Niagara Falls was seemingly one of those places.
Problem was, the purple tribute was not actually for music royalty.
The agency that manages Niagara Falls had previously announced that the famous attraction would be illuminated purple in honor of Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday on Thursday.
But with Prince's passing that morning, people assumed the purple Niagara Falls was an ode to his hit song "Purple Rain."
Toronto's CN Tower also went purple, and people were confused with that, too:
It was also for the Queen:
It was a royal coincidence in the end.
Or was it?
A version of this article originally appeared on The Huffington Post Canada.