Nik Wallenda Gets The Okay To Tightrope Walk Across Niagara Falls
Canada agreed yesterday to allow 33-year-old Nik Wallenda, a member of the Flying Wallenda family of circus performers, to attempt a tightrope walk over Niagara Falls, clearing the way for the stunt to take place this summer.
Wallenda had already gotten approval from the American side of the falls last September, when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill giving him one year to perform the stunt, which Wallenda says will be the first attempt in more than a century.
- Canada’s Niagara Parks Commission also passed a motion yesterday barring a similar stunt more than once every 20 years. No specific date has been set for the stunt so I promise, we’ll keep ya posted. We do know the walk will be from from the Goat Island lookout on the U.S. side of the Niagara River, across the Horseshoe Falls to a paved terrace below the visitor’s centre on the Canadian side. It’s a 50-metre-long tightrope walk over the falls from the United States to Canada and it will be thrilling!