The term “going up north” is about to take on a literal meaning.
A 130-feet tall treetop staircase with a 1,250-metre long spiral pathway is scheduled to take over the Laurentians skyline in the summer of 2022.
The project is being built by Erlebnis Akademie AG, a German architectural company that has set up similar treetop staircases in Germany, Czech Republic, and Poland.
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The tower, dubbed the Sentier des cimes, will be the first of its kind in Canada.
Construction on the Sentier des cimes had been put on pause due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic but has resumed as of last week, says a news release from the Ville des Laurentides.
The tower will offer spectacular 360-degree views of the Laurentians, an on-site restaurant, and shops. The project has a budget of roughly $10 million and will take place on the grounds of a former fish farm in the area.
“We are very proud to give new life to the historic site of the former fish farming by creating the Sentier des cimes,” says Marc L’Heureux, the Laurentians vice president of Explorations. “We’ve made a significant investment with a foreign partner but we are excited to bring Canada’s first rooftop tower to the Laurentians.”