Summer FUN Guide: Outdoor & Nature Adventures
If your clan is craving adventure, this list is for you.
Treewalk Village at Bruce's Mill Convervation Park
Stuck in a playtime rut? Whether you seek tree-top trekking, zip linning, caves, nature parks, hiking, camping, or more, one of these attractions have tons of recreational fun for your family. If your clan is craving adventure, this list is for you.
Eyer Ropes Challenge Course
1045 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill, ON L4S 1M7
Set on a 1.75-acre park, the Challenge Ropes Course consists of five high elements, including a climbing wall with four different paths and 17 low elements. With
the use of ropes and belay devices for safety, you’ll navigate through the course for a fun and rewarding experience! Adventure-seekers can celebrate their special days on the High and Low Ropes Challenge Course and Climbing Wall, too.
Avenue of the Island, Toronto Islands, ON M5E 1B2
416-476-3836 | www.piratelife.ca
Join the crew of Pirate Life and search for a sunken treasure! Sail aboard the 45 foot Island Rogue from Centre Island. Come dressed in a pirate costume or use ours. Receive face paint tattoos and new pirate nick names. Aboard the vessel, learn the ropes at Pirate School, encounter treasure map, cross sword with a illain
and fire the water cannons. Fun for families, birthday parties, and private events.
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
260 Scenic Caves Rd., Collingwood, ON L9Y 0P2
705-446-0256 | www.sceniccaves.com
Explore a self-guided trail of caves, caverns, and crevasses carved by glacial ice. Venture over Southern Ontario’s longest 420 ft. Suspension Footbridge which offers spectacular views of Georgian Bay. Hitch a ride on Rocky the train or the country wagon. Older adventurers can soar down the half-mile Thunderbird Twin Zipline. Enjoy additional features such as: Rocky the train, country wagon, children’s playground, gemstone mining, mini-golf, trout pond, picnic areas, and more. Located 1 1/2 to 2 hours from anywhere in southern Ontario.
Multiple Locations in the GTA
Spend an unforgettable day at one of Treetop Trekking's five Ontario zip line and aerial game parks, 2 of which are only 20 minutes from downtown Toronto! Feel the rush as you fly across ziplines, and climb like a monkey on balance logs, cable traverses, hammock nets, wooden bridges, and Tarzan swings suspended high in the forest canopy. Other adventure filled activities include Treetop Trekking’s Night Treks, Teambuilding Programs, Big Zips, and more.
3291 Stouffville Rd, Stouffville, ON L4A 7X5
844-369-0009 | www.treewalkvillage.com
This brand new adventure park at Treetop Trekking Stouffville is sure to be your new favourite destination for family fun and is only 20 minutes from Toronto! Children and the young at heart can let their imaginations lead the way while exploring our tree house village at Bruce's Mill Conservation Area. Totally enclosed in 8 foot tall hammock nets, there is no need to wear safety harnesses while climbing from tree to tree! Descend to the ground on slides, crawl through a network of tunnels, and play on our Treewee Walk obstacle course! This activity is perfect for ages 2 and up!
More to explore...
Bronte Creek Provincial Park
1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville, ON L6M 4J7
This pastoral, all-season oasis offers a place to unwind. Summer recreational activities include: camping, fishing, hiking, and more. More info
Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area
3291 Stouffville Road, Stouffville, ON L4A 7X5
Bruce’s Mill takes its name from a restored water-powered mill located in the conservation area, on a tributary of the Rouge River. In the summer, visitors can hike through 10 km of trails that are both open and forested. In addition to hiking, Bruce’s Mill has picnic areas for families and large groups, barbeque rentals, baseball diamonds and soccer fields. Home to the Treewalk Village attraction for kids. More info
Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON M4W 3X8
Evergreen Brick Works is an environmental community centre that inspires and equips visitors to live, work, and play more sustainably. Look for special events throughout the year. More info
Heart lake Conservation Area
10818 Heart Lake Rd., Brampton, ON L6Z 0B3
Offers a variety of activities and amenities including: new pool and splash pad, fishing, boat rentals, picnics, hiking, and more. More info
1873 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3
With over one million visitors annually, High Park is the jewel of Toronto’s park system. The park, over one-third of which remains in a natural state, is home to many species of wildlife. More info
205 Humber College Blvd., Toronto, ON M9W 5L7
The Arboretum presents a balance of ornamental gardens and diverse natural areas. Visitors to the Arboretum range from school children learning about the environment for the first time, to adults enjoying a pleasant stroll. The Humber Arboretum hosts special events for families. The park is open to the public during daylight hours and visiting the grounds is free. More info
Kortright Centre for Conservation
9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, ON L4L 1A6
Discover beautiful trails, great for hiking. This breathtaking piece of property is located just north of Toronto. Enjoy some of the best picnic sites. Kids up to 15 years old are free with families. More info
Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory
2405 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 3E8
This attraction features over 2,000 colourful tropical butterflies floating freely among lush, exotic blossoms and greenery. More info
Petticoat Creek Conservation Area
1100 Whites Rd., Pickering, ON L1V 1R5
A picturesque Conservation Park offering beautiful scenery of the shoreline and bluffs, and vast spaces for picnicking. Enjoy one of the largest outdoor pools of its kind in Ontario and a splash pad! More info
Royal Botanical Gardens
680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON L7T 4H4
At 2,700 acres, RBG is the largest botanical garden in Canada. Within its 60 documented collections, 40,000 plants are displayed in five major garden exhibition areas. More info
Located along the Rouge River, and Little Rouge Creek in eastern Toronto and Markham
Urban dwellers can see a different landscape where historic farms, century-old trees, peaceful meadows, and lush wetlands await you at your transit stop. Hiking, camping, swimming, and more. More info
Cecil Cr./Undercliff Dr., Scarborough, ON M1M 1A5
The Scarborough Bluffs, also known as The Bluffs, are an escarpment in Scarborough. It features various recreational hiking and walking trails, as well as picnic
tables, fire pits, and more. More info
Via Ferrydocks, Toronto, ON
A waterfront picnic park made up of several islands with tourist features such as the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse, Franklin Children’s Garden, and Centreville Amusement Park. More info
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
16160 Hwy 12 E., Midland, ON L4R 4K6
Experience nature up close at Wye Marsh. Situated on 3,000 acres of a national wildlife area in Georgian Bay, it is the perfect place for a family outing. Encourage your kids to connect with nature with kid friendly activities and events or just let them loose to hand feed a chickadee or go pond netting. See Birds of Prey Show or go hiking, biking, canoeing, and kayaking. More info