On July 15, the debate of who has the cooler side of Niagara Falls will be over. Canada already has the prettier falls (stop arguing about this) and Mainland, but our brothers to the south still insist their side is better for some reason. Although the Americans have fought valiantly, Canada finally has the indisputable lead. In just a few days, you’ll be able to zipline along the Canadian Niagara Falls. Mic drop.
The MistRider Zipline is 2,200 feet in the air and goes from the Niagara Parks Commission’s Grand View Marketplace into the Niagara Gorge at speeds of up to 60 km/h. The grand opening is set for July 20, but the ride is open to the public as of this Friday (July 15). Worried about where to leave the kiddies while you have the thrill of a lifetime? Not a problem. Kids as young as seven years old (as long as they’re within the weight limits of 65 to 300 pounds) will be able to ride with an adult; it’s that safe. Plus, the cost of the minute-long thrill ride is only $49.99 per person. This attraction was built for families.
Staff members have already taken test rides and it looks like a BLAST. Trip to Niagara, anyone? There are very few things that would beat the feeling of soaring over the falls on a beautiful summer day. Currently, the attraction is set to remain open for the duration of the summer and into September. It will close for the winter months for obvious reasons.
Wildplay, the company behind the zipline, is also constructing a second Niagara attraction: Wildplay’s Whirlpool Adventure Course. Even the name sounds fun! The attraction has been described as ‘a playground in the air for adults’ and could open as soon as the end of July. Count us in.
It looks like Niagara Falls is shaping up to be a pretty great destination for your summer vacation. Take the family for a few days and explore everything that the site and city have to offer. On the Canadian side, of course.