The Tunnel: New attraction offers fresh views of Niagara Falls

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People arrive at a viewing platform on June 28 at Niagara Parks Power Station's Tunnel, a new attraction that offers breathtaking views of Niagara Falls. (Carlos Osorio/Reuters - image credit)
People arrive at a viewing platform on June 28 at Niagara Parks Power Station's Tunnel, a new attraction that offers breathtaking views of Niagara Falls. (Carlos Osorio/Reuters - image credit)

This summer, visitors in southern Ontario have a new way to see the spectacular Niagara Falls.

Niagara Parks Power Station has opened its new attraction, The Tunnel.

Guests can ride a glass-panelled elevator 180 feet (54 metres) below the main generating hall and walk the 2,200-foot (670 metres) long tunnel that winds through the former hydro-electric station to an outdoor viewing platform where a breathtaking scene awaits.

Take a look at the views of both the American Falls and the Canadian Horseshoe Falls that Reuters's Carlos Osorio documented earlier this week.

Following the water's journey

People make their way through the tunnel after a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday.

Carlos Osorio/Reuters
Carlos Osorio/Reuters

Visitors read one of the many information panels in the tunnel.

Carlos Osorio/Reuters
Carlos Osorio/Reuters

People take photos on the viewing platform where the water once emptied into the Niagara River.

Carlos Osorio/Reuters
Carlos Osorio/Reuters

WATCH | The Tunnel now open to public: 

Experiencing the Falls the old-fashioned way

For a misty and up-close experience, people take a boat tour with Niagara City Cruises of the Niagara Gorge.

Carlos Osorio/Reuters
Carlos Osorio/Reuters
Carlos Osorio/Reuters
Carlos Osorio/Reuters

Along the Niagara Parkway, tourists take snapshots of the Falls.

Carlos Osorio/Reuters
Carlos Osorio/Reuters
Carlos Osorio/Reuters
Carlos Osorio/Reuters
Carlos Osorio/Reuters
Carlos Osorio/Reuters
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