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Journey Behind the Falls Tours

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Journey Behind the Falls
Niagara Falls is an incredible sight from land and by boat, but at Journey Behind the Falls visitors who wish to truly experience its massive power can get up close and personal—and wet. Standing on an observation deck behind the falls, where more than one million bathtubs of water thunder over the edge every second, is a truly unforgettable experience of Niagara.

The Basics
At Journey Behind the Falls, visitors descend by elevator to a series of tunnels bored into the rock behind Niagara Falls. The two tunnels, which extend approximately 150 feet (46 meters) behind Horseshoe Falls, lead to views of water cascades right in front of the open cave entrances. The best part is stepping out on the observation deck for a truly different and incredible perspective—you will get very wet, but it’s worth it!

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Journey Behind the Falls consists of an observation platform and series of tunnels near the bottom of Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian shore. 
  • Be prepared for long lines, especially during the popular summer months. The best time to avoid the lines is early in the day.
  • Plastic ponchos are provided and are fine for keeping dry in summer. But during cooler months, be sure to bring a raincoat and warm layers.

How to Get There
Journey Behind the Falls is located off Niagara Parkway, directly across from Horseshoe Falls. Enter the tunnels through the Table Rock House, which has visitor information.

When to Get There
Journey Behind the Falls is open year-round. The best time to visit is early in the day. During the summer, there’s also a nighttime fireworks show several times weekly. 

Three in One
Niagara Falls is actually composed of three sets of falls: American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Horseshoe Falls (also known as Canadian Falls). Horseshoe Falls is the cascade behind which Journey Behind the Falls travels. It’s an incredibly popular attraction, whether you’re planning your falls visit from the Ontario (Canada) side or the New York (US) side. 
Address: 6650 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls L2E 2L5, Canada
Hours: Open daily
Admission: Adults: CA$13.15
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Niagara Falls in One Day: Deluxe Sightseeing Tour of American and Canadian Sides

Niagara Falls in One Day: Deluxe Sightseeing Tour of American and Canadian Sides

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Some Niagara Falls tours are American and some are Canadian. Not this one. Get the full experience from both sides of the border on this deluxe tour of everything Niagara Falls has to offer. Visit all the must-see Niagara Falls attractions, from the thrilling Maid of the Mist boat cruise to the exciting Cave of the Winds walk—even a trip to the top of the Skylon Tower and much more. All attraction and admission fees, plus hotel transfers and road tolls are included. Food and beverages are at your own expense.
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  • 7 hours
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Niagara Falls Canada Tour from Day to Night with Dinner - Private Safe Tour

Niagara Falls Canada Tour from Day to Night with Dinner - Private Safe Tour

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Experience the mesmerizing Niagara Falls by day and night on this all-inclusive full-day tour. Ascend the Skylon Tower, feel the falls’ mist aboard a Hornblower cruise, and visit Journey Behind the Falls. After the sun sets, settle in for a gourmet meal at a restaurant offering dramatic views of Horseshoe Falls lit up in vivid hues. Head to the tower where the spotlights are mounted, and change the color! Hotel transport included on this small-group tour limited to seven people.
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  • 7 hours
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Best of Niagara Falls Tour from Niagara Falls, Ontario - Private Safe Tour

Best of Niagara Falls Tour from Niagara Falls, Ontario - Private Safe Tour

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Get to know the best of Niagara Falls, Canada on this 5-hour, small group tour. Led by a guide, visit some of the area’s top attractions. Check out the view from the top of the Skylon Tower and take the thrilling Journey Behind the Falls excursion. Then during the summer and fall months, get front and center with the water on an exciting Hornblower cruise, Canada’s most iconic visitor experience, to see Niagara Falls up close. During the winter and spring months, see the exciting Butterfly Conservatory and Niagara Fury. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Niagara Falls Tour + Helicopter Ride and Skylon Tower Lunch - Private Safe Tour

Niagara Falls Tour + Helicopter Ride and Skylon Tower Lunch - Private Safe Tour

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Experience Niagara Falls from the land and the air on this thrilling small-group sightseeing tour. Fly around and over the mighty falls on a helicopter ride; go to the edge of the Horseshoe Falls and back on the iconic Hornblower Cruise; feel (literally) the power of the water on the “Journey Behind the Falls” walk plus enjoy lunch in the Summit Suite Buffet at Skylon Tower. Round-trip transportation from anywhere in Niagara Falls, Ontario is included.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Luxury Small Group Gems of Niagara Tour with Cruise & Journey Behind the Falls

