The only full-size aerial ropes courses & zip line park in BC
The Okanagan now boasts the only full-size aerial ropes courses & zip line park in BC. Oyama Zipline Adventure Park opens April 15th on the bench overlooking Kalamalka and Woods Lake with more choices than ever. “No other aerial park has the variety of courses and the amount of cable to explore (over 7000′),” confides co-owner Jennifer Madsen. Four attraction choices on-site include a premium guided zip line tour, a new aerial park featuring 3 obstacle courses that include zip lines. Directly adjacent is Little Monkeys Play Park that allows children ages 3 and up to explore an aerial challenge course of their own.
“Spring is the best time to visit”, Jennifer advises. “Our shoulder season so not so busy and affords visitors more time to explore up to 50 elements. As an added bonus our staff can give one-on-one attention and tips because the summer crowds haven’t descended yet.”
Spring in the Okanagan is warm but still fresh enough to enjoy a work-out outside. When looking for a place to “hike” together with friends, the aerial park at Oyama is a natural. The high ropes courses are popular with teams for fitness and fun. Aerial trekking is self-guided and economical (the long zip line course require two guides accompany each tour). Good news for those organizing groups: April, May and June has blocks of tour times that can be reserved for a private party. Groups of 8+ are discounted and can climb, jump and zip together 2 hours while navigating to higher and more challenging obstacles (the “Black Diamond” collimates in a thrilling 46ft freefall that ends in a soft landing).
There are group events for a variety of clientele but athletes and sports teams top the list. “For a partnership with minor hockey and ringette teams, Spring 2017 we offer players a bonus seasons pass,” says Peter Madsen who has participated in minor and adult hockey most of his life. “We want locals to realize aerial trekking is an invigorating environment for circuit fitness and dry-land training”. For more information on the Free Seasons Pass offer visit the team page at www.oyamazipline.com.