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Journey Behind The Falls
Vacation Travel Guide

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.

Top Hotels Close to Journey Behind The Falls

Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
4 out of 5
6361 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $93 per night from Apr 13 to Apr 14

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 ...

3.7/5Good! (9,541 reviews)

"Staff at this location went above and beyond to make our stay feel as safe and comfortable including having a staff member assist with the elevator. Check in was quick and easy."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 9, 2021

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Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls
Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls
4 out of 5
6755 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
Free cancellation
The price is CA $87 per night from Apr 14 to Apr 15

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

4.2/5Excellent! (2,606 reviews)

"Loved the falls view"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 8, 2021

Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls
Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview
Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview
3.5 out of 5
6700 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $98 per night from Apr 15 to Apr 16

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 ...

3.8/5Good! (7,597 reviews)

"Room was very clean, we felt safe staying here."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 7, 2021

Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview
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Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
4 out of 5
6361 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $93 per night from Apr 13 to Apr 14
Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls
Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls
4 out of 5
6755 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $87 per night from Apr 14 to Apr 15
Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls
Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview
Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview
3.5 out of 5
6700 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $98 per night from Apr 15 to Apr 16
Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview
Holiday Inn Niagara Falls - By The Falls, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Niagara Falls - By The Falls, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
5339 Murray St, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $75 per night from Apr 13 to Apr 14
Holiday Inn Niagara Falls - By The Falls, an IHG Hotel
Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa
Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
6740 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $110 per night from Apr 13 to Apr 14
Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa
Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview
Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview
3.5 out of 5
6733 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $67 per night from May 7 to May 8
Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview
Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview
Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview
3.5 out of 5
6455 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $75 per night from Apr 11 to Apr 12
Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview
Sheraton On The Falls Hotel
Sheraton On The Falls Hotel
4 out of 5
5875 Falls Ave, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $93 per night from Apr 13 to Apr 14
Sheraton On The Falls Hotel
Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls
Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls
3.5 out of 5
6546 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $85 per night from Apr 11 to Apr 12
Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.