Ziplining Myra Canyon, for those who dream of zipping through the trees, jumping across treetops, is worthy of your attention? I did and I discovered my dream coming true at Myra Canyon Adventure Park. In Kelowna, British Columbia you can live those dreams in the trees!
Myra Canyon Adventure Park, is a children and family-friendly adventure park. Therefore, the adults cannot only play, but you can bring the kids to come and explore with you. Myra Canyon adventure park for kids is a family-friendly atmosphere located high up in the trees with a large net completely underneath. Consequently, there is no need for a harness for the family-friendly park, because there is a large net completely underneath. All that is required is just a helmet and hours of fun.
While I did go to the park, I did not try the family-friendly park; I went straight to the seven advance levels, which are appropriate for teens, adults, and anyone willing to try. If I was going to go ziplining Myra Canyon, I was going to do it all the way.
Once you arrive at the entrance to the park, you will need to sign a waiver before you begin ziplining Myra Canyon. If you want to look first, you can, as the staff has waivers at both the entrance and at the harness hut at the start of the seven advanced levels.
When I arrived at the harness hut, I was very impressed with both the safety lesson and how to put on the harness. The staff made it easy and clear to understand. The staff respect COVID-19 rules and social distancing, all while ensuring that I knew what to do and how to be safe on the equipment! When I arrived up to the start of courses one thru five, I was taught how to load my harness and safety gear to the tracks. I want to point out that this was very easy to understand and easy to do; anyone can do it!
Ziplining Myra Canyon stands apart from different adventure parks as they have levels; you can choose where to start and where to finish. When I participated, there was a staff party ahead of me. Therefore I did not do it in order. However, you can choose to wait and follow one thru seven, which is meant to be the easiest to hardest.
While I was told that one would be the easiest and seven would be the hardest, I found, I believe, it was number three, the hardest. Starting on number three was the same as one; it was fine. However, I soon found myself dangling over the canyon. Okay, I wasn't really over the canyon, but it felt that way. And to make things scarier, I had to jump off the tree I was on and zip line across the edge of the canyon to the tree on the other side. This is part of ziplining Myra Canyon? Being this high up and on the canyon's edge is why I believe this was one of the most challenging aerial trails at the park. I had to mentally talk myself into it and take a few deep breaths before jumping off the tree. Even though I was wearing a harness, I still found my mind telling my legs NOT TO JUMP! Nevertheless, it was exhilarating and probably one of the highlights of the day!
Once I got to course number seven, I received compliments about "how well I was doing". However, on course seven, they have some of the most complex obstacles in the park, starting with the trapezes. The trapeze is a long row of swings that you have to walk across. Sounds easy when you hear it and even looks easy when looking at it. Despite it looking easy, what you don't consider is that these swings go back and forth and side to side.
Furthermore, the aerial park is filled with fun, silly and adventure-filled obstacles. You can fly across the harness hut on top of a toy car (in the air) or ride a saddle. You have to dodge balls while balancing on a rope, climb across a spider web, and walk across moving swing bridges, and so much more!
Once you're done the aerial park, you are not done for the day! As an award, when done, the staff reward you with ziplining! The park currently has three connected zip lines. Zipping through the trees back and forth is like nothing else. You can (on certain sections) take a running start as fast as possible to make yourself ZIP! Zipping back and forth was a fantastic way to end the day; I defiantly recommend not skipping the zip lines!
Looking for more fun, Myra Canyon has it! For the children (aged 6-12), Myra Canyon offers a summer camp, where the children have access to the courses and take part in different adventure camp activities. For children of all ages, you can book a birthday party to enjoy the family-friendly park. And for the adults, ziplining Myra Canyon paired with Let's Go Wine Tours for some fun with their "zip and sip" program.
In conclusion, ziplining Myra Canyon Adventure Park is fun for the whole family. Whether you want to take part in the family-friendly course or challenge yourself and your friends at the seven advanced courses, partake in a wine tasting tour, zipline across the trees. Myra Canyon has the adventure for you!
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Looks like a ton of fun; will have to check it out next time we're in Kelowna!
So you glad you posted this one.
Absolutely great adventure sharing with Miss Tourism World Canada. So it is true. Samantha Sewell can fly.
Oh my goodness Samantha you're brave haha...that looks like so much fun.
We walked through Myra Canyon on the Kettle Valley Rail Trail. It was stunningly beautiful, but I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to zipline across it! I'll have to go back and find out one day. Thanks for sharing your amazing adventure!
Oh, this might not be up my alley. I feel anxious just thinking about it. But, what a lot of fun for those braver than me.
This is way outside my comfort level but I really liked reading about your adventure. I can pass this information along to those who are braver than I am.