Coming Spring 2016
The Sky’s the Limit Zip Lining in Niagara
Ziplines & Aerial Adventure Courses
Two high-adrenaline attractions are being added to Niagara’s diverse portfolio of eco-adventure tours this Spring 2016. The world class Zip Line experience and Aerial Adventure Courses will captivate both the young and young at heart when visiting Niagara’s entertainment district.
Brought to life by Niagara Adventure Excursions Inc. (NAE) and the Niagara Parks Commission (NPC), both attractions promise a hybrid adventure and educational experience for groups wishing to explore and learn about the Niagara Parks in hands-on fashion; both featuring guided historical tours, an education on the surrounding eco-systems and a new and thrilling visual perspective of Niagara Falls.
The four side-by-side high-speed zip lines will descend 2,200 hundred feet from the NPC’s Grand View Marketplace on the Niagara Parkway into the Niagara Gorge below at the decommissioned Ontario Power Generating Plant, looking up to the Horseshoe Falls above.
“The zip line is right front and centre to Niagara Falls,” said Lindsay DiCosimo, Marketing Manager for NAE. “the zipline will offer breathtaking views of the Falls and an opportunity to experience it like never before.”
The first of its kind in Niagara, the Aerial Adventure course is set to open on the north side of the Whirlpool at Thompson Point along the picturesque Niagara Parkway. This recreational activity is said to improve physical skills and strengthen mental courage; all while providing awe-inspiring vistas of the Niagara gorge.
“It is going to feature a little bit of everything; wobbly bridges, mini zip lines, rope swings, cargo nets,” said DiCosimo. “The obstacles that are hanging from the trees will increase in difficulty as you go through the course. So everyone starts off at the same level and as you go through, things get a little more challenging. You’re facing your fears and overcoming your self-perceived inhibitions as you build your confidence as you get through the course.”
DiCosimo says this unique attraction is ideal for corporate team building because it strengthens and builds trust amongst groups while encouraging team work and mutual support.
“You’re in a group setting, you are doing challenges that you might not think you can overcome but with group encouragement and by working together you can figure out the best way to approach the different challenges,” said DiCosimo.
“Some people are very shy in office settings but may excel outside of the office so by getting outside and completing a course like this people can shine in a different light,” said DiCosimo. “You can play off of different people’s strengths and bond as a group.”
Guides are also in place every step of the way to lend support and encouragement to anyone who is struggling and wishes to bypass an obstacle. They will also provide historical anecdotes as you enjoy the attractions, with a focus on the surrounding landmarks including: the formation of the Falls, the previously active power generators, wildlife and plant life in the area and the early explorers who settled in the region. For more information, visit http://wildplay.com/niagara/