Close banner

Support Outside Online

Love Outside?

Help fund our award-winning journalism with a contribution today.

Contribute to Outside

Tightrope Walker Can Cross Niagara Falls

Canada parks officials approve stunt

Canada's Niagara Parks Commission voted unanimously on Wednesday to allow daredevil Nik Wallenda to tightrope-walk across Niagara Falls later this year. The vote reversed an earlier decision by the commission in December that stated such an event would violate the park's policy against stunting, but the commission also passed a motion yesterday to limit such stunts to no more than once every 20 years. Approval by Canada's board was Wallenda's last legal step after he received support from the American side last fall. "I'm thrilled to death," Wallenda said. The stunt has been a dream since he was 6 years old. "I've done walks farther and higher. This will be the most iconic." If successful, the attempt will make Wallenda the first person ever to cross directly over the falls.

Read more at The Toronto Star

Support Outside Online

Our mission to inspire readers to get outside has never been more critical. In recent years, Outside Online has reported on groundbreaking research linking time in nature to improved mental and physical health, and we’ve kept you informed about the unprecedented threats to America’s public lands. Our rigorous coverage helps spark important debates about wellness and travel and adventure, and it provides readers an accessible gateway to new outdoor passions. Time outside is essential—and we can help you make the most of it. Making a financial contribution to Outside Online only takes a few minutes and will ensure we can continue supplying the trailblazing, informative journalism that readers like you depend on. We hope you’ll support us. Thank you.

Contribute to Outside
Filed To: News