Morrison's Quarry is a jumper and diver's delight
- Canada Travel Tips
- Friday, 20 April 2012 14:54
Thrillseekers who reside in Ottawa often frequent Morrison's Quarry, a nearby locale that offers them the chance to get their adrenaline pumping. Located in Wakefield, Quebec, a few miles north of the city, this exciting attraction can make for the ideal trip after taking tours of Ottawa this summer. Travellers from all over the country head to Morrison's Quarry for a number of reasons - to explore the waters by scuba diving, try a death-defying bungee jump, or simply admire the natural beauty of the area.
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Those wanting to try their hand at bungee jumping can do so while suspended from a crane over the quarry's water. According to Travel and Leisure, brave divers plummet more than 200 feet and are snapped back on the ascent, usually squealing with glee. Due to the mechanics of this jump, many thrill seekers will be gently dipped into the water head-first to the delight of onlookers. Great Canadian Bungee offers their services for a fee and has seasonal operational times that begin in April.
See the submerged airplane while scuba diving
Anyone can scuba dive in tropical ocean waters, but a quarry dive may be a completely different experience. The water temperature is pleasant in the summer and the visibility is good, so many don their diving equipment and explore the underwater wonders in the quarry. In some areas, scuba divers can be submerged up to 140 feet to see things like cars, a tugboat and even an airplane.
Since the quarry is private, divers will need to pay a small fee to be granted access to the body of water, and no lifeguard or supervisors are on hand.
Enjoy the quarry's other summer activities
If travellers are spending time at Morrison's Quarry, they can pack a picnic lunch and use the tables and barbecue equipment available on site. There is also a sandy beach and waterslide for sun bathing and taking a dip in the cool and clear water. The site often hosts summer concerts and events as well. For an alternative way to relax and have fun near Ottawa, experiencing the fun things to see and do at Morrison's Quarry is great for the whole family.