Enjoy the magic of seeing fireworks over Niagara Falls and the Illuminations of the Falls that take place on special events.


Whilst visiting Niagara Falls is an essential bucket list option day or night, at night time there is an added spectacular beauty to experience in the form of dazzling fireworks and illuminations that are added to the Falls themselves.

Starting at 10pm on selected dates, the fireworks are a real crowd pleaser. One ideal way to view them is by having dinner overlooking the falls or near Queen Victoria Park where the show takes place. It’s a special and magical way to enjoy your night time entertainment especially if it’s the last night of your trip or if you have never experienced them over the Niagara before.

You can also experience both the fireworks and the illuminations via the Falls Firework Cruise which is operated by Hornblower Cruises. Dubbed as Niagara’s ultimate night time entertainment, you will experience all the visual thrills both the illuminations and fireworks have to offer onboard the comfort of the boat.

There is an on-board licensed bar as well as light snacks and music. Plus if you arrive early you can enjoy their Fallsview licensed patio, fine Niagara Wines, local Craft Beer, BBQ in season and live entertainment. If you wish to experience all the views of the Niagara in style this is definitely the way to do it!

Tickets cost CAN $39.95 for adults and CAN $35.95 for children aged 5-12 years. Children 4 and under travel free.


Experience Canada’s longest running fireworks display which takes place in Queen Victoria Park. The schedule runs from May 19th – May 29th 2017 every Friday and Sunday, and then the season picks up again June 12th 2017 until September 1st 2017.

There are also special holiday fireworks on the following dates:

May 22, 2017: Victoria Day
July 1, 2017: Canada Day
July 4, 2017: Independence Day
August 1, 2017: Civic Holiday
September 5, 2017: Labour Day
October 10, 2017: Thanksgiving Day

Falls Illumination

Throughout special times in the year the Falls delivers a spectacular illumination of different colours which light up the water depending on the event. At night time the colours are at their most visible and many flock to see and photograph them in all their majestic glory.

Whilst the illuminations happen all year round, the events still to come for 2017 are as follows:

May 22, 2017 – Victoria Day: Top of every hour every hour
May 29, 2017 – Memorial Day: Top of the hour every hour
June 4, 2017 – OSPCA & SPCA: 9:30PM
July 1, 2017 – Canada Day: Top of the hour every hour
July 4, 2017 – Independence Day: Top of the hour every hour
November 11, 2017 – Remembrance Day: Top of the hour every hour

Whichever dates or style you choose to view both the fireworks and the illuminations, both are highly recommended viewing for your visit to Niagara Falls.