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Marvel at the trillions of gallons of water powering their way along one of the widest stretches of white water in the world at White Water Walk. Travel down 70 m (229 ft) in an elevator, to a short tunnel leading to the water's edge. A 305 m (1/4 mi) boardwalk arm's length away from the natural phenomenon takes you to two observation points, both with views of the Class 6 whirlpool rapids, which rage ferociously at 48 km/h (30 mph). From here you will learn first-hand how the 410-million-year-old rock layers of the Niagara Gorge were slowly forged thanks to the sheer force of the water. Make White Water Walk a centerpiece of your Niagara Falls vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Niagara Falls road trip planning website.
White Water Walk reviews
Like many another thing in Niagara Falls, if you decide to do this you should purchase your ticket ahead of time. There will still likely be a line, but at least you can whip through it...
Like many another thing in Niagara Falls, if you decide to do this you should purchase your ticket ahead of time. There will still likely be a line, but at least you can whip through it... more »
We did this on our way out of town and are so glad we did. It’s a really impressive view of the river and the rapids.
We did this on our way out of town and are so glad we did. It’s a really impressive view of the river and the rapids. more »
Visited on 21-June-2022: Its a must watch attraction during your visit to the Niagara Falls. It offers you to watch the furry of the Niagara river from a very close view point in the gorge. Ancient rocks on both sides of the gorge not only offer a mesmerizing view but also a respite from the heat on a warm summer day due to their low temperature. Parking is available on the road and in the specified lot (3$CAD/h). An elevator takes you down the gorge (23 storeys). As soon as you come out of the elevator you feel the coldness of rocks, which has caused the air to condense on the surface of the rock (you can feel the water droplets by touching the rock while walking in the tunnel). Most Importantly, you don't need to do any hike to enjoy this view, so its very family friendly and perfect for all ages. Minimum 30-min are needed to finish the entire board walk but for taking pictures and to enjoy the moment, anywhere from 1-1.5h should be enough. There is no official time limit on the time spent here. If you feel very hot on a warm day and want to go back to your hotel, better to go here as you will feel a totally different weather down there. Tickets can be purchased on site (17$-Adult) but better to check online for updated info before heading out due to Covid (A Niagara Pass is also available that includes more attractions, so you can check which option suits you better).
An awesome must see when you visit Niagara Falls. Do yourself a favor and don’t just see the Falls and go home. Make sure you visit White Water Walk. It’s not far from the Falls and doesn’t take too long to enjoy it. You will take a quick elevator down 20 stories and emerge right at the roaring river’s edge. It is only then will you appreciate the power and beauty it the Mighty Niagara River. These are the highest rated (6) white water rapids there are. This adventure will show you why they are rated so high. You will continue to take an easy walk along the boardwalk stopping at some areas that allow you to venture out onto a deck to get right up to the river and feel and hear its power. I can’t stress enough how great an experience this is and please don’t skip it when you visit the Falls. There is a small gift shop, prices seemed reasonable. Also make sure you ask for a parking pass for your dashboard so you don’t have to pay to park. There are about a dozen spots out front. There were some large lots across the street but I cannot say if it’s ok to park there as they may be private lots. Lastly there are some very informative plaques located as you get off the elevator and along the boardwalk. Take the time to read them and you’ll find out why the water is green and why a dog survived the rapids but his owner didn’t among other interesting facts.
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