Niagara Falls to be Illuminated in Tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

September 12, 2022

Holly Goertzen

  • Niagara Falls to be lit in royal blue each night from 10:30 p.m. to midnight.
    The Niagara Falls Illumination Board will be illuminating both the Canadian Horseshoe and American Falls in royal blue each night from 10:30 p.m. to midnight, throughout the remainder of the 10-day mourning period in tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, which will conclude on September 19, 2022.

    Niagara Falls will join landmarks across Canada, such as the Senate of Canada Building and Peace Tower, in a coordinated illumination to create a powerful nationwide visual tribute to Her Majesty the Queen. The royal blue is inspired by the blue found in all the viceregal flags of Canada, a colour that unites the viceregal family. The royal blue hue also mimics the shade of the jewels worn by Her Majesty in her last official Canadian portrait.

    Niagara Falls holds many important connections to the royal family and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen herself visited Niagara Parks in 1951, months before she would ascend to the throne. With great sadness, the Niagara Falls Illumination Board expresses its sympathies with the members of the Royal Family as they mourn such a significant loss.


    Illumination assets are available here.

    All special illumination requests are reviewed and approved by the Niagara Falls Illumination Board, which has financed and operated the “illumination of Niagara Falls” since 1925. The Niagara Falls Illumination Board is made up of representatives from the City of Niagara Falls Ontario, City of Niagara Falls, New York, Ontario Power Generation Inc., New York Power Authority, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and The Niagara Parks Commission. It is the Illumination Board’s responsibility and mandate to finance and maintain the nightly illumination of both the Horseshoe and American Falls.