A popular natural attraction in the Falls visited by thousands every year is the White Water Walk.
You and your family will be thrilled as you walk only feet from the rushing rapids of the Niagara River.
The White Water Walk is a self guided boardwalk tour along the Whirlpool Rapids, some of the most dangerous white water rapids in the world
Visitors are taken down to the base of the Great Gorge by elevator and can travel the 1000 foot boardwalk and viewing platforms as long as they wish.
With the safety of the boardwalk, visitors are able to walk right up and along the Class 6 rapids of the Niagara river’s edge, giving them a sense of the power of millions of gallons of water fresh from falling from the Falls, rushing past there feet. Class 6 is the highest ranking and most dangerous level of rapids in the world.
While visiting the White Water Walk, visitors can take in the history of the wild rapids by viewing many photos and reading the stories about past daredevils that have tried to conquer the dangerous rapids. One of these daredevil stories include the one about the brave captain Joel Robinson and his crew of two, in 1881, who fought the rapids as he navigated the Maid of The Mist through to it’s destination to complete the sale of one the famous boats.
Where and When
The Niagara River White Water Walk is located just a short distance down the from the Falls at 4330 Niagara Parkway and is open seasonally from mid to late March and goes until November.
Hours of operation are from 9 am and depending on the season closing times range from 5 pm to 8 pm.
Admission is $8.75 for adults and children over 13 years of age and $5.15 for children under 12.
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