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.
This new 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.
As of November 14, 2020, the “Inspired by Nature” display will become 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 7:30 each evening, with additional displays at 8:30, 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30pm.
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.
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
|November 27||10:00 - 10:15||Epilepsy Awareness Month||Purple|
|November 28||9:45 - 10:00||Sarah Hamby's 12th Birthday Bonanza||Purple|
|November 28||10:00 - 10:15||108th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Albania and Albanian Heritage Month||Red, Black|
|November 30||10:00 - 10:15||Stomach Cancer Awareness Day||Blue|
|December 1||9:45 - 10:00||National Day of Romania||Blue, Yellow, Red|
|December 1||10:00 - 10:15||World AIDS Day||Red|
|December 3||10:00 - 10:15||International Day of Persons with Disabilities #PurpleLightUp||Purple|
|December 5||10:00 - 10:15||International Volunteers Day||Green, Blue, White|
|December 7||10:00 - 10:15||World Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Awareness Day||Blue|
|December 9||8:00 - 8:15||The 21st Annual Frederic Church Award||Red, Yellow, Orange|
|December 10||10:00 - 10:15||Human Rights Day||Blue|