Whitewater Walk

By on December 10, 2013

The Whitewater Walk is a boardwalk running alongside the Niagara River at the bottom of the Niagara Gorge. The boardwalk allows visitors to view the Niagara Rapids, perhaps the most turbulent length of water in North America.

The attraction begins with a 230 foot elevator ride through the ancient Niagara bedrock. At the bottom of the shaft the elevator opens to a 240 foot access tunnel. The access tunnel leads to the beginning of the 1000 foot boardwalk along the river’s edge.

The boardwalk allows visitors to experience the Niagara Rapids furry first hand. The rapids are ‘Class 6 Whitewater Rapids’. This classification is the highest difficulty classification rapids can be given. Basically, class 6 whitewater rapids are impossible to navigate, so you won’t be seeing any enthusiastic kayakers attempting this run. The rapids flow past onlookers at a speed of 48km/h. The 4 km length of rapids range in height from 3 to 5 meters!

As visitors walk along the boardwalk they will have the opportunity take breaks on two very large observation decks. From here, visitors can view some of the larger rapids, along with exquisite views of the Niagara Gorge.