Imagine how exhilarating it would be to actually experience some of the daredevil stunts and risky maneuvers from your favourite spy flicks. Here’s your chance to live out that fantasy (or face that fear). Your summer mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find your adrenaline zen. You got this.
SKYDIVING, BUNGEE JUMPING & EDGEWALKING
Do your best Bond impression as you hurdle out of a flying plane and *try to* act as unflappable as 007 during the dramatic descent to the ground. Knock off parachuting from your bucket list with Skydiving Grand Bend, Skydive Wasaga Beach, Skydive Toronto, Skydive Gan or Parachute School of Toronto.
Dive into the deep, clean waves of the Ottawa River from over 45 metres up on Ontario’s only bungee tower at Wilderness Tours Adventure Resort. That’s roughly a 12-story building of black ops-style free fall! Lean back into your harness as you circle the exposed top of the CN Tower in Toronto, there’s nothing but air in the 356 metres of space between you and ground on the thrilling EdgeWalk.
ZIPLINING, TREETOP TREKKING & ROPE SWINGING
Ontario’s adventure parks serve up a bucket full of white knuckle action.
Niagara Falls boasts two new adrenaline adventures; WildPlay’s Whirlpool Adventure Course is a thrilling test of suspended obstacles and ziplines high above the world-famous whirlpool and Niagara Gorge. Experience the rush as you soar high and fast towards the falls on WildPlay’s MistRider Zipline to the Falls. Ride the Elora SkyRider Zipline with One Axe Pursuits, or step up to the rope courses, swings and ziplines at Boler Mountain Treetop Adventure Park just outside London. Scenic Caves Nature Adventures in Collingwood lets you take on the challenge as a twosome; ride side by side on the Thunderbird Twin Zip Line. Long Point Eco-Adventures offers hair-raising fun in Norfolk County with spectacular aerial views from ziplines and suspension bridges. Glide over the forest at Skywood Eco Adventure Park right off the Thousand Islands Parkway in Mallorytown.
Push your limits at the jungle gym at Treetop Adventures in Goulais River navigating aerial games using only a headlamp on their Moonlight Treetop Tour. Treetop Eco-Adventure Park in Oshawa offers courses for everyone from age three and up, including an elevated obstacle treetop course and select night climbs for the ultimate thrill seekers. Set out on a scenic four-hour tour of Haliburton from 20 metres above the ground on the Walk in the Clouds Canopy Boardwalk at Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve, the longest canopy boardwalk in the world. Find high-stakes adventure at Treetop Trekking’s five aerial parks in Ontario. Travel in the trees or soar over water in Barrie, Ganaraska, Huntsville, Brampton and Stouffville. With a glass of wine after your adventure, thanks to the unique Zip And Sip at Treetop Trekking Stouffville, you’ll come out shaken, but not stirred.
You’ll need a head for heights on these crossings. Dare to look down on Canada’s longest foot suspension bridge across Ouimet Canyon, outside of Thunder Bay. Eagle Canyon Adventures will get you on it; the next 182 metres is up to you. Got shaky legs? Instead of climbing down to the canyon floor, take an exhilarating 60 second ride on Canada’s longest, highest and fastest zipline. Feel the sway on Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge, spanning 300 feet above the rushing Trent River in Campbellford. Scenic Caves challenges you to cross Southern Ontario’s longest suspension footbridge – it’s 25 metres above the valley and flexible, so it sways with you and the wind as you cross. And if you look up from your buckling knees, the spectacular views of Georgian Bay and the surrounding countryside make it all worth it.
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