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Niagara Falls in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Tightrope Walker Nik Wallenda

On June 15, 2012

 

—Niagara Parks —

 
Tightrope Walker Nick Wallenda Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2014
1. Tightrope Walker Nick Wallenda Marker
Inscription. On June 15, 2012, the world watched as professional tightrope walker Nik Wallenda crossed the Niagara Gorge on a wire. Table Rock complex marked the Canadian end point for this high wire walk, which began at Terrapin Point, directly across the Gorge at the Niagara Falls State Park, in New York.

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.
 
Location. 43° 4.778′ N, 79° 4.718′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker can be reached from Niagara Parkway just south of Murray Street. Touch for map. Located on a rock to the left of the north entrance to Table Rock Welcome Centre. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3K9, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers.
Original Marker at this Location image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 21, 2013
2. Original Marker at this Location
This sheet metal marker was replaced with the painted brass marker shown in Photo No. 1.
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); Niagara Falls Park and River Railway Powerhouse (about 180 meters away); Table Rock (about 210 meters away); Nikola Tesla (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Louis Hennepin 1626 - c. 1705 (approx. half a kilometer away); Nik Wallenda & Niagara (approx. half a kilometer away in the U.S.); Goat Island (approx. 0.6 kilometers away in the U.S.). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
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Marker at North Entrance to Table Rock House image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2014
3. Marker at North Entrance to Table Rock House
Marker is on the boulder in the flower bed on the left.
The Mist from Horseshoe Falls. Table Rock Welcome Centre on the Right image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 21, 2013
4. The Mist from Horseshoe Falls. Table Rock Welcome Centre on the Right
Marker is at this entrance to Table Rock House Welcome Centre.
Photograph on Display in the Second Floor Breezeway at Table Rock Welcome Center image. Click for full size.
5. Photograph on Display in the Second Floor Breezeway at Table Rock Welcome Center
The photographer who took this picture is not credited. A Certificate of Recognition dated June 12, 2012, is reproduced on the top right. Below it is a transcription of the text on this marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 332 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 14, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   2. submitted on April 21, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on November 14, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4. submitted on April 21, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on November 14, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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