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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.

Experiencing the raging Whirlpool Rapids has been a popular tourist attraction since 1876, when a steam powered incline railway was built on wooden rails to take visitors down the gorge to the water’s edge. A 70 m (230 ft) elevator shaft and a 73 m (240 ft) tunnel were built in 1934 to accommodate a high speed elevator and provide access to the lower gorge and 325 metre (1/4 mile) boardwalk, where visitors may walk beside the awesome spectacle of the Whirlpool Rapids.

These rapids are some of the roughest in the world. Called Class VI rapids, they are too fast and rough to enter and it is illegal to attempt to traverse them.


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