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White Water Walk

Stroll along a boardwalk at the very edge of one of the world's wildest stretches of whitewater! Marvel at the relentless power and beauty of nature and see how the deep and narrow Great Gorge was created. Trillions of gallons of water are forced into this accelerating trough - the sight will take your breath away!

The White Water Walk features a photo gallery that reviews the stunters and daredevils from years past that tried to conquer Niagara's dangerous whitewater rapids.

4330 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Just 4 km north of the Falls, on the People Mover bus route, near the Whirlpool Bridge. Within walking distance of the Niagara Falls Ontario train and bus stations. Free parking available. This attraction is wheelchair accessible except for 2 small viewing areas which are reached by stairs.

Dates of Operation:
Open Seasonally, daily between March and November.


  • Hours of Operation:
  • Opens typically at 9:00AM.
  • Open Seasonally, daily between April and mid-November.
  • All times subject to change.
  • Closes Christmas Day

  • At White Water Walk, you'll ride an elevator down 70 meters, then walk along a tunnel that is 73 meters long. The Boardwalk beside the rapids is 305 metres (1,000 feet or ¼ mile) and stairs lead to two observation areas at the edge of the River. The water travels at different speeds along the length of the Niagara River. South of the Falls where the river is wide and slow, the maximum speed is about 40 km/h. Near the brink of the Falls, a speed of 109 km/h has been recorded. As the water travels through the Whirlpool Rapids at White Water Walk, it is traveling at about 48km/hr or 30mph, creating the Whirlpool Rapids - "Class 6 white-water rapids".
  • Rivers are rated on a scale of 1 to 6 in eastern North America, and 1 to 10 in western North America. The Colorado River is the benchmark for white-water, where some sections are Class 5 and 6 and the flow is 60,000cfs.

Other Information

Valid Dates: April to mid-November

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