Guidelines for Wallenda Watchers in Canada

June 8, 2012 Updated Jun 8, 2012 at 7:16 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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June 8, 2012 Updated Jun 8, 2012 at 7:16 PM EDT

(Niagara Falls, Ontario) It is expected to be one of the biggest events to ever happen in this region: Nik Wallenda's walk across the face of the Horseshoe Falls on a tightrope.

Officials in Canada say they are expecting 60,000 to 120,000 people, and they are ready for them.

Friday morning, various public safety agencies, from both sides of the border, signed an integrated public safety management plan.

Plan highlights include:

-Command posts set up in Queen Victoria Park and on the American side, will be in constant communications.

-Law enforcement will be on patrol looking for problems and "copy-cat" stunters who may try to crash the event.

-Emergency rescue crews will be standing by to help assist if the daredevil gets into trouble while walking across the 1800 foot steel cable.

-Patrol boats will be checking the Niagara River.

-Starting at 4pm on Friday June 15th, streets around Queen Victoria Park will be closed off.

-Traffic will be directed to Park-n-Rides lots stationed around the City of Niagara Falls, Ontario. Special Wallenda Wire Walk signs will be posted to help guide drivers.

-Shuttle service will be available for $5 per person (round-trip) from the designated Park-n-Ride lots to areas in Queen Victoria Park.

Pedestrian foot-traffic will be allowed on the Rainbow Bridge, but patrons will not be allowed to stop for extended periods of time.

Officials are strongly encouraging people to check the following websites for information about parking and traffic:

www.niagarafalls.ca

www.niagarabridges.com

Information for spectators on the American side is expected to be released next week.