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Niagara Underground Power Station, Tailrace Tunnel & Skylon Tower Guided Tour

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Discover how Niagara Falls offer breathtaking views and power electricity in this guided tour. Get unique fall water views through a 2,200-foot-long tunnel.

Highlights

  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Niagara Falls from atop the Skylon Tower down to the observation deck at the end of a 2,200-foot-long tunnel.

  • Dive 180 feet into the 100 - year - old hidden power station through a glass elevator that reveals a structure excavated by old shovels, dynamite and pickaxes.

  • Piece together Niagara Falls’ relationship with hydroelectric power as you gaze upon the statue of Nikola Tesla and discover his role in the story.

  • Hear the fall water roar and feel the mist on your face as you stand front and center on the boardwalk to Horseshoe Falls.

  • Fun-fact: Niagara's emerald waters are caused by 60 tons of rock pulverized by the falls every minute!

Inclusions

  • Tailrace Tunnel experience - Niagara's newest attraction!

  • Pre-reserved Skylon Tower tickets

  • Pre-reserved Niagara Power Station tickets

  • Glass Elevator access at the Tailrace Tunnel

  • Glass Elevator access at the Skylon Tower

  • Local English-speaking guide

  • Expertly guided walking tour

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Niagara Falls: more than just a waterfall!

Kick off your Niagara Falls tour begins atop the Skylon Tower and the sky-deck with a bird’s-eye view of the waterfalls. Observe the Niagara Parks Power Station humming below and the International Control Dam guiding the fall waters to a sharp 180 feet drop, down the Niagara Gorge. Walk out of the 2200 foot-long Tailrace Tunnel to unique views of the Horseshoe Falls on the observation deck. Don’t forget to stop at the Illumination Tower offering a glittering light show every night, as you move ahead to the historic statue of Nikola Tesla.

Niagara Falls and hydroelectricity: a story for the ages

Gain insight into the story of Nikola Tesla and The Current War, and how Niagara Falls shaped the outcome. Next, approach the Niagara Parks Power Station – the first ever hydroelectric power plant, where you can now train hands-on with the original machinery! Descend 180 feet in glass to the base of Niagara Falls and marvel at the power plant structure excavated a 100 years ago with only dynamite and pickaxes. End the tour with a walk through the Tailrace Tunnel onto the viewing deck — the exit point for the water into the Niagara River for over a century! Your reward? — unparalleled views of both the Horseshoe and American Falls.

Accessibility

  • This experience is not accessible by wheelchair and pram/strollers.

Additional information

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes for uneven surfaces on the walking tour
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting point

  • Meet your guide at Skylon Tower.

  • Address: 5200 Robinson St, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 2A2, Canada.

  • Landmark: Your guide will be holding a green “Meet Here Walks” sign next to the Starbucks in the lobby of the main entrance to the Skylon Tower.

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