Best time to visit Niagara Falls

White Water Walk in Niagara Falls

You will not want to miss this perfect ambience during your promenade

Best time: April–October

White Water Walk
White Water Walk
White Water Walk

Immerse yourself in the relentless beauty and power of the White Water Walk and discover how narrow and deep the Great Gorge truly is. The White Water Walk is unique with its boardwalk at the very edge of one of the most feral stretches of whitewater in the world.

The walk can be easily accessed as it is on the bus route (WEGO system), a mere 4 km north of the falls, near the Whirlpool Bridge. It is located within walking distance of the Niagara Falls Ontario bus and train stations. Free parking is available and the attraction is wheelchair accessible except for two small viewing areas which can only be reached by stairs.

At the White Water Walk, you'll ride 70 meters down in an elevator and then walk along a 73-meter-long tunnel. The boardwalk is 305 meters beside the rapids, and stairs lead to observation areas at the edge of the river.

Due to the weather conditions, the attraction is open usually from April through October. Keep in mind that every year may have a slightly different start and end dates.

Practical info

When is the best time to visit White Water Walk in Niagara Falls?

Visiting the White Water Walk between April and October is highly recommended due to the pleasant weather and peak rapids. Keep in mind that operations may be affected by weather conditions. High winds or heavy rain can lead to occasional boardwalk closures. Show more

Where is the White Water Walk located, and how can I get there?

Located 4 km north of Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada, the White Water Walk is situated near the Whirlpool Bridge. You can use the WEGO bus system, park for free on-site, or access it on foot from the Niagara Falls Ontario bus and train stations. Note that not all viewing areas are wheelchair-accessible due to stairs, and the attraction has two small unreachable viewing areas. Show more

What can I expect to see during my visit to the White Water Walk in Niagara Falls?

Experience a close view of the Great Gorge and extraordinary whitewater rapids on your visit to the White Water Walk. You'll have the opportunity to navigate an elevator, tunnel, and a 305-metre boardwalk while taking in scenic observation areas. The walk is sure to offer you an unforgettable experience to behold. Show more

Are there any restrictions or limitations for visitors with physical disabilities?

Wheelchair users can access the elevator and boardwalk portion of the walk. However, certain areas are only accessible via stairs. The lift has a maximum weight limit of 600 lbs. Visitors with hearing or visual disabilities can take printed scripts of the exhibits upon request at the admission desk. Show more

Can I visit the White Water Walk outside of the operating season from April to October?

According to the attraction's website, the White Water Walk is open from April through October and operates on a schedule that varies based on weather conditions. Severe weather conditions such as heavy rain or high winds occasionally lead to park closures. Contact the attraction beforehand or visit the official website to cross-check schedules before making arrangements. Show more

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