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Paragliding, zip lines among new activities OK’d for national parks


National park visitors could soon be zip-lining through a forest or hang-gliding over a valley under new rules approved by Parks Canada.

Spokesman Ed Jager says the new policy is an attempt to broaden the experiences available to visitors in the parks.

Other new approved activities include kite-surfing and via ferratas, which allows visitors to experience some of the excitement of rock climbing through fixed cables and rungs.

The new thrills won’t be free. They’ll be offered through private contractors who will charged for their service.

Jager says it will be up to individual park superintendents to decide where and how the new activities fit in.

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