Niagara Falls fireworks

The May long weekend is one of the biggest days for fireworks. Down in Niagara, one man is responsible for creating Canada’s longest running series which kicks off Friday, the first of 70 shows.

For the past 18 years, David Whysall has been the mastermind behind the fireworks series at Niagara Falls. Whysall is a chemist by trade and worked with the British space program early in his career. He moved to Canada in the early 80’s and worked with Hands Fireworks, Canada’s oldest manufacturer of commercial fireworks.

The set-up for the fireworks happens at the river’s edge. It takes about 7 to 8 hours to set-up a 6 minute show.

And it’s not just the Victoria long weekend when people can catch the fireworks over the Falls, starting June 12th visitors can catch the show Monday through Friday at 10pm.


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