VICTORIA, BC – At two spectacular locations along the Niagara Ontario Parkway, development of new high-adrenaline recreation experiences is in motion. British Columbia-based aerial adventure company, WildPlay Element Parks, along with partner, Ontario-based adventure recreation company Niagara Adventure Excursions, are pleased to be working with The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) to build and operate a new zip-line attraction and an aerial adventure course at NPC’s Grand View Marketplace Place and Thompson Point locations, starting in 2016.
The human-powered eco-adventures will add exciting new ways for people to experience Niagara Falls, as well as educational ways for people to explore nature within Niagara Parks.
In the spring of 2016, an aerial adventure course will be opened along the Niagara Parkway on the north side of the Whirlpool at Thompson Point. This attraction, which is the first activity of its kind for the Niagara Region, is designed to give people a fresh and fun Niagara experience, featuring breathtaking new vistas of the Niagara Whirlpool, Gorge and the Niagara Parkway. On the aerial adventure courses, guests ages five and older will discover nature-based fun as they navigate individual suspended obstacle challenges, which include zip lines, log ladders, rope swings, scrambling walls, hanging nets, spinning logs, wobbly bridges, tightropes, monkey bars, and more surprising games. The level of intensity, difficulty and height increases throughout the Kids, Classic, and Extreme courses.
In addition to the aerial adventure, will be a world-class Niagara Falls zip-line experience. Four high-speed, side-by-side lines will descend a distance of 670 metres (2,200 feet) from NPC’s Grand View Marketplace into the Niagara Gorge below. With picture-perfect views of both the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls, the new zip lines will allow visitors to experience and appreciate Niagara, the Gorge and Niagara Parks in a unique way, while not impacting the view for visitors from Queen Victoria Park.
An industry leader and award-winning company, WildPlay has been in the business of aerial outdoor adventure since 2006, and has successfully developed five major aerial adventure parks and zip-lines across western Canada. Led by Chief Experience Officer, Tom Benson, WildPlay encourages life-long activity and nature exploration through unique experiences that provide thrilling, edgy, adventure recreation in a risk-managed environment.
“The new zip line at Grand View Marketplace and the aerial adventure course at Thompson Point represent advanced designs that will enhance access to the local natural beauty of Niagara Parks, for a wide range of our guests,” says Tom Benson, CEO, WildPlay Element Parks. “We are excited that our efforts will engage everyone who is young at heart, from ages five to adult, to experience the unique and captivating adventures. We think these activities will become unforgettable experiences.”
About WildPlay Element Parks | WildPlay.com
WildPlay Element Parks has a nine-year history of opening and operating nature-based adventure Parks throughout North America. Their outdoor recreation activities encourage people to push their self-perceived physical and mental boundaries. The first WildPlay location, in Nanaimo, BC, opened in March 2006. Initially offering the well-known Bungy Jump and the Primal Swing activities, the Park introduced the company’s original Monkido® Aerial Adventure and DragonFLY Zip Lines. Expansion followed over the next six years as WildPlay took root in Victoria, BC, Maple Ridge, BC, Kelowna, BC, Wood Buffalo, AB, and now Niagara Falls, ON.
About Niagara Adventure Excursions
Formed in 2011 with the goal of providing a new eco-tourism experience in Niagara Falls, a group of local business owners is working in collaboration with WildPlay Element Parks – a Canadian-owned nature-based recreation company – and The Niagara Parks Commission to develop two new human-powered experiences in the destination.
Heather Watters, WildPlay Element Parks
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