WildPlay Nanaimo

When: Saturday, Jun 15, 2024, 10:00AM - 3:15PM PST
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WildPlay Nanaimo

Trip Information

Little platforms way, way above your head. Dozens of ziplines whizzing everywhere. A gravity-powered jump that makes your palms sweat. More suspended ladders, bridges, nets, and obstacle games than you can count. The swing so giant and fast that it makes your vision blur. Some call it crazy, or thrilling – kinda terrifying, or surprisingly intense. Join Cultural Connections as we hit the road and head to WildPlay in Nanaimo. 

When life feels boring, too cozy, or is just missing something, it’s a signal to push at the edges of your comfort zone. Imagine what a little nudge (or a big ‘ol leap) into a new aerial adventure will bring. Fun? Challenge? Adrenaline? At WildPlay, that’s only the beginning. Let your fear out to play. 

The Classic Adventure course is 3 levels of games, challenges, and zip lines, increasing in height and difficulty as you go, testing your bravery and evolving your abilities. The course takes 1.5 - 2 hours to complete. The Extreme Adventure course is an add-on to the classic course. It includes 12 games and 4 ziplines that push the challenge off the charts. It is up to 60ft high! The course takes 30 - 45 minutes to complete. WildPlay has innovated and implemented a continuous belay system for our Adventure courses. It provides the benefit of making it impossible for you, as a guest, to accidentally disconnect from the course and risk a fall.

Get Yourself Ready for Fun:

  • Check the current weather forecast for the day and wear appropriate clothing. Most guests dress in layers or bring a change of clothes to stay comfortable.
  • Wear proper fitting, closed-toe shoes which are secured to the foot (no flip-flops, crocs or slides/flats)
  • Bring a water bottle to re-hydrate, and snack to refuel.
  • Stash your camera in a secure pocket to keep your tech tools safe while you record your story. You are responsible for your stuff!
  • Have cash on hand for Element souvenirs, snack food or a drink, or to unleash another Element.
  • Come clean. They have zero tolerance for alcohol and drugs at WildPlay. 
  • Complete your park waiver in advance to expedite your check-in. Note: for guests under the age of majority the signature of parent or legal guardian is required.
  • Face mask (optional - not required, but recommended)

While at WildPlay:

  • Smoking is not permitted around Elements or in the forest.
  • There is zero tolerance for alcohol and drugs.
  • Guests must be in good health and not subject to dizziness or motion sickness; must be free from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems; must not be pregnant.
  • Guests are responsible for the safe-keeping of personal items.
  • Watch for falling objects from above when near Elements.
  • The instructions of WildPlay Element Parks employees must be adhered to at all times. WildPlay employees are empowered to remove any guests from any Element or the Park if deemed necessary for their, or others, safety (without warning or refund).

Meeting Location: 

VIU Building 255, Main Lobby (second floor) at 12:15 pm

Trip Includes:

Round-trip transportation, equipment, classic and extreme zipline courses

Policies, Health & Safety

We have an ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and quality of our trips, with trained and responsible student leaders, staff and community partners. Before you sign-up, please check out our policies & procedures for more information about how to prepare for a trip, as well as our cancellation policy.

How to Sign Up

Our activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person, next to the Front Reception Desk in the "Glassroom" on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12pm – 1:30pm in Building 255 - Second Floor.

You will need to have your:

  1. Student card,
  2. Proof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Guard.me Insurance Policy)
  3. Payment (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities)

Waiver Form

Please read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attachment section below. All participants are required to read and sign the waiver before the start of the trip. We will provide a paper copy for you to read through again and sign the morning of the trip.


Robin Lemmens, Activity Program Coordinator
phone: 250-753-3245, Ext. 2228
e-mail: Robin.lemmens@viu.ca