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Whirlpool Aero car in Niagara Falls

Ride The Air on The Whirlpool Aero Car

High above the racing Niagara River, you'll be transported through the air in an antique cable car. 

Far below, the torrent of water abruptly changes direction and creates one of the world's most mesmerizing natural phenomenon - the Niagara Whirlpool. Sometimes frightening and always unforgettable!


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 kilometer (3,600 feet) and takes about 10 minutes to navigate.
The capacity of the car is 35 standing passengers.
A breathtaking view of the Niagara River's Whirlpool Rapids.
Built in 1913 by the Niagara Aero Car Company using Leonardo Torres-Quevedo's patent.
Opened on August 8, 1916.
Upgrades in design and function occurred in 1961, 1967 and 1984.


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.

Admission: (prices are shown in Canadian dollars and do not include taxes.)

$13.95 Adults (13+ years)
$9.10 Children (6 to 12 years)
Children 5 and under are FREE!

Dates of Operation:

Open Seasonally, Daily from approximately March 21 to November 22. 
Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays between March 25 and April 9.   
Operation is weather dependent.

Hours of Operation:

All times subject to change.  Last tickets sold 30 minutes before closing times listed.

Open 10 am 'off season' and 9 am 'peak season'.


3850 Niagara River Parkway
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada  

Located north 4.5 km.(3 miles) north of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. 

Please note that this attraction is NOT wheelchair accessible.



All of our rooms are smoke free.

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No pets please.

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