Niagara Falls in Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario — Central Canada
Whirlpool Rapids Gorge
Erected by The Niagara Parks Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Natural Features.
Location. 43° 7.087′ N, 79° 4.227′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Niagara Regional Municipality. Marker is at the intersection of Niagara Parkway and the exit of the Whirlpool Aero Car parking lot, on the right when traveling north on Niagara Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 3E8, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Niagara Spanish Aero Car (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Eddy Basin (approx. half a kilometer away in the U.S.); Whirlpool Rapids (approx. half a kilometer away in the U.S.); Niagara Gorge Natural HistoryChallenging the Whirlpool Rapids (approx. half a kilometer away in the U.S.); Welcome to Whirlpool State Park (approx. 0.6 kilometers away in the U.S.); Niagara River Recreation Trail (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Thompson Point (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
Also see . . . Whirlpool Rapids, A History & Pictorial. “The White Water Walk [in Canada] is the quickest and least strenuous method to view the Whirlpool Rapids. It is wheelchair accessible. Visitors are transported to the base of the Niagara Gorge by elevator. A boardwalk provides access to several viewing areas from which to view the rapids. The Whirlpool State Park [in the U.S.] allows the more adventurous visitor to follow a series of stairways and paths to the base of the gorge. A marked path can be followed along the remnants of the former Great Gorge Route railway to an old observation station overlooking the rapids. This station was used as a way-point for visitors riding the Great Gorge Railway from which to view the Whirlpool Rapids. The hike is physically demanding but provides a view of the mighty rapids unparalleled from any other viewing area. (Submitted on December 10, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 330 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 10, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.