Bungee Jumping at the Great Canadian Bungee will test any thrill seekers limits, especially those with a fear of heights (Yes…that’s me! But, I just had to give this a try…).
So, it makes sense that I bought David bungee jumping tickets for Great Canadian Bungee located in Chelsea, Quebec, right…? Of course, I had to join him. While I’ve been bungee jumping before while in Cancun, Mexico, I just had to indulge in this experience again and test my limits. I knew I was going to struggle with it. Can you blame me? The jump is the highest in Canada at 200 ft. It’s also surrounded by solid limestone and overlooking a beautiful 160 ft. deep lagoon. During the time, the tickets were about US $120 per person.
When I get scared, I start becoming a worry-wart and immediately regretting my decisions. But, I knew I was going to have to push past this in order to get that adrenaline rush that every thrill-seeker wants to find. Upon arrival at Great Canadian Bungee, we had to sign our lives away and then were guided about half a mile up towards the crane where you took your leap of faith. The worst part for me was walking up the see-through stairs across the see-through platform that was 200 ft. off the ground and (what felt) very unsupported. What made matters worse was the weight. Since the girls were the lightest, we were left last to jump. So, for about 30 min., I stood at the top of that sketchy platform having to stare over the side as the other jumpers took their jumps.
So, What Was It Like?
David went a few persons in front of me. Of course, due to his impeccable diving form, he executed a beautiful dive off the platform that even impressed the Great Canadian Bungee staff that was with us. Once it was my turn to take a leap of faith, they secured my straps and walked me out towards the end of the platform where they asked me a few questions to make sure I was sane (I mean…is anyone really sane to be jumping off a 200 ft. platform, though…?). They gave you very little time to second guess what you were doing, which I thoroughly appreciated. Before I knew it, I was standing on the ledge, desperately trying not to look down, when they did, what seemed to be, a way too fast countdown from 5.
Without much thought, I leaned forward and instantly closed my eyes and started screaming. The free fall lasted about 3 seconds and it was absolutely an adrenaline rush. When jumping, you’re supposed to keep your body lose and not rigid so it’s a natural fall. But, since I’m a gymnast at heart, I squeezed every muscle in my body, which caused an accidental half flip. Once it hit that third second, the fear was gone. At that point, I was more concerned about the inevitable whiplash.
Is Bungee Jumping the Great Canadian Bungee Worth It?
Bottom-line: Absolutely. I wanted to go again! The worst part was definitely the wait. The best part was the 160 ft. rebound. For about a minute, you got to just bounce up and down freely in this beautiful area. Regardless, I’ll have to take some form tips from David the next time I go bungee jumping. He definitely won the prettiest jump this round!