Picture this: A massive dinner table surrounded by 22 seats that look like they were ripped off a roller coaster. Attach that to a 200-foot crane and then hoist the table full of people, a chef and other service staff 150 feet in the air. Yeah, it’s a thing. And you can do it this July in Vancouver and Ottawa.
Dinner in the Sky, the company that runs these sky-high feasts, started up in 2006 in Belgium and has hosted over 5,000 events in 40 countries ever since. It’s been in Montreal and Toronto before, but this is the first time dining in the sky will be available in Vancouver and Ottawa. Sound shady? Not a single guest has been injured yet, though there are no reports on how many dizzy diners have lost their lunch (or dinner) way up there.
Packages vary in the two cities (more details below), but each comes with a selection of food and drinks. The service runs rain or shine (there’s a clear canopy to keep you dry), though they’ll cancel a trip if the wind is too strong or if it’s during a thunderstorm. The company can also lower the table down again for emergencies or a severe case of the nopes, which is always good to know.
You do, however, have to be at least four foot nine to dine, and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. If you meet both of those conditions, you can book your tickets on the Skydine and Sky Lounge websites.
In Vancouver, Skydine will be in town (okay, above town) from July 1st to 31st above False Creek, and will offer up a variety of packages ranging from a $296 weekday lunch to the $919 all-in, “first class” dinner package.
In Ottawa, the Sky Lounge is one of the city’s many events that coincide with Canada’s 150th birthday bash and runs from July 7th to 22nd at City Hall. You have the option of a 20-minute, $150 cocktail party (including small bites) or a $250 dinner, so choose wisely.
Clearly, it’s not the best option if you or your date has a fear of heights. But if you both like the rush of floating 150 feet in the air, it could definitely be a great way to take your relationship to the next level… literally.