As part of its ongoing role to support the destination and promote increased year round visitation to the region, The Niagara Falls Illumination Board was proud to unveil its $4M enhanced Falls illumination project to the public, showcasing the beauty and majesty of both the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls, at night.
With financial support obtained from both government and local tourism stakeholder groups on both sides of the border, this important bi-national tourism initiative will provide more than twice the lighting levels of the Falls now being attained, while providing a broader and more robust color spectrum for all those wishing to view and experience the nightly illumination of Niagara Falls.
“The newly enhanced nightly illumination of Niagara Falls will capture the imagination of the millions of visitors, who come to witness the sheer power and beauty that is Niagara,” stated Mark Thomas, Chair of the Niagara Falls Illumination Board. “We are very fortunate to have community stakeholders on both sides of the border who have supported our vision and this project from the very start. These enhancements will help us to create an overall guest experience that will continue to shine a positive light on Niagara for people from throughout the world.”
The Falls were previously lit using Xenon lighting technology. It had been almost 20 years since the last major investment was made in lighting infrastructure and the new lighting systems now in place, will showcase advances in LED lighting technology that will greatly enhance the visitor experience at Niagara Falls.