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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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Lodging Near Journey Behind The Falls

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$87
Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites

Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites

6361 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls
4.0
of 5, from 2,587 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Connected by a glass-enclosed walkway to the Fallsview Casino, this Niagara Falls luxury resort hotel is 1 block from the Horseshoe Falls and less than a mile from Clifton Hill.

$108
Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview

Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview

6700 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls
4.1
of 5, from 3,303 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Closest hotel to Niagara Falls. Enjoy Fallsview dining and free cooked-to-order breakfast at this all-suite Fallsview Hotel, located next to Niagara Falls and Fallsview Casino.

$79
Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview

Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview

6455 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls
3.9
of 5, from 2,325 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview places guests less than a mile from the world-famous cascades. The hotel is connected to Fallsview Casino and is within a mile of IMAX® Theatre Niagara Falls and the Skylon Tower. Guests travel 2 miles (3.2 km) for Hornblower Niagara boat tours.

$79
Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview

Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview

6733 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls
4.1
of 5, from 1,756 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

This modern hotel is two blocks from Niagara Fallsview Casino, three blocks from Horseshoe Falls,in the city center, and less than a mile from the Clifton Hill entertainment district.

$79
Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa

Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa

6740 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls
4.4
of 5, from 2,077 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This hotel, with a skywalk to Fallsview Casino, is 100 m (109 yd) from the brink of Niagara Falls and 1 km (a half-mile) from Maid of the Mist boat tours, and the Clifton Hill entertainment district.

$79
Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls

Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls

6546 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls
3.4
of 5, from 2,073 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

This Niagara Falls hotel overlooks the Horseshoe Falls; Fallsview Casino is next door, and Clifton Hill's world famous Street of Fun by the Falls is less than 2 km (1 mi) away.

$100
Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls

Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls

6755 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls
4.1
of 5, from 1,050 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls is situated in the heart of the Fallsview Boulevard tourist district, steps away from the Niagara Falls and within walking distance to the area attractions, Fallsview Casino and Scotiabank Convention Centre.

$71
The Tower Hotel Fallsview

The Tower Hotel Fallsview

6732 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls
4.0
of 5, from 956 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the Fallsview district of Niagara Falls, Canada. Conveniently located near major Niagara Falls attractions including Fallsview Casino, Journey Behind the Falls, Hornblower Niagara Cruise, the Fury, and more.