Treetop Trekking began in 2001 when Jean-Marie Bévillard came to Quebec from France. He wanted to start a treetop adventure park like the ones he grew up with in France. There was nothing like it in Canada!
Seventeen years later, the company operates 10 aerial adventure parks – five in Quebec and five in Ontario. In 2014, the award-winning company opened Treetop Trekking Stouffville at Bruce’s Mill Conservation Authority (TRCA).
The company is made up of passionate and energetic individuals – and YDH spoke with one of them!
Catherine Brunet-Collard grew up near a Treetop Trekking park in her Quebec hometown. She remembers telling her best friend she wanted to work there. And now she spends her days in the trees!
“Treetop Trekking is not just zip-lining,” Catherine says. “There are zip-lines once in a while but between the trees, you have challenges like nets, swinging logs and bridges.”
At Treetop Trekking Stouffville, there are three separate areas to explore:
- Treewalk Village
- Discovery Courses
- Zip Line & Aerial Game Treks
Fun for kids of all ages, the centrepiece of Treewalk Village is a network of tree houses that kids can access through net walkways and wood bridges. There are slides galore, as well as a network of tunnels to explore and an obstacle course to tackle.
Children ages five and up can get in on this action! Wearing a climbing harness and safety helmet, kids navigate the course’s wood bridges, balance logs, net walkways, zip lines and more. This excellent beginner course is fun and exciting – and no higher than five feet off the ground!
Zip Line & Aerial Game Treks
These courses are designed for guests aged nine to adult. Courses range from beginner to advanced to extreme. Wearing a climbing harness and a helmet, you’ll have orientation before hitting the course where you’ll trek from tree to tree while navigating obstacles like bridges, Tarzan swings, swinging logs, and zip lines!
Catherine’s favourite course is Night Hawk which is fairly challenging. Launched in 2017, Night Hawk has been a very popular course. She also recommends the night treks. That’s when guests take on the park under the cover of night with only a headlight and the stars to guide them!
As the warm season winds down and you’re looking to pry the kids off the couch, why not plan a visit to Treetop Trekking? You’ll explore nature from a new perspective – and have loads of fun while doing it!
Keep in mind that due to COVID-19 precautions, some of the activities may not be fully available, as well, you may need to purchase tickets online – make sure you check the locations website for more information to ensure a safe visit for all.