Journey Behind the Falls

Journey Behind the Falls invites you to experience the mighty Niagara Falls from a truly unique perspective.

Niagara Falls is a breathtaking work of art by Mother Nature that attracts an estimated 30 million visitors from around the world every year. At its highest, the falls is 51 metres tall, with an average flow rate of 2,400 cubic metres (85,000 cubic feet) of water per second. Appreciate the magnitude of this natural world wonder from below and behind the curtain of water from the network of tunnels and viewing decks at Journey Behind the Falls.

Journey Behind the Falls is located along the Niagara Parkway, its entrance is inside the Table Rock Centre, overlooking the falls.

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

Accessibility Features

Wheelchair accessible

Unobstructed path through public  hallways that are wide enough to allow  people using wheelchairs and other  mobility devices to move easily through  the building. 

Universal washroom

Separate, individual washroom with  adequate manoeuvring room for mobility  devices. Includes grab bars, transfer  space, accessible door latch, accessible  sink with knee clearance, easy-to-use  faucets and adult change table. 

Support persons welcome

Support persons are welcome to provide  services or assistance with  communication, mobility, personal care,  medical needs or access to facilities.  Please check with the organization about  entry fees, if applicable.

Service animals welcome

Service animal can be identified by visual  indicators (guide dog or other animal  wearing a vest/harness); or  documentation available from a  regulated health professional to confirm  the animal is required due to a disability. 

Information available in alternative format

Accessible formats (e.g. for menus,  brochures, etc) and communication  supports are provided in a timely manner  upon request at no extra charge in  consultation with the person making the  request.

Elevator access

Elevator access to all public floors with  adequate manoeuvring room to enter  and exit the elevator.

Easy access electrical outlets

At least one electrical outlet within easy  reach has clear floor space in front for  charging an electric mobility device.

Accessible washroom

An accessible washroom stall has  adequate manoeuvring room for mobility  devices. Includes grab bars, transfer  space, accessible door latch, sink with  knee clearance, and lever handles or  automatic sensor faucets. 

Accessible drop-off location

Passenger drop-off is available by an  accessible entrance. 

Accessible transportation

Accessible public transportation and/or  accessible shuttle buses serve the site. 

Accessible seating

Reserved space with a clear view of the  event/activity for someone who is seated,  good sound quality, and adequate  manoeuvring room for a mobility device.

Accessible restaurant

Accessible entrance; adequate  manoeuvring room; accessible washroom  nearby. Tables with removable chairs and  adequate knee clearance.  Cafeteria/buffet counters reachable for  mobility device users. 

Accessible parking

At least one identified, reserved parking  space with a safe, clearly marked  accessible route from the designated  parking area to an accessible building  entrance.

Accessible entrances/exits

A sufficiently wide, hard surfaced,  unobstructed path, no steps or equipped  with ramp connecting to a public  entrance or exit and identified by signage.  Automatic door openers, adequate  manoeuvring room in front of door.

Wheelchair and/or mobility devices available

Wheelchairs and/or mobility devices are  available, free of charge, or for rent. 

More about Journey Behind the Falls

Operated by the Niagara Parks Commission, Journey Behind the Falls consists of several observation platforms and different scenic portals from behind and at the base of the Horseshoe Falls.

The adventure begins with hydraulic-powered elevators that descend from street level to approximately 38 metres underground. Tunnels lead through the bedrock to the Cataract and the Great Falls viewing portals and to the upper and lower observation decks. Historical information on how the attraction was built is provided along the tunnel walls.

The lower observation platform sits about 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.

Rates are reduced in winter as the lower observation deck is closed. It’s just as exciting to experience in the icy, winter season. Visitors receive a free, biodegradable raincoat to keep you dry, and during the cooler months, be sure to bring extra layers to stay warm. Wear waterproof shoes and keep belongings protected from the spraying mist.

There is no set time limit for staying, but most visitors take around 45 minutes to an hour to explore this attraction.

Last updated: August 18, 2023

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