Falls illuminationNightly LED Illumination of the Falls Brighter and more colourful than ever enjoy the Falls Illumination every night
Every evening beginning at dusk, the Falls Illumination transforms Niagara Falls 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.
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 – Midnight|
|February 1 – February 28||6:30 PM – Midnight|
|March 1 – March 11||7 PM – Midnight|
|March 12 – March 31||8:30 PM – Midnight|
|April 1 – April 30||8:00 PM – 1 AM|
|May 1 – May 14||8:15 PM – 2 AM|
|May 15 – May 31||8:30 PM – 2 AM|
|June 1 – July 22||8:45 PM – 2 AM|
|July 23 – August 15||8:15 PM – 2 AM|
|August 16 – August 31||7:45 PM – 2 AM|
|September 1 – September 19||7:15 PM – 2 AM|
|September 20 – September 30||6:45 PM – 2 AM|
|October 1 – October 15||6:30 PM – 1 AM|
|October 16 – November 4||6:00 PM – 1 AM|
|November 5 – December 30||4:30 PM – Midnight|
|December 31||4:30 PM – 2 AM|
Special Illumination Schedule
Niagara Parks, in partnership with the Niagara Falls Illumination Board, offers special colour illumination for charitable and not-for-profit organizations only. To apply for a special illumination, please fill out the Niagara Parks online form.
|World Refugee Day||Blue||June 20, 2017||10:00PM|
|Make Music Day||Orange||June 21, 2017||10:00PM|
|World Scleroderma Day||Blue||June 29, 2017||10:00PM|
|Canada Day||Red & White||July 1, 2017||Top of every hour for 15 minutes throughout the evening|
|Independence Day||Red, White & Blue||July 4, 2017||Top of every hour for 15 minutes throughout the evening|
|International Gastroschisis Awareness Day||Dark Green||July 30, 2017||10:00PM|
|Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month||Amber/Gold||September 1, 2017||10:00PM|
|World Lymphoma Awareness Day||Red||September 15, 2017||10:00PM|
|55th Anniversary of the 1st diagnosis of Mitochondrial Disease||Green||September 16, 2017||10:00PM|
|World CP Day||Dark Green||October 6, 2017||10:00PM|
|International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day||Teal||October 7, 2017||10:00PM|
|World Food Day||Blue||October 16, 2017||10:00PM|
|Lung Cancer Awareness Month||Green||November 1, 2017||10:00PM|
|Colour The World Orange||Orange||November 6, 2017||10:00PM|
|Remembrance Day||Red||November 11, 2017||Top of every hour for 15 minutes throughout the evening|
|National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month||Purple||November 12, 2017||10:00PM|
|International Day of Persons with Disabilities||Green, Blue & Orange||December 3, 2017||10:00PM|