Got an adventurous spirit? Why not try EdgeWalk? On August 1, the CN Tower in Toronto launched EdgeWalk, a daredevil attraction on the roof of its revolving restaurant.
Assuming you haven’t just finished eating there, you can spend a good 20 to 30 minutes walking around the catwalk, which is 1,168 feet off the ground.
Put on your safety harness and lean backward so you can dangle over the Toronto skyline.
EdgeWalk is a hands-free walk on a 5-foot wide ledge that encircles the CN Tower’s main pod. The participants will walk in groups of six, while attached to an overhead safety rail.
“Trained EdgeWalk guides will encourage participants to push their personal limits, allowing them to lean back over Toronto with nothing but air and breathtaking views of Lake Ontario beneath them,” says the press release.
EdgeWalk runs 1.5 hours, and the walkers are outdoors for about 30 minutes. Your ticket, at $175 Canadian (about $182 U.S.), includes the walk, a keepsake video, photographs, a certificate and a Total Tower Experience ticket. The EdgeWalk season runs from May to October, and varying weather conditions will mean varying EdgeWalk experiences. Understandably, EdgeWalk shuts down during electrical storms and high winds.
On a clear day, visibility can be more than 100 miles.
Since its spectacular opening in 1976, the CN Tower has hosted close to two million visitors a year.
What do YOU think? Would you try EdgeWalk? Personally, I think $175 sounds awfully expensive for a laxative.
More in the videos below.
- CN Tower Edge Walk (neatorama.com)
- EdgeWalk Invites Visitors to Walk Along Edge of Toronto’s CN Tower (laughingsquid.com)
- VIDEO: ‘No hands’ at top of CN Tower (bbc.co.uk)