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. These lights all work together 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
Falls Illumination Horeshoe Falls
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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 ParksĀ online form.

FEBRUARY 14 – VALENTINE’S DAY Pink and red every hour for 15 minutes, illumination extended until 2 a.m.
MARCH 17 – ST. PATRICK’S DAY Green every hour for 15 minutes, illumination extended until 2 a.m.
MARCH 24 – EARTH HOUR Falls will remain dark from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
APRIL 22 – EARTH DAY Green every hour for 15 minutes
MAY 21 – VICTORIA DAY Purple every hour for 15 minutes
MAY 28 – MEMORIAL DAY Red, white and blue every hour for 15 minutes
JUNE 5 – WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY Green every hour for 15 minutes
JULY 1 – CANADA DAY Red and white every hour for 15 minutes
JULY 4 – INDEPENDENCE DAY Red, white and blue every hour for 15 minutes
NOVEMBER 11 – REMEMBRANCE DAY Red every hour for 15 minutes