The Whirlpool

Photo of whirlpool in Niagara River

The "Whirlpool" is a bend in the Niagara River where the water circles around before heading downstream. The tourist trap here is the Spanish cable car that takes you on a ten minute round trip across the whirlpool. Although it looks perilous, the cable car is very steady.

Photo of Spanish cable car

Even though it is steady, high winds can close down the cable car. Try to get here early in the morning before it gets too windy.