Would it be duplicative to visit both of these attractions? We intend on visiting both sides of the Falls, so we wouldn't be crossing the border just to do Journey Behind the Falls.
To me, they are quite different.
The cave of the winds is a very unique amazing experience. Your feet will definitely get wet but they give you sandals and a poncho. I recommend zip lock bags put in a backpack under the poncho. You can bypass the hurricane deck and avoid the soaking if you want or go for it. We took turns holding the bags so they stayed free of that area. So you can control to some degree how wet you get.Edited: 30 July 2018, 23:52
The Cave of the Winds, located on the American side, starts with an elevator ride down approx. 53 metres / 175 feet into the Niagara Gorge to a series of wooden stairs and walkways leading you to within 6 metres / 20 feet of the Bridal Veil Falls.
The Journey Behind the Falls, located on the Canadian side, starts with an elevator ride down approx. 45.72 metres / 150 feet through the bedrock that forms the Horseshoe Falls, to tunnels that will lead you to an area about 1/3 of the way behind the Falls. There are a number of lookout portals where you can watch as the torrents of water fall at approx. 40 Mph / 65 Km/H. Also, there are two observation decks that allow you to stand beside the foot of the Horseshoe Falls.
While the two sound quite similar, the experiences are quite different. If you can, I would suggest experiencing both !
p.s. Cave of the Winds is a bit of a misnomer, as there is no “cave”.
Maybe the "cave" is the walkway from the elevator out? If so, should be Cave to the Winds :)
Thanks for the informative link, rjr0810 !
Yes thank you, great read and very interesting.
Is it claustrophobia inducing at all?
If you can do an elevator, the Cave of the Winds will be fine.