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Zip line to cross Ottawa River

A new tourist attraction coming to the capital region is promising to give the paying public a unique view of the Ottawa River.

New tourist attraction at Zibi development will connect Ottawa, Gatineau

Details of the zip line, similar to this one in Edmonton during 2018 Grey Cup festivities, are expected to be announced at a news conference Dec. 5. (Trevor Wilson/CBC)

A new tourist attraction coming to the capital region is promising to give the paying public a unique view of the Ottawa River.

Branding and marketing agency Orkestra says a new interprovincial zip line is expected to be up and running by next summer.

According to a source close to the project, the zip line will connect portions of the Zibi development in both provinces. 

Orkestra initially confirmed the project to Radio-Canada, but the company's vice-president, Alex Van Dieren, declined further comment. 

A news conference has been scheduled for Dec. 5, and the mayors of Ottawa and Gatineau have been invited to attend.

with files from Yasmine Mehdi

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