Our Alberta zip line is unique in the world
Located between Hinton, Alberta and the eastern boundary of Jasper National Park (a ten minute drive from either location), Alternative Adventures has been offering one-of-a-kind Alberta zip line adventures since 2008.
Unlike most other zip lines, where participants are attached to a cable and ride the downward slope in a sitting position, our zip line is engineered to give you a very unique experience – one that has you literally flying.
What’s the difference?
1. You ride prone
Unless you’re a passenger on an aircraft, flying is not sitting. At Alternative Adventures, our rigging is set up so that you fly in a head-first, prone position – just like a super-hero.
2. You hang 10 metres below the cable
Another unique aspect of our zip line adventure is your location in relation to the cable. Because you’re attached at your back and hang directly below the cable, the sense of flying and free-falling is very realistic.
3. The drape (tension) of the cable is adjustable
This allows us to control the speed of your descent, the angle of your launch and the amount of free-fall. You get to choose fast or slow; mild or wild.
4. The experience is participatory
Our zip line set-up allows you to use your body, arms and legs to control your direction and rate of swing – you are the pilot of your adventure.
5. Start small, end epic
Your introductory flight is designed to give you a solid feel for our unique Jasper/Hinton zip line. Once you’ve got your feet wet, you’re ready to fly like a super-hero. As we loosen the the drape (eg: slack) on the cable you get more free-fall, speed and swing.
Who hasn’t dreamt of flying?
Nothing evokes a sense of freedom more than flying. For many of our clients, the adrenaline rush of simply soaring towards beautiful Roche Miette is reward enough.
For others, our zip line experience is a means to overcome their fear of heights.
We also have people who use our zip line as an introduction to hang gliding, base jumping or skydiving.
Overcome your fears, gain free-fall bragging rights or fly like your favorite super-hero
Whether you’re looking to taste-test a new extreme sport, experience flying or free falling, or overcome your fears, each personalised flight is tailored to your needs. We’re a family friendly activity that can accommodate everyone, including tandem flights for those who wish to fly together. Call us today to book your adventure.