Luxury Small Group Gems of Niagara Tour with Cruise & Journey Behind the Falls

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Discover the majesty of Niagara Falls on a 6-hour, small-group tour from Niagara Falls, Ontario. You’ll have admission tickets for Hornblower Niagara Cruises, join Journey Behind the Falls to explore the falls up close, then tour the picturesque center of Niagara-on-the-Lake. This 6-hour tour is limited to 14 people for more personal service from the guides, and it includes hotel pickup and drop-off, entrance fees, and all transport by luxury vehicle.
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  • 6 hours
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Half-Day Canadian Side Sightseeing Tour of Niagara Falls with Cruise & Lunch

Half-Day Canadian Side Sightseeing Tour of Niagara Falls with Cruise & Lunch

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This half-day guided tour into the Canadian side of Niagara Falls gives you an up-close vantage point of Journey Behind the Falls. Witness the Horseshoe Falls tumble and crash, and visit highlight attractions such as the Floral Clock, Whirlpool Rapids, Souvenir City and the Skylon Tower. Listen to the thundering falls while aboard a Hornblower boat cruise. Learn about the history of the falls from your guide, and relax during round-trip hotel transport. Note: The Hornblower Boat Cruise is only available April through November as it is closed during winter months due to ice.
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  • 6 hours
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Journey Behind The Falls Ticket and Helicopter Ride Over The Falls

Journey Behind The Falls Ticket and Helicopter Ride Over The Falls

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The Niagara Falls are one of the world’s most unmissable natural sights. And what better way to admire the pounding, sky-high cascade than by air? On this exclusive helicopter ride, you’ll get up close and personal with the iconic attraction, getting a bird’s eye view of the waterfalls from multiple angles. Excursions include a stop at the Horseshoe Falls viewing deck at the foot of the misty base.
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  • 2 hours
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Best Tour Ever Niagara Falls Tour from Niagara Falls, Ontario

Best Tour Ever Niagara Falls Tour from Niagara Falls, Ontario

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Experience the wonder, the beauty, and the history of Niagara Falls. Our Tour offers highly-rated, exclusive yet affordable guided tours to Canadian side of the Niagara Falls. Tours depart daily from Niagara Falls Hotels throughout the year. Become one with Niagara Falls and experience the Falls up close and personal by seeing major attractions on the Canadian side such as Journey Behind the Falls, Hornblower Cruise, Skylon Tower and Complimentary Whirlpool Aerocar scenic picturesque stop. Upon arrival at Niagara Falls, step aboard a Hornblower Boat for your cruise that gets you tantalizingly close to the base of the falls. At Journey Behind the Falls, watch one-fifth of the world’s fresh water crash into the basin below. Visit Skylon Tower and enjoy Legendary view from 775 ft height. Get ready to feel, hear and see the beauty of the Falls throughout this tour while experiencing unique attractions creating unforgettable memories. Your tour ends with drop-off back at your hotel
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  • 4 hours
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ALL Niagara Falls Canada Tour with Boat Ride and journey behind falls

ALL Niagara Falls Canada Tour with Boat Ride and journey behind falls

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See Niagara Falls’ major highlights in one day—and leave the planning to someone else—with this seamless excursion. Following complimentary pickup at your area hotel, board a Hornblower Cruise to get up close to the falls. You’ll also tour caves and tunnels on the Journey Behind the Falls, will spot the Niagara Whirlpool, will admire the Floral Clock, and more. A coupon book is also included for your convenience.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Epic Full Day Tour of Niagara Falls USA & Canada plus Lunch - Private Safe Tour

Epic Full Day Tour of Niagara Falls USA & Canada plus Lunch - Private Safe Tour

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Experience the best of Niagara Falls in one day on an 8-hour small-group tour. Provided transportation allows you to experience important sights on both the Canada and USA sides of the falls. Highlights include a Hornblower cruise (April - December), visit the Cave of the Winds, and the spectacular view from the top of the American Observation Tower. In between attractions, enjoy a buffet lunch at Sheraton on the Falls.
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  • 8 hours
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Small-Group Niagara Falls Day Trip

