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Sound, light show returns to Canadian side of the falls

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – “Onguiaahra,” a family-friendly sound and light show that combines the power of water, sound and laser light to showcase the beauty, mystery and magic of Niagara Falls, returns to Queen Victoria Park for its third season this weekend.

Onguiaahra (pronounced ON-gey-air-raw), from which the name Niagara is derived, was used to describe the beauty and power that is Niagara Falls. Inspired by this story, the Niagara Parks Commission developed a 20-minute show about the falls and how it has been viewed and described over the years.

The choreographed laser light show will be projected on a 100-by-35-foot water and mist screen. During the show, visitors will witness more than 33,000 gallons of water come to life and create a stunning backdrop for the visual images projected by laser lights.

The free nightly shows will take place through Sept. 5 at 8:15, 9:15 and 10:15 p.m.

Live musical performances have also been scheduled between each of the shows from 8 to 10 p.m. The regularly scheduled falls fireworks displays – presented by the Tourism Partnership of Niagara – will continue to take place at 10 p.m. every Sunday, Wednesday, Friday and holiday until Oct. 30.

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