• vibrant colours of the niagara falls at night

Illumination Schedule

Every evening beginning at dusk, the Falls are lit in the colours of the rainbow – don’t miss the unmatched beauty of the Falls at night! Lighting the Falls allows visitors to enjoy the beauty of the might world wonder even at night. This illumination was first attempted more than 140 years ago in 1860.  About 200 coloured and white calcium, volcanic and torpedo lights called Bengal lights were placed along the banks above and below the American Falls, on the road down the bank of the Canadian side of the gorge and behind the water of the Horseshoe Falls. Today the lighting consists of twenty-one Xenon lights bathing the falls in waves of colours and hues from various vantage points around the horseshoe. Enjoy the amazing sights of the thundering falls illuminated in an array of different colors until midnight most nights of the year however the schedule changes depending on season and weather conditions. If you’re looking to enjoy the beauty of the illuminated falls while staying at our hotel in Niagara Falls, make sure to keep you eye on this schedule!

Check the schedule below or contact us for more information!  For more ideas on things to do in Niagara Falls see our event listings page.

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 - 1:00 AM
May 1 - May 14 8:15 PM - 2:00 AM
May 15 - 31 8:30 PM - 2:00 AM
June 1 - July 22 8:45 PM - 2:00 am
August 1 - August 15 8:15 PM - 2:00 AM
August 16 - August 31 7:45 PM - 2:00 AM
September 1 - September 19 7:15 PM - 2:00 AM
September 20 - September 30 6:45 PM - 2:00 AM
October 1 - October 15 6:30 PM - 1:00 AM
October 16 - November 4 6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
November 5 - December 30 4 :30 PM - Midnight
December 31 4:30 PM - 2 AM