No long wait times for the Stampede’s Centennial Zip Line!
Calgary – Experience Stampede Park from new heights as you ride the longest temporary zip line in Canada. Ride one of four lines 950 feet across Stampede Park and feel the rush as you travel up to 60 km/hr.
“We are thrilled to have a zip line on Park this Centennial year,” says Michelle Wyn, Programming design manager, Calgary Stampede. “It’s a very exciting way to experience the Calgary Stampede.”
In addition to offering a new and exhilarating experience for Park goers, Wyn and her team have made every effort to ensure that folks seeking to ride the Centennial Zip Line can do so in a timely and efficient manner, allowing them to partake in an activity packed day at the Calgary Stampede.
Here’s how it works. You purchase a wristband at the ticket booth located at the base of the 118 foot tower by the main entrance of the Big Four Building. You select the window of time during which you would like to ride the Centennial Zip Line. For example, you can purchase a wristband to ride sometime between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Or maybe you want to ride after the GMC Rangeland Derby between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. Provided all of the wristbands for that time slot haven’t already been sold, you’re good as gold.
Once you’ve purchased a wristband, you don’t have to stay in line until your timeslot rolls around. Instead, you are free to plan your day and experience the other activities offered on Park. You simply return to the Centennial Zip Line tower during the timeslot indicated on your wristband to enjoy your ride.
“The Centennial Zip Line will have a ridership of 100 persons per hour,” explains Wyn. “In other words, at least 1,100 thrill seekers per day. This allows us to make sure that riders experience the Centennial Zip Line without having to wait long hours.”
Wristbands are priced at $40. The Centennial Zip Line begins at the 118 foot tower near the Big Four Building and ends on the south west side of the Scotiabank Saddledome. Hours of operations are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily with the exception of Thursday, July 5 (5 p.m. to 11 p.m.), Sunday, July 8 (9 a.m. to 11 p.m.) and Wednesday, July 11 (9 a.m. to 11 p.m.).
The four lines are located atop a 118 foot tower. Access to the top of the tower is accessible by stairs which means that you can eat those mini doughnuts you’ve been eyeing. Folks wishing to ride the Centennial Zip Line must weigh between 65 lb/29 kg and 275 lb/125 kg.
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