Last summer, Queen Elizabeth Park temporarily set-up a 200 metre zipline in the city’s highest point, allowing guests to soar over the gardens in celebration of the park’s 75th anniversary.
The pilot project attracted over 23,000 people within 87 days, and provided Vancouverites with a one of a kind thrill.
Given the success, the Vancouver park board is now considering the installation of a new permanent zipline, which will be longer than the previous, and likely be situated in a new park. Park board officials are currently evaluating project proposals from several zipline operators, and are expected to make a decision within the upcoming months.
The selected zipline vendor will receive a three-year contract with the City of Vancouver, and be expected to design, install and operate a zipline as early as this summer. The vendor will also have the option of extending the contract an additional two-years.
Potential (and rumoured) locations of the new zipline include Stanley Park, Pacific Spirit Regional Park, or even returning to Queen Elizabeth Park – although many complained that last year’s zipline wasn’t long enough. The official location is expected to be finalized after the city selects a vendor.
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