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Cave of the Winds and/or Journey Behind the Falls

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Cave of the Winds and/or Journey Behind the Falls

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.

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Niagara Falls, ON
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1. Re: Cave of the Winds and/or Journey Behind the Falls

To me, they are quite different.

Cave of the Winds is a series of walkways and boardwalks at the base of the Bridal Veil Falls. It is probably the more exciting of the 2, but you will get very wet and it is very loud.

Journey Behind the Falls is a tunnel behind the Horseshoe Falls with portals out to the backside of the Falls. It also has an observation deck at the base of the Horseshoe Falls.

NY
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2. Re: Cave of the Winds and/or Journey Behind the Falls

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
West Grey, Ontario
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3. Re: Cave of the Winds and/or Journey Behind the Falls

Hi Wanderlustorbust317;

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.

niagarafallsstatepark.com/Activities_CaveOfT…

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.

niagaraparks.com/attractions/behind-the-fall…

While the two sound quite similar, the experiences are quite different. If you can, I would suggest experiencing both !

Best Regards

p.s. Cave of the Winds is a bit of a misnomer, as there is no “cave”.

NY
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4. Re: Cave of the Winds and/or Journey Behind the Falls

Maybe the "cave" is the walkway from the elevator out? If so, should be Cave to the Winds :)

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5. Re: Cave of the Winds and/or Journey Behind the Falls

http://www.niagarafrontier.com/winds.html

West Grey, Ontario
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6. Re: Cave of the Winds and/or Journey Behind the Falls

Thanks for the informative link, rjr0810 !

NY
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7. Re: Cave of the Winds and/or Journey Behind the Falls

Yes thank you, great read and very interesting.

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8. Re: Cave of the Winds and/or Journey Behind the Falls

Is it claustrophobia inducing at all?

West Grey, Ontario
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9. Re: Cave of the Winds and/or Journey Behind the Falls

Yes...person's that experience claustrophobia could find Journey Behind the Falls to be unsettling.

Best Regards

NY
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10. Re: Cave of the Winds and/or Journey Behind the Falls

If you can do an elevator, the Cave of the Winds will be fine.

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