What Do Seniors Think About Zip Lining in the Kootenay Mountains?

May 05, 2016
Zipping through the trees is just one way for seniors to have a fantastic adventure!

Zipping through the trees is just one way for seniors to have a fantastic adventure!

Seniors these days know how to have a good time. More than ever, they’re determined to try new things, enjoy retirement to its fullest and scratch things off their bucket list. An increasingly popular item on that to-do list is ziplining.

Zip lines did exist back in the day, however, they were usually backyard DIY projects that had few (if any) of the advanced safety features of the ones you see today. Not only are modern commercial zip lining courses safer, they’re also:

  • Faster
  • Longer
  • Higher off the ground
  • Situated in visually stunning locations

It’s no wonder seniors like them so much. If you don’t believe us, here are some of the comments left by seniors on Kokanee Mountain Zipline’s TripAdvisor page…

 

A Family Friendly Affair

Contributor: Shaymc

Age: 66

Comment: “We had family coming to spend a Kootenay Thanksgiving with us. I'd heard about the Kokanee Mountain Zipline from a close friend who is an experienced mountain climber, who had done it, and he was really impressed with how much emphasis the Company placed on SAFETY.

“Being a Chicken and a Zipline Virgin, I really like SAFETY, and that convinced me to book a family outing and take the plunge!”

In total, seven of Shaymc’s family members, ranging in ages from 22-66, participated and had a blast. Being the only first-timer, he was particularly grateful that:

  • The first two zip lines were designed for beginners
  • Safety was the company’s top priority
  • Participants were always safely secured
Seniors are raving about the fun and excitement of zip lining in the Kootenays.

Seniors are raving about the fun and excitement of zip lining in the Kootenays.

Encouraging Guides

Contributor: Sara T

Age(s): 75 and 76

While travelling around the Kootenay Mountains to visit some of the top BC attractions in the area, Sara and her husband, 75 and 76, respectively, decided to try zip lining. Their children had suggested on a number of occasions that they try it. They finally relented when they heard Kokanee Mountain was one of the best places to go in BC for zip lining.

Comment: “All I can say is WOW. We were both apprehensive but our guides, Amy & Ashley, were fantastic, very positive, patient and helpful.”

You're never too old to ride the ziplines! Case in point: big smiles from this couple (in their 60s) from Scotland.<br>

You're never too old to ride the ziplines! Case in point: big smiles from this couple (in their 60s) from Scotland.

Quality Time with the Grandkids

Contributor: 71Teri

Age: Grandma

71Teri decided to arrange a zip lining tour with her grandchildren, who were ages eight and 11 at the time. It required her to step a little out of her comfort zone to show them it was a safe and fun thing to do.

Comment: “Never did I think I would be zipping 300 feet above a forest, feeling exhilaration, fright and joy! As the old grannie, I had to show them there was nothing to it…The guides were so good, pacing everything so I could manage to look like it was a walk in the park.”

Extra brownie points if you can go down the ziplines backwards!<br>

Extra brownie points if you can go down the ziplines backwards!

Like the sound of zip lining?

Why not treat yourself, friends and grandkids to an afternoon away from the tv? Click below to Book Now or click here to purchase a gift certificate!

Rates

Adult

$109/ea

Child (14 & under)

$99/ea

8 or More

$5 off/person

16 or More

$10 off/person

   Book Now       or call 1-866-358-8688

If you’re not quite convinced zip lining in the Kootenay Mountains is a safe, easy-to-do activity for people of all ages, check out our post: 4 Reasons Ziplining Should Be on Your Bucket List.