Price & Hours
- Sightseeing Type
- 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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If you're looking to view the falls from a more natural setting than the Maid of the Mist or the Journey Behind the Falls, spend an hour or two stretching your legs on the White Water Walk. After taking an elevator 230 feet to the base of the gorge, you'll be able to walk along a quarter-mile boardwalk that overlooks the Great Gorge Rapids from the Canadian side of the Niagara River. Along the walk are several observation areas where you can get a great view of the falls and the turbulent whirlpool below.
Some recent visitors called this a "tourist trap" because of the disappointingly short boardwalk, but others loved being able to see the force of the rapids up close. Several reviewers also suggested stopping to read the informational plaques that are placed along the boardwalk, as they provide interesting information about the daredevils who have attempted to cross the river.
Entry to the White Water Walk is located along the Niagara Parkway, and prices are CA$13 (about $10.50) for adults and CA$8.15 (about $6.50) for kids 6 to 12. The attraction welcomes visitors from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. For more information, visit White Water Walk website.
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