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Niagara Falls Illumination Schedule 2022

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 lit at night by colorful lights


Niagara Falls Evening Illumination Schedule 2022

January 1, 2022 to January 31, 20225:00 PM1:00 PM
February 1, 2022 to March 11, 20225:30 PM1:00 PM
March 12, 2022 to March 31, 20227:30 PM2:00 PM
April 1, 2022 to May 14, 20228:00 PM2:00 PM
May 15, 2022 to July 31, 20228:30 PM2:00 PM
August 1, 2022 to August 15, 20228:00 PM2:00 PM
August 16, 2022 August 31, 20227:30 PM2:00 PM
September 1, 2022 to September 19, 20227:00 PM2:00 PM
September 20, 2022 to September 30, 20226:30 PM2:00 PM
October 1, 2022 to October 15, 20226:15 PM2:00 PM
October 16, 2022 to October 31, 20226:00 PM2:00 PM
November 1, 2022 to December 31, 20224:30 PM2:00 PM

Niagara Falls at Night – Falls Illumination

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.

Falls Illumination Cruise

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, 202210 to 10:15 PMVictoria DayPurple Color
May 21, 202210:15 to 10:30 PMLyme Disease Awareness MonthGreen
May 21, 202210:30 to 10:45 PMSave Soil MovementGreen, Blue
May 22, 202210 to 10:15 PMFood Allergy (Anaphylaxis) Awareness MonthDeep Blue-Green or Teal
May 22, 202210:15 to 10:30 PMTeal for Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month – Tourette Canada’s Light itTeal, Blue, Yellow
May 23, 202210 to 10:15 PMParamedic Services WeekOrange/Yellow Saffron
May 24, 202210 to 10:15 PMVON WeekWhite, Blue
May 24, 202210:30 to 10:45 PMUniversity of IllinoisOrange , Blue
May 26, 202210 to 10:15 PMIndependence Day of the Hashemite Kingdom of JordanRed, Green, White, Black
May 28, 202210 to 10:15 PMMemorial DayRed, White, Blue
May 28, 202210:15 to 10:30 PMRankin Cancer RunOrange
May 28, 202210:30 to 10:45 PMMenstrual Health DayRed
May 29m 202210 to 10:15 PMNational Day of the Republic of CroatiaRed, White, Blue
May 29, 202210:15 to 10:30 PMWalk to Make CF HistoryTeal, Blue
May 30, 202210 to 10:15 PMWorld Multiple Sclerosis DayOrange
May 31, 202210 to 10:15 PMNational Tourism WeekGreen
May 31, 202210:15 to 10:30 PMADEM Awareness MonthOrange

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!