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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  • Probably one of the cheaper attractions at the Falls and stunning as always! The beauty and ferocity of the river in that stretch never ceases to amaze. I took my grandson for his first time to see it...  more »
  • Amazing how rapid the water flows down from the falls - a pretty scenic walk. Suggest reading the information plaques about the people who have attempted stunts.  more »
  • You can walk next to the torrent down the Niagara River about 5 km from table rock point. The origin of the name is a torrent flowing while the white wave. You can enjoy the power of the Niagara River just around the corner. I'd first descend down a cliff in the elevator, this elevator is small because it was quite crowded. Still the time reservations are required.
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  • The river walk was interesting in that you are able to walk alongside such a powerful and might rapids area. We visited because this was part of the Adventure pass. If you are in the northern area anyway to do the zip car or whatever it is worth a stop but don't come just for this if you are staying near the falls.
  • This place has impressive views of the Niagara river and its rapids. This rapids are classified as category 6, which mean they are almost not drivable in a water raft. The experience was rwally nice and the contact with nature was very close.
  • I liked this a lot! Amazing to walk that close to that much water moving so fast! Breathtaking!
  • This is a really good walk. It takes you up close with the white water and allows you to understand how powerful and large it is. There is lots of info along the river to read which is good.
  • Seems nice but after checking website and walking there from the falls we were told pets are not allowed, service dogs only.

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The city bordering Canada's most famous attraction offers a wide range of accommodations, with competition keeping prices surprisingly low. You'll pay a premium for views of the falls, with most of the prime real estate right by the star attraction controlled by major international hotel chains. Most sit along Niagara Parkway, which fronts the river. If you're looking for something nearby but still affordable, check the options along Victoria Avenue--you won't have a view of the falls, but you'll be just minutes from the spectacular attraction.
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