Feel like an epic adventurer while still staying close to home, as you fly on a zip line, navigate a treetop obstacle course and traverse a sky-bridge at these adrenaline-pumping spots. So, zip into our Guide to Adventure Parks in Southern Ontario!
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With seven adventure parks across Southern Ontario, there are numerous outdoorsy options available, including kid-centred adventures such as the Treewalk Village, Discovery Kids Courses, Treetop Explorers, Forest Bathing and the Zip Line & Aerial Game Trek. (Fans of CBC TV’s “Schitt’s Creek” flock to Bruce’s Mill Conservation Park in Stouffville to recreate Patrick and David’s adventurous date!)
Where: 1101 Horseshoe Valley Road West #1, Barrie
Heart Lake Conservation Area, 10818 Heart Lake Road, Brampton
Ganaraska Forest Centre, 10585 Cold Springs Camp Road, Campbellcroft
Binbrook Conservation Area, 5050 Harrison Rd, Binbrook (Hamilton area)
1180 Highway 60, Huntsville
Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area, 3291 Stouffville Road, Whitchurch-Stouffville
1278 Thousand Islands Parkway, Front of Yonge (1,000 Islands Region)
North of Toronto
Walk through the treetops and see beautiful views of Haliburton Forest from above. The longest canopy boardwalk of its kind in the world at over half a kilometre long, you’ll be sure to see more spectacular views.
Where: 1095 Redkenn Road, Dysart
Available from April to early November, spend an adventure-filled day climbing and zipping from tree to tree at Treetop Trekking at Horseshoe Resort, Ontario’s original aerial game and zip line park.
Where: 1101 Horseshoe Valley Road West, Barrie
Muskoka Zip Lines & Aerial Park
Nestled around Santa’s Village near Bracebridge, take a leap from the Jump Tower at this modern aerial adventure park with the added bonus of being next to a bustling amusement park.
Where: 1624 Golden Beach Road, Bracebridge
In Keswick, just south of Lake Simcoe, during the snow tubing off-season you can take fun to new heights and test your limits on the climbing wall, vertical playground and high ropes course.
Where: 26479 Civic Centre Rd, Keswick
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
While the ThunderBird Twin Zip Line and Eco Adventure Tour are on hold for 2022, there are still plenty of activities for families here, including the cave trails, 420-ft suspension bridge, hiking trails with look-out points and the Children’s Adventure Playground.
Where: 260 Scenic Caves Road, Blue Mountains
South of Toronto
Long Point Eco-Adventures
Well known for their zip line tours with a combination of rope sky-bridges and suspended wooden platforms near Turkey Point on Lake Erie, they also offer bike and kayak tours, plus axe-throwing!
Where: 1730 Front Road, St. Williams
WildPlay Niagara Falls
Fly down a zip line with a view of the Falls, challenge yourself on three levels of obstacles at the Whirlpool Adventure course along the Niagara River, and take a leap at the What’s To Fear Jump.
Where: 5920 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls
West of Toronto
Boler Mountain Treetop Adventure Park
Built in the forest behind this ski resort’s trails, Boler’s treetop adventure park activities include zip lines, rope courses, swinging bridges, tarzan swings, pirate nets and more.
Where: 689 Griffith Street, London
Chicopee Tube Park
At a popular winter tubing park, you’ll find two zip lines — an 80-metre line for first timers and a 300-metre line for veteran fliers — letting passengers glide down the hill with a view of the city and park.
Where: 1600 River Road East, Kitchener
One Axe Pursuits
In the picturesque town of Elora, take sightseeing to the extreme with zip lining, cliff rappelling, rock climbing and mountaineering. There are options for small private groups and also team-building exercises.
Where: 24 Henderson Street, Elora
East of Toronto
Treetop Eco-Adventure Park
Set in the natural environment of the beautiful Oakridges Moraine, features include zip lines, suspended bridges, nets, swinging logs, surf boards, and a separate Junior Children’s Course for kids aged 3 and up.
Where: 53 Snow Ridge Court, Oshawa
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