Thrill seekers will be buzzing with the news that a new zip line attraction opened at Niagara Falls in July. Adventures can strap themselves in and soar over the Niagara River, in the closest experience you’ll get to flying.
MistRider Zipline to the Falls features four parallel zip lines that travel a lengthy 670 metres through the Niagara Gorge. Facing the famous Horseshoe Falls, the zip lines are almost 70 metres up in the air and whoosh along at speeds of 70+ kph!
Speaking to Traveller 24, the co-founder and chief experience officer at WildPlay Element Parks, which built the Niagara Falls zip line, believes the new attraction will motivate more people to get out there and visit the Niagara Falls.
The Niagara Falls is consistently rated as one of the world’s most stunning and romantic places on earth. Now the falls, which is on the international border between Canada and the United States, will not just be popular with people on Canada holidays around Toronto but will give adrenaline junkies an extra reason to visit too.
Check out this spine-tingling video of the Niagara Falls zip line below.
Other activities for thrill seekers at Niagara Falls
We have previously rated our top things to do at Niagara Falls, but if you are looking for activities that really get the pulse racing then why not try some of the following?
Whirlpool Jet Boats
Prepare to get drenched as Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours takes thrill seekers through Niagara’s Devil’s Hole Rapids.
The rapids can produce waves that are four to six metres tall and currents which reach speeds of up to 20 miles per hour. The Class 5 rapids have been described as only just navigable and should only be attempted by white-water experts. Thankfully, the expert helmsman aboard these nimble jet boats can handle it!
Journey behind the falls
Ever wondered what it would be like to be within touching distance of 168,000 cubic metres of water tumbling down from a height of 13 storeys?
By visiting the Journey Behind the Falls attraction you can as an elevator takes guests down 150 feet to tunnels that lead to a Cataract Portal and Great Falls Portal, which offer an incredible view from behind the thundering curtain of the Horseshoe Falls.
Cruises at the base of the falls
It is quite a challenge to safely navigate towards the base of one of the largest waterfalls in the world, but the Hornblower Niagara Cruise does it with ease. The cruise takes visitors incredibly close to the bottom of the Niagara Falls, and those who have been aboard the ship before will tell you how you can feel the incredible power and velocity of the water.
Let the mist soak you, feel the wind through your hair and listen to the thundering roar as the intimate tour takes you close to the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and the famous Horseshoe Falls.
So hold onto your hat and keep your eyes wide open during this thrilling cruise!
Get an eagle-eye view of the natural wonder by going on a Niagara Falls helicopter tour.
From thousands of feet in the air you will get a truly amazing perspective of the waterfalls. You can see all the whirlpools and the surrounding area of the Niagara Falls, as well as the occasional rainbow that appears all of a sudden.
Image Credit: Kimon Berlin, Alexis Lewis.