We hopped off the bus and headed towards WildPlay Victoria, which was a bit hard to find, but we eventually spotted a sign (tip – you want to turn down the road where the Colwood Exchange is). After winding down a long road that we were eventually to realize was for cars, and there was a small path we could have taken to arrive at WildPlay Victoria, we finally made it, excited as could be! After a quick training course, we were on our way. Unfortunately, gloves were not included, and I highly recommend buying a pair for an additional $3.99 when you’re at the park.
Off we went to explore the obstacle courses above! They started lower to the ground, but sadly not quite low enough for my terrified-of-heights best pal. I raced through the first few obstacles as she trailed behind; no matter – we were in no rush. But soon it was just too much for her; the ground below was too far. We called to a guide to help her out; I had hoped they’d repel her down as they had for me at TreeUmph Adventure Course in Florida when it just got to be too much for me. Instead, the guide very calmly guided her through the remaining three obstacles in the level, where there was a ladder she could get down from. I love that they tried to get her to push herself to do more, but also saw the terror in her eyes; she really needed someone to get her down right then and there, though I’m sure had she been fully upfront about this a guide would have found a way to rescue her.
On I went, obstacle after obstacle, zipline after zipline, getting higher and higher into the trees. It was great, and I only fumbled and fell once (surprisingly…) Of course I was all strapped in, so falling really isn’t a big deal. You have nothing to fear, so why not just keep trying obstacles? I, however, am not in great shape, so we only did the classic course; with my best friend already on the ground, and my body already starting to ache, I thought it best not to try the advanced course this time round.
Overall we had a great time at WildPlay Victoria, and would absolutely adore visiting again on my next trip to Victoria! Until then, I look very forward to the different adventures WildPlay Nanaimo has to offer!