The best places to try treetop trekking across Ontario

As we transition into spring, many aspects of our lives are bound to change. Our wardrobes will receive some necessary sprucing up, we’ll put on sunglasses before a pair of gloves and we can finally enjoy a few outdoor adventures without toques. Speaking of which, here are four treetop trekking and zip lining trails that you need to experience as the weather warms up.

Binbrook Conservation Area

Located in Hamilton, the Binbrook Conservation Area features a five course, 80-element zipline and aerial game park. Guests ages nine and above have the chance to climb across trees on an array of walkways, bridges and zip lines. For those five and older, there are two discovery courses ready for adventure! Both courses entail the same amount of fun, although the discovery courses are designed for younger explorers. To conclude all of the aerial fun, the Treewalk Village is a network of 10 colourful trees for all ages. They are connected by enclosed walkways, bridges and other forest activities.


The treetop trekking path in Haliburton Forest claims to be the longest canopy walkway in the world. This tour is a little more immersive than some other treetop adventures – you’ll start with a scenic drive through the forest, followed by a canoe trip across the lake and a guided walk along the rapids before arriving at the canopy tour. You’ll be 10 to 20 metres off the ground for this over 0.5 km trail, where you’ll be able to enjoy panoramic views of the Haliburton Forest.


Fly with the birds at Ganaraska! Placed between Port Hope and Peterborough, this multi-dimensional park features six impressive courses with over 70 innovative aerial games. Within the park is Timberwolf, a course that is known for being the most challenging course in the entire province. But don’t sweat – Ganaraska offers five other courses at various difficulty levels. Plus, you can feed your adrenaline cravings with 10 zip lines which are spread across the various courses. Make sure you bring your steering wheel because these zip lines reach speeds close to 45 km/hr!

Boler Mountain

You’ll have to wait a few weeks for this treetop adventure to open, but it will be worth it. Boler Mountain, located in London, offers a treetop adventure park with a junior course, family course and a regular park with different zip lines according to experience level. Enjoy rope courses, swinging bridges, Tarzan swings and pirate nets throughout each course, all of which finish with the 11,000 foot “big zip finish.”

Horseshoe Resort

Horseshoe Resort in Barrie is home to Ontario’s original zip line and aerial games park. Back in 2015, the park was voted Ontario’s Top Outdoor Attraction by Ontario’s Choice Awards. Since then, the park has added kid-specific discovery courses to its long list of aerial endeavours. The course uses a new continuous lifeline system which is strung along a course ranging from two to four feet off the ground. This system has been put in place specifically for children and those with disabilities. This course is great for those who aren’t able to operate carabiners or those who have a bit of a fear of heights.


Right off of Highway 60 in Huntsville is a flurry of trees that holds zip lines, swinging bridges, monkey cables and Tarzan swings! Experiencing everything the park has to offer should take around three hours. During that time, everyone ages nine and up are welcome to enjoy the park’s amenities. One drawing factor for Hunstville is their night trek. If you’re bold enough to discover the trails under a starry night, beware that the North Star and a headlamp are your only source of light. Are you up for the challenge?