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6 daring Alberta activities to pump up your adrenaline this summer

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Veronica Beltrann May 30, 2018 12:00 pm 161

We’ve made it easy for you to plan your summer, so there are no excuses to not get out and take advantage of the heat!

It might be nice to relax while floating down a river, sure, but sometimes you just want to get that blood pumping and do something exciting.

Here are the six things you should do if you are looking for adrenaline-inducing, adventure-filled activities this summer!

Jasper Hinton Zipline Flight

What: This is no old-fashioned zipline, where you hang in a seated position while cruising through the sky. The Jasper Hinton Zipline will have you hanging face first, and lunging yourself off the platform, soaring the skies, and satisfying the feeling you’ve longed for since childhood — flying.

Where: 117 Yellowhead County, Alberta

Cost: $100 to $125

Kananaskis River Rafting

What: The Adventure gene can run in the family, and if it does then you need to try Kananaskis Whitewater River Rafting! Get soaked and enjoy some family bonding as you go up and down the river, all while experiencing the outdoors in a whole new way!

Where: 909 Railway Ave, Canmore, Alberta (office — Transportation available from Banff and Canmore)

Cost: $65 to 82 (child rate/adult rate. Price varies from weekdays to weekends)

Yamnuska Mountain Adventures: Rock Climbing

What: Whether you are a beginner looking to get into the exhilarating sport or you’ve had experience and just are looking to brush up on some skills – this place will teach you everything you need to know about outdoor rock climbing. This is an adventure for the daring, height-loving, adrenaline-seeking Albertan.

Where: 200 – 50 Lincoln Park, Canmore, Alberta. (office – location of adventure will vary depending on Rock Climbing route chosen)

Cost: $125 to $475 (varies on group size)

Skyline Luge

What: Anyone down for go-karting without the emissions? Here’s a fun way to feed your need for speed while spending time with the family. Hop on a gondola to get to the luge race track and get ready to compete against friends or family!

Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary

Cost: $16 for one luge ride

Canmore Cave Tours

What: Warning — this is not for the claustrophobic!  For the history loving, adventure seeking, and agoraphobia-free folks, this is the ideal experience for you! This tour is a six-hour venture into the cold and dark Rat’s Nest Cave. As you make your way deep into the cave you’ll see pictographs that serve as evidence that humans inhabited the cave around 3,000 years ago.

Where: 202-129 Bow Meadows Crescent, Canmore

Cost: $165 (Adventure Tour)

8-Day Mountain Biking Tour

What: Okay, this one is for serious mountain biking aficionados only. This eight-day tour that will take you through some of Alberta’s most scenic and breathtaking views while giving your quads a workout unlike any other. The cost covers your stay, breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner, as well as transportation and laundry facilities.

Where: 3712 2nd Avenue SW, Calgary (office)

Cost: Book Online, $2620 per person (based on double occupancy)

Now go enjoy your summer!

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