Journey Behind the Falls

Journey Behind the Falls gives you a unique perspective to appreciate Niagara Falls. It’s no secret that Niagara Falls is a breathtaking work of art by Mother Nature — it attracts an estimated 30 million visitors from around the world every year, and for good reason.

One of the world’s most famous waterfalls, Niagara Falls is 51 metres tall, with an average flow rate of 2400 cubic metres (85,000 cubic feet) of water per second and is often considered one of the natural wonders of the world.

And the best way to take in the grandiosity of the falls? From below and behind, of course!

Enter Journey Behind the Falls, a network of tunnels and viewing decks that provide a unique and unbeatable view of the Falls from both below and behind.

For up-to-date information and details on Journey Behind the Falls, we recommend you visit their website. For information about other places of interest to explore nearby, keep scrolling to see what Destination Ontario recommends.

People on covered lookout in rock. Sign in front for Journey Behind the Falls

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Journey Behind the Falls is one of Niagara's oldest and most well-known tourist experiences. Feel the mist from the waterfalls and hear the thunder of the water plummeting as you get close to one of the greatest natural wonders during your visit to Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Journey Behind the Falls is one of Niagara's oldest and most well-known tourist experiences. Feel the mist from the waterfalls and hear the thunder of the water plummeting as you get close to one of the greatest natural wonders during your visit to Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Niagara Falls is collectively formed by three waterfalls: Horseshoe Falls (also known as Canadian Falls), American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls.

Horseshoe Falls with a vertical plunge of 57 metres (167 feet) is the largest among the three waterfalls. It is located on the Canadian side of the Falls, while the American and Bridal Veil Falls lie on the American side of the border.

The majestic view from Journey Behind the Falls is a sight to see. Put on by the Niagara Parks Commission, it consists of observation platforms and different scenic portals from behind and at the foot of Niagara Falls, specifically the Horseshoe Falls.

You reach the viewing decks by taking the hydraulic-powered elevators from the street level entrance which descend at approximately 38 metres (125 feet). You will have access through the 130-year-old bedrock to tunnels that leads to view portals behind the massive waterfalls and observation decks.

There is no set time limit for staying, but most visitors take around 45 minutes to an hour to explore the area and enjoy the view of the Falls.

Journey Behind the Falls is an iconic experience. It’s one of the most popular places for sightseeing Niagara Falls, so expect tons of visitors every day! Experience the massive power and natural beauty of  Niagara Falls from up close.

Observe the three waterfalls that make Niagara Falls and take a closer look at the Horseshoe Falls from a unique perspective.

Journey Behind the Falls is located in Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, beside Horseshoe Falls. The entry is inside the Table Rock Centre, where you can get visitor information. The Table Rock Centre is another major tourist spot with its overlooking view of the waterfalls.

Journey Behind the Falls is an all-year-round tourist attraction operated by Niagara Parks, with a unique experience for the visitors. The tour can be unguided to give you the freedom to observe and explore in your own way.

Start the journey once you have stepped into the elevator ride of around 38 metres (125 feet) underground.

Access the tunnels that will lead you through bedrock to the Cataract Portal and the Great Falls Portal behind the Niagara Falls and two observation decks.

The cave-like portals are cut through the bedrock and give a natural view of the falls. Don't ignore the tunnel walls because you will see occasional historical information about how Journey Behind Falls was built.

The observation deck has two levels. The upper observation platform has a roof that will keep you dry compared to the lower observation deck. However, the lower deck is an unobstructed location which will give you an unmatched view as you look up to the waterfalls.

The lower observation platform is located 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.

The breathtaking view of the Horseshoe Falls has up to 2,800 cubic metres (98,881 cubic feet) of water that roars over its brink every second and travels about 65 km per hour. Once you are in front of the waterfall, you will be in awe while you witness the water crashing down from one of the world's top tourist attractions.

Visitors get free biodegradable raincoats to use during the spring and summer months. You can take it home as a souvenir, too. For cooler months, be sure to bring layers and raincoats to keep you warm and dry.

Rates are reduced in winter because the lower observation deck is closed due to ice conditions. However, you can still see a beautiful ice bridge forming on the bottom of the Niagara River if you visit, and you can take your time to explore the ground because it's not the peak season.

Wear your waterproof shoes for a comfortable trip at any season you want to visit, and don’t forget to keep your belongings safe and protected from the spraying water.

Visit Niagara Falls in your leisure time and go to the Journey Behind the Falls. Get a behind-the-scenes look at this mesmerizing natural attraction and enjoy the tour together with your family and friends.

Niagara Falls is collectively formed by three waterfalls: Horseshoe Falls (also known as Canadian Falls), American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls.

Horseshoe Falls with a vertical plunge of 57 metres (167 feet) is the largest among the three waterfalls. It is located on the Canadian side of the Falls, while the American and Bridal Veil Falls lie on the American side of the border.

The majestic view from Journey Behind the Falls is a sight to see. Put on by the Niagara Parks Commission, it consists of observation platforms and different scenic portals from behind and at the foot of Niagara Falls, specifically the Horseshoe Falls.

You reach the viewing decks by taking the hydraulic-powered elevators from the street level entrance which descend at approximately 38 metres (125 feet). You will have access through the 130-year-old bedrock to tunnels that leads to view portals behind the massive waterfalls and observation decks.

There is no set time limit for staying, but most visitors take around 45 minutes to an hour to explore the area and enjoy the view of the Falls.

Journey Behind the Falls is an iconic experience. It’s one of the most popular places for sightseeing Niagara Falls, so expect tons of visitors every day! Experience the massive power and natural beauty of  Niagara Falls from up close.

Observe the three waterfalls that make Niagara Falls and take a closer look at the Horseshoe Falls from a unique perspective.

Journey Behind the Falls is located in Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, beside Horseshoe Falls. The entry is inside the Table Rock Centre, where you can get visitor information. The Table Rock Centre is another major tourist spot with its overlooking view of the waterfalls.

Journey Behind the Falls is an all-year-round tourist attraction operated by Niagara Parks, with a unique experience for the visitors. The tour can be unguided to give you the freedom to observe and explore in your own way.

Start the journey once you have stepped into the elevator ride of around 38 metres (125 feet) underground.

Access the tunnels that will lead you through bedrock to the Cataract Portal and the Great Falls Portal behind the Niagara Falls and two observation decks.

The cave-like portals are cut through the bedrock and give a natural view of the falls. Don't ignore the tunnel walls because you will see occasional historical information about how Journey Behind Falls was built.

The observation deck has two levels. The upper observation platform has a roof that will keep you dry compared to the lower observation deck. However, the lower deck is an unobstructed location which will give you an unmatched view as you look up to the waterfalls.

The lower observation platform is located 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.

The breathtaking view of the Horseshoe Falls has up to 2,800 cubic metres (98,881 cubic feet) of water that roars over its brink every second and travels about 65 km per hour. Once you are in front of the waterfall, you will be in awe while you witness the water crashing down from one of the world's top tourist attractions.

Visitors get free biodegradable raincoats to use during the spring and summer months. You can take it home as a souvenir, too. For cooler months, be sure to bring layers and raincoats to keep you warm and dry.

Rates are reduced in winter because the lower observation deck is closed due to ice conditions. However, you can still see a beautiful ice bridge forming on the bottom of the Niagara River if you visit, and you can take your time to explore the ground because it's not the peak season.

Wear your waterproof shoes for a comfortable trip at any season you want to visit, and don’t forget to keep your belongings safe and protected from the spraying water.

Visit Niagara Falls in your leisure time and go to the Journey Behind the Falls. Get a behind-the-scenes look at this mesmerizing natural attraction and enjoy the tour together with your family and friends.