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White Water Walk, Niagara Falls

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
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4.4/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web
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. Plan to visit White Water Walk and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Niagara Falls attractions using our Niagara Falls trip itinerary planner.
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  • Really stunning Rapids and scenery. A must if you are visiting, great photography and you can spend as much time as you want there. 
  • After a short elevator ride to the river level, there is an boardwalk along the rapids of the lower Niagara River. These are class 6 rapids, the highest category there is and they are incredibly power...  read more »
  • We did this walk as part of an adventure pass package. The walk is accessible and easy, and provides an impressive view of some amazing rapids. The sheer force of the water and the associated noise is...  read more »
  • What a beautiful way to end our journey. The sound of the water and intensity of the crashing waves is breathtaking! Luckily we had free tickets from the tour guide, who highly recommended it! We might not have stopped otherwise. Make the stop. It's worth it!πŸ˜ŠπŸŒŠπŸŒΏπŸƒπŸŒ³
  • Welcome centre told us we could buy tickets here. Once you get out of the wego bus, you immediately enter a long line with no signage as to what the line is for, or where to buy tickets. There is no indication that you need tickets before entering the line. After waiting an hour and a half, we were told near the front of the line that we needed tickets, and could buy them in the gift shop (again, no signs, you're just supposed to know this.) I went to get tickets while my buddy held my place in line, but he quickly ran over to stop me as he was told we either needed tickets immediately then or had to return to the back of the 90 minute line again, which has no shade from the sun by the way. Absolute waste of time, np signage anywhere, complete mess of disorganization. Maybe it's nice if you actually get to go in, but our experience was horrible. Buy tickets before you come, regardless of what anyone tells you.
  • See the awesome power of the white water up close. This water is fast when your this close. It's a bit slow to get down there by elevator. But once down there it worth it. A nice shady walk along the river.
  • Amazing - totally recommend it: lots of great photo opportunities, and fair amount of interesting informational plaques throughout. Definitely should be part of your visit to Niagara. Go early though. Once it's past noon, you'll be waiting in long lines. Early in the morning say 9-11:30 though there's no wait.
  • This might seem overpriced for just a walk down the boardwalk but it is well worth it! I enjoyed this more than the falls itself. If you are looking for something natural and undeveloped this is it. The sheer power of these rapids cannot even be explained and pictures do it no justice.
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