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Queen Elizabeth Park Zipline Set To Open July 1, 2015

Queen Elizabeth Park Zipline Set To Open In May 2015

It’s official, Queen Elizabeth Park will allow guests to soar over the gardens via zipline from the highest point in the city this summer!

Park Board commissioners voted 5-2 in favour of the zipline installation in April, an attraction that will help mark Queen Elizabeth Park’s 75th anniversary.

The zipline will be installed by local Vancouver company Greenheart, who plan to create a launch pad with a temporary tower on the west side of Bloedel Conservatory, at the top of Little Mountain in the park. The zipline will be 190-metres long and allow guests to soar over the park and land southwest of the gardens.

Admission for the zipline will be approximately $15 – $20 per ride with portions of the profits going towards the Vancouver Park board if revenues generated surpass $75,000.

The project is currently proposed as a pilot that will run seven days a week from July 1 to the end of September. The Queen Elizabeth Park zipline is assumed to be a hot attraction this summer and if successful, may remain as a permanent feature. Park officials are also crossing their fingers the new joy ride will boost the overall number of guests who visit the gardens during the warm months.

The new zipline is just one of many new attractions Vancouverites are looking forward to this summer. In May, Playland is debuting their brand new and highly anticipated ride: The Beast. In June, Whistler will debut the longest zipline in Canada and in August, North Vancouver will install a giant 1,000 foot waterslide in Lonsdale.

 

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