Niagara Falls Information
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The Falls of Niagara are illuminated every night throughout the year. The schedule is as follows (all times are approximate depending upon light conditions)
|2016 Illumination Schedule|
|January 1 to 31||5:00 pm - Midnight|
|February 1 to February 28||6:30 pm - 11:00 pm|
|March 1 to March 7||7:00 pm - 11:00 pm *|
|March 8 to March 31||8:30 pm - 11:00 pm *|
|April 1 to April 30||8:30 pm - 11:00 pm *|
|May 1 to August 13||9:00 pm - Midnight|
|August 14 to September 30||8:30 pm - Midnight|
|October 1 to October 31||7:00 pm - Midnight|
|November 1 to December 30||5:00 pm - Midnight|
|December 31||5:00 pm - 1:00 am|
|* During the months of March and April, Illumination is extended until midnight on Fridays through Sundays.|
10:00 PM every Sunday, Wednesday, Friday and Holiday from May 1 - October 31.
See the sky light up with fireworks over the Falls from May to October. See millions of different shades of color, a sight were proud to say that the Niagara Falls fireworks show is an experience you wont want to miss. Also enjoy the Coca Cola Concert Series which runs every Friday, Sunday and Holiday from May 20 - September 5.
- Victoria Day: May 23
- Canada Day: July 1
- Independence Day: July 4
- Civic Holiday: Aug 1
- Labour Day: Sept 5
- New Year's Eve (9pm & Midnight)
2016-2017 Winter Fireworks Program:
- November 19: 6:40 PM & 7:40 PM (Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights Opening Ceremonies)
- November 25 at 9:00 PM
- December 2, 9, 16 & 23 - 30 at 9:00 PM
- January 6, 13, 20 & 27 at 9:00 PM
Note: All dates and times are approximate and subject to change. Fireworks displays are weather permitting.
The ships of the world traverse the famed Welland Canal, which links Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. A series of specially designed Locks allow Lake Freighters to climb the height of Niagara over a 24 mile route. A number of viewing areas have been constructed along the length of the canal, which begins at Port Weller on Lake Ontario and ends at Port Colborne on Lake Erie. Recorded information can be heard at (905) 688-6462.
NIAGARA PARKS BUTTERFLY CONSERVATORY
Located within the world-renowned Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, the conservatory is home to approximately 2000 butterflies in an exotic green setting. Up to 50 species of butterflies move through a climate-controlled conservatory. For more information call (905) 356-8119.
NIAGARA RIVER REC TRAIL
Take a walk, roller blade, or cycle along the 56km (35-mile) Niagara River Trail. The trail can be accessed at any point throughout the Niagara Parkway from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Fort Erie. Beautiful views of the Niagara River and the Niagara Gorge can be seen along this picturesque trail.
Niagara is home to one of the world's largest floral clocks. The face is 40 feet in diameter and is planted annually with about 20,000 plants.
NIAGARA ON THE LAKE
This historical town was once the capital of Upper Canada. The town has retained some of the flavour of Early Canada and is also the site of the famed Shaw Festival Theater and historic Fort George. Located approximately 20 km from Niagara Falls.
The Shaw Festival is located in picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake and offers the second largest acting company in North America. Specializing in plays written by Bernard Shaw, the festival productions run from April to November in three theatres. For more information or tickets call 1-800-511-SHAW or visit www.shawfest.com
Lundy's Lane Historical Museum is located at 5810 Ferry Street (Lundy's Lane). The building is located on the site of the 1814 battle of Lundy's Lane.
Willoughby Township Historical Museum is located on the Niagara Parkway. It is a restored, quaint, rural schoolhouse.
Fort Erie Historical Museum is open from June until the beginning of September
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