The LightsNiagara Parkway
An 8km Illumination Route that travels through the stunningly beautiful Niagara Parks and into Dufferin Islands
The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights is one of the premier illumination festivals in North America. Its Illumination Route extends eight kilometers along the stunningly beautiful Niagara Parkway, through Dufferin Islands and into surrounding tourist districts. The Niagara Parks displays make up the largest section of the WFOL illumination route and host many of the Festival’s iconic displays.
At the base of Clifton Hill is a set of blue trees leading to the Oakes Garden Theatre, the Grandview Christmas Tree with presents and blue and red trees in the park land. Moving towards the Falls, visitors can view the iconic Zimmerman Fountain, Niagara Parks Duck Pond and Parks Police Building with Angels.
Queen Victoria Park is beautifully illuminated with a forest of tree-shaped displays in various colours. Behind these trees white blinking lights are spread across the moraine which resemble sparkling stars in the night sky.
The Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse building and surrounding grounds are brilliantly decorated with lights during the Festival.
Just outside Dufferin Islands,visitors can observe the world’s largest illuminated Canadian-American Flag. At three stories in height, this display morphs between the Canadian and American flags. This flag display was added to the Festival in celebration of 200 years of uninterrupted peace between our two great nations.
Completed in 1906, the Toronto Power Generating Station was a major component of Ontario’s energy production through the first half of the 20th century. The plant closed in 1974 and in 1983 it was designated a National Historic Site of Canada. In 2007, ownership of the plant was transferred to the Niagara Parks Commission who were tasked with repurposing this spectacular piece of Canadian History. In 2015 seventy-two programmable DMX lights were installed onto this historic building creating a spectacular sound and light show. Tune your car-radio to 100.5FM and watch this historic structure come to life during the Festival Season!
Our signature Noah’s Ark display can be found along the Niagara Parkway near Dufferin Islands. Look to the river-side of the parkway to see it!