Niagara Falls illumination

Niagara Falls Illumination

Hundreds of LED lights are housed in three locations across the Niagara Gorge in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Together, these lights work to create a breathtaking view not to be missed.

Throughout the year, Niagara Falls is illuminated for holidays and significant occasions, as determined by the Niagara Falls Illumination Board (NFIB). The falls are also lit in custom colors for short durations to mark significant dates in support of charitable causes. A schedule of upcoming illuminations for such causes is shown below, and all will take place from 10 – 10:15 p.m.

The New Falls Illumination

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 color. The new lights also fill gaps to provide a more consistent lighting effect.

Niagara Falls Illumination Schedule

September 2017
September 30     Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month (Green, blue and teal)

October 2017
October 1            Dysautonomia Awareness Month (Blue)
October 2            International Wrongful Conviction Day (Yellow and white)
October 6            World CP Day (Green)
October 7            International TN Awareness Day (Teal)
October 8            ADHD Awareness Month (Orange and purple)
October 10          World Mental Health Day (Red and purple)
October 11          International Day of the Girl (Pink)
October 14          World Hospice & Palliative Care Day (Yellow and teal)
October 15          Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day (Pink and blue)
October 16          World Food Day (Blue)
October 18          LD Awareness Month (Purple)
October 21          Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Pink)
October 29          Rett Syndrome Awareness Month (Purple)

November 2017
November 1        Lung Cancer Awareness Month & International LGS Awareness Day (Green)
November 2        4-H Awareness (Green)
November 6        Colour the World Orange (Orange)
November 11      Remembrance Day (Red) – Illumination to occur at the top of the hour throughout the evening
November 12       National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month (Purple)
November 16       World Pancreatic Cancer Day (Purple)
November 17       World Prematurity Day (Purple)
November 24       UNiTE to End Violence Against Women (Orange)

December 2017
December 2         MADD Awareness Campaign (Red)
December 6         International Day of Persons with Disabilities (Green, blue and orange)
December 7         World TTTS Awareness Day (Blue)

Special Holiday Illuminations

Niagara Falls is illuminated for the following annual holidays and significant occasions:

November 11, 2017 - Remembrance Day        Red every hour for 15 minutes 
February 14, 2018 - Valentine's Day                   Pink and red every hour for 15 minutes, illumination extended until 2 a.m.
March 17, 2018 - St. Patrick's Day                       Green every hour for 15 minutes, illumination extended until 2 a.m.
March 24, 2018 - Earth Hour                                  Falls will remain dark from 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
April 22, 2018 - Earth Day                                        Green every hour for 15 minutes
May 21, 2018 - Victoria Day                                    Purple every hour for 15 minutes
May 28, 2018 - Memorial Day                                Red, white and blue every hour for 15 minutes
July 1, 2018 - Canada Day                                        Red and white every hour for 15 minutes
July 4, 2018 - Independence Day                         Red, white and blue every hour for 15 minutes
November 11, 2018 - Remembrance Day       Red every hour for 15 minutes

How to Submit Special Niagara Falls Lighting Requests

Please visit our Illumination Requests page for more information on how to submit a special Niagara Falls lighting request.