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Niagara Falls New Illumination

See Niagara Falls in a New Light

On December 1st, 2016, the bi-national Niagara Falls Illumination Board unveiled it’s 4 million dollar makeover to Niagara Falls’ bright future. The new LED lighting, featuring over 100 new panels of lights, will provide brighter and more robust colour than the halogen technology that’s been used to cast the Falls in rainbow hues for the past 20 years. Check out the CBS News story here

We have certainly come a long way as the Falls were lit for the first time in 1860 with only 200 lights similar to those used to signal for help at sea. Chief Operating Officer for the Niagara Parks Commission states “ This is very exciting news. We’re lighting a world icon.” Check out this great article in the Niagara Falls Review.

Niagara Falls Illumination

The light beams emanate from the banks of spotlights on the Canadian side of the Falls, lighting up the Horseshoe and American Falls that, along with the Bridal Veil Falls, make up the bi-national tourist attraction.

The new energy efficient lighting is a dazzling new addition and everyone, whether repeat or new visitors should experience the night time beauty in a much more elaborate way!

The newest Niagara attraction is currently in conjunction with Niagara’s annual Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights. This festival is Canada’s foremost illumination, turning the city into a Winter Wonderland of its own! With over two million sparkling lights along a 8km route, grand holiday displays throughout the city and unique events such as ‘Deck The Falls— A holiday walking tour,’ Niagara Falls is the perfect holiday destination.

Book Your Stay at The Oakes Hotel

Experience shinning attractions by planning your Niagara Falls hotel package getaway. At The Oakes Hotel, we offer the most spectacular views of the falls. Stay with us and enjoy the new LED lighting cast beauty onto the falls from the comfort of your Fallsview room OR our observatory deck. We also offer a variety of hotel packages to make your Niagara Falls getaway magical. See here for more details. Book your stay at The Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls in Niagara Falls, Canada today!

Posted on January 14, 2017

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