Nature, history, scenery and memorable adventures await the whole family at the most varied natural playground in Ontario.
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
Explore a self-guided trail of caves, caverns and crevasses carved millions of years ago by glacial ice, and savour the breathtaking lookouts from the highest point of the Niagara Escarpment, set in one of Canada’s sixteen UNESCO biosphere reserves. Learn about the First Nations’ Huron Petun tribe as you discover the mysterious places and hidden natural fortress which sheltered the native people from their enemies. Venture over Southern Ontario’s longest 420ft. Suspension Footbridge which offers spectacular views of Georgian Bay and surrounding countryside. Hitch a ride on Rocky the train, and enjoy the additional features such as: children’s adventure playground, pan for gemstones, mini golf, trout pond, picnic areas, snack bar and gift shop. Please, no pets and running or hiking shoes are required. Open 7 days per week, May to October.
Eco Adventure Tour
Experience treetop canopy walking and zip cable gliding! Southern Ontario’s longest Suspension Footbridge offers the most spectacular views of Georgian Bay and surrounding countryside as you start your guided tour. Then climb high up the treetop canopy, 40 feet above the ground where we’ve created a web of platform decks spun together by cables and air borne walkways, a mere 10 inches wide. Leave the forest canopy by zipping down a 300’ forest zip line. Explore the caves & caverns as you learn about the flora, fauna and the area ecosystems in intimate groups. Finish the 3-hour guided trek by flying down the 1000’ Escarpment zip line. Reservations are required. Height and weight restrictions apply. Please visit website for spring/summer/fall operating schedule.
Thunderbird Twin Zip Adventure
The adrenaline really begins to pump in anticipation as you leave the 50ft tower of the Thunderbird Nest. Next you and a friend are soaring for a half mile, one of the longest twin zip spans in Canada. Thunderbird’s new technology allows the rider to control their own speed and even stop and enjoy the views while suspended over the Escarpment. On a clear day you’ll see Collingwood, Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach… even Christian Island and beyond! This adventure also includes access to the Suspension Bridge with panoramic views of 10,000 square kilometers of beautiful countryside and the deep blue expanse of Georgian Bay over 300 metres below. Thunderbird riders must be 10 years of age or older and height/weight restrictions apply. Please visit website for spring/summer/fall operating schedule.
Scenic Caves Nordic Adventures
With our unique location high atop Blue Mountain, the Nordic Centre sits amidst a 200 year old forest, on 370 acres of the magnificent Niagara Escarpment. Glide along 27 km of cross country ski trails professionally groomed for both classic and skate skiing. Snowshoe across Ontario’s longest 420 ft. Suspension Footbridge providing spectacular views, or explore the 10 km of pristine snowshoe trails. Warm up by a roaring fire in the rustic chalet serving delicious hot foods. Reserve a spot on our guided night snowshoe hikes. Also available: ski and snowshoe equipment rentals (including baby glider/pulk sleds), waxing facilities and lessons. Open 7 days per week from December to March.