Niagara Falls in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
Tightrope Walker Nik Wallenda
On June 15, 2012
— Niagara Parks —
The Niagara Parks Commission granted one-time permission for this event in order to recognize the role that daredevil performances and stunting have played in the rich history and promotion of Niagara Falls. Under the motion approved by the Commission, examination of a proposal submitted by a stunting professional will be considered no more than once in a generation, or approximately every 20 years, as a way to pay tribute to the history of stunting.
The establishment of the Niagara Parks Commission in 1885 and the focus on the natural wonder of the Falls, has been a catalyst for the growth of Niagara Falls as a global tourism destination.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. A significant historical date for this entry is June 15, 2012.
Location. 43° 4.778′ N, 79° 4.718′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls ON L2E 6T2, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Table Rock House (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); José María Heredia (about 120 meters away); The Niagara Parks Commission / Commission Des Parcs Du Niagara (about 150 meters away); Niagara Falls Park and River Railway Powerhouse (about 180 meters away); Table Rock (about 210 meters away); Nikola Tesla (about 210 meters away); a different marker also named Nikola Tesla (about 240 meters away); a different marker also named Nikola Tesla (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 560 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on November 14, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 2. submitted on April 21, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on November 14, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4. submitted on April 21, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 5. submitted on November 14, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.