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Grand opening for Kinosoo Ridge Adventure Park set

Exactly one year after the MD of Bonnyville’s Aerial Adventure Park was first scheduled to open, adventure seekers will get their first opportunity to climb the long awaited aerial obstacle course on May 20-21 for the aerial park's soft opening.
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A rendering of what the Kinosoo Ridge Aerial Adventure Park will look like once it's completed.

BONNYVILLE – The grand opening for the Kinosoo Ridge Aerial Adventure Park has been set. 

After delays in equipment shipments from Germany, site construction and training for staff, the MD will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony, speeches and a tour of the recreational structure with demonstrations on Thursday, May 19.

Back in June of 2020, the tentitave opening date of the municipal attraction had been set for the May Long Weekend in 2021. Following a year wait, the public will now get its first opportunity to try out the equiptment.

During the May Long Weekend the public will get their first opportunity to climb the equipment weather permitting for the facilities soft opening. However, full operational hours won’t begin until June 2,

On May 20 and 21, the park will open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days. The restaurant in the chalet will also be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.  

Starting June 2, the park will be open from Thursday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

The restaurant will be open Thursday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Sundays, brunch will be available at the hill starting at 10 a.m. 

The Adventure Park consists of three levels of aerial obstacles, a kiosk for staff, a giant swing, picnic area, and a playground. 

The unique outdoor recreational facility was funded by the MD with contributions from the federal and provincial Building Canada Fund – Small Communities Fund program. 

Prices, online bookings and additional information can be found on Kinosoo’s website. 

Snow season at Kinosoo 

The success of Kinosoo Ridge’s winter season during an unprecedented year of public health restrictions was also presented to council on April 13.

Roughly 27,000 visits were recorded over Kinosoo Ridge’s snow season. 

The restaurant showed an unexpected increase in revenue due to the province lifting the majority of COVID-19 restrictions, according to administration. 

Following the end of Kinosoo’s ski season, the Green Chair lift has been dismantled and removed. Maintenance and inspections of the chair lift equipment had become an ongoing concern for administration tasked with keeping the lift operational and up to code.

Construction will soon be under way to lay the groundwork for the replacement lift.

Jazmin Tremblay

About the Author: Jazmin Tremblay

Jazmin completed a minor in journalism at Hanze University in the Netherlands and completed her Communication Studies degree from MacEwan University with a major in journalism.
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