Niagara Falls Illumination of the Horseshoe and American Falls

Falls illumination

Nightly LED Illumination of the Falls Brighter and more colourful than ever enjoy the Falls Illumination every night

Falls Illumination

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

Dates Times
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