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WildPlay Element Parks Nanaimo

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Address: 35 Nanaimo River Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9X 1S5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 855-595-2251

Aerial adventures & zip lines transform an afternoon in the outdoors...

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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Great at time of visit

We visited during a really hot period for nanaimo and truth be told, I'm sure most people were out enjoying themselves at lakes, the beach or anywhere remotely more refreshing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Brendan K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited during a really hot period for nanaimo and truth be told, I'm sure most people were out enjoying themselves at lakes, the beach or anywhere remotely more refreshing than this. That being said, the absence of anyone else was a god send and my two young daughters were really able to enjoy and appreciate the junior section. A... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I have recently visited WildPlay to go Bungy Jumping and do the Primal Swing. We booked a package though a hotel that gave us a discount at the park, which didn't really work out that well but that was the hotels problem over the parks problem. We didn't have a reservation (the hotel was SUPPOSED to set... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Like many who have spoken honestly about this experience the pleasure is taken out of this activity by the long wait times, slow movement and the absolute and total absence of supervision. The course was backed up because a group of 70 morning visitors delayed the visitors behind them (our being 1 PM). Instead of balancing that delay be limiting... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family went to WildPlay hoping to do one of the ziplines but they were fully booked until closing. Staff talked us into do the Monkido course instead. WARNING: this course is challenging! The staff really didn't warn us at all. I thought it was just an aerial course kind of like Capilano Suspension Bridge but more of an obstacle... More 

Thank Cheryl B
Comox, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to WildPlay with two friends to try the Zipline. We scheduled an appointment for 11:00, and two staff members came to greet us right on time, and began to explain what we were going to do, as well as explaining safety procedures. The staffers were Selina and Julie, and they projected an aura of competence and a joy... More 

Thank deese2016
Saskatoon, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked my 13 year old and I in on the Classic course. We had done the one in Kelowna last year and he loved it so much that I made this a surprise for him when we were visiting the island. The online booking was straight forward and the next morning, when there was a thunderstorm, I phoned to... More 

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

Hi Melsta, thanks for giving us your thoughts about risk management. Our standards for accessing the Monkido Classic Adventure Course are the same at all Parks; what I think was different during your visit to Nanaimo was that you had our standard harness equipment (used for guests age 12 and older). Now that your son is 13 years old, he'd... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of four (ages 10-40) enjoyed this experience immensely! Guides were knowledgable and confident, and gear was up to code and safe. Thanks WildPlay! :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took nephews here (11 & 12) - we reserved a time slot ahead of time and did all the online waivers so when we got there - all they had to do was get assigned to their guide and learn to use the zip harness. The park is kept very clean - there are picnic tables and you can wait... More 

Thank xenonian
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two of my children (aged 12 & 15) wanted to do something fun, so they decided on WildPlay. I phoned to see if a reservation was required; it isn't. During summer, I'd highly recommend it as it makes the registration process much quicker and easier; especially doing the online waiver forms. We arrived about twenty minutes prior to our scheduled... More 

Thank Samantha M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Wildplay staff were all awesome, very helpful, very inspiring! My Husband & I have always wanted to do something more adventurous together & the Bungy jump was something we both wanted to do before we ever met. We each did a solo Bungy jump & it was an amazing experience, definitely one we'll both be talking about for a... More 

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