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WildPlay Element Parks Nanaimo

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Address: 35 Nanaimo River Rd., Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 1-888-716-7374
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Description: Aerial adventures & zip lines transform an afternoon in the outdoors into...
Aerial adventures & zip lines transform an afternoon in the outdoors into awesome recreation adventures at WildPlay Element Parks. Adults, teens, kids, and groups get back to nature, through primal fun & games that include the adrenaline pumping: Monkido® Aerial Adventure - an exclusive tree-top obstacle course, that teaches the lost art of monkeying-around. Guests conquer climbing nets, fly across zip lines, balance on wobbly bridges, take a Tarzan swing and dozens more games, 2-18m above ground. Bungy Jump - a famous 46m ankle-harnessed leap from a trestle bridge high above the Nanaimo River. Bragging rights included. Over 250,000 guests, and counting!. Primal Swing - a giant pendulum ride that arcs 39m from the trestle bridge through the Nanaimo River canyon! With intense 140kph speeds, and amazing scenery, it's a breath-taking nature experience. DragonFLY Zip Lines - two smooth, swift, and scenic flights that cross the Nanaimo River canyon. A guided adventure for those who just want to hang out and enjoy the ride. | Challenge your abilities, discover your inner monkey, spend time with friends, and evolve beyond your [self-perceived] limits in Nanaimo's most unique outdoor play space!
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Bravery Required

An adventure in taming the coward within. I have travelled the world and ridden my motorcycle across the continent, but this adventure got my heart pounding. We did the Tree-Go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Irene C
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Parksville, Canada
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Parksville, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

An adventure in taming the coward within. I have travelled the world and ridden my motorcycle across the continent, but this adventure got my heart pounding. We did the Tree-Go ropes course and it was amazing.

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Ladysmith, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Fun and helpful staff. Good training session then you're off for an adventure through the trees. This will test you more mentally than physically I thought and you can get off anytime you want. Also try the bungy jump! Well worth the money. Great deal for the season pass as well.

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Grande Cache, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My husband and I did the king swing it was terrifying but amazing. I would recommend this park to anyone who is a thrill seeker. It is great for families and couples.

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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We had a good time doing the Monkido Aerial adventure, but there were definitely a few issues that stopped us from having a "great" time. First of all we signed up to start at 10:20 and were told to wait at the platform to put on our harnesses. We waited there while two groups, one of them with about 25... More 

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WildPlayElementParks, Manager at WildPlay Element Parks Nanaimo, responded to this review

Racheal, Thank-you for sharing your experience, and I apologize for us not communicating better about your start time. Your feedback and suggestions are being reviewed to ensure we avoid disappointment. On the Monkido Aerial Adventure, timing and pace through the course are individual. Some guests want more time and encouragement to proceed, and sometimes need specific help. We provide an... More 

Parksville, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My partner and I did one of the packages here for his birthday, we do not regret it. Loved that it is at your own pace, we were much slower than the rest of the group but did not get pressured by the rest. Leaders and well trained and personable, definitely trusted. Would love to see more food/vending offered here... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Bought passes for the boys, husband and sons they had a great day and are looking to go back soon. great Christmas present

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Nanaimo, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We did the Monkido aerial adventure, it was fun and a good work out, took us about 1 1/2 hrs to finish it (all levels) but we had to wait for people in front of us at times. Will definitely do it again.

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College Station, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

My wife and I did both the rope course and the bungee jump. We are both accustomed to outdoor activities like ropes courses, rock climbing, and bouldering. The Course: As the course progresses, their difficulty and (height in the trees) increases. The first few sections of the course were, honestly, boring. They were easy (for active people) -- even when... More 

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WildPlayElementParks, JumpMaster at WildPlay Element Parks Nanaimo, responded to this review

Hi the0minous, Thanks for sharing your thoughts about WildPlay Nanaimo. You are right, our Monkido Aerial Adventure is built to be a progressive experience that people of all activity levels can enjoy. We're eager to help "evolve the human" through primal fun & games, and the four levels of tree-top obstacles are able to thrill a wide variety of people.... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Fabulous place. Beats anything in the uk for the tree trails. These trails just get higher and higher. This is not for the faint hearted but is totally safe and if you want to get down at anytime you can. The rangers are really helpful and reassuring. My family did the bungee - off a bridge over a river canyon... More 

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79 reviews 79 reviews
34 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We visited this attraction with a 14 and 15 year old. The park is well kept and the classic course has four levels which gradually get harder. We've done similar courses in the past but this was probably the most challenging. The final course is about 60ft off the ground and zip-lining between trees, necessary on much of the course,... More 

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WildPlayElementParks, Manager at WildPlay Element Parks Nanaimo, responded to this review

Hello ukmummy, Thanks for writing to us about your visit to WildPlay Nanaimo. We’re glad you enjoyed the challenge of our Monkido Aerial Adventure - and your first zip-lining experience! We agree that guests learn both from clear visual queues and from audio queues. Our experience in providing demonstrations, in a variety of ways over the years, has shown that... More 

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