can·​yon·​ing | \ ˈkan-yə-niŋ How to pronounce canyoning (audio) \

Definition of canyoning

chiefly British

Examples of canyoning in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s skydiving, of course, and caving; zip-lining and canyoning; heli-skiing and Zorbing (look it up). Natasha Frost, Quartzy, "After the White Island volcano tragedy, can visitors trust New Zealand’s adventure tourism?," 10 Dec. 2019 Soak in the Río Negro hot springs or choose between several exciting excursions: ride horseback across lush meadows, strap on a harness for a canyoning expedition, or soar through the canopy by zip line. National Geographic, "Wild Costa Rica Escape: Guanacaste’s Coral Reefs and Volcanic Peaks," 17 June 2019 For those into mountaineering, canyoning, or rock climbing, both Banff and Jasper will leave you spoiled for route choices. Daniel Otis, Sunset, "Best Banff & Jasper Activities," 22 Jan. 2018 At the island’s heart are mountains dense with rain forest where the adventurous can go hiking, canyoning, and rafting. Tony Perrottet, Smithsonian, "Why Americans Are Suddenly Flocking to This Gorgeous Caribbean Island," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of canyoning

1986, in the meaning defined above

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“Canyoning.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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