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.
March 9 to March 29, 2013: 10 - 5pm (Saturday to Sunday)
March 30 & 31, 2013: 10 - 6pm
April 1 to May 3, 2013: 10 - 5pm (Saturday to Sunday)
May 4 to May 10, 2013: 10 -5pm Mon to Fri (10 - 6pm Saturday to Sunday)
May 11 & 17, 2013: 10 -5pm Mon to Fri (9 - 6pm Saturday to Sunday)
May 18 & 19, 2013: 9 - 7pm
May 20 to 26, 2013: 10 -5pm Mon to Fri (9 - 7pm Saturday to Sunday)
May 27 to June 21, 2013: 10 -5pm Mon to Fri (10 - 6pm Saturday to Sunday)
June 22 to Sept 1, 2013: 9 - 8pm (Saturday to Sunday)
Sept 2, 2013: 9 - 5pm Monday
Sept 3 to Oct 11, 2013: 10 - 5pm (Saturday to Sunday)
Oct 12 & 13, 2013: 9 - 6pm (Saturday to Sunday)
Oct 14 to Nov 2, 2013: 10 - 5pm (Saturday to Sunday)
Nov 2nd (last day of business for the 2013)
Whirlpool Aero Car Admission prices
$13.50 Adults (13+ years), $8.50 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