CN Tower by Daniel Claman
The CN Tower is introducing a new extreme attraction called EdgeWalk. By this August, thrill seekers will have the opportunity to walk the edge of the tower, 356 metres above the ground.
Those brave enough will walk the 5ft (1.5m) see-through ledge in groups of six to eight, wearing safety harnesses attached to an overhead rail at the height of about 116 storeys. Of course, there will be specially trained guides watching over the daredevils. As EdgeWalk claims, it is the world’s highest full-circle, hands-free walk. This is definitely not for everybody.
However, after gathering enough courage and paying $175, you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view. The price includes a DVD of the experience, an achievement certificate, and several photos of terrified walkers. The whole experience will be about 90 minutes long, including the 20- to 30-minute walk itself and a special preparation at the “base-camp.”
“EdgeWalk is both thrilling and unique and will push visitors to their limits — literally and figuratively," said Mark Laroche, president and CEO of Canada Lands Company, which owns and operates the CN Tower.
According to CN Tower chief operating officer Jack Robinson, the EdgeWalk project was designed to be both exciting and safe. Undoubtedly, EdgeWalk will be one of the most significant attractions of the city. The CN Tower is the world’s fourth tallest free-standing structure at 1,815 feet, with more than 1.5 million visitors each year. EdgeWalk surpasses the Sky Tower walk in Auckland, New Zealand, at 629ft (192m) above the ground and the Macau Tower Skywalk at 764ft (223m).
Tickets will be on sale starting June 1 and the first walk is set for August 1.