Whirlpool Aero Car & Butterfly Conservatory, Canada

Whirlpool Aero Car & Butterfly Conservatory, Canada

Niagara Falls is a group of three waterfalls at the southern end of Niagara Gorge, spanning the border between the province of Ontario in Canada and the state of New York in the United States.

I am once again out and about as a tourist, checking out some of the attractions around the Niagara Falls area. On this video I will take you on a ride on the Spanish Aero Car high above the world famous rapids of Niagara.

The Whirlpool Aero Car or Spanish Aero Car is a cable car located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada that transports passengers over a section of the Niagara River referred to as the Niagara Whirlpool.

The system was designed by Spanish engineer Leonardo Torres Quevedo and has been upgraded several times since 1916 (in 1961, 1967 and 1984).

The system uses one car that carries 35 standing passengers over a one-kilometre trip.

The Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory is a butterfly house operated by the Niagara Parks Commission in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

It is located approximately 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) north of Niagara Falls on the grounds of the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, which is 40 hectares (99 acres) in size.

The conservatory was opened in December 1996 with a gift shop, 200-seat theater/auditorium room, and a climate-controlled greenhouse.

The conservatory has over 2,000 tropical butterflies from over 60 different species.

The conservatory glass dome is 1,022 square metres (11,000 sq ft) in size with 180 metres (590 ft) of paths inside the greenhouse portion, which has a wide variety of foliage.

The conservatory can accommodate up to 300 visitors per hour. Since captive butterflies usually have a life span of 2–4 weeks, the conservatory imports up to 3,000 butterflies per month from world butterfly farms in Costa Rica, El Salvador, the Philippines, and Australia.

Special netting along the inside of the glass dome keeps the butterflies from getting stuck to it and from dying from hypothermia.

Butterfly food plants at the conservatory such as Lantana, Cuphea, Zinnia, Ixora, Liatris, and Pentas are replaced every 2–3 weeks because caterpillars have large appetites.

Video Source: Niagara Falls Whirlpool Attractions from Nigel’s Cheap Vlogs on YoutubeCC BY