Niagara Falls at Night
from the Canadian Side
We decided to come back to the Falls after photographing the wedding, and parked by the large Skylon tower.
We went inside the tower and the whole basement was an arcade, and we played games that we had never seen before, for a couple of hours, .
Then we walked a path to the Falls, and was amazed to see that all the Falls were lit up with lights, beautiful colored lights.
We took a few pictures hoping that they would turn out and they did.
What you see is the American Falls, with Niagara Falls, NY all lit up on top. In the bottom picture you can see that they also light up the Rainbow Bridge. See a large picture.
It took us awhile to figure out where the lights were coming from. At first we thought they were behind the Falls, but as you can see in the lower picture, they are lit from the Canadian side toward the American Falls.
When did the Niagara Falls first become illuminated? In 1881, under the leadership of Jacob Schoellkopf, enough power was produced to send direct current to illuminate both the Falls themselves and nearby Niagara Falls village.
The floodlights illuminate both sides of the Falls for several hours after dark (until midnight). We hope you get to go to Niagara Falls someday too, it is definitely worth seeing.
Information about the Skylon Tower
The Skylon Tower, in Niagara Falls, Ontario is a building that overlooks the Horseshoe Falls from the Canadian side of the Niagara River. Construction on the building began in May of 1964 and was completed on October 6, 1965.
The Skylon is a well known feature of the Niagara skyline, but since the hotel building boom of the late 90s, many similarly sized competitors have challenged its role as a unique vantage point on the falls.
Hop aboard one of the yellow bug elevators and glide smoothly to the top. The elevators carry passengers to the top of the tower in 52 seconds. Once at the top, we're sure you will agree that the Skylon Tower is the only way to experience the majesty of Niagara Falls. See Skylon Tower at night
When you reach the Observation Deck, 775 feet above the Falls and the Niagara Gorge, the awe-inspiring panorama will take your breath away. But the view is just the beginning - take in all you can of the Toronto and Buffalo skylines, up to 80-mile visibility.
The tower has two restaurants at its top, the lower Revolving Dining Room and the upper Summit Suite Buffet. The RDR seats 276 people and revolves once every hour (a 3 horsepower motor is required to rotate the floor). An observation deck sits at the tower's summit.
The base of the tower features a number of gift shops, fast food restaurants and a large amusement arcade. Recently they are connecting the complex to the Niagara Fallsview Casino. For more information call 905-356-2651
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