The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is pleased to announce the return of its highly entertaining and family-friendly sound and light show, Onguiaahra: Thunder of Waters, which combines the power of water, sound and laser light to showcase the beauty, mystery and magic of Niagara Falls.
Onguiaahra (ON-GEY-AIR-RAW), from which we get the name Niagara, is a mysterious word used in several First Nations languages. Many believe Onguiaahra means “Thunder of Waters” and was used to describe the beauty and power that is Niagara Falls. Inspired by this story, NPC has developed an innovative 20 minute show about Niagara Falls and how it has been viewed and described over the years.
Queen Victoria Park will once again be the site of a multimedia water theatre, where Niagara’s story will come to life in an incredible choreographed laser light show projected on a 30 by 11 metre (100 by 35 feet) water and mist screen.
During the show, you will witness over 8,700 litres (33,000 gallons) of water come to life and create a stunning backdrop for the visual images projected by laser lights. This engaging event will not only thrill and excite, but give you pause to reflect on what you thought of, or said when you experienced Niagara Falls for the very first time.
Free nightly shows are scheduled to take place over 17 nights in Queen Victoria Park, between August 28 and September 13, with show times scheduled at 8:15 p.m., 9:15 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Live musical performances have also been scheduled between each of the Onguiaahra shows, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., making Queen Victoria Park the place to be to celebrate summer and experience all that Niagara Parks has to offer.