Filed under: 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, Attractions, Outdoors & Recreation, Tours
A Thrill a Minute: Ride the Free Zip Line
During the Olympics the lineups for the free zip-line ride at Robson Square were up to 8 hours wait. The popularity of this adventurous ride over Robson square has been brought back by popular demand for the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.
Ziptrek Ecotours who runs the 22-second zip-line ride over the plaza in the heart of downtown Vancouver made a new contract with the government allowing them to offer the free rides through to March 21. Perched high over the law courts the zip-line travels 170 meters (550 feet) across Robson Street. The zip line operates 10 a.m to 9 pm daily. There is no charge. And good news, the lineups, though long, are not quite as daunting as they were during the Olympics.
So far about 9,500 people have taken the ride, that is up to 60 people an hour. The zip-line is a chance to try out zip-lining before venturing a ride on the much larger zip lines Ziptrek has at Whistler and on Grouse Mountain. The ride at Robson Square has been featured around the world in newspaper articles, videos and even on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Ziptrek Ecotours (Vancouver: Winter Olympic/Paralympic Games)