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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 10, 202410:00 - 10:15Chinese New YearRed
February 11, 202410:00 - 10:15United Glow (211 Day)Red
February 12, 202410:00 - 10:15International Epilepsy DayPurple
February 13, 202410:00 - 10:15Wear Red CanadaRed
February 14, 2024Top of every hour for 15 minutesValentine's DayPink, Red
February 15, 202410:00 - 10:15Annual Global Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness DayGreen
February 15, 202410:15 - 10:30Statehood DayRed, Blue, White
February 16, 202410:00 - 10:15National Day of LithuaniaYellow, Green, Red
February 17, 202410:00 - 10:1516th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of KosovoBlue, Yellow
February 22, 202410:00 - 10:15World Encephalitis Day 2024Red
February 22, 202410:15 - 10:30World Thinking DayBlue
February 24, 202410:00 - 10:15Support of Ukraine and Ukrainian Canadian CommunityBlue, Yellow
February 25, 202410:00 - 10:15Kuwait's 63rd National Day and 33rd Liberation DayGreen, White, Red
February 26, 202410:00 - 10:15Eating Disorder Awareness WeekBlue, Green
February 27, 202410:00 - 10:15Independence Day of the Dominican RepublicBlue, White, Red
February 29, 202410:00 - 10:15Rare Disease DayBlue, Green, Pink, Purple
February 29, 202410:15 - 10:30GRI AwarenessPurple, Orange, Blue
March 15, 202410:00 - 10:15Amyloidos Awareness MonthRed
March 17, 2024Top of every hour for 15 minutesSt. Patrick's Day Global GreeningGreen
March 21, 202410:00 - 10:15National Indigenous Water Operator DayTeal, Blue
March 23, 20248:30 - 9:30Earth HourNo Illumination
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