Small-Group Niagara Falls Day Trip

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Embrace the natural beauty of iconic Niagara Falls on this small-group, 4-hour sightseeing tour in Ontario, Canada. Begin with the ultimate Niagara Falls activity, a ride to the edge of the Falls on a Maid of the Mist boat tour. Feel the cool spray and the powerful sounds of the water. This is the experience of a lifetime. Also, learn about the Niagara region and visit Whirlpool State Park and the famous Floral Clock, one of the largest in the world. Local hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Niagara Falls Canadian Adventure Tour

Niagara Falls Canadian Adventure Tour

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Explore the Canadian side of Niagara Falls from many exciting angles on this fun-filled, hassle-free tour. Skip the lines at the Falls’ most popular attractions, such as the Hornblower boat, Journey Behind the Falls, and more. Plus, enjoy guided commentary when visiting drier attractions in the area. This is an action-packed day spent at numerous unmissable places.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Private Tour of Niagara Falls with Hornblower Boat Cruise

Private Tour of Niagara Falls with Hornblower Boat Cruise

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Discover Niagara Falls not on a crowded bus but with just your family and friends on this half-day private tour. With the help of your own driver-guide, you get to design your itinerary. Explore Niagara-on-the-Lake, Skylon Tower and Niagara Falls. Hop aboard a Hornblower boat cruise (not available in winter months) and walk to Journey Behind the Falls for incredible views. Hear engaging commentary about the sights along the way. Depending on the size of your group, travel in style in an executive sedan, Lincoln town car, luxury van or mini-bus.
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  • 6 hours
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Niagara Falls Bucket List Tour Canadian Side

Niagara Falls Bucket List Tour Canadian Side

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A Double Deck Tour is so much more than a unique way to travel to the iconic attractions of Niagara Falls. When you step aboard our authentic London Double Decker buses, you’ll hear the fascinating story of Niagara Falls – past and present! You simply won’t believe all there is to see, experience and learn on this tour. Enjoy Priority Ticketing at three major Niagara Attractions, including the heart-stopping Hornblower Niagara Boat Cruise boat adventure, Journey Behind the Falls, and the Whirlpool Aero Car. With priority ticketing, your guide will take you to private Group Entrances for each attraction – saving you precious time during your vacation!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Niagara Falls in One Day: Best Sightseeing Tour of American and Canadian Sides

Niagara Falls in One Day: Best Sightseeing Tour of American and Canadian Sides

Sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls Discover both the American side and Canadian side in one tour Enjoy a thrilling Maid of the Mist boat ride or a "Journey Behind the Falls" tour (depending on season) Explore the adventurous Cave of the Winds in season Get fantastic aerial views from atop the Skylon Tower Marvel at several falls including Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls All attraction fees, admission fees, tolls, bridge tolls and hotel pickup and drop-off are included
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  • 7 hours
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Experience Niagara Falls in Three Hours

Experience Niagara Falls in Three Hours

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Make the most of your time in Niagara on a tour of Niagara Falls’ highlights with admission tickets to the Hornblower boat cruise, Whirlpool Observation Deck, tunnel system behind the waterfalls, and Souvenir City included. In addition to round-trip transport from select hotels, your guide ensures a stress-free tour and provides commentary at stops along the way.
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  • 3 hours
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 Niagara Falls Canadian Side Evening Illuminations Tour From Canada

Niagara Falls Canadian Side Evening Illuminations Tour From Canada

This evening tour by mini coach will show you all the illuminated sights around Niagara Falls. The guide will tell you all about the history of the falls as you visit stops such as Skylon Tower and Table Rock Centre. During the summer months, be treated to an end of the evening fireworks display! This tour includes pickup from the United States side of the falls and is wheelchair accessible.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Epic Full Day Niagara Falls Tour of USA and Canada + Lunch - Private Safe Tour

Epic Full Day Niagara Falls Tour of USA and Canada + Lunch - Private Safe Tour

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See both sides of Niagara Falls, the US and Canadian sides, on this all-day tour. Get a bird's-eye view of the falls with a trip to Skylon Tower’s observation deck where you’ll be able to see the city, Bridal Veil Falls, American Falls, Horseshoe Falls, and the Niagara River. Plus get a behind-the-scenes look at the falls through a series of tunnels. The tour also includes a boat cruise by the falls and lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are Journey Behind the Falls hours of operation?
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Journey Behind the Falls hours of operation: Open daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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