On May 12, Pursuit will open its newest attraction, the Railrider Mountain Coaster – a 3,375-foot mountain coaster at the Golden Skybridge in Golden, B.C. The Railrider Mountain Coaster is the first of its kind in Western Canada and will be the fastest and largest mountain coaster in Canada.
“Following the launch of Canada’s highest suspension bridges, in one of the most stunning mountain locations, our goal is to continue to impress and amaze our guests by building new attractions,” said Tristan MacLaggan, General Manager, Golden Skybridge by Pursuit. “Our commitment to creating an iconic outdoor attraction brings the addition of Western Canada’s newest – and largest – mountain coaster, adding another exhilarating experience to the mountain attraction.”
The Railrider Mountain Coaster will race through an old growth forest between Canada’s two highest suspension bridges. It features an up-track that takes riders 1,180 feet up the canyon, before they descend 2,195 feet, reaching speeds of up to 40 kilometers per hour. Riders will then coast under the lush canopy, around a 360-degree loop, through a 50-foot tunnel and finally shoot out onto a cantilever that extends over the majestic Columbia Valley.
“Our location is so beautiful it was so important to maintain the integrity of the forest and protect the beautiful old growth trees. The coaster is carefully integrated into the forest, which complements the overall experience,” adds MacLaggan.
The Railrider Mountain Coaster will allow riders to choose their own level of adventure with state-of-the-art technology providing safety features to suit every comfort level.
Pursuit worked in partnership with ADG, an expert attractions company that specializes in designing and building mountain coaster experiences around the globe, including the Cliffside Coaster at Lake Placid, New York and the Rocky Mountain Coaster at Copper Mountain, Colorado.
The town of Golden is located in southeast British Columbia, 90 minutes from Banff, and is surrounded by six Canadian national mountain parks. This mountain community, historically known as an outdoor adventurer’s paradise, is a perfect basecamp to explore pristine landscapes and breathtaking views. The town is also a popular stop for visitors travelling between Calgary, Banff, the Okanagan and Vancouver.