White Water Walk
White Water Walk
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  • Linda H
    Dublin, Ohio32 contributions
    Hidden Gem
    We travel to Niagara Falls on the Canadian side a couple of times a year, but had never done the White Water Walk. It was amazing! The boardwalk is maintained well, just like all of the other Niagara Park attractions. The views are stunning and you are really close to the water and experience of the rapids. I recommend getting there early so you can enjoy it when fewer people are there.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 20, 2023
  • Chris2pher50
    Sharon, Pennsylvania18 contributions
    Great view of the rapids!
    Was great from the elevator that was built in 1935 to the up close walk by the raging water rapids! Many stops along the way with history posted on the railings and walks. Please note you will have to walk through a small tunnel when exiting the elevator. Some may feel uncomfortable doing this.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 24, 2023
  • AngelaMB12
    Hanover, Pennsylvania230 contributions
    Amazing Blue Water and Rapids
    This was such a neat walk! Take your time to enjoy the view and sit at the end of the 1/4 mile walk. We read all the signage along the way and at the end. The water is such an amazing blue color and the roar of the rapids lets know how fierce they are. We had the Niagara Park Adventure Pass and rode the Wego bus to get here - highly recommend as there is paid parking only at the location.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 25, 2023
  • Daniel
    Monticello, Illinois35 contributions
    Scenic boardwalk
    The staff bring you down to a 1/4 mile wooden boardwalk next to category 6 rapids. These are the most dangerous rapids in North America. I recommend reading the signs along the way to learn more about the scenery, geography, and animal life. Definitely worth a trip.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Sachin Soman
    Calgary, Canada168 contributions
    Nice views of Niagara rapids
    A very good place for people to do a relaxed walk over boardwalk and see the rapids of Niagara up-close. They have information boards throughout the boardwalk to educate the people about facts of the niagara rapids. Enjoyed our time and clicked some amazing photos. Cons: Incredibly long wait to get into boardwalk as they only have 1 elevator which takes people from the road level to the boardwalk level and this was frustrating.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 25, 2023
  • classyirishlass
    Brantford, Canada37 contributions
    Breathtakingly Gorgeous Stroll
    Absolutely beautiful scenery, highly recommended. Even for ones that don't walk that well, you'll likely be able to do this. My only complaint is there are no benches along the way, only at the very beginning and the very end. It would have been nice to rest a few minutes part of the way through. There is also NO bathroom on the property. I wondered why the lady in the gift shop asked me if I had to go before I began the elevator ride down, and she said the closest bathroom is across the street. You'd think they could build something onsite, luckily I didn't need to, and was fine. The roaring rapids and the green water are just breathtaking. You just want to jump into it, but that wouldn't be wise!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 31, 2023
  • Ashley
    Staten Island, New York50 contributions
    Incredible View of the Rapids
    We visited the White Water Walk as part of the Niagara Falls Adventure Pass (Classic). This pass included admission to the White Water Walk, Journey Behind the Falls, and Niagara's Fury. We enjoyed the White Water Walk the most out of these attractions. We arrived as soon as this attraction opened at 10 AM. There was no wait for the elevator down to the boardwalk. The boardwalk is 1/4 mile long and offers an impressive view of the rapids. It's truly amazing how powerful they are! Since we went in the morning, our walk felt so peaceful and relaxing. We highly recommend the White Water Walk for visitors of all ages.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 22, 2023
  • Terry
    Whitstable, United Kingdom52 contributions
    White water experience
    This short walk is amazing. Following a lift ride down and a walk through a tunnel, not for those with claustrophobia, you arrive at the gorge. The water here is white, rough, noisy and fast. The short walk brings you close to the water and you get a feel of it’s power. Plenty of photo opportunities and lots of information this is not to be missed and is good value for money.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 10, 2023
  • Andre T
    Toronto, Canada183 contributions
    A force of nature
    When visiting my cousin in Ridgeway, ON she suggested this site. We truly enjoyed it with lots of photos and videos opportunities. Staff is very friendly and helpful, Tristan is a keeper for his patience. A must see place to visit. Expect 1 hour to truly enjoy it. Not open for the winter season.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 15, 2023
  • Camda
    Wellington, New Zealand770 contributions
    Beautiful scenic walk but feels like it should be free for all
    Did this walk based on high rated reviews. Parking on the street is paid but you receive free once you buy your tickets to attraction. Great boardwalk alongside the powerful rapids. As others have said, not a long walk at all and whilst a stunning area it seems it should be a free walk rather than a paid attraction. Expensive at $17.50 CAD pp plus tax. The display boards showing the history were very interesting though one about the barrel riders wrongly spells the city of Christchurch, New Zealand as Christ Church.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 19, 2023
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AngelaMB12
Hanover, PA230 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
This was such a neat walk! Take your time to enjoy the view and sit at the end of the 1/4 mile walk. We read all the signage along the way and at the end. The water is such an amazing blue color and the roar of the rapids lets know how fierce they are. We had the Niagara Park Adventure Pass and rode the Wego bus to get here - highly recommend as there is paid parking only at the location.
Written June 25, 2023
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Camda
Wellington, New Zealand770 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Did this walk based on high rated reviews. Parking on the street is paid but you receive free once you buy your tickets to attraction. Great boardwalk alongside the powerful rapids. As others have said, not a long walk at all and whilst a stunning area it seems it should be a free walk rather than a paid attraction. Expensive at $17.50 CAD pp plus tax. The display boards showing the history were very interesting though one about the barrel riders wrongly spells the city of Christchurch, New Zealand as Christ Church.
Written September 19, 2023
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steveandjudy1994
Chatham, Canada239 contributions
Oct 2020
Loved it, was overwhelmed by the magnificence and power of the rapids right beside us. All of the people working were gracious and thank you for their service during a difficult time. Its a very short walk , I think a quarter of a km so doesn't take long to walk but you will want to linger and take in the sounds and the art of the rapids winding their way down river.
Written October 14, 2020
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Lisa B
Bedford, NH20 contributions
May 2022 • Family
We loved the White Water Walk! First, let me lead by saying that the staff was SO friendly and helpful. We spent three days in NF, and out of everything we did, the staff at this attraction really stood out to us more than at any other.

My husband even said that this was his favorite attraction (we did everything in both countries from the Cave of the Winds to the Niagara Power Plant to a boat cruise to the butterflies to Clifton Hill, etc.). It was blissfully uncrowded when we arrived mid-morning. We were able to walk down the gorgeous walkway and read about the river at our own pace. After visiting everything else in the area, this really added the final piece to our puzzle. The signs along the self-guided tour answered some lingering questions we had regarding the water and the river itself.

The location slightly outside of the city was also a plus, because we were able to free ourselves from the crowds.

Great attraction!
Written May 30, 2022
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Hrothmir
Smyrna, GA176 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
A short and easy walk along a stretch of the Niagara River below the falls with very turbulent rapids. I thought this site was one of the best paid sites on the Canadian side of the river; most of the other paid sites around Niagara Falls were a bit mediocre in comparison.

Note: You're not seeing the falls - just rapids. But the "just" rapids are pretty impressive.

The building at the start of the walk has some fun facts about adventurers who have braved the falls/rapids.
Written November 2, 2023
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hul
32 contributions
Sep 2020
Unbelievable! Totally different angle of the falls river. Good angle to see the power of that current. It's not a long walk, but definitely something you'll enjoy if you have the patience to appreciate it.

There's toilettes at the parking lot. Parking is free if you purchase the tickets there and ask for a voucher, then you drop the voucher on your car's dashboard.

I wouldn't miss it if I go back.
Written January 16, 2021
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ELPScorch
El Paso, TX94 contributions
Jul 2022
Seeing the power of the Niagara River and at the time we went the water was "low". The way the waves crashed into each other and the height of the waves, wow. The bridge they built gets you up close to feel the rush of the water. Amazing views and a great way to pass some time and see the river up close.
Written July 23, 2022
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Ashley
Staten Island, NY50 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We visited the White Water Walk as part of the Niagara Falls Adventure Pass (Classic). This pass included admission to the White Water Walk, Journey Behind the Falls, and Niagara's Fury. We enjoyed the White Water Walk the most out of these attractions. We arrived as soon as this attraction opened at 10 AM. There was no wait for the elevator down to the boardwalk. The boardwalk is 1/4 mile long and offers an impressive view of the rapids. It's truly amazing how powerful they are! Since we went in the morning, our walk felt so peaceful and relaxing. We highly recommend the White Water Walk for visitors of all ages.
Written August 22, 2023
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WildCanadian
Ottawa, Canada182 contributions
Aug 2022
Like many another thing in Niagara Falls, if you decide to do this you should purchase your ticket ahead of time. There will still likely be a line, but at least you can whip through it quicker.

This is a boardwalk along the river with viewing locations and informational signboards. There isn't a guide or anything but you and the river and you can set your own pace. When I was there, I found it a quiet time to watch the power of the rapids and marvel.
Written January 9, 2023
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Arnout_Debbie
Brussels, Belgium81 contributions
Jul 2022
The walk is pleasant and gives some nice views on the rapids (and some interesting stories of daredevils at the falls/rapids are shown), but we would recommend to do it only if you have time to spare. It lies a bit away from the falls, so count some 20 minutes to get there. The walk itself can be done in an hour (or less).
Written August 20, 2022
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