As the eighth honorary wonder of the world, Niagara Falls makes a statement even when viewed from miles away. But here, visitors get the real-deal: feel the mist of the rapids and hear its deafening roar echo off all sides of the 410-million-year-old rock layers of the Niagara Gorge, only on the White Water Walk.
Visitors at the White Water Walk take a vintage elevator down 230 feet to the base of the gorge where they can access the riverside boardwalk, which stretches a quarter of a mile alongside the never-ceasing Class 6 white water rapids. Stroll at your own pace on the self-guided tour and check out the several viewing platforms that branch off the boardwalk for a closer look at the deep and narrow Great Gorge, where trillions of gallons of water are forced into this accelerating trough. Bring your camera for those amazing photo-ops but be careful– you could get wet!
The White Water Walk is a seasonal attraction open from April to mid-November, weather permitting. The walk is located about 2 and a half miles north of the Falls and is within walking distance of the Niagara Falls Ontario train and bus stations. Visitors can reach the walk by taking the WEGO bus route, near the Whirlpool Bridge. This is attraction is wheelchair accessible with the exception of two small viewing areas reached by stairs only. Free parking is also available at the site.
Admission to the White Water Walk is $10.75 for children ages 6-12 and $16.50 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online at niagaraparks.com
“One can walk along and experience the wildest and longest stretch of whitewater class 6 rapids in North America…totally mesmerizing and breathtaking.”
Take Amtrak to the White Water Walk
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