The Whirlpool Aero Car, or the so-called Spanish Aero Car, has been soaring through the Niagara Gorge since 1916. It was designed by a renowned Spanish engineer, Leonardo Torres Quevedo. The antique cable car travels between two points on the Canadian shore. Between April and November, the car offers fantastic views of the sometimes scary and always unforgettable natural phenomenon known as the Niagara Whirlpool. It is formed at the end of the rapids where the rushing river escapes through the narrowest channel in the gorge, and the canyon turns abruptly counterclockwise.
A round trip is about one kilometre long and takes about ten minutes to navigate. Due to the way the river turns, the 36 passengers that can fit into this historic cable car will end up crossing the international borderline between the United States and Canada four times during each trip.
The varying season lasts roughly from mid-April to mid-November. To avoid lines during the most visiting months of July and August, you'd better come and enjoy the Aero Car in the late afternoon or early morning.