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The ‘Story’ of how Treetop Trekking came to be will warm any entrepreneur’s heart. In 2001 Jean-Marie Bévillard arrived in Quebec from France and enrolled in an entrepreneurial course. One of the assignments was to prepare a business plan for a dream business that the student would one day love to own. Jean-Marie modeled her plan on a successful treetop adventure park from her hometown in Grenoble France.
The assignment was a success! Jean-Marie partnered with the instructor, Stéphane Vachon, and the rest is history!
The company is now over 10 years old and is a leader in treetop aerial game and zip line adventures in Eastern Canada. And there is not only one location – there are 5 in Ontario alone, in addition to the original parks in Quebec. The park near Bethany is in the  Ganaraska Forest located just a bit east of Kirby along Durham Road 9.
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Zip Line Aerial Game Treks – yes, trek from tree to tree on suspended bridges, Tarzan swings, cable traverses and zip lines. You have to be at least 9 years old and 4 ft. 7 inches to join the fun. After your safety orientation, you’ll have up to 3 hours of thrills. 

Night Treks – yes, that means trekking under the stars! You must be at least 14 years old and with a group of at least 8 people. 

Team Building Exercises – there are lots of options – including the Survival Challenge – to build a customized team building program for your group.

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Check out the website at http://treetoptrekking.com/ for rates, seasonal schedule, packages, information for groups and even fundraising ideas.

And for some great photos and a video, check out the action at http://treetoptrekking.com/en/ganaraska/about-us/photos-videos/.

Now if you’re a teacher or a lover of the great outdoors, you have to visit the trekking location at the Ganaraska Forest Centre.

The Ganaraska Forest Centre is a multi-use facility located in the heart of the 11,000-acre Ganaraska Forest.

It features:

  • Overnight accommodations for over 80 people,
  • A large Great Hall, with four break-out classrooms, a commercial kitchen and expert culinary staff to look after any group’s dietary needs.
  • Certified teachers who offer over 25 Ontario curriculum-linked outdoor educational opportunities to students in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 through day-use programming and residential stay options of 2 to 5 days.
  • Outdoor education programs that meet or exceed the criteria of the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association’s (OPHEA) Safety Guidelines.
  • Options for private and corporate events and community and non-profit groups.

Visit the Centre’s website at http://www.ganaraskaforestcentre.ca/ for full details and lots of great photos!

 

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