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New double zip line flies visitors over Montmorency Falls

WATCH ABOVE: Global's Raquel Fletcher tries out the adrenaline-pumping, new 300-metre double zip line across the Montmorency Falls near Quebec City.

Montmorency Falls is the most popular attraction for tourists to Quebec City, after the Château Frontenac.

The park is just a 15 minute drive from downtown and this summer, it’s offering a new attraction: a double zip line.

“It’s 300 metres long and 83 metres high and we’re going to be able to do it together at the same time,” explained Pascale Boivin, Montmorency Park’s sales manager.

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Montmorency Park is already known for its rock-climbling – there are three Via Ferrata routes to choose from – and if zip liners look fast enough, they can catch a glimpse of the climbers as they fly overhead.

The zip line opened last fall as a way to get more people to the park.

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“People want to have more adrenaline stuff or more adventure activities, so we tried to reach that kind of public,” Boivin said.

“It gives you another way to visit the falls, as well…there’s about 300 people a day that experience the zip line, so it’s very popular.”

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But if hanging 260 feet above the ground isn’t your idea of fun, Boivin offers another option.

“[Visitors] can also just take the stairs, with 487 stairs,” she said, adding almost anyone can do it – provided you’re not too afraid of heights.

 

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