White Water Walk
White Water Walk
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A boardwalk that runs along the treacherous Whirlpool Rapids.
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Lisa B
Bedford, NH10 contributions
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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ELPScorch
El Paso, TX82 contributions
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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goodtime4
Toronto, Canada103 contributions
Thumbs up:
1. Staff showed that they really care about their customers: showing excitement about our visit in spite of the pandemic.
2. The roaring sound, the clean smell, and the magnificent view of the water feels like a spa of the soul,
3. We went on a Friday, which according to staff, is the only day of the week that they provide discounts for seniors.

Thumbs down:
1. The fences look dated and can use a full facelift.
2. There is no clear instruction on when the place will be closed during the cold months of the year.
Written October 20, 2020
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Michele G-W
London, Canada433 contributions
Couples
This is one of our favorite places to come visit. We were glad to hear it was open again. Before you buy your tickets a staff member makes you sanitize your hands and gives you a mask if you don't have your own. Makes are mandatory here but on the trail almost half of the people had taken them off. A staff member needs to be at along the trail enforcing this.
The rapids are quick and a site to see. The path isn't long and has a few areas allowing you to get even closer. At the end you can if you choose to get wet so maybe bring a towel or extra socks.
Written June 28, 2020
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Arnout_Debbie
Brussels, Belgium68 contributions
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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shophopper
Watson, Canada36 contributions
This was included with our Adventure Pass and we rode the GO bus here. We did stand in line for about 10 minutes on a Sunday afternoon in August. The line was for the elevator. A knowledgeable staff member rode down with us and gave a brief history and some interesting facts. The same staff member rode back up and asked if anyone had questions and was very friendly. The walk itself was beautiful! Not too busy, a fantastic view of the only Level 6 rapids in all of North America. Amazing power and nothing like watching the falls in town. This is worth the trip. We thought the gift shop prices were more reasonable than most.
Written August 19, 2022
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patlv23
Winnipeg, Canada669 contributions
Family
We didn't plan to ge here but we had a little time at the end of our trip (and it was included in our Niagara Pass). A great way to see the power of the rapids beyond the falls. There's a lot information on site regarding things like wildlife, plant life, geology and history (especially attempts to traverse the rapids). Parking across the street (with washrooms) is free but you have to get it validated at the counter, then return to display the parking pass on your dashboard. This attraction has its own WEGO bus stops.
Written July 25, 2022
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William O
Westfield, MA48 contributions
Family
This was one of the best sights in Niagara Falls. You take an elevator down to river level and walk on a nice wooden boardwalk along the river and back. The strength and height of the waves in the river was amazing. They are considered grade 6 which supposedly can’t be navigated although one employee said someone kayaks it once a week. I can’t see how they would survive. We bought as part of an attaction package but you can buy single tickets. Don’t miss this.
Written July 25, 2022
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Deanna R
Cleburne, United States22 contributions
We really enjoyed the white water walk. You walk on a board walk type walk way just feet from the water. The water is such a beautiful shade of blue and the rapidness of the movement is amazing. Natural beauty is such an amazing experience. I highly recommend the experience. Just seeing what a beautiful piece of the nature this was is worth the price of admission.
Written March 6, 2020
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darlae1978
Traverse City, MI12 contributions
While the White Water Walk offers beautiful up-close views of the Niagara River's white water, we were disappointed with this attraction. The walk itself is incredibly short (my Strava showed a total of 0.48 miles to the end and back). As a couple, it cost us about $35, which seemed a bit steep for something that was over so quickly. I'm glad we did it once, but if we visited again, we would skip this without question.
Written September 23, 2022
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