A zipline attraction that provides riders with unobstructed views of the downtown Vancouver skyline and North Shore mountains will open on July 1, Canada Day.
Vancouver-based Greenheart International has confirmed that it will open its new zipline attraction atop Queen Elizabeth Park, a 190-metre long, twin-cable route that runs downhill over the quarry garden from an area outside the Bloedel Observatory.
The attraction starts at the highest point in the city of Vancouver – an elevation of 152 metres above sea level – and is about 20 metres longer than the zipline installed at Robson Square during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. It will have a carrying capacity of about 60 people per hour.
In late-April, the Vancouver Park Board approved Greenheart’s proposal as a way to celebrate Queen Elizabeth Park’s 75th anniversary and provide Bloedel Conservatory with a boost in visitor numbers. The installation is meant to be a temporary attraction, but it could become a permanent piece of the park pending a Park Board review in the fall.
The zipline was originally scheduled for a late-May opening, but the municipal government’s permit processing delayed the launch. Installation began several weeks ago and crews are now in the final stages of construction and testing.
Queen Elizabeth Park Zipline will be open daily, seven days a week beginning on July 1, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Ride tickets begin at $20.00 for a single adult ride and $14.00 for a single children’s ride, inclusive of fees and taxes. There are no age restrictions and reservations are not required.
Views of the skyline from the Queen Elizabeth Park zipline.
The zipline will largely hover over Queen Elizabeth Park’s quarry garden.