From the Niagara Falls Review:
The Niagara Falls Illumination Board will officially unveil its enhanced falls illumination project at a lighting ceremony, Dec. 1.
The $4-million revitalization project uses the latest technology to light the Horseshoe and American Falls.
The new system will provide twice the current lighting levels and allow for a full palette of colour combinations that wasn’t available in the past.
From Niagara Falls Review:
There’ll be a prehistoric addition to this year’s Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights.
Among the new additions to the 34th edition of the festival will be a 10-foot-tall 3D woolly mammoth as part of the Canadian wildlife displays at Dufferin Islands…
The expanded eight-kilometre illumination route runs along the Niagara Parkway as well as the surrounding districts of Fallsview Boulevard, Victoria Centre, Clifton Hill and Lundy’s Lane.
“For over three decades now, countless local residents and businesses have come together to support and promote what we feel is the best winter festival celebration anywhere,” Niagara Parks Commission chairwoman Janice Thomson said Thursday at a press conference at the Floral Showhouse.
The provincial agency this year invested $300,000 on lighting, programming and infrastructure improvements within Queen Victoria Park.
From a PR Newswire press release seen on Yahoo! Canada Finance:
As part of its ongoing role to support the destination and promote increased visitation to the region, the Niagara Falls Illumination Board has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), to investigate new lighting technology and capabilities to improve the overall illumination of both the Canadian Horseshoe and American Falls.
That’s kind of cool. I wonder if there will be some fancy new lighting system in place in the future…
Yesterday there was some major filming/shooting going on out side Dinosaur Adventure Golf on Clifton Hill (at the back of the course). I couldn’t tell if it was video or stills, but there were a bunch of trucks, lighting, and lots of people.
Someone with their own blog has posted about a recent trip to Niagara Falls (including pictures):
The people who manage the Niagara Falls area do a magnificent job of playing up the natural beauty of the area. This is especially true at night, when the falls are lit up in a dazzling array of colors.
At first, when Holly mentioned that the falls were lit at night, I was a bit skeptical. Again, I’m one who appreciates natural, unspoiled beauty; I suppose you could call me a minimalist. As the sun began to set, and we made our way over to dinner, I saw the first bit of lighting, and realized that, when done properly, a human addition to a natural spectacle could actually work out wel