I don’t like heights. At all. Not even a little bit. Actually, my fear of heights is conditional. I can be in the observation deck of the tallest building in the world and be fine, but put me on a 5-foot ladder and I’m suddenly frozen in fear. It’s weird, but it’s a fear I’ve been actively trying to conquer for years by doing as many adventure experiences as possible that push my limits. The tallest bungee swing in the world, endless zip-lines and most recently in Toronto, the CN Tower EdgeWalk.
The EdgeWalk takes daredevils up 1,168 feet and then a guide leads guests around the outside of the Tower, properly tethered in of course. I was ok on the platform itself, but once we started doing “tricks” like leaning over the edge of the Tower, that’s when I got scared. But you know what? I did it all. I did everything the guide asked and while I was hesitant, I ended up loving the experience. It’s so important to push our personal comfort zones throughout our lives, but especially when we travel. It’s the only way we grow as people and ultimately these experiences become the most memorable of any trip we take. What that means will vary from person to person, but whatever it is make sure you always do something that is at first a little uncomfortable when you travel. As for me, would I do this again? You bet! The EdgeWalk was one of the best run adventure experiences I’ve encountered, and the views of Toronto and the surrounding region on a clear day are unbeatable.