The Whirlpool Aero Car is bit of a surprise when it comes to Niagara Falls attractions. Operating since 1916, the fire-engine-red cable car is suspended high above the Niagara River, granting incredible views of the raging currents below and the natural splendour that surrounds.
Invented by Spanish engineer Leonardo Torres Quevedo a century ago, the antique cable car traverses a round-trip of one kilometre from one side of the Niagara River to the other, crossing the Canada–America border during the scenic journey.
The Whirlpool Aero Car is so named because it is suspended above the Niagara Whirlpool, where the icy blue water of the Niagara River spins in a rather impressive natural phenomenon, caused by thousands of years of erosion.
As you peer out of the Aero Car, soaking in the breathtaking views of the gorge, you might spy eager jet boats zipping about in the rough waters below. When you disembark, consider strolling the boardwalk that runs alongside the wild rapids on the White Water Walk to see the raging river from a different perspective.
The Whirlpool Aero Car is located on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls and operates during the warmer months, from early March to early November. It currently costs $CAD13.95 for adults and $CAD9.10 for children, not including tax.