GTA's treetop adventure parks reopen for the season

Jul 3 2020, 7:17 am

Dream of bounding from tree to tree like some kind of rare northern lemur this summer? You might just be in luck as Ontario’s Treetop Trekking is reopening its parks, many within the GTA, for the summer season.

Treetop Trekking has opened its parks in Barrie, Brampton, Hamilton, Stouffville, and the Ganaraska Forest between Port Hope and Peterborough after being delayed by the pandemic. The company’s Huntsville location remains closed for maintenance.

The company offers a variety of “outdoor adventure activities” that include zip lines and Aerial Game Treks where guests make their way tree to tree across wooden bridges, balance logs, Tarzan swings, and zip lines.

There’s even a special park for those 5-years-old and under.

All of the locations in the province have been adapted to meet COVID-19 safety requirements. This will mean fewer people in the park, staff in personal protective equipment (PPE), hand sanitizer stations, and enhanced cleaning procedures, all to keep guests and staff safe.

 

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While the opening is welcome for those looking to get out of the house without going too far, things haven’t been easy for the company this year, as the pandemic and economic shutdown hit hard across a variety of industries.

“It hasn’t been an easy spring for us,” Treetop Trekking’s Regional Manager, Jamie Hesser, said in a release. “It really pained us when we had to close all of our parks and lay-off most of our staff in late March, just as we were preparing to open for the season.”

Although it’s getting a late start, the park says it plans to stay open until November, so there’s no time like the present to live out your Tarzan fantasies.

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