White Water Walk, Niagara Falls

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#2 of 113 in Trails in Ontario
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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  • You can hear the roaring of the water, feel the current of the water as well. this is a safe place to visit  more »
  • The location is great to admire the Rapids, formed with the force of the water, you walk the runways so close to the water.
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  • lovely views, nice walk along the boardwalk next to strong rapids. We got splashed a little on one of the lookout/platforms. Also my husband's scooter (though smaller than the average ADA scooter) fit...  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!!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Staff: wonderful, polite, kind, courteous. Elevator: Otis, really neat, you had your personal elevator operator the gentleman that we had on our trip down use informational. Attraction: if you want to see the RAW power of a Class 6 rapids than this is must. A lot of historical plaques to read. Over all we enjoyed the information and the attraction Price: I feel it is worth the price. Package Bundle deal
  • I love the fact that you can get so close to the river on this attraction! Take a bottle of water and your camera to this one. A good pair of shoes too! There are some wonderful places for photos. The board walk was well maintained. It is a great place to spend an hour or two on a hot day... as you will be surprised by the temperature change when we get down by the water!

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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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