Some vacations are made for relaxing and recharging, and others are made for checking once in a lifetime activities off your bucket list. If you are looking to amp up your travel plans this year we’ve got four adventures to get your adrenaline going!
1. Hang Gliding – Pickering, Ontario
Hang gliding with Adventure Seeker Tours is a great way get a new perspective on Ontario’s landscape. It’s perfect way to enjoy stunning views of the Oak Ridges Moraine, Lake Scugog and 50,000 acres of protected land. If you want to ease into your adventure start out with a tandem flight. Want to take your trip to the next level? Learn how to fly your own hang glider all in one day!
2. Zip Lining – Long Point Eco Adventures, Ontario
Take to the trees and explore Ontario’s forests in a whole new way! Long Point Eco-Adventures is home to eight ziplines, two suspension bridges and a 40 foot rappel, which allows you to explore Southern Ontario’s Carolinian Forest. Looking for an extra challenge? Experience the forest in a whole new way with a night zipping tour. Enjoy the unforgettable sights and sounds of the darkness as you careen through the night forest!
3. White Water Rafting – Ottawa River, Ontario
If heart-racing adventure is on your Ontario travel checklist this year, gear up to ride class III and class IV daredevil sections of the Ottawa River called Hell’s Half Mile, Lemming’s Leap and Butcher’s Knife. RiverRun Adventures offers a full river rafting trip, lunch, use of all resort facilities on their 167 acre resort with pub, sauna, spacious sundecks, beautiful beach and kid’s playgrounds, as well as a video re-run of the trip to relive your adrenaline high!
4. Kite Boarding – Sauble Beach, Ontario
If you’ve swam in any of Ontario’s Great Lakes you’ve likely seen kite surfers taking advantage of the waves and wind which often sweep the shoreline. Sauble Beach was recently ranked by Maclean’s magazine as among Canada’s top 10 best beaches, and its strong spring and fall winds are optimal for adventure activities such as kite surfing. Want to try it out for yourself? Kiterider in Sauble Beach offers lessons for beginners each summer! Have you tried any of these extreme adventures in Ontario? Tell us about it!