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:
- 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
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
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.”
Quality Time with the Grandkids
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.”
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!
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.