The best way to see Niagara's fascinating Whirlpool is from high overhead - aboard the world famous Niagara Whirlpool Aero Car. Located 4.5 kilometres (3 miles) North of the Falls, suspended from sturdy cables, the Niagara Whirlpool Aero Car offers a wonderful view.
A Spanish engineer designed and built it, Leonardo Torres Quevedo, the Aero Car has been operating since 1916.
Riders can see the rapids, the Whirlpool, the Gorge, the hydro-electric plants down the river, as the aerial car travels safely between two different points on the Canadian shore of the Niagara River over the spectacular whirlpool. This round trip is slightly more than 1 kilometre (3,600 feet) and takes about 10 minutes.
Location: Located 4.5 km.(3 miles)down-river from the Falls at People Mover stops #8 & #16. Available May through to October.
History: The aero car was designed by a Spanish engineer, Leonardo Torres Quevedo and has been in operation since 1910. The cable car is suspended from six sturdy cables and offers a wonderful view of the Niagara River Whirlpool which is formed at the end of the rapids where the gorge turns abruptly to the northeast and the river escapes through the narrowest channel in the gorge. Please note that this attraction is NOT wheelchair accessible.
April 4 to April 6, 2015: 10am - 5pm (Saturday to Monday)
April 10 to April 12, 2015: 10am - 5pm (Friday to Sunday)
April 18 to April 30, 2015: 10am - 5pm
May 01 to May 08, 2015: 10am - 5pm
May 09 to May 31, 2015: 10am - 5pm Mon to Fri (10am - 6pm Saturday & Sunday)
June 01 to June 19, 2015: 10am - 5pm (10am - 6pm Saturday & Sunday)
June 20 to June 30, 2015: 9am - 8pm
July 01 to July 31, 2015: 9am - 8pm
August 01 to August 31, 2015: 9am - 8pm
Sept 01 to Sept 06, 2015: 9am - 8pm
Sept 07, 2015: 9am - 6pm
Sept 08 to Sept 30, 2015: 10am - 5pm (10am - 6pm Saturday & Sunday)
Oct 01 to Oct 11, 2015: 10am - 5pm (10am - 6pm Saturday & Sunday)
Oct 12 to Nov 01, 2015: 10am - 5pm
Nov 1st (last day of business for the 2015)
Whirlpool Aero Car Admission prices
$13.95 Adults (13+ years), $9.10 Children (6 to 12 years). Children at 5 and under are FREE! Admission prices are shown in Canadian dollars and do not include taxes.
*Last ticket sold half hour prior to closing time
*All times subject to weather conditions