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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  • Good experience and not that expensive. You can get very close to the rapids and get some amazing photos.  more »
  • Make sure you get access to this as part of your wonder pass, as it's not worth paying extra for it. The category 6 (highest) set of rapids are stunning, you can feel the power of the water. It's a pe...  more »
  • THis walk wasnt for too long, but it gave interesting facts about the river and the area that the riveer ran through  more »
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  • This experience is one of a kind!!!! An elevator takes you down to an old tunnel that leads to a boardwalk. The boardwalk takes you along the river and gives the onlooker a close up view of the white water. The rapids are amazing to watch and it’s a good place to take your time. The staff here was extremely friendly and helpful. You must walk through a gift shop to both enter and exit the experience. As you might expect everything in the gift shop is extremely expensive. The White Water Walk is worth a look!!
  • This is a nice stop on the side of the road. You take an elevator down to the river and walk along a path next to the river. It is a nice walk and is very peaceful. There is always a wait for the elevator in the summer months.
  • My husband and I visited the walk for the first time. It was his first to Niagara, and my third, but neither had been to this spot. We opted for the Classic Pass which was convenient since the hike from Niagara Falls to White Water Walk was over a mile. However if you want to enjoy the scenic and historic houses along River Road, by all means walk. It's good for the lungs and great exercise. We did that halfway and ended up waiting for the bus. The Walk just displays nature's glory and you can't help but feel awed. We wish the wooden walkway was longer though, it would've been a nice longer walk. But still the whole place was just majestic.
  • Quick view, but beautiful walk. For a simple entry fee, it's a fun adventure and good road trip for the summer! Make sure to bring your suglasses because those waters are shiny!
  • These class five rapids were an amazing sight that we have never seen the like of. We bought this as part of a city pass which was a great value. The raw power of nature is very evident here. This part of our trip was well worth the price of admission
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