Niagara Falls comes alive at night with a year-round brilliant illumination show. “Inspired by Nature,” a new nightly lighting display, will highlight colours and motions found in nature. It includes sunrise, sunset, rainbow and aurora borealis. These all are in addition to the Falls’ regular evening illumination. Please see below the Niagara Falls Illumination Schedule 2022 to plan your visit to the Falls.
The presentation runs at 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 p.m. It also depends on when the Falls Illumination begins, which is determined by dusk.
Niagara Falls Evening Illumination Schedule 2022
|SCHEDULED DATES MONTH WISE – JANUARY TO DECEMBER 2022||BEGINS||ENDS|
|January 1, 2022 to January 31, 2022||5:00 PM||1:00 PM|
|February 1, 2022 to March 11, 2022||5:30 PM||1:00 PM|
|March 12, 2022 to March 31, 2022||7:30 PM||2:00 PM|
|April 1, 2022 to May 14, 2022||8:00 PM||2:00 PM|
|May 15, 2022 to July 31, 2022||8:30 PM||2:00 PM|
|August 1, 2022 to August 15, 2022||8:00 PM||2:00 PM|
|August 16, 2022 August 31, 2022||7:30 PM||2:00 PM|
|September 1, 2022 to September 19, 2022||7:00 PM||2:00 PM|
|September 20, 2022 to September 30, 2022||6:30 PM||2:00 PM|
|October 1, 2022 to October 15, 2022||6:15 PM||2:00 PM|
|October 16, 2022 to October 31, 2022||6:00 PM||2:00 PM|
|November 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022||4:30 PM||2:00 PM|
Every evening, with this tribute to the natural splendour all around us, see the great American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls as never before.
Enjoy The Natural Display of Rainbow Colours Around Sunset!
The Illumination Board of Niagara Falls recently announced an ambitious effort to introduce the new LED technology. it is in place of the existing Xenon lights. It improves the display’s brightness while also saving electricity.
Beginning at 9:30 PM each evening, the five-minute lighting show will be repeated three times every half-hour. Additional shows are at 10:30 PM, 11:30 PM, and 12:30 AM.
Please remember that the illumination schedule times are estimates and may vary depending on lighting conditions.
The Special calendar for Niagara Falls Illumination 2022
Only philanthropic and not-for-profit organizations are eligible for unique colour illuminations, which must be requested online. Please note that special colour illuminations get added regularly; we do our best to keep this list up to date.
The Niagara Falls Illumination Board is glad to present special illuminations in colours. it is chosen by registered charity associations to honour their causes. The submission requests to Niagara Parks with preferred date and colour as below.
|May 21, 2022||10 to 10:15 PM||Victoria Day||Purple Color|
|May 21, 2022||10:15 to 10:30 PM||Lyme Disease Awareness Month||Green|
|May 21, 2022||10:30 to 10:45 PM||Save Soil Movement||Green, Blue|
|May 22, 2022||10 to 10:15 PM||Food Allergy (Anaphylaxis) Awareness Month||Deep Blue-Green or Teal|
|May 22, 2022||10:15 to 10:30 PM||Teal for Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month – Tourette Canada’s Light it||Teal, Blue, Yellow|
|May 23, 2022||10 to 10:15 PM||Paramedic Services Week||Orange/Yellow Saffron|
|May 24, 2022||10 to 10:15 PM||VON Week||White, Blue|
|May 24, 2022||10:30 to 10:45 PM||University of Illinois||Orange , Blue|
|May 26, 2022||10 to 10:15 PM||Independence Day of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan||Red, Green, White, Black|
|May 28, 2022||10 to 10:15 PM||Memorial Day||Red, White, Blue|
|May 28, 2022||10:15 to 10:30 PM||Rankin Cancer Run||Orange|
|May 28, 2022||10:30 to 10:45 PM||Menstrual Health Day||Red|
|May 29m 2022||10 to 10:15 PM||National Day of the Republic of Croatia||Red, White, Blue|
|May 29, 2022||10:15 to 10:30 PM||Walk to Make CF History||Teal, Blue|
|May 30, 2022||10 to 10:15 PM||World Multiple Sclerosis Day||Orange|
|May 31, 2022||10 to 10:15 PM||National Tourism Week||Green|
|May 31, 2022||10:15 to 10:30 PM||ADEM Awareness Month||Orange|
Niagara Falls at Night
What Is The Purpose of Illuminating At Niagra Fall?
More than 100 years ago, in 1860, the installation of 200 Bengel lights to illuminate the Falls at night. It is in honour of the visit by the Prince of Wales. The Falls have continued to look this way forever since then.
Until the early 1920s, the Falls illumination was for Royal visits and other events only.
Falls illumination became more prevalent after a group of Niagara Falls businesses fought for improvements to the Niagara Falls lights. They could gather sufficient money to buy and install 24 new arc lights.
What Is the History Behind Doing This?
Finally in 1925, paved the way for the start of the Niagara Falls Illumination Board!
The Board is for the operation and maintenance of these lights. Since then, this board has taken care of the Falls Illumination.
Over the years, by the end of 2016, the Niagara Falls night Illumination improved significantly with the installation of the new LED lighting system. It is twice brighter as the previous ones. These new lights consumed less power and displayed a broad spectrum of beautiful colours.
As you have gone through the 2022 schedule and read through the history of the nightly illuminations of the Falls, we recommend you book the Niagara Falls Evening Tour with us for your you and your family for an unforgettable memory this Victoria Day Long Weekend for 2022.
What a memory it would be for you and your family indeed!