Looking for a rush in Niagara Falls, Ont.?
You don’t need to jump out of a plane (or over the falls in a barrel)—just head to the indoor vertical wind tunnel at Niagara Freefall & Interactive Centre. Prepare for 225-km/h winds to gust you up the three-storey chamber for three minutes. It’s meant to simulate skydiving, but the instructors liken the experience to floating in water as it’s similar to the zero gravity astronauts experience in space.
There’s no motion sickness or feeling of falling, so even acrophobics and beginners can take part. The flight package includes a 20-minute training and safety demo and flight gear that looks like a colourful sumo suit. More advanced jumpers can practise flips solo or sign up for multiple-person flights.
If floating in midair for three minutes is not enough for you, there are a variety of packages with additional flight minutes.
(Single flight pass for three minutes: $70 per person)