As the hours of dusk move in over Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada, the scenery of the Horseshoe Falls shows of its beauty as the illumination of these massive waterfalls comes to life. The illumination of the falls changes in yellow, blue, pink, red, blue and green hues and visitors to Ontario, Canada are dumbfounded by their beauty.
On a clear evening, the mist from the Horseshoe Falls rises above the water creating the ideal picture as the pink illumination highlights the falls. Across the top of the Horseshoe Falls, the lights from the buildings can be seen through the mist which sparkle across the surface of the Niagara River.
Xenon lights are used during the illumination of the Horseshoe Falls and when fully lit, the brightness equals the power of 250,000,000 candles. ... continue below the picture...
... Visitors to Niagara Falls find this travel destination to be a magical place which attracts many honeymooners and people looking for a romantic getaway.
The first illumination of the Horseshoe Falls was in 1860 and then in 1879 they were lit again for the Prince of Wales. At different times, the falls were lit again but it was not until 1925 when the new mounted lights were displayed and an official ceremony took place upgrading the scenery of the lights.
Upgrades of the dusk illumination of the Horsesehoe Falls is always taking place with bright lights being installed and today, the falls in Ontario, Canada show their colors every night throughout the year. The cost to keep the Horseshoe Falls lit is about $85.00 per hour which includes the wages of an operator who works for the City of Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada.
Horseshoe Falls along the Niagara River at dusk during the nightly Falls Illumination, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.