Located at the narrowest point of the Niagara River, a few kilometers north of the Falls , this adventure offers visitors a ... More
White Water Walk
Located at the narrowest point of the Niagara River, a few kilometers north of the Falls , this adventure offers visitors a spectacular view of some of the wildest whitewater anywhere. You can walk along a boardwalk a few feet away from the swirling waters. You can even see the remains of the Great Gorge Scenic Railway, once used to ferry people around the Gorge and now being slowly destroyed by the waters.
as a former buffalonian.. i was so surprized, thiat id never done this before, but we had out of town family with us and decded to go ... what a great time, and an awesome expeirence.. so much so im planning asurprize trip back for fathers day!!
The Niagara River is a class 6 river and is so powerful and dangerous that it's illegal to attempt to kayak/raft it.
My tickets to this were free so I decided to stop and check it out. Parking was free too and that is rare in Niagara Falls.
I lived in Tonawanda and never experienced the walk until I moved away!
By A Yahoo! Contributor, 9/1/07
I am orginally from Tonawnada New York with my mom still living across the street from the Niagara River. Have taken many people to the falls and never did the White water walk. This year we decided to do everything at the falls with a very dear friend. It was facinating and gorgeous! You can walk right up to the water in some areas. I would encourage everyone to take the time to see the white water rapids. It was breathtaking. Yes there is an old elevator but we went in August and we waited for the elevator for 10 minutes. Well worth the money and definately not boring!
WE WERE STUCK DOWN THERE FOR OVER AN HOUR IN A STINKY WET CAVE WITH 60 PEOPLE AND NO WATER AND NO BATHROOM BECAUSE THE ELEVATOR BROKE AND THEY DID NOT WANT TO HIRE SOMEONE TO FIX IT. AND THERE WERE NO STAIRS SO WE HAD TO TAKE A MONORAIL THAT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS ON ITS LAST LEGS TO AN EIGHTY STEP SPIRAL STAIRWAY IN THE MOUNTAIN. WORST EXPERIENCE OF CANADA EVER.
We went to Niagara Falls the first week of June and overall it was a great experience. The falls seen from the Canadian side was expectacular. We took a package that included the White Water Walk and found it was the most boring walk ever. Unless you are a nature freak, you would not enjoy this walk.
Even with some long wait times this was quite an experience. Hard to imagine the power of the river from up above but when your close it is awesome to see and hear.I took more pictures in this area than I did anywhere else in Niagara. Would go back again.
The White Water Walk lets you get breathtakingly close to the rapids by walking along a boardwalk. However, be prepared to wait and wait some more to be brought back up to street level. You are taken down, about a dozen people at a time, by an old elevator. As soon as you get off this elevator, you can see the problem, because there are many many people waiting to ride the same elevator back up. There is no other way up except this elevator. We waited approximately twenty-five minutes in this tunnel. I personally think it was still worth it.
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