month - Hope Breathes Here Campaign Red and Blue
Sept.27 - 10:00 - 10:15 TVO 50th Anniversary Red, Blue and White
Sept.28 - 10:00 - 10:15 International FASD Awareness Month Red
Sept.29 - 10:00 - 10:15 Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness Day Green
Sept.30 - 10:00 - 10:15 International Recovery Day & Chiari Malformation Awareness Month Purple
Oct.02 - 10:00 - 10:15 Wrongful Conviction Day Yellow
Oct.03 - 10:00 - 10:15 2020 Dysautonomia International October Awareness Month Blue
Oct.04 - 10:00 - 10:15 Fire Prevention Week - Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters Red
Oct.06 - 10:00 - 10:15 World CP Day Green
Oct.07 - 8:15 - 8:30 World Peace Blue, White
Oct.09 - 10:00 - 10:15 Day of the Republic of Bashkortostan Blue, White and Green
Oct.10 - 10:00 - 10:15 Light Up Purple for World Mental Health Day Purple
Oct.12 - 10:00 - 10:15 World Thrombosis Day Red & Blue
Oct.13 - 10:00 - 10:15 Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day #LightUpMBC Green, Teal & Pink
Oct.14 - 10:00 - 10:15 Emergency Nurses Association 50th Anniversary Purple
Oct.15 - 10:00 - 10:15 Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day Blue & Pink
Oct.18 - 10:00 - 10:15 Azerbaijan Independence Day Blue, Red and Green
Oct.20 - 10:00 - 10:15 International Dyslexia Awareness Month - Mark it Red for Dyslexia Red
Oct.22 - 10:00 - 10:15 National Disability Employment Awareness Month Blue and Purple
Oct.24 - 8:30 - 9:00 Diwali Razmatazz Orange, White and Green
Oct.26 - 10:00 - 10:15 World Opera Day Red
Oct.29 - 10:00 - 10:15 Rett Syndrome Awareness Month Purple
Nov.01 - 9:00 - 9:15 MADD Canada Red
Nov.01 - 10:00 - 10:15 The Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Foundation Green and Purple
Nov.02 - 10:00 - 10:15 Treaties Recognition Week Purple and White
Nov.03 - 10:00 - 10:15 Colour the World Orange for CRPS/RSD Awareness Orange
Nov.05 - 10:00 - 10:15 Light The World Teal Initiative Teal
Nov.08 - 10:00 - 10:15 Indigenous Veteran's Day Purple and White
Nov.11 - Hourly from 4:30 Remembrance Day Red
Nov.12 - 9:00 - 10:00 Global Pneumolight Initiative Blue
Nov.15 - 10:00 - 10:15 National Runaway Prevention Month Green
Nov.17 - 10:00 - 10:15 World Prematurity Day Purple
Nov.18 - Hourly 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00 National flag of Latvia Red, White and Red
Nov.19 - 10:00 - 10:15 National Children's Grief Awareness Day Blue
Nov.20 - 10:00 - 10:15 Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month Purple
Nov.24 - 10:00 - 10:15 16 Days of Activism Orange
Nov.30 - 10:00 - 10:15 Stomach Cancer Awareness Day Blue
Dec.1 - 10:00 - 10:15 World AIDS Day Red
Dec.3 - 10:00 - 10:15 International Day of Persons with Disabilities #PurpleLightUp Purple
Dec.10 - 10:00 - 10:15 Human Rights Day Blue