Clifton Hill / HOCO Entertainment will temporarily close all public-facing operations as a precautionary measure.
Effective End of day Wednesday, December 23rd we will be temporarily closing until authorized to reopen.
We take the current situation very seriously and want to ensure the health and safety of our guests and team members.
This action is consistent with the recommendations of the province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health related to the new measures for COVID-19.
Customers can continue to monitor our website, social media channels or contact us at [email protected] for any questions they may have.
Please refer to our current hours of operation here:

whirlpool aero car
whirlpool aero car

Whirlpool Aero Car

Ride the air and watch the great hawks surf thermals rising from the gorge. Suspended in space you share their point of view. Far below the torrent of water abruptly changes direction, creating one of the world’s most frightening natural phenomena’s – The Niagara Whirlpool. Mesmerizing. Terrifying. And completely unforgettable!

The Whirlpool Aero car was designed by a Spanish engineer Leonardo Torres Quevedo in 1913 and was built by the Niagara Aero Car Company. It just celebrated its 100th anniversary, as it opened on August 8, 1916 with upgrades in 1961, 1967 and 1984. The cable car is suspended from six sturdy cables and offers a wonderful view of the Niagara Whirlpool as it travels safely between two different points of the Canadian shore of the Niagara River over the spectacular Whirlpool.

The Whirlpool is formed at the end of the rapids where the gorge turns abruptly counterclockwise and the river escapes through the narrowest channel in the gorge. Watch as the torrent of water abruptly changes direction right before your eyes, and creates one of the world’s most mesmerizing natural phenomenons!

A round trip is about one kilometre (3,600 feet) and takes about 10 minutes to navigate. The capacity of the car is 35 standing passengers.

Please note that this attraction is NOT wheelchair accessible.

Open Seasonally April - November*

*Subject to Weather Conditions.


  • 2020: adult $16.50 + tax, child $10.75 + tax

Free parking is available.

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