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Descend 180 feet beneath the historic Niagara Parks Power Station to discover the 2,200-foot-long tunnel that lies under Niagara’s cathedral of power.
This all-new attraction uncovers a never-before-seen underground world and reveals more fascinating details about Niagara’s incredible story of power. Make your way down into the tunnel in a glass-enclosed elevator and prepare to witness a breathtaking panoramic view of the falls from the viewing platform at the edge of the Niagara River. Experience the Tunnel with regular admission to the Niagara Parks Power Station
- Approximate Duration (2 hr.) (varies)
- Self-guided Experience
- Guided tours available
- COVID-19 Information - Learn More
Discover a new underground perspective
Dig deep into the rich history of the century-old power station as you explore this engineering feat from an incredible new perspective, 180 feet beneath the main generating floor.
Get views of the power station’s hidden decks as you descend into the tunnel in a glass-paneled elevator. Then, explore fascinating exhibits to find out how it was remarkably excavated in 1901 with only lanterns, rudimentary dynamite, pickaxes and shovels. Learn how it expelled the power station’s spent waters back into the Niagara River, at the base of the falls.
The tunnel served as an exit point for the water used in generating hydropower for over a century. Your journey in the tunnel will take you along the same path travelled by water and lead you to a viewing platform where the tunnel emptied into the Niagara River.
For the first time ever, the newly constructed viewing platform offers unprecedented access to a new perspective of the lower Niagara River with unparalleled views of both the Horseshoe and American Falls.
There's more to Niagara's power story
The all-new tunnel experience at the Niagara Parks Power Station is included with regular admission to the station. Explore this restored hydroelectric power station, first constructed over a century ago. Discover interactive exhibits, fascinating models and more. Hungry for more? Scan story markers throughout the station with your mobile device and dig deeper with exclusive content, including our audio guide! Fully guided generator hall tours with our expert interpreters are also available.Learn More
Know Before You Go
You’re about to embark on an incredible journey through a 115+ year-old tunnel, deep underground. Here are some tips to help you prepare for the experience:
The glass-walled elevator takes you deep underground, where you'll travel 2,200 feet through the tunnel. The pathway is even and smooth, but be sure to wear comfortable footwear. Look for benches along the way if you need to stop and take a break.
60° F (15 ° C)
You're 180 feet underground. Despite the weather on the surface, it can get chilly down there! Consider dressing for the weather and bringing a light jacket. Once you reach the observation deck at the river's edge, expect to get wet! Recyclable rain ponchos are available upon request.
If you have to go, now's the time! There are ample fully accessible washrooms available on the generator floor of the power station. We recommend making a quick pit stop before descending down the elevator.
$28 / $18.25
Admission + Guided Tour
$38 / $25
Currents Night Show
$30 / $19.50
5 & Under
Buy Tickets Admission above displayed as Adult (13+) / Child (6-12) rates. Children 5 and under are free. All prices are in Canadian Dollars and do not include applicable tax (13% HST).
7005, Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6T2
1 (877) 642-7275
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Where is the closest parking lot?
Parking is available right next to the Niagara Parks Power Station, at the Falls Parking Lot. A Falls Parking Event Pass, valid from 6:00 p.m., is available to visitors attending Currents. Daily parking passes are also available for purchase that include unlimited parking at a number of Niagara Parks parking lots. Learn More.
Can general admission tickets be purchased at the door?
Yes, all tickets and packages for the Niagara Parks Power Station can be purchased in-person at the power station. However, visitors are reminded that purchasing tickets in-person is subject to availability.
Is Niagara Parks Power Station accessible?
Yes, the Niagara Parks Power Station is fully accessible. There are benches located throughout the power station, as well as a wheelchair available for use inside on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Is the Niagara Parks Power Station open year-round?
Yes, the Niagara Parks Power Station is open year-round. Please note, due to safety reasons, access to the viewing platform and/or tunnel experience at the station may be limited during inclement weather.
What is the Tunnel at the Niagara Parks Power Station and when will it open?
A 2,200-foot tunnel winds through the depths of the power station, 180 feet underground. It expelled the spent waters used in the power station back into the Niagara River, at the base of the falls. Visitors will be able to travel down beneath the main generating hall to discover the Tunnel at the Niagara Parks Power Station beginning July 2022.
How much is admission to the Tunnel?
Admission to the Tunnel is included with general admission to the Niagara Parks Power Station. Admission tickets can be purchased online or in person at the power station.
Do I have to book a time to visit the Tunnel?
No, you do not need to book a time to visit the Tunnel at the Niagara Parks Power Station. Accessed by elevator inside the station, admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Is the Tunnel accessible?
Yes, the Tunnel and viewing platform are fully accessible. The tunnel surface is a smooth, flat walkway with benches at intervals throughout.
I purchased a general admission ticket to the power station; can I visit the Tunnel another day?
No, admission tickets are valid for one day only. We recommend planning for a two-hour experience if you wish to explore the Tunnel during your visit to the power station.