If our distant ancestors had never left the trees, modern humans wouldn't need to stand on tables to avoid predators or rely on pool noodles for transportation. Get back to high altitude, high speed roots with today's Groupon: for $55, you get a one-year Club Zip! membership package including a free first zip at Adrena Line Zipline Adventure Tours in Sooke (a $110.88 value, including HST). Climbing helmets, pulleys, and custom harnesses are provided, and rain parkas and storage lockers are available upon request. Participants are required to wear proper athletic footwear and seasonally appropriate clothing. Adventurers must be at least 5 years old.
Adrena Line's trained guides lead individuals and families of adventure seekers through high-flying explorations of more than 100 acres of temperate West Coast forests. Each two-hour tour forges adrenalin bonds between guides and groups of up to 10 in a quest through treetop canopies of Sooke Hills, featuring revealing peeks into the secret lives of mountains and ocean. Proper footwear protects the bottoms of newly tattooed feet as they reach up to 60-kilometre-per-hour speeds on eight steel cable zip lines extending 150–1,000 ft., launching from platforms up to 150 ft. above the forest floor. ATVs transport guests to the top of the zip course with a 10-minute ride at the excursion's start and extreme swing dancing lessons on two suspension bridges break up constant zipping. Throughout each tour, treetop teachers regale guests with historical facts and tales about the local wildlife, ecology, and mail fraud regulations. Tours typically depart at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. but may leave at other times depending on schedule.
In addition to a free initial vine vaulting, Club Zip! packages grant guests a yearlong membership, which includes reduced additional zip prices for adults ($39.99) and children under 18 ($29.99). Cable-coasters who bring four or more guests on arboreal excursions glide for free, and after five zips they receive a gratis T-shirt and street cred with the local monkey gang.