Get the drop on a truly adrenaline-pumping pastime by joining the thousands of Manitobans opting to jump out of perfectly good planes every year.
Once the exclusive domain of daredevils and extreme adventurers, skydiving has evolved into one of the ultimate bucket-list items - an experience in heart-thumping thrills and breathtaking beauty you're sure to remember for as long as you live. How often do you get a chance to spin your brain into overdrive while hurtling to the ground at "terminal velocity," reaching speeds of up to 240 km/h before pulling the cord on your parachute and enjoying the birds-eye view?
The province is home to two skydiving drop zones - one on the outskirts of Steinbach, the other in Gimli on the edge of Lake Winnipeg. Steinbach's Adventure Skydiving offers the highest tandem jumps in Manitoba, with a maximum altitude of 11,000 feet - which translates to about 45 seconds of glorious freefall. Gimli's Skydive Manitoba takes tandem jumpers to altitudes of 10,000 feet, and also provides opportunities for solo jumping from 3,000 feet. Both sites offer group rates and discounts for frequent jumpers, as well as training for those who'd like to become long-term practitioners.