Nik is not the first to challenge the Falls but he has definitely added a new twist! ABC News will cover the event live and here is a video that shows Nik practicing: Tempting the Falls. Having visited both the Canadian or HorseShoe Falls and the American side a few times, I think this will be an exciting event. Even as a visitor or tourist, one can walk right up to the rails and be literally inches away from the top of the falls while soaking up the refreshing mist. Some of the highlights of Niagara Falls surely include viewing the lighted scenery at night, museums, perhaps riding on the 'Maid of the Mist' around the bottom of the Falls which measure some 167 feet in height.
Not sure how Nik got permission from all the governing bodies to attempt his high-wire passage, but I'm sure that rescue teams and precautions will be taken. For those not so adventurous, there is an IMAX theatre where one can get the incredible thrill of passing over the Falls, without taking the risk. For further reading on the history of Niagara Falls, one can visit the Niagarafallslive website which shows photos of times when people went over the falls in barrels. One of the museums in the area revealed how Native American Indians would go over the falls in Canoes! - - Believe it or Not?
I'll add the link to that site since it has discounts for the IMAX and other activities if you are planning a trip to Niagara Falls as an attachment below this report.