190618 Hornblower Funicular
James Neiss/staff photographer
Niagara Falls, Ontario - For the first time in nearly 30 years, a funicular is transporting people from the bottom of Clifton Hill into the Niagara Gorge.
Utilizing the same pathway as past inclines, but with all the bells and whistles of modern times, the Hornblower Niagara Funicular will be only the fourth operating funicular railway in Canada. The 50-passenger, climate-controlled passenger cars will transport passengers up and down the 18,000-year-old rock on the gorge wall's 56 metres (or 185 feet) — equal to the distance of nearly 19 stories on an angle.