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WildPlay Element Parks Nanaimo

35 Nanaimo River Rd., Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
1-888-716-7374
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Ranked #5 of 28 Attractions in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Owner description: Aerial adventures & zip lines transform an afternoon in the outdoors into awesome recreation adventures at WildPlay Element Parks. Adults, teens,... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Nanaimo, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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UK
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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

Oberwil, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

We wanted to do a Bungee Jump, but unfortunately today they did not offer a jump on short notice (just on their webpage since this morning...) as their jump master was not available. It was a bit a pitty as we planned to do the jump on our last day in Canada in Nanaimo... So we've been a bit disappointed.... More

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Victoria, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The staff which guided my kids through the Zip Line were friendly and knowledgeable. The office staff was distracted, gave poor direction and information. I lodged an complaint with their comments cards and still have not received a response

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

Hello Jennifer, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback; I am sorry to hear about the disappointing interaction you had at Guest Services. Providing an positive booking and check-in experience is important to us, and we did not achieve that to your expectations. Your concerns have been discussed with our Guest Service team, and our... More

Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This was our second visit to the high ropes course. I really liked the different levels of difficulty that you progress through. Training was excellent, thanks Josh for your encouragement. We went as a family of four but were able to go at our own speed as far along as we wanted. Green was pretty easy, but at Blue level... More

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Shawnee, Kansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My first time... Excellent training, beautiful view, feel we got our money's worth. Teenage daughter had a blast. Felt very safe!!! Plan to do it again!!!

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Vancouver Island, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

There is definitely fun to be had by everyone at WildPlay. But what stood out the most for us was the amazing staff!!! While everyone was upbeat and knowledgeable, there were two guys that stood out above the rest; MATT AND ENZO!!! You guys were so patient, funny and able to connect with all the kids even though there was... More

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Ashland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I read about it and thought what the heck. We had to make reservations, very important!. We were late, they were so nice and accommodated us. We had such a fabulous adventure doing the Monkido. That is exhausting and exhilarating at the same time. 2-3 hours of fun. Bring food they have a great picnic area and only vending machine... More

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