After nearly three months of operations, the temporary zipline at the peak of Queen Elizabeth Park at Vancouver’s Little Mountain will shut down its operations.
The attraction, operated by Vancouver-based Greenheart International, was approved by the Vancouver Park Board as a temporary installation to celebrate Queen Elizabeth Park’s 75th anniversary. It opened in time for Canada Day this past summer and quickly became a popular city activity, and in the process rejuvenated the park’s status as a major city attraction.
The zipline spans a length of 190 metres using a twin-cable route that runs downhill over the quarry garden from an area just outside the Bloedel Observatory. It’s approximately 20 metres longer than the zipline installed over Robson Square during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
To celebrate the zipline’s success, operators of the zipline will be hosting a fun event on Saturday called ‘Broom Racing’ benefiting Variety – The Children’s Charity. Each ride down the zipline is $20.00, with all proceeds going towards the charity.
Participants are encouraged to come dressed as a with or wizard to receive a special Variety pin. A special broom for the ‘broom race’ will even be provided for riding down the zipline.
Following Sunday, the zipline structure will be dismantled and removed from the park. The attraction could return again next year, pending a Park Board review and approval.
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Posted by Vancity Buzz on Wednesday, August 26, 2015