Categories: Experiences

Hang of Toronto’s CN Tower (Edgewalk)

At 1,814 feet tall, Toronto’s CN Tower held the record of tallest building in the world for more than three decades, until it was surpassed by the Burj Khalifa a few years ago. It attracts more than 2 million visitors every year, many of whom climb to the observation deck and risk severe vertigo by peering down through a glass floor to the ground. But if you think that takes guts, you’re not ready for the CN Tower’s new challenge: walking on a ledge 1,168 feet above the ground and hanging out into empty space.

This will scare the hell out of you, but it is worth it. EdgeWalk is CN Tower’s most thrilling attraction in its 35 year history, and the first of its kind in North America. It is the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk on a 5 ft (1.5 m) wide ledge encircling the top of the Tower’s main pod, 356m/1168ft (116 storeys) above the ground. Visitors walk in groups of six, while attached to an overhead safety rail via a trolley and harness system. Trained EdgeWalk guides will encourage participants to push their personal limits, allowing them to lean back over Toronto with nothing but air and breathtaking views of Lake Ontario beneath them.