Niagara Falls Fireworks & Illuminations
One of the most breathtaking sights you will ever experience is to gaze across the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario. There are very few images around the world that can match it, and far fewer landmarks that are so easily to travel to.
City officials like to say the municipality has the world’s most famous address. If so, it’s because of the falls and the numerous places in the city where you can enjoy the view.
Just as important as the places to view the falls, is the way to view them – specifically, when they are illuminated or lit by fireworks they take on a life of their own.
Most nights, they are illuminated by the powerful lights stationed a short distance away at the base of the escarpment. Starting in May, you can also come experience fireworks over the falls, in a thrilling duet of man-made and natural spectacular beauty. Be sure to pack your camera!
The schedule kicks off Friday, May 18 and continues all through the long weekend with more shows on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights. All shows start at 10 p.m.
Weekend shows (including Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights) continue through to the first week of October with extra shows included on the Victoria Day, Canada Day and Labour Day long weekends.
Obviously, no seating is required – there are only about a million great places to witness it from anywhere in the tourism and waterfront areas. But picture this – a way to watch the fireworks without looking up at them; rather you’re looking across or even down at them.
There’s only one place in Niagara Falls that offers such a unique view of the fireworks over the falls, and that is the Skylon Tower. You can view it from the Summit Buffet or the world-famous Revolving Dining Room – both situated atop the massive tower – or even from the observation deck.
The Skylon Tower rises 775 feet from the base of Niagara Falls and directly overlooks the water. Amazingly, the tower, opened in 1965, cost only $7 million Cdn to build (of course, that was more than 50 years ago, but still…)
Reservations to take in the fireworks from any of the viewing platforms here at the Skylon Tower can be made online.
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