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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  • Rare opportunity to walk along class 6 Rapids. Very beautiful. Path was shaded and much cooler than the heat in the long line. Boardwalk well constructed. Unfortunately young kids were very very hot f...  more »
  • Really nice small facility. Nice little snack bar and you can get a beer here. Nice observation deck and you can ridge the cable car across and back. Only takes about 10 minutes.  more »
  • Poorly organized, waiting line that get wider and smaller, endless waiting, and organized tour buses on priority, even longer wait, the turn should last about 45 minutes apx. it took us 2.5 hours. nee...  more »
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  • We stumbled upon this attraction as we were walking past and I'm so glad we did. It was well worth the entry cost (which was quite moderate). The elevator took us down 23 floors right to the river level where we were able to see the Class 6 rapids up close. It's a self guided tour and you can stay as long as you wish. The walk is along a boardwalk and you walk as far as you wish, though there is an inexpensive display at the end next to a platform right at water level. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, the staff were friendly and the gift shop awesome
  • My girlfriend and I decided we're driving by and decided to pull in. It was the best decision we ever made. You truly can't say you visited Niagara falls until you have seen this place. Tickets cost $15 and there was a paid parking lot across the street....we didn't pay tho..sorry The entire stripe is about 20minute walk. And there's places in-between where you can stop to get better view of the water. They have facts of the water and the area on the trail.
  • Really enjoyed this. The walk isn't very long but it is right alongside the water. Plan to spend about 30-40 minutes at the actual walk but depending on when you arrive, there may be a long queue for the lift going down. There's only one available. Bring your cameras for this and it is quite and amazing to see these rapids. Consider purchasing a package for the tickets otherwise you will have to spend some time buying tickets
  • I went on this walk with 3 other people and park just outside. It was a weekend (Sunday) so parking was free. Go here early ~ 8/8:30am or whoever they open if possible. We did by chance and we didnโ€™t even wait. Upon leaving the line was out the door and far down the road just to buy tickets! Then another wait to take the elevator down to the entrance. Once down, the views are spectacular , and definitely worth it. I might be a sucker though because I love rushing water and the turquoise colour of the rapids. It would be wonderful if they were able to extend he pathway a bit. The walk is SUPER short. We were surprise when we came to the end after a semi pricy ticket. It was beautiful though if you love pretty and sparkling water! ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒˆ
  • It was great!:)but it wasn't a "tour". Parking was free. They have a gift shop too. And an elevator so people in wheel chairs can go too. I took off a star because the attendants said that the professional picture people leave way before it closes. I saw a machine that im supposed to put my ticket into get a pro picture from a camera set above but it was locked. And the tour lady took us down but then left us there and said she'd be back in 15min. and the place closed in 30min., we did the math and just started on our own but it was weird. We returned too on our own. I just figured $15 for an unguided tour and no picture is steep. They said "tours left every 2min.". Probably should take off more stars but it was very relaxing and neat to feel the power of nature so close. On the other hand, maybe because there was hardly anyone there they let us spend more time there than usual and i should be adding stars. Overall it was a nice experience and the attendants were nice๐Ÿ™‚
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