Explore Local :: Onguiaahra


You may know it as Niagara, but Onguiaahra is the Iroquois word that our iconic Niagara Falls was derived from. To celebrate the history of our natural wonder, Niagara Falls Tourism has set up a light show in Queen Victoria Park. Every evening from now until September 13th, you can experience the Thunder of Waters show at 8:15pm, 9:15pm, and 10:15pm. Oh, and did I mention it’s FREE?!

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It’s a spectacular display of water jets, mist, projections, and lasers that not only mesmerizes the audience but also tells about the history of Niagara Falls. For example, in 1648 the Falls ran dry because of an ice dam that formed in the Niagara River.


In between shows, there’s also a live band that performs classic rock songs for the crowd’s enjoyment. It’s a great place to spend the evening so grab some lawn chairs and enjoy!


On Fridays, Sundays, and holidays, you can see a great fireworks display over Niagara Falls. Unfortunately for us they didn’t show last night, but every night both the Canadian and American Falls are beautifully lit up.

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Chances are they’ll have a fantastic fireworks display for Labour Day this Monday, so I’d say it’s a great stop if you’re in the area! Even if you’re not around this weekend, see if you can make a stop for Onguiaahra until September 13th. Remember, it’s FREE!

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