Journey Behind the Falls
Journey Behind the Falls invites you to experience the mighty Niagara Falls from a truly unique perspective.
Niagara Falls is a breathtaking work of art by Mother Nature that attracts an estimated 30 million visitors from around the world every year. At its highest, the falls is 51 metres tall, with an average flow rate of 2,400 cubic metres (85,000 cubic feet) of water per second. Appreciate the magnitude of this natural world wonder from below and behind the curtain of water from the network of tunnels and viewing decks at Journey Behind the Falls.
Journey Behind the Falls is located along the Niagara Parkway, its entrance is inside the Table Rock Centre, overlooking the falls.
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Operated by the Niagara Parks Commission, Journey Behind the Falls consists of several observation platforms and different scenic portals from behind and at the base of the Horseshoe Falls.
The adventure begins with hydraulic-powered elevators that descend from street level to approximately 38 metres underground. Tunnels lead through the bedrock to the Cataract and the Great Falls viewing portals and to the upper and lower observation decks. Historical information on how the attraction was built is provided along the tunnel walls.
The lower observation platform sits about 13 storeys below Horseshoe Falls. Stand close at the foot of the falls to witness the roaring waters and feel the thunderous vibration as the water crashes down to the basin below.
Rates are reduced in winter as the lower observation deck is closed. It’s just as exciting to experience in the icy, winter season. Visitors receive a free, biodegradable raincoat to keep you dry, and during the cooler months, be sure to bring extra layers to stay warm. Wear waterproof shoes and keep belongings protected from the spraying mist.
There is no set time limit for staying, but most visitors take around 45 minutes to an hour to explore this attraction.