Enjoy the Falls light show for a fantastic view of the falls. Extremely romantic!
The Falls are illuminated every night of the year.
Fondest memory: Falls illumination schedule 2009
May 1 to August 15 9:00 p.m. - Midnight
August 16 to September 30 8:30 p.m. - Midnight
October 1 to October 31 7:00 p.m. - Midnight
November 1 to November 15 6:30 p.m. - Midnight
November 16 to December 30 5:00 p.m. - Midnight
December 31 5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Nature created a beauty of Falls, and human enhanced it with illuminating lights at night that make you feel like you are in a fairy tale.
The first large scale attempt to illuminate the Falls at night was in 1860 using what were known as Bengal Lights (before electricity). The Falls were first illuminated to honour the visit of the Prince for Wales.
In 1925 twenty four great carbon arc lamps were turned on producing 1,320,000,000 candlepower.
Currently a total of 21 Xenon lights are used to illuminate the Falls. In 1998, 18 of these new lights replaced older lamps and fixtures at the Illumination tower, doubling the intensity of the lights on the Falls without doubling the hydro bills. Each Xenon spotlight illuminating the Falls at night has a brilliance of 250,000,000 candlepower.
Obviously the Falls were the most attractive thing about this location and it was the Falls that we went to see.
We stayed at the Sheraton Falls View Hotel, and my did it have some views (as you can see from my photos).
Here is a link to their web site.
This is a very commercialised place but never the less, very friendly and clean. Anyone in the Toronto area, i would recommend hiring a car and driving up there for at least one night.
Niagara on the Lake is also worth a visit as is the
Fondest memory: One of my fondest memories is going on the Maid of the Mist boat tour. Very worthwhile.
Also, the walk below the falls is pritty cool.
We took a trip to Niagara on the Lake which again i would recommend. This is a lovely little quaint village - check out the Christmas shop. It is also a lovely drive following the "wine" trail. Here is the link for more info http://www.infoniagara.com/attractions/notl/index.html
We took the little bus (paid for the day - you get a little sticker!!)up to the The Whirlpool Aero Car. We decided not to go on it and you get lovely views from the platform without the expense of boarding the car.
We also tool the little bus to the White Water Walk which again I would highly recommend doing. On a lovely day, it is pritty breathtaking. Here is the link to the official page.
We had lovely weather so that makes things so much better.
Be thrilled with the spectacular free fireworks displays over the Falls every Friday & Sunday night at 10pm between May 17 and September 2.
Fondest memory: The last presentation of fireworks on Sunday will be on Sept 1, 2002
Favorite thing: These colorful lights are fading into the Falls,making the water looks like painted!The white spots you see in the photo is snow of course!