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Picture-perfect stops at the
Winter Festival of Lights

The Winter Festival of Lights is a spectacular annual event that transforms Niagara Falls into a breathtaking palette of colourful lights. With animated and interactive light displays located throughout Dufferin Islands, Queen Victoria Park and surrounding tourist districts, there are a number of picture-perfect spots to capture memories of your experience at Canada’s largest illumination festival. If you’re looking for a spot to snap a selfie or group photo, stop by one (or all!) of these brilliant displays. See what others are capturing and share your own photos using #NiagaraParks!

Winter Festival of Lights

The annual Winter Festival of Lights is presented by the Ontario Power Generation across Niagara Parks and features millions of dazzling lights throughout Dufferin Islands, Queen Victoria Park and surrounding tourist districts. Founded in 1982, the festival is the largest of its kind in Canada attracting over 1.8 million visitors annually. Witness Niagara Falls transform into a breathtaking palette of colours with brilliant animated lights and interactive displays from November to January.

Lorraine and Susan

Lorraine and Susan

Step in front of Lorraine and Susan for a heavenly photo with angel wings behind you. These 12-foot long angel wings make for an inspirational sight on their own and an unforgettable photo of yourself or with loved ones.

Location: Niagara Parks Police Building

Impulse

Create your own light and sound composition on these interactive seesaws, and capture the moment with a spectacular photo featuring the illuminated Horseshoe Falls as your backdrop. Snap and swing at Impulse!

Location: Queen Victoria Park

Impulse
C/C

C/C

This clear acrylic bench switches from a dynamic shadow structure during the day, to a colourful light show at night making it a great spot for creative photos.

Location: Niagara Parkway, Floral Showhouse

Absorbed by Light

Take a seat between figures absorbed by the light of their smartphones and have your picture taken as you reflect on the way technology affects our daily reality and interactions with each other.

Location: Queen Victoria Park

Absorbed by Light
Chill Zone

Chill Zone

Take a break (and a photo!) in the Chill Zone. Have a seat in one of the illuminated donut-shaped swings
and control the motion and colour of its lights right from your phone!

Location: Niagara Parkway, Floral Showhouse

Dufferin Islands

Find several photo opportunities and festival highlights at Niagara Parks’ Dufferin Islands. This 10-acre natural wonderland features over 50 trees wrapped in twinkling lights and the popular Canadian Wildlife displays. Snap photos alongside larger-than-life animal sculptures, a colour-changing water fountain, an Inukshuk, kissing swans and much more!

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CONTINUE YOUR WINTER ADVENTURE

UNFORGETTABLE HOLIDAYS

Experience the magic of the holiday season in Niagara Falls with Niagara Parks.

THE PERFECT WINTER WEEKEND

A winter weekend in Niagara Falls offers an opportunity to see and explore Niagara Parks’ natural wonders in new and exciting ways.

PICTURE PERFECT STOPS

The Winter Festival of Lights is a spectacular annual event that transforms Niagara Falls into a breathtaking palette of colourful lights.

ESCAPE THE COLD

When the temperatures dip below zero, the mist rising from the Horseshoe Falls transforms Niagara Parks into a sparkling winter wonderland.