Daredevil Walk Over Niagara Falls Getting Closer.

October 20, 2011 Updated Oct 20, 2011 at 7:46 PM EDT

...
October 20, 2011 Updated Oct 20, 2011 at 7:46 PM EDT


(Niagara Falls, NY) Nik Wallenda, a 7th generation member of the famous 'Flying Wallenda's' family, is trying to get support from Canada for his walk across Niagara Falls.

So far, Wallenda has received permission from New York State.

The plan calls for Nik Wallenda to walk 1800 feet across the face of the Horseshoe Falls on a two inch thick steel cable.

Large cranes will hold the cable on both the American and Canadian side.

Politicians are enthusiastically supporting the idea because it will boost tourism and give global exposure the Niagara Falls region.

The high wire walk is tentatively scheduled for Spring 2012.

However, the Niagara Parks Commission in Ontario has yet to give their approval for the stunt.

On Thursday, Canadian authorities told Nik Wallenda and his team that they need to make a formal application and give a presentation to the Niagara Parks Commission.

According to C. Winston Simone, manager for Nik Wallenda, a date will be set in the near future for that presentation.