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Journey Behind The Falls

Descend down a cliff, and then venture through tunnels to see directly behind Horseshoe Falls. 

Journey Behind the Falls is an exhilarating adventure that does just that: takes you behind awe-inspiring Horseshoe Falls. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to marvel at this natural beauty from observation decks near the base of the falls. 

Your journey begins with a descent of 150 feet (46 meters) literally through a bedrock cliff. Hear the roar of 100,000 cubic feet (2,800 cubic meters) per second of water crashing down into the Niagara Gorge as soon as you step from the elevator. Put on the souvenir poncho before proceeding, unless you’re game for getting totally soaked. 

The elevator delivers you to a series of tunnels leading to viewing portals directly behind the cascading water. Venture out onto the large platform on the west side of Horseshoe Falls — don’t worry, barricades ensure your safety. Beware, however, that if the wind is blowing across the falls toward you, the poncho will do little good to keep you dry. The experience is exhilarating nevertheless. (In winter, waterproof outerwear is essential.) 

The tour is unguided so you can linger as long as you like, but be sure to allow at least 30 minutes so so. 

The exact volume of water pouring over the falls depends on the level of Lake Erie, 22 miles (35 kilometers) to the south. Lake Erie rushes north toward Lake Ontario, and then northeast out the St. Lawrence Seaway to the Atlantic. In spring the amount of water going over the falls can double due to melting snow. 

The Journey Behind the Falls is accessible from Niagara Parks’ Table Rock Welcome Center, which also houses shops and restaurants. This attraction is open daily, year-round, although the observation platform closes on icy winter periods. The Table Rock Welcome Center is a mile (1.6 kilometers) south of Rainbow Bridge on the Niagara Parkway. Parking is available across from the Welcome Center for a fee.


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Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites $64
Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites

Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites

6361 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Fallsview, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fallsview Casino and Skylon Tower. Clifton Hill and Horseshoe Falls are also within 1 mi (2 km).

    Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview $80
    Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview

    Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview

    6700 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Fallsview, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fallsview Casino and Skylon Tower. Journey Behind The Falls and Clifton Hill are also within 1 mi (2 km).

      Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa $75
      Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa

      Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa

      6740 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Fallsview, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fallsview Casino and Queen Victoria Park. Horseshoe Falls and Casino Niagara are also within 2 mi (3 km).

        Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls $71
        Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls

        Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls

        6755 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Fallsview, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fallsview Casino and Queen Victoria Park. Horseshoe Falls and Casino Niagara are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          Sheraton On The Falls Hotel $60
          Sheraton On The Falls Hotel

          Sheraton On The Falls Hotel

          5875 Falls Ave, Niagara Falls, ON
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            This family-friendly Niagara Falls hotel is located on a river, within a 5-minute walk of Oakes Garden Theatre and Casino Niagara. Fallsview Indoor Waterpark and Queen Victoria Park are also within 15 minutes. Niagara Falls Station is 29 minutes by foot.

            The Tower Hotel Fallsview $36
            The Tower Hotel Fallsview

            The Tower Hotel Fallsview

            6732 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Fallsview, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fallsview Casino and Scotiabank Convention Centre. Skylon Tower and Clifton Hill are also within 1 mi (2 km).

              Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview $42
              Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview

              Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview

              6733 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Fallsview, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Scotiabank Convention Centre and Fallsview Casino. Skylon Tower and Clifton Hill are also within 1 mi (2 km).

                Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls $64
                Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls

                Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls

                6546 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Fallsview, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fallsview Casino, Skylon Tower, and Queen Victoria Park. Clifton Hill and Horseshoe Falls are also within 1 mi (2 km).