From tree-climbing to zip-lining and everything in between! If the adventurer in you is looking for some family-fun activities this summer, check out these outdoor adventure courses for kids (and adults!) across Canada.
Treetop Trekking, Ontario (all ages)
With locations in several cities across Ontario, Treetop Trekking (and Treewalk Village for all ages) is the perfect place for every family member to get active together in nature. At Treewalk Village, enter an Alice-in-Wonderland-esque world, where colourful treetop houses are connected by rope ladders and wooden walkways. Ziplines, hobbit houses, and giant climbing nets make this a magical experience you’ll want to return to again and again.
WildPlay, British Columbia and Ontario (ages 5+)
A multitude of adventure activities abounds at this family-friendly spot. The kids’ course, which is designed for those between the ages of five and 12, reaches up to 15 feet high. While that sounds thrilling (and maybe a little risky), the whole adventure starts with a training session on the ground so everyone can get comfortable learning the ropes (quite literally). After ascending a ladder into the treetops, you’ll make your way from tree to tree by walking across tightropes, climbing up cargo nets, sliding down ziplines, flying through the air on rope swings, leaping onto swinging logs, and balancing on wobbly bridges.
Snow Valley Aerial Park, Alberta (ages 7+)
If you were looking for one word to describe this aerial park it would be cool. Anyone who loves to be active outdoors (and even those who are reluctant to) won’t be able to resist exploring this incredible space. While there’s no age requirement at this epic adventure course, there is a very specific height limit (4’1″, or about the average height of a seven- or eight-year-old). Zipline, swing from a row of tire swings, balance on wooden beams, and stay suspended in a hanging kayak. If you can dream it, you can probably do it here.
Arbraska Duchesnay, Quebec (ages 7+)
Just 30 minutes from Quebec City, this aerial adventure circuit offers something you won’t get at other courses: a breathtaking view of Lac Saint-Joseph. Kids ages seven and up can travel from one treetop house to another via ladders, swings, ropes, and more, all while immersed in a stunning natural setting.
Treeosix Adventure Parks, Saskatchewan (all ages)
While adult adrenaline junkies would find lots to do here (parachute simulator, anyone)? It’s also incredibly accessible to all age groups. There’s even a mini-zip course for kids ages five and under, which is designed specifically for little ones who can’t enjoy the guided zipline tours. There’s also an 18-hole disc golf course, so if you want a full day of family fun, you’re likely to find it here.
On Tree Park, Nova Scotia (ages 5+)
Accessibility is at the forefront at Canada’s largest outdoor adventure course, where you’ll find 18 high rope courses, two kids courses, and one wheelchair-accessible course. Boardwalks, ziplines, climbing walls, and vehicles that ride on the ropes are some of the many options on offer.