An Unforgettable Experience: Niagara Falls in a Barrel

5 Apr

Do you ever feel like you’ve “been there, done that” when it comes to most adventure activities? If ziplining and white-water rafting just don’t get your adrenaline pumping anymore, you may want to check out Viator’s most exclusive new activity, Experience the Falls: Niagara in a Barrel.

This tour is so exclusive that it’s only offered on one day of the year*. Talk about once-in-a-lifetime! This unforgettable plunge will knock the socks off even the most intrepid travelers, who will join the ranks for the very few who have experienced it before them.


Your day starts with complimentary hotel pickup. You’ll arrive at the Falls early for a shot of Canadian Whiskey – a little liquid courage if you need it – and then climb into your steel reinforced barrel. A boat will tow you out into the raging rapids that lead to Horseshoe Falls and then you’ll travel anywhere between 25 and 60 miles per hour along the river, finally arriving at the precipice of the Falls, which drop 170 feet at a rate of 600,000 gallons of water per second.

You’ll see the Falls in a way only 14 people have,  including the very first person to go over the Falls in a barrel, Annie Edson Taylor, who afterwards said, “Nobody ought ever to do that again.” As your barrel emerges from underneath the thundering water, you can decide if you agree with her or not, but don’t get too lost in thought, as once your barrel comes to a stop on the shore in front of  all of the astonished onlookers you’ll need to move quickly. First a photographer will snap some photos of your triumphant emergence from the barrel, and then your getaway car will arrive ready for you to hop in and make your getaway. Unfortunately, going over Niagara Falls in a barrel isn’t exactly legal and carries some hefty fines. But the bragging rights that come with this once-in-lifetime adventure might just be worth it.

An Unforgettable Experience: Niagara Falls in a Barrel April Fool’s , canada , Niagara Falls , toronto


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