Welcome to our weekly series, the Sunday Bucket List! Every Sunday, we’ll share with you a place we’ve never visited but plan to see someday. Click here for all of our Sunday Bucket List posts.
As red-blooded Americans, Bryce and I like to make fun of Canada whenever we get the chance. I’m always saying things like “Canada is just America’s hat,” or “Did you know in Canada you can use store coupons as currency? Silly Canada.” One year we were kindly invited to a celebration of Canadian Thanksgiving (in October!—funny Canadians) and even then we couldn’t help but make fun of Canada and our hosts—that’s how terrible we are.
But then, while reading other travel blogs, we came across Jack and Jill’s post about Vélo Volant in Quebec; it seemed so cool that we had to admit that Canada can be kind of awesome after all.
The basic concept is that you get to pedal your way through the forest canopy at Au Diable Vert (a mountain resort in Quebec’s Eastern Townships region). The bike-like contraption is suspended from a cable a hundred feet above the forest floor, so this is either good if you’re not afraid of heights, or it’s good if you hate someone who is afraid of heights and you want to make them miserable.
It’s basically a grown-up, cooler version of the Sky Cruiser in Legoland. I’m going to say it right here and now: Canada, you are really cool, and now I want to visit you.
For those of you who are interested, booking is done through Vélo Volant’s website. Pricing is $50 per adult, in Canadian dollars—but I heard that in Canada, you can use coupons as currency.*
*Please don’t actually try to pay in coupons.
Zipping through the Canadian forest is now on my bucket list. What about you? Do you have any similar recommendations? Let us know in the comments, and remember—your recommendation may end up in a future Sunday Bucket List!