Squamish is a small town in British Columbia known as the ‘Outdoor Recreational Capital of Canada’. It’s nestled between two world-renowned destinations - the city of Vancouver to the south and the mountain resort town of Whistler to the north. It’s a town that many visitors pass right through without even realizing, but if you’re into outdoor adventure, skipping it would be a huge mistake. Almost any outdoor activity that you can think of can be done there.
Located right next to the Squamish Adventure Centre and Rope RunnerSquamish Adventure Centre , it is the first of its kind in B.C. The Ropes Course is uniquely designed for the beautiful mountain location and purpose-built to fit in with the surroundings. Plus, there is free parking, a coffee shop and gift shop.
Standing 18 metres high and 20 metres in diameter, the structure built of steel, wood, ropes and wire is split into four levels of difficulty to allow visitors to choose their ideal pace for this 2 hour challenge. In addition, there are 50 different elements and 36 stations to scale, allowing the adventurers almost endless options of different routes.
Besides a desire to have lots of fun, adventurers have to be 7 years old and 125 cm (49 in) in height. Kids wishing to climb alone should be at least 140 cm (55 in) tall and children aged 7-9 must climb with an adult. Also, climbers under 19 must have a consenting parent or legal guardian sign their release of liability waiver. In addition, everyone should have closed toe shoes.
The elements or ‘games’ are designed and arranged throughout the Ropes Course to allow many ways to experience the park. This means that there are no bottlenecks along the course and each person can adjust their circuit as they go. There is room for 60 people per session, and you can pre-book your session so you won’t have to wait in line.
Visitors can navigate their way across the giant Spiders Web, crawl through the Double Tunnel, hit the Climbing Wall, balance on the Rolling Logs or tackle the Flying Kite Board then finish with a huge leap of faith from the 15m Free Fall!
The Ropes Course can be enjoyed by adventurers of all skill levels as it has no set route and has a challenge by choice aspect. Rope Runner is suitable for families looking for an adventure experience and adults looking to push past their comfort zone and test their nerve.
It goes something like this: on arrival you will be greeted by a friendly staff member who will guide you through the initial safety demo and instructions. Next, you sign a waiver, which quite common in this type of activity. Before beginning the safety briefing, you are instructed to put on a full body harness and Clic-It safety system.
By the way, Rope Runner's staff is very serious about their customers’ safety. Your harness is attached to the lifelines above by two carabiners and a safety connecting system, which synchronizes the open/locked positions of the two carabiners so that you cannot detach the lanyard connectors simultaneously. However, when you reach the end of a segment, you are able to wave the carabiner over a magnet and switch to the next lifeline. This technology ensures you are always attached and makes it safe for people of all ages to self-guide themselves around the ropes course.
You will surely love your time at the Ropes Runner Aerial Course. The views of the mountains and Howe Sound are breathtaking and it’s the perfect activity to lift anyone’s adrenaline levels!. Make sure to book in advance and have some fun.