READY! SET! GO! ZIPLINE WELCOMES FIRST RIDERS! - Zibi

READY! SET! GO! ZIPLINE WELCOMES FIRST RIDERS!

It’s now possible to soar 120 feet above the Ottawa River from the Zibi site!

The region’s most anticipated tourist attraction of 2021, Interzip Rogers, is now open to the delight of the region’s families and tourists looking for a unique experience in the National Capital Region! The opening ceremony took place earlier today at Zibi with Hull-Aylmer Member of Parliament, Greg Fergus, the Member of the National Assembly for Chapleau and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Justice, Mathieu Lévesque, Gatineau municipal councillor, Pierre Lanthier, and representatives from Ottawa Tourism, Tourisme Outaouais, Rogers, Zibi and Orkestra.
One of the most memorable moments from today’s news conference: the first ride on the world’s first interprovincial zipline by Valérie Ducharme and Charles-Armand Turpin who donated $27,000 to local charities via an online auction for the honour.

 

The must-do event of the summer!

A thrilling outdoor activity 120 feet above the Ottawa River offering incomparable views of the Parliament, Chaudière Falls, and old Hull, the Interzip Rogers zipline will be one of the region’s most popular tourist attractions this summer and for years to come.
The organizers and the region’s tourism sector are delighted to offer such a popular, and safe, activity to brighten our summer.
Zipline riders will also be happy to see that Zibi’s Terrasse Panorama will be back this summer in collaboration with Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co.. Gatineau restaurants’ food trucks will be invited to park at the site. People can follow Zibi’s social media accounts for more information.

 

Book your ride today!

Tickets to Interzip Rogers are now available at https://interzip.ca for riders of all ages. The zipline will be open 7 days a week, from 2pm to 8pm on weekdays, and 11am to 8pm on weekends. Tickets are $39,99 for adults and $29,00 for kids 12 and under. Ticket holders are asked to select their date and time of their visit at the time of purchase.

 

Reduced capacity for the first few weeks of operation

Organizers today explained that given the COVID-19 situation, they will be welcoming approximately half the number of daily riders for the first few weeks in order to ensure safe operation and compliance with the Ontario and Quebec governments’ public health guidelines. Under normal circumstances, Interzip Rogers is expected to accommodate up to 300 riders per day.
Details on all COVID-19 measures in place for Interzip Rogers are available on the website:

 

For updates and information:
Orkestra, and its partner Zibi, would like to thank and acknowledge the important contribution of their main sponsor, Rogers, of Fido, and of their co-presenters Décathlon and Desjardins as well as other partners: ID Gatineau, Ottawa Tourism, the Government of Ontario and the Ministry of Tourism of Quebec, in collaboration with Tourisme Outaouais.

 

QUOTES

“I am delighted, on my behalf and on behalf of my colleague and Minister of Tourism, Caroline Proulx, to add such a unique attraction to the beautiful tourist region of the Outaouais. I am convinced that this flagship installation will attract many visitors who want to see Gatineau from a different perspective and live the exhilarating experience of a zipline. Our government is proud to support this project through the Support Program for Tourism Development Strategies. Innovative initiatives like this one unequivocally contribute to the revival of our tourism industry and to the economic vitality of our region. I congratulate the project partners for their vision and ambition! ” – Mathieu Lévesque, Member of the National Assembly for Chapleau and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Justice

 

“I am thrilled about the official opening of Interzip Rogers, the first interprovincial zipline in Canada and a unique activity that will attract residents and visitors alike throughout the summer and beyond. Not only does this zipline literally connect Ontario and Québec; it embodies the nature of our highly integrated region and the great relationship that Ottawa and Gatineau share as neighbours.” – Jim Watson, Ottawa Mayor

 

“La Ville de Gatineau is very proud to have collaborated in the creation of this first interprovincial zipline linking the shores of Ottawa and Gatineau. The official opening of Interzip Rogers marks a historic moment for our region with the establishment of a tourist destination that will set us apart in the future. This major tourism asset and an important support for the dynamism of our downtown area.” – Pierre Lanthier, municipal councillor replacing the Mayor of Gatineau

 

“The Rogers team is proud to participate in the official opening of Interzip Rogers, which also marks the symbolic reopening of the Quebec-Ontario border. Connecting people is at the heart of what we do. How wonderful it is to be able to highlight this by connecting Ottawa and Gatineau in such a unique way.” – Édith Cloutier, Quebec President and Vice-President of sales, business and public sector for Quebec and Ottawa, Rogers Communication.

 

“The pride we feel in having built such an exciting tourism attraction is only matched by the interest we have generated internationally. Today, we can say that the National Capital Region has a brand new attraction that makes Ottawa-Gatineau an international destination of choice.” – Alex Van Dieren, Co-president, Orkestra

 

“This is a great day for us at Zibi. The Interzip Rogers is a physical manifestation of our vision to build a borderless community connecting our two cities and provinces, and to make Zibi a waterfront destination for locals and tourists alike. After months of closed borders between our two provinces, today’s opening of the first interprovincial zipline in the world, is an even greater reason to celebrate.” – Jeff Westeinde, President, Zibi

 

“Interzip Rogers will be THE attraction to try this summer! The zipline will attract new visitors seeking experiences and adventures in the Outaouais. Visitors will also discover the restaurants and shops in downtown Gatineau, which is sure to generate economic benefits for the whole region. And that is excellent news after the year we all just lived!” – Julie Kinnear, CEO, Tourisme Outaouais

 

“I’m thrilled to see the Interzip Rogers open today, joining Ontario and Quebec with what now takes the title of the most fun and exhilarating of our interprovincial crossings. Tourism has been hard-hit through this pandemic, but despite the challenges we have seen the partners involved in this project double-down on their efforts and bring this new attraction to fruition. This is a testament to the resilience and fortitude of our tourism industry, and will delight both locals and visitors as we see our economy begin to reopen through the vaccine rollout and following of public health guidelines.” – Michael Crockatt, President and CEO, Ottawa Tourism

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