White Water Walk, Niagara Falls

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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 .
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  • If you buy the Niagara pass this is well worth the visit and the walk, stunning view up close of the rapids.  more »
  • I have gone on this twice in my life and it is definitely worth taking the time to do. It is very impressive.  more »
  • As part of the Classic Pass, we also looked at this part of Niagara Falls. You can walk right next to the river this unfortunately quite short way, take photos, marvel at the violence of the water. There are always panels with explanations.
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  • One of my favourite Niagara attractions! You can get a real sense for the force of the water as it makes it's way through the Category 5 rapids. It is peaceful in the gorge and a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the sites near the falls. This attraction is easily accessible with the people mover bus. If arriving by vehicle, you can park in the lot across the street and pay by meter or obtain a complimentary parking pass from the attraction desk which is valid while you're in the gorge.
  • This was one of the events in our 2-day basic pass, really interesting. The rushing water, creating so high and loud was incredibly surreal. It was a beautiful day and clear and couldn’t have asked for better weather. Self timed walk but there were cool little tidbits of information on the boardwalk downstream. It’s very low key, but definitely cool to experience.
  • This is a fantastic place to visit. If you want to experience the Niagara river , this is the best place. It's a 750 m board walk, with places where you can be next to the river. This place is serene if you visit in Summer. You can also see the fall Colors of the trees in September. The rapids of Niagara river can be seen very close. The water is green and runs at speeds of 40kmph. It's a old elevator going down 75m down next to the river.
  • Easy access to the class 6 Rapids of the mighty Niagara River. An elevator takes you down to a well maintained boardwalk that stretches about 200 yards and is wheelchair friendly. There is no time limit to this attraction and it's the best $15 you will spend in Niagara Falls.
  • Excellent activity to see downstream of the falls. Amazing view of the powerful water and lovely and cool in the shade on a hot day. It's a shame that the lift down to the boardwalk is slow and can't hold more people, but I suppose it naturally limits the people on the boardwalk.
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