Have you ever gone to Toronto, looked up at the enormous CN Tower, and thought to yourself, “Hmmm…I wish I could hang off the top of that thing”? Well if you’re anything like me, then you have. Luckily, there is a way to do this and it’s called the CN Tower EdgeWalk. Since I was in town this past weekend for the TBEX travel bloggers conference, I decided this was something I definitely had to do.
The CN Tower was once the world’s tallest freestanding structure (now bested by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai) and the EdgeWalk platform sits at an impressive 1,168 feet above the ground!
After getting all geared up in their bright red jumpsuits and signing your life away, your team of 6 goes up to the top of the tower to begin the fun. You get clipped in to the harness, which can hold something like 15,000 lbs, so no worries about weight limit there. However, it is a bit nerve-racking at first knowing that the only thing between you and the ground is this rope, but you get over it pretty quickly.
You start with ‘Toes Over Toronto’, which is exactly what it sounds like: standing on the edge of the platform and taking in the best view of the city from 1,168 feet. Next is the superman pose: facing forward and leaning out off the edge. This was my favorite of the activities. The final position is leaning backwards out over the platform, as seen in this next picture.
I had a great time doing the CN Tower EdgeWalk and I highly recommend it to everyone next time you’re in Toronto. You get a crazy adrenaline rush as well as spectacular views of the city, which is totally worth the price of admission.
Fun! I totally wanted to do this, but simply ran out of time. Next time!
Looks like you had great weather, and even better views!
It was awesome and I highly recommend it!
OH my gosh! I don’t think I could do that, but seems fantastic. So glad you did this.
Wow! You did it!! That’s awesome. (Great meeting you in Toronto!)
I’m terrified of heights, so this looks like a stretch for me, but nice to know the weight limit would allow anyone to eat a nice hamburger lunch before going up and still, the ropes would hold 😉
NO WAY COULD I DO THAT! You are so brave!!!
I’m not normally afraid of heights, but I’m not sure I’d have the nerve to do this. Color me impressed by you!
I think I was the only one who wasn’t that nervous. That’s why the guide made me do everything first!
Good for you Nick! You had an awesome clear day in Toronto; I think on my first visit there I will try this. The only place I have seen something similar to this was at the Macau Tower, which is insanely high!
I wanted to try and bungee off of it, but they got mad when I asked. Thought it was worth a shot!
I think this sounds terrifying…but then you go and make it look like so much fun!
Where’s the Superman picture???
Oh, and I’d never do this in a million years.
Guess they didn’t take pics of the Superman pose, but that was the best one. Feet on the edge looking out over Toronto!