The North Atlantic Zipline (NAZ)
On a scenic, long drive along the narrow roads of Petty Harbor, Newfoundland, lies a sign pointing to the office (more like a tiny hut) for the North Atlantic Zipline (NAZ) – Canada’s longest zipline. We were on our way to Cape Spear – the easternmost tip of North America, when I spotted the sign. My cousin and I had discussed the zipline a couple of hours before that, and while we continued on our way, I checked their website for timings. Less than 5 minutes later, we were doubling back to see if they had a vacant slot for us. To our luck (and my dad’s misfortune), 3 people had just dropped out leaving space for us to join the group immediately.
Before we knew it, we were strapped into harnesses and on a bus towards the start of the entire NAZ experience. The bus took us to the bottom of a small hill from where we spent the next 30 minutes trekking up towards the first line. The trek itself was beautiful, really easy (especially for people who haven’t been trekking in a long time), and we were rewarded with views of Petty Harbor below, the magnificent ocean in the distance, and the beautiful valley in between.
Once you reach the first line, everything goes by in a whirl of adrenaline and breathtaking views. The NAZ is a series of 10 ziplines that get over all too soon. They range from 300 feet to 2,200 feet in length, as you fly 215 meters above sea level over the historical village of Petty Harbor with the view of the coastline right underneath.
The 10 lines are extremely well planned with landing stations that have telescopes to get a closer look at the nature around you, as well as signboards and exhibits that talk about the history, culture, and nature of Petty Harbor. I would never have guessed a quaint, small town like this would house Canada’s longest zipline! But hey, did you know you could go whale watching there as well? If you’re lucky, a humpback whale will say hello to you the way he said hello to me. But that’s got to wait for another post 😉
Address: The North Atlantic Ziplines, Petty Harbor, Newfoundland, Canada
Rates: Adults – $130, Students – $95
PS Booking in advance is advised