The Whirlpool Aero Car is one of the oldest Niagara Falls attractions. Get ready to Soar the Great Gorge, high above the racing Niagara River. You’ll be transported through the air in an antique cable car, while far below the torrent of water abruptly changes direction and creates one of the world’s most mesmerizing natural phenomena – the Niagara Whirlpool. Sometimes frightening and always unforgettable!
The Aero Car was designed by a Spanish engineer, Leonardo Torres Quevedo and has been in operation since 1916. The cable car is suspended from six sturdy cables and offers a wonderful view of the Niagara Whirlpool which is formed at the end of the rapids where the gorge turns abruptly counterclockwise, and the river escapes through the narrowest channel in the gorge.
The aerial cable car travels safely between two different points of the Canadian shore of the Niagara River over the spectacular Whirlpool. A round trip is about one kilometre (3,600 feet), carrying its capacity of 35 standing passengers.
This Niagara Falls attraction is famous, having been showcased in the 1953 thriller, Niagara featuring the one and only Marilyn Monroe.
Please note that this attraction is NOT wheelchair accessible.