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Niagara Region

Niagara Falls

Nik Wallenda "King of the High Wire" Walks over Niagara Falls! Friday, June 15 at 9pm

Nik Wallenda, 'King of the High Wire' is one step closer to joining Niagara Falls 'daredevil folklore' by walking on a high wire at Table Rock across Niagara Gorge on June 15, 2012.

Many tightrope walkers attempted to cross the Niagara Falls after Jean Francois Gravelet, known as 'the Great Blondin' had crossed the Niagara River on a tightrope in 1859. And now the history repeats for the first time in this century since James Hardy crossed the mighty Niagara Falls in 1896.

Nik Wallenda is renowned for death-defying high wire walks. He walks without even having any safety measures and that is the spirit. About it he says "My great-grandfather, Karl Wallenda, was my biggest hero in life, my biggest inspiration behind everything I do." Karl Wallenda was also a daredevil who always dared extraordinary stuffs. He founded the high wire stunt performance Flying Wallendas and developed seven person pyramid. He died in a 100 feet high tightrope walk in Puerto Rico in 1978.

The legacy of Wallenda Family is well known. Nik, the seventh generation of the legendary Great Wallendas, began walking the high wire at the very early age of 4 and made his debut with a stunning high wire performance by recreating his great grandfather Karl Wallenda's Seven Person Pyramid. Thereafter Nik has broken many world records over the years, and set a Guinness world record October 15, 2008 for the longest distance and greatest height ever traveled by bicycle on a high wire.

Stunting in Niagara Falls State Park has been banned for decades. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill earlier this year giving him one-time to perform this iconic walk. The chairman of Niagara Parks Commission Janice Thompson said the high tightrope walk was approved in recognition of the role that daredevils of Niagara Falls have played in the past and "will not allowed to become an everyday activity."

Nik Wallenda is excited and it has been his lifetime goal to tightrope walk across Niagara Falls. About the most anticipated walk he says "I am thrilled to death. This has been a dream for so long, since I was 6 years old."

Niagara Falls Tightrope Walk Over Facts

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Please Note: Fireworks on Friday, June 15 will take palce at 11pm

Witness the Iconic Tightrope Walk across the American and Horseshoe Falls at Table Rock!