Coming down the line: What’s new on the zipline this year

May 15, 2017
Your smile will be inescapable as you zipline above old-growth forest and with views of the Kokanee Glacier.

Your smile will be inescapable as you zipline above old-growth forest and with views of the Kokanee Glacier.

The time has come. The zipline is open. You’re finally on your way.
Adrenaline junkies and those looking for new things to do in BC need only to look at the Kootenay mountains to get their Nelson zipline fix.

Kokanee Mountain Zipline is now open for its third season and is offering tours on its six ziplines that traverse old growth forest and offer stunning views of the Kokanee Glacier.

Here’s what’s new on the line this season:


Friendly faces:

They’re ready to greet you, ensure your safety, calm any fears, and make sure you have the best ziplining experience of your life.

The staff are integral to the operation, as they are the ones who help all zipliners clip on their safety harnesses, transport them to the launch platforms, and help them take that courageous first step. They are also your cheering squad.

“We have a lot of our team returning as guides this year, as well as new guides. We also have our key staff players such as our office manager, Melissa Maida, and our course leader, Allen Rollin,” says Todd Manton, who co-owns  of Kokanee Mountain Zipline with his brother, Jay Manton


Gimme Shelter:

As most who have visited the mountains know, the weather can be unpredictable, Temperatures can cool down to 10 degrees from the closest town and rain can arrive at a moment’s notice. It can also get hot during the summer months, with temperatures at Kokanee Mountain Zipline reaching as high as 25-30 degrees Celcius.

One of big additions to KMZ this year is a new shelter that will give visitors a way to escape rain, extreme heat, and other sudden inclement weather changes. The shelter, which is a roofed structure, is located at KMZ’s main office.


Loving the locals:

Kokanee Mountain Zipline is showing the love to its community a few ways this season:
Early season discounts: From May 23 to June 23, Kootenay residents can take advantage of KMZ’s discounted rates from Monday to Friday. For more information, read our blog about early season discounted rates here.

Second annual Community Day: Kokanee Mountain Zipline invites residents of the Nelson area to attend Community Day on Friday, May 26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kokanee Mountain Zipline will offer 50 per cent off its ziplining tours for those who live in the Nelson area, with 100 percent of the proceeds going towards the West Kootenay EcoSociety.


One of the top things to do in Nelson, Kokanee Mountain Zipline is now open weekends and will be open for daily tours after the May long weekend (May 22). Our family-friendly tours are led by highly trained guides who ensure guest safety and comfort every step of the way. To book online visit us at