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The sound is like thunder, the sight awe-inspiring! Take a journey deep below and behind the heart of Niagara and stand in the mist where the mighty Horseshoe Falls tumbles from 13 stories above.

Journey consists of an observation platform and series of tunnels near the bottom of the Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian shore of the Niagara River. The tunnels and platform can be reached by elevators from the street level entrance. The tour is unguided and visitors have the option of using radios to receive facts and information broadcast into the tunnels

The two tunnels extend approximately 46 metres behind the waterfall and allow visitors to view water cascading in front of the open cave entrances. Earlier in the attraction's history visitors were permitted far closer to the portals' edge to view a perspective to the sides and below the falling water. Barricades now exist further back from the ledge at the end of the tunnels to ensure visitor safety.

The observation deck provides a vantage point looking up with the falls to the right, allowing photographers a full view of the famous landmark. The deck is sprayed with water from the cascade so visitors are provided with plastic raincoats prior to their descent. you'll experience the awesome spectacle of one-fifth of the world?s fresh water crashing down 13 stories to the basin below. Every second during summer daylight hours, over 2,800 cubic meters of water thunders over the rim at 65 kilometers per hour.

Prices: $12.00 Cad Adults (13+ years), $7.20 Cad Children (6 to 12 years); Children 5 and under are FREE!

Hours of Operation Open year-round except December 25. All times subject to change. Last tickets sold 30 minutes prior to closing.
Opens: 9 a.m.
Closes:
January to June: 5:30 p.m. weekdays, 7:30 p.m.weekends, 9:30 p.m. Holiday weekends.
June to September: 8:30 p.m. weekdays, 9:30 p.m. weekends, 11:00 p.m. Holiday weekends.
September to October: 8:00 p.m.
November to December: 7:00 p.m.

Address: 6650 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Directions: 6650 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, L2E 6T2
Phone: 905-371-0254;+1 905 351 0254 / +
Website: http://www.niagaraparks.com

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 27, 2007
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