Niagara Falls illumination is a must for any visitor! Every night of the year, the three waterfalls that make up Niagara Falls are illuminated in glowing colours creating a stunning vista that can be viewed from near and far. The glowing waters against the dark sky elevate the beauty of the thundering wonder, making Niagara Falls at night unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Lights shine from three different locales near the Falls to collectively provide the stunning waterfall illumination. Whether you decide to venture toward the brink of the Falls at Table Rock, watch from your Fallsview hotel room or take in the view from an epic illumination cruise, be sure to experience Niagara illumination on your next trip to Explore Niagara!
Special Illumination Schedule
Wear Orange - Everytown for gun safety
BGC Club Day
World Environment Day
Niagara Falls at night were forever changed more than 100 years ago in 1860, when 200 Bengel Lights were arranged to illuminate the Falls in honour of an upcoming visit by the Prince of Wales.
From then until the early 1920s the Falls continued to be illuminated for further Royal visits and special events. It wasn't until a group of Niagara Falls businessmen lobbied for improvement of the Niagara Falls lights that Falls illumination became more common. The group, known as the 'generators', raised enough money to purchase and install 24 new arc lights. This ultimately led to the creation of the Niagara Falls Illumination Board in 1925, to ensure the management, operation and maintenance of the illumination lights. Since their erection, The Niagara Falls Illumination Board has financed and operated the Falls illumination.
The Niagara Falls nightly illumination has greatly improved and changed over the years, with an update as recently as December 2016. A brand new $4-million lighting grid was unveiled that delivers twice the brightness and a wider spectrum of colour all at a quarter of the energy consumption than the previous illumination.
Discover the illumination through these epic Falls experiences:
While the Falls are lit up in all colours of the rainbow, the Niagara Falls Illumination Board is happy to provide special illuminations in colours chosen by registered charities to honour their causes. These illumination requests can be made through Niagara Parks, and include your date and colour preference.