Niagara Falls Canada Family Vacation – 2012 has definitely turned out to be a blockbuster year for Niagara Falls Canada. Who knew that a century old tradition would become popular again in an instant? Niagara Falls is world renowned for its daredevil background, but the stories are 100 years old! A new wire walking revival has begun my friends and this summer is going to go down in tightrope history.
Nik Wallenda, from the famed family ‘The Flying Wallenda’s’ pushed the envelope by receiving permission from both the U.S. and Canadian sides of the border to walk across the infamous Horseshoe Falls. On June 15th, Nik performed the feat while the whole world watched. The night was nothing short of magical. It was hot; the mist from the Falls was thick and unpredictable. People arrived early to get a good view; there wasn’t an empty spot in the park. The sky was clear and there was a reverent calm on both sides of the Niagara River. Everyone was there to see the man who would dare to walk over Niagara Falls.
Nik was victorious. The world cheered. Being in the crowd that night felt like we were one big family who had come out to support a friend. Complete strangers were high fiving each other, or slapping each other on the back. Screams of congratulations could be heard from both Countries. It is certainly a night I will never forget.
On the heels of that event is Jay Cochrane, renowned for his 50 years of walking on a wire. The challenge: walking from the two tallest buildings in Niagara Falls; the Skylon Tower and the Hilton Hotel – DAILY!
Jay will try and beat another world record this year for the most amounts of walks performed in one event! At each event Jay works diligently to raise money for local children’s organizations. After the walk you can find Jay surrounded as he signs autographs and answers questions.
The event is aptly named the Summer of Skywalks. The world is still watching as the fascination of tightrope walking continues on with our 3 months event, aptly named the Summer of Skywalks. We just can’t get enough! In fact, when you walk the sidewalks of Niagara Falls be sure to look up, you never know what is going on up there!
One thing is for sure, this year is the year to be in Niagara Falls it is quickly becoming known as the hottest staycation for 2012. If you are looking for natural wonders, great attractions, scrumptious food, then Niagara won’t disappoint. You don’t have to be a daredevil to visit.
The Summer of Skywalks lasts till the end of September, so if you want to be part of history, and create your own one in lifetime memories, you need to pack your bags and visit. We’re expecting you.