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10 Fun Things to Do in Niagara Falls at Night

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Niagara Falls is the perfect getaway in Ontario, Canada. Seeing Horseshoe Falls never gets old, and there is always something fun and exciting to do in the city. Having visited Niagara Falls too many times to count, we have created the perfect guides to Niagara Falls, but what is there to do in Niagara Falls at night? You’ll be happy to know that there is a lot!

Niagara Falls at Night

Most people spend at least one night in a hotel when visiting Niagara Falls. There are numerous hotels with fallsview rooms and we have an entire article breaking down the best hotels in Niagara Falls. Trust me, we have stayed at them all! If you are planning a trip to Niagara Falls and want to know what to do in Niagara Falls during the day read our guide to the Perfect One Day in Niagara Itinerary, Things to Do in Niagara Falls

1. Niagara Falls Illumination

niagara falls at night illumination in winter

When visiting Niagara Falls at night, make sure to go down to the top of the Niagara River Gorge to witness the Illumination. Thanks to The Niagara Falls Illumination Board changed from the existing Xenon lights in 2016 to the more efficient LED lights, Niagara Falls is lit with 20,000 LED lights that emite more than twice the level of light than the previous lighting levels. You will be amazed with how vivid the colours are. Just take a look below!

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The colors change to celebrate different holidays, such as red and green during Christmas, and rotating colors throughout the rest of the year. It is completely free to watch, and some of the best places to see them are from Queen Victoria Park and the viewing platform above the Hornblower. Watch the majestic falls come alive with vibrant colors as they are illuminated every night. The stunning light display runs from sunset to midnight and offers a mesmerizing view of the falls in a whole new light.

American Falls

The Illumination Board ignites the falls with vibrant colors all year long, including the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and American Falls. We took this photo of the American Falls and Canadian Niagara Falls lit up in the winter. It doesn’t matter which time of year you visit Niagara Falls, it is always a sight to see.

  • Falls Illumination Schedule:
    • May, June & July: 8:30 PM – 2:00 AM
    • August: 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM
    • September: 7:00 PM – 2:00 AM

2. Niagara SkyWheel

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Take a ride on the Niagara SkyWheel, a giant Ferris wheel on Clifton Hill, and enjoy views of the illuminated falls and the surrounding cityscape from a height of…

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