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Ziplining in Manitoba, Canada: Hy-Wire Zipline Adventures

Emma on the Hy-wire zipline, Manitoba © Craig Fast

Everything you've heard about Manitoba, forget it. Odds are, you haven't actually heard anything about Manitoba, but if you ask someone who does know a little something about Canada's middlest province they will likely tell you the following:

a) It's really flat.
b) No-one goes there.
c) Ummmm.

Shelley on the Hy-wire zipline, Manitoba © Craig FastEven Manitobans will ask why you've chosen to visit. They questioned my visit, repeatedly (but ever so politely).

Ha! What do they know? I've just been ziplining across the Pembina Valley in southern Manitoba. That means hills, adrenaline and a growing number of people discovering the charms of Canada’s quirky heartland. Two thousand people zipped here in 2008, three thousand in 2009 and they expect even more in 2010. 2020, the world.

Built and managed by the very friendly Brown family, Hy-Wire Zipline Adventures has five ziplines stretched across the Pembina Valley, in Kaleida, near Morden in southern Manitoba. The longest stretches for 1000ft, 150ft up in the air.

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