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 the Best Adventure Parks and Treetop Trekking 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)
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 September, 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
There are 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
Uplå Stouffville – NEW!
Part of Treetop Trekking’s Stouffville location, this new idea is like a trampoline park and adventure park in one! It features interconnected trampolines, slides, ramps and forest pathways.
Where: 3291 Stouffville Road, Whitchurch-Stouffville
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
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: MiniMe, an 80-metre line for first timers and Pineridge, a 300-metre line for veteran fliers. Both let 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
EcoTrek Adventures’ Wild Rouge Zipline at the Toronto Zoo – NEW!
Combine a trip to the zoo with the excitement of ziplining, running right over the new outdoor Orangutan habitat. Guests are transported down a parallel cable 300m high speed zipline into the heart of the attraction, plus a zipdrop and then a ride back up to where the tour began.
Where: Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Road, 